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Flemington Andrew Ramsden Stakes Day

May 24th, 2014 0 comments

A busy day looking at heads and feet. I missed a shot of the custom-made bar plate on Riziz. There must be a serious problem there in the near-side fore as the bar covers not the frog but one of the quarters. The horse came in tenth at $8.50. Garud had the one-eyed blinker and I’m Jake and Wells sported visors, which allow those sneaky peaks behind. I don’t much care for them.

A loser in the two-year-olds and a couple of collects on Gotta Take Care and Gig for not too bad a day. But I’m still spewing about Tooleybuc Kid. I was so busy taking photos of one-eyed blinkers that I wasn’t planning on betting and didn’t check the odds until the last minute. The kid was $1.10 for the place. And was that $1.02 with the books? A quick check of my book had him down as groaning in his stall, which I always interpret as meaning the horse would rather be at home than at the track. I fired in my lay bet for the place with 20 seconds to go and took the odds that were showing in the Lay column – $1.25. The horses jumped, and you know the rest. The bet wasn’t matched, and the horse laboured into fourth.



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