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Flemington Race Day

May 6th, 2017 2 comments

Another no show. My attendance record is starting to slip, but I’ve got plenty of excuses. The forecast was dismal. Wind, showers, hail and snow flurries on the hills. And Flemington is no longer agreeable for horsewatching with no mounting yard access from a demolished Members Stand, and no bookies ring. And besides, I’ve got a heavy duty cold which has dived down into my lungs and I don’t want to end up like Bert Newton in Epworth Emergency with a lung infection. So I’ll sit it out. Didn’t even watch it on TV.


2 Responses to “ Flemington Race Day ”

  1. Bruce W says:

    In Sydney the nobly named Octavian Augustus looked relaxed and alert and ran second at $12/$3.8 on BetFair. In Melbourne Hot Ruby looked sharp, ears pricked, stickybeaking left and right and won at $4.6/$1.9. Last Sunday 30/4 at Geelong, I saw something I’d never seen before. Magazine Gap, during a temporary halt, turned and gently pushed the strapper in her chest with his head and she responded by rubbing his nose vigorously. It was such a playful display of affection it made me smile. Any horse that makes you smile has got to be worth a bet. It won strongly at $6/$2.2. I’ve added playfulness to my list of top positives.

  2. Geoffrey says:

    Head in and positive strapper. Currently plus 49%!

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