Tips & Results 5th January 2018

Brisbane Races
BR1 QUINELLA/EXACTA1. h1 Boom Chicka Boom 2. h6 Métis 3. h9 Acqume

Acqume 1st sp($2)/place$1.60, Boom Chicka Boom 2nd/$2.40, Metis 4th($10); Q/Ex; Vic.$5/$7.50, N.S.W.$4.90/$6.20,Qld.$5/$8.40

BR21.h8 Windemere 2. h7 He’s The Deel 3. h1 Barefoot 4. h2 Rosendahl Red

Barefoot 1st sp($2.20)/place$1.70, Rosendahl Red 2nd/$2.20, Windemere 4th($7.50); Q/Ex; Vic.$5.70/$9.50, N.S.W.$6.30/$9.40, Qld.$6.30/$8.60

BR3 QUINELLA/EXACTA1. h5 Emphasis 2. h2 Honey Toast 3. h4 Aqua Vite 4. h1 Articus

Aqua Vite(0.8L) 2nd/$2.05, Emphasis 3rd/$4.40

BR4 QUINELLA/EXACTA1.h12 Evolo 2. h3 Happy Go Plucky 3. h2 Chillin’ With Dylan 4. h5 High Power

Evolo 1st sp($6.50)/place$2.40, High Power 2nd/$1.70, Chillin With Dylan 4th($10); Q/Ex; Vic.$8/$20.40, N.S.W.$9/$23.30, Qld.$8.70/$22

BR51.h9 Bratislava 2. h1 Tyzone 3.h3 Dream Finnish 4. h10 Big Tree

Tyzone 1st sp($3)/place$1.60

BR61. h1 The Odyssey 2. h3 Betaima 3. h8 Devine Factor 4. h9 Exhilerates

Exhilerates 1st sp($4.60)/place$1.80, The Odyssey 3rd/$3

BR71. h1 Unconditional 2. h9 Snow Valley 3. h5 Doss 4. h6 Elixir

Snow Valley 1st sp($2.70)/place$1.50, Unconditional 3rd/$2.60, Elixir 4th($7.50)

BR81.h7 Looks Like Elvis 2. h3 Snitz 3. h2 Natch 4. h5 Auerbach, h9 Oink

Auerbach(0.1L) 2nd/$2.30, Oink 4th($5)

BR91. h3 Desert Man 2. h16 True Myth 3. h1 Johnny Be Quick 4. h5 Dream Master

Dream Master 2nd/$2.20

Sydney Races
SR1 QUINELLA/EXACTA1. h8 Avon River 2. h1 Hightail 3. h2 Jahbath 4. h11 Underwood

Hightail 1st sp($3)/place$1.35, Avon River 2nd/$1.70; Q/Ex; Vic.$4.30/$8.40, N.S.W.$3.30/$8.40, Qld.$5.30/$8.50

SR2 QUINELLA/EXACTA1.h2 Easy Eddie 2. h6 Intuition 3. h1 Malaise

Easy Eddie 1st sp($1.55)/place1.10, Intuition 2nd/$1.60; Q/Ex; Vic.$1.90/$3, N.S.W.$2/$2.60, Qld.$1.90/$2.40

SR3 QUINELLA/EXACTA1. h2Elegant Ellen 2. h1 La Scopa 3. h5 Ibini 4. h6 Duchesse Moshe

La Scopa 1st sp($1.95)/place$1.95, Elegant Ellen 2nd/$2.90; Q/Ex; Vic.$7.70/$9.90, N.S.W.$7.50/$9.40,Qld.$9/$10.70

SR41. h7 Ljungberg 2. h6 A Million Dreams 3. h3 Swelt 4.h9 Sure Knee

Ljungberg 1st sp($2.90)/place$2.90

SR51.h5 The Art Of The Bar 2. h2 Charlayne 3. h4 Gongs 4. h8 Connemara

Gongs 3rd/$1.70

SR6 TRIFECTA1.h8 Zidane 2. h1 Astoria 3. h2 Samadoubt 4. h5 Poetic Charmer

Samadoubt 1st sp($9.50)/place$2.70, Poetic Charmer 2nd/$1.60, Astoria 3rd/$2.60; Trifecta; Vic.$269.20, N.S.W.$201, Qld.$265.40; Q/Ex; Vic.$22.50/$37.20, N.S.W.$18.10/$55.60, Qld.$26.20/$57.60

SR71.h2 Invinzabeel 2. h9 Gresham 3. h3 Emperor’s Way 4. h1 Spectrscope

Gresham 1st sp($2.15)/place$1.50, Emperor’s Way 4th($9.50)

SR8 QUINELLA/EXACTA1. h3 Revenire 2. h7 Difficult To Get 3. h11 Sie Stella 4. h4 Heart Conquered

Heart Conquered 1st sp($3.70)/place$2.40, Sei Stella 2nd/$1.80; Q/Ex; Vic.$4.30/$10, N.S.W.$4.40/$11.10, QLd.$4.40/$9

SR91. h11 Super Star Bob 2. h10 Tahsin 3. h1 Coonawarra 4. h13 Toroso

Tahsin(0.5L) 2nd/$1.70

Melbourne Races
MR1 QUINELLA/EXACTA1. h6 Tropezina 2. h4 Du Well 3. h1 Nomothaj 4. h7 Vogue Empress

Tropezina 1st sp($6)/place$3.20, Du Well 2nd/$2, Nomothaj 4th($7); Q/ex; Vic.$8.30/$19.50, N.S.W.$10/$20.90, Qld.$8/$27

MR21. h11 Cinncinatti Red 2. h 3. h7 Sunquest 4. h5 Seattle Park

Cincinnati Red(0.8L) 2nd/$1.30, Sunquest 4th($7)

MR31.h7 Kaplumpich 2. h2 Magnesium Rose 3. h1 Moor Wanted 4. h3 Mount Hareb

Kaplumpich 4th($3.20)

MR4 QUINELLA/EXACTA1. h7 Miss Skeptical 2. h9 Crimson Tears 3. h6 Esposito Gold 4.h5 Supre

Supre 1st sp($4)/place$1.70, Crimson Tears 2nd/$1.50; Q/Ex; Vic.$5.80/$11.60, N.S.W.$4.70/$11.10, Qld. $5.10/$12.40

MR51. h1 Just Hifalutin 2. h3 Fill The Flute 3. h10 Our Gladiator 4. h5 Miss Norway

Just Hifalutin 4th($5.50)

MR6 TRIFECTA1. h2 Amadeus 2. h6 Black Sail 4. h9 Mission Hill 4. h8 Prima

Black Sail 1st sp($2.70)/place$1.50, Prima 2nd/$3.90, Amadeus 3rd/$2.25; Trifecta; Vic.$179.10, N.S.W.$179.30, Qld.$215.30; Q/Ex; Vic.$19.60/$28.30, N.S.W.$20.70/$35.70, Qld.$23/$35.50

MR71.h11 Tea For Choux 2. h2 Lamborghini 3. 5 Critical Thinking 4. h1 Civil Disobedience

Lamborghini 1st sp($5.50)/place$2.10

MR81. h15 Trogir 2. h11 Mastering 3. h1 Mr. Gustavo 4. h8 Red Choux’s

Mastering 1st sp($1.70)/place$1.20

MR91. h7 Demolition 2. h3 Barthelona 3. h8 Sheriff John Stone 4. h9 Streets Of Avalon

Streets Of Avalon(0.2L) 2nd/$4.90

MR8 H15 Trogir($11); we envisage this horse getting a beaut  run just off the speed from gate(5) and with 53.5kgs after the claim think he is well in here. Track and distance no issue and loves good tracks. We expect him to trouble the short priced favourite big time. 

Trogir($11 – $5.50); 12th beaten 7.5L, lead until into the straight challenged went backwards poor.

BR6 H1 The Odyssey($6);  this galloper is in outstanding form with a great win over Sun City last start who won at his next start and was favourite for the Magic Millions. The Odyssey rocketed home last start and bolted in the start before on a soft track, he could come into gate 7 with scratchings. Goes up 2kgs here but weight doesn’t seem to worry top class juveniles either way he is outstanding value.   

The Odyssey($6 – $10); 3rd beaten 2.8L($3 place), sat on leaders hammer all way momentarily hit the front but was quickly beaten off by Exhilerates(impressive) good run all the same.

BR9 H3 Desert Man($6.50); gate (1) should ensure a good run in transit again, he got to the front a little early last start at Eagle Farm and held on for a good win. Senior jockey on today and although up 2kgs might prove a little too good once again.

Desert Man($6.50 – $6); 11th beaten 5.6L, beaut run on the fence just behind the leaders plenty of room to come on but did nothing (firm track?)

SR6 H8 Zidane($13); this horse is also in great form and is in quite well here with his claim(53.5kgs) although up a little in class. He tends to settle mid field but can finish hard he was a little unlucky last start not to finish closer than his half neck defeat. We might even get better odds in this field.

Zindane($13 – $14); beaten 3.5L, 3 wide no cover from the 800m did run on okay ou6th t wide.

BR3 H5 Emphasis($19); this horse has developed a pattern over the years of 4th run in he performs with a senior rider aboard. Good tracks are his go, last prep he probably raced in events that were a little beyond him, races well here and this race is not strong.

Emphasis($19 – $17); 3rd beaten 1L ($4.40 place) ran on well centre of track to just get 3rd we will follow up now on good tracks.

Gold Coast Track Good, Sydney Track Good and Melbourne Track Good; Ashlor($3.50) was successful for us last week in Our Best not a great deal of value there but he looked the goods and won accordingly on a day when value was certainly hard to find. This week in Our Best bets we certainly have found a few at great odds one particularly in Melbourne. Eighteen winners in our top four selections (multi runner players) and the Sydney and Melbourne quaddies small divis though(lots of shorties) we have been having a great run with Our Best bets, it’s a tough gig finding value bets week in week out but something we take great pride in. Our results over the last 2+ years are outstanding along with some great quaddies and exotics so there is something for all players, for the more serious punter we would suggest you follow Our Best (we usually have 3 to 4 selections here occasionally 5) remembering that not all will win so Discipline and a Strategy is imperative for best results over a period. To check out all our results go to our web site they are there for all to see. Some high profile trainers want the tracks to be watered constantly to keep the tracks in the old vernacular DEAD, well that’s all well and good and if they get their way the track ratings should go back to the old scale Fast, Good, Dead, Slow and Heavy and not the 9 numbered rating system they have now. There are a lot of horses out there that do not handle dead tracks they skate on it hence the form reversals you see on good tracks(3 & 4) Good4 I.M.O. is a DEAD track not a Good4 or Soft5 and should be marked in a form legend as such with number of starts and placings. These track ratings at best are misleading at times. On that exasperating note have a great weekend and ENJOY YOUR RACING and “GOOD LUCK” to all from HORSEBUCK$