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Caulfield Race Day

April 8th, 2017 1 comment

Not much to report with all the action in Sydney. I planned to watch two races, the first and last. The first was the two-year-old with only six runners, but the place dividends are often very good. The favourite Plutocracy was a muscular, loose-walking colt with no faults, so I couldn’t lay him and I couldn’t back him at $1.40. So I prepared myself for the long wait till the mares at 5.30 pm.

Caulfield 4.04 pm

Caulfield 4.04 pm

At 4 pm the storm clouds rolled in and racing was suspended. I gave up at 4.30 with time running out and darkness approaching. The last three races were eventually abandoned. That Sydney horse is pretty good!


One Response to “ Caulfield Race Day ”

  1. Bruce from Sydney says:

    Polarisation in the Sydney Cup looked startlingly alert and impressive in the parade ring. He won at $20/$5.50 but because of the falls early on, the race was called off. If the falls hadn’t happened, I think he would still have won, but then I would, wouldn’t I? At least I got my money back. Sword Of Light looked alert in Melbourne, so alert she looked almost goofy, her head darting around, trying to stickybeak at everything. I don’t know what to think about these types of horses. I suspect there’s a thin line between high alertness and over-arousal. I decided not to bet and regretted it. A disappointing day money-wise, but full of drama.

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