horsebuck$ roundup 14th January 2017

What a fantastic days racing at the Gold Coast the leaders were highballing it, but not going on with it as we thought they would, which makes Houtzen’s win all the more outstanding, she zoomed across from the outside gate and free wheeled in the lead from then on and Lloyd took her to the centre of the track on straightening , she kicked at the 200m and was simply too good. On that effort you would have to think she was a huge chance in the Golden Slipper. We had a good day at the Coast with 5 winners in our top 4 with 3 on top Madotti ($5.10), Hootzen ($4), Target In Sight ($8.90) and 2 others Stratum Star ($3.80), Irish Constabulary ($12.10) we also had two qinellas: race 4 Stratum Star,Feltre Vic. Q; $38.70, N.S.W., $45.10, Qld. $38.90; Vic. E; $55.90,N.S.W. $62.10,Qld. $55.40 and race 8 Hootzen,Chaffeur Vic. Q; $43.60, N.S.W. $40.70, Qld. $46.40; Vic. E; $60, N.S.W. $63.20, Qld. $67. The Daily Double Hootzen, Target In Sight (both on top selections) $36.70.  Our best there was Dee Nine Elle($26) and Snippets Land($8.50) ,we thought they would have used Dee Nine Elle’s speed in this, but they elected to ride her back which was probably the right thing to do as leaders weren’t going on with it, she made a run at them with 200 to go but couldn’t go on with it. Snippets Land last on the corner came with a barnstorming run to just fail beaten a nose by a nose into third, another hop he wins thats racing. We had 6 winners in our top four at Randwick 2 on top Badajoz($3.60), Classic Uniform ($4.40) our best of the day, and 4 others Merani ($1.90), Raiment ($2.70), Improvement ($4.80), Careless ($11.10). Two trifectas, they were in the first two races very small dividends and 4 quinellas race 1 Menari/Taking Aim Vic. Q; $4.50, N.S.W. $4.50,Qld. $5.30; Vic. E; $4.50, N.S.W. $5.60, Qld. $4.70; race2 Raiment/Sangiovese VIC. Q;$4.30, N.S.W. $4.70, Qld. $5.50; Vic. E; $7.50, N.S.W. $7.40, Qld. $9.80; race 7 Careless/ Tower Of Song VIC. Q; $67.80, N.S.W. $78.40, Qld. $67.20; Vic. E; $131.20, N.S.W. $159.20, Qld. $142.60; rae8 Badajoz/Top Striker Vic. Q; $9.10, N.S.W $8.80, Qld. $9.40; Vic. E; $15.20, N.S.W. $13.60, Qld. $17.10; Daily Double Badajoz/ Classic Uniform (both on top selections) $16.30 and the Treble Careless/ Badajoz/ Classic Uniform $139.90. Our best there was Classic Uniform ($4.40) won like the good thing he looked on paper, his 2.5kgs claim was the telling factor in the end, weight really does matter. We had 4 winners in our top four at Flemington none on top Oak door $4.90, Honey Cara $3.10, Campanello $3.60, Kourkham $20.90. Three trifectas race 1 Oak Door/ Widgee Turf/ Fudged $Vic. $129, N.S.W. $125.30, Qld. $151.50; race 2 Honey Cara/ Vandancer/ Hell Or Highwater Vic. $17.30, N.S.W. $18.60, Qld. $17.10; race4 Campanello/Barthelona/Invincible Al Vic. $27.70, N.S.W. $31.20, Qld. $29.10; Three quinellas and exactas race 1 Oak Door/ Widgee Turf V.Q; 3.90, N.S.W. $3.90, Q. $4.20; V.E; $10, N.S.W.$11, Q. $11.90; race2 Honey Cara/ Vandancer V.Q; $3.80, N.S.W.$4, Q. $3.70; V.E; $7.40, N.S.W.$ 7.40, Q. $7.40; race 4 Campanello/ Barthelona V.Q; $7, N.S.W. $7, Q. $6.10; V.E; $11.20, N.S.W. $13.70, Q. $13.60; Our best at this venue was Flying Light he was disappointing, led them up till well into the straight then compounded, the race was won by our second selection Kourkham ($20) in a blanket finish over the top of them. He had a 4kilo turnaround on Flying Light which normally would have him on top (as we have said before weight really does count) we just thought the other horse was really flying and might be hard to run down,”we won’t make that mistake again”. Rich Charm,he raced erratically as though he had never been down the straight before in the end he did well to finish 4th. There were some huge divi’s at the Gold Coast as we predicted with some surprise results  and a massive quaddie, we wish horsebuck$ followers were able to share in the spoils, hopefully this weekend is our turn again, our last big quaddie was a tick over ($10,000). Some players also like to take horses for the place in their multi’s so we can accommodate them as well, besides the obvious results from above we also get many placings at decent prices. A few of the better results from Saturday include Jumbo Prince$4.30, Feltre $6.10, I Am Zelady $4.10, Eckstein $2.60, Chaffeur $5.30, Zuzzudio $3.80, Burning Energy $2.30, Tower Of Song $4.30, Fudged $4.70, Zupercharged $7.40, Domesday Warrior $4.70 food for thought. WE CERTAINLY DID FINISH THE DAY IN A FLOURISH WITH FOUR ON TOP SELECTIONS ,TWO AT THE  GOLD COAST AND TWO AT RANDWICK AND A SECOND SELECTION, SUCCESSFUL IN THE LAST TWO RACES AT EACH VENUE WITH 15 WINNERS IN  TOTAL IN OUR TOP FOUR. This week we hope to attract much bigger exotics, so until 9am Saturday enjoy your week and “GOOD LUCK” from HORSEBUCK$