Weekly Observations 23rd October 2019

IN OUR OPINION! Highway handicaps should always be the first race on the programme and not part of the Quaddies, these races are a lottery at best. No drama about them being on the programme, great for country racing but as a  betting conveyance they are not.

ODDS ON FAVOURITES SERIOUSLY!!! steer clear of odds on favourites especially if you must play the midweeks.  The words “Odds on look on and never run up stairs” once used by the late great race caller Ken Howard are even more prevalent today. Leaving this segment in permanently until the message gets across. Majority of these are false favourites. BELIEVE IT OR NOT!!!

PEAR SHAPED!!! This is a list of horses who’s last run went PEAR SHAPED!!!

TOMMY GOLD; 2 year old sat 3 and 4 deep entire trip big run to finish 4th.

FIESTA; didn’t get clear until late.

BRAVE SONG; never clear in the straight might win at odds next start.

PATRICK ERIN; blocked for a run last Saturday and previous run was an improvement this WALLER horse is ready to win.

EMPEROR’S WAY; no luck whatsoever on Saturday is very capable in the right race might even go to Melburne.


Below is a list of horses we will be following closely over the next couple of months, all good horses that should pay their way in any race they contest.

Posted 13/09/19 updated 23/1019

FLIT: great run behind Libertini on Saturday when well back, the leaders only went a tick under 35secs the first 600m then home in 33.19secs the next 600m.Back markers were virtually no chance so her run to finish second was very good indeed.

FLIT; won the THOUSAND GUINEAS for us at nice odds.

BRAVE SONG: This horse has wintered up here extremely well and we are hoping he races in the spring, he just might jump another notch or two.

BRAVE SONG; has had 2 runs so far and no luck, one more go for him he just might salute next start at nice odds.

HOSTWIN SUPREME: one run up here absolutely no luck at all in the Listed Daybreak Lover, hoping he spelled up here. he could be one at nice odds in the Spring.

HOSTWIN SUPREME; has not started as yet.

BACCARAT LADY: we will definitely be following this mare if she ventures south for the spring. Top class and handles all conditions.

BACCARAT LADY; won first up in Brisbane for us  then unplaced at Caulfield 19/10/19 ran a nice 6th did not handle the track.

LUCICELLO: serious horse, virtually given no chance last start when a close 3rd. How far he is going this prep unsure but if he continues will win a good class race.

LUCIELLO; spelling.

SESAR: media outlets have a wrap on him not sure it is warranted. But we know one thing he will be winning a nice race over the next month especially on a heavy track.

SESAR;  outclassed.

ALLIGATOR BLOOD: another of David Vandykes horses along with Baccarat Lady. This bloke won with his ears pricked last start to remain unbeaten a very good galloper we are hoping he goes south as well. Because he is trained here in Queensland we should obtain some nice odds about both.

ALLIGATOR BLOOD; this horse did us proud winning the Guineas Prelude at good odds and then going down by the proverbial in the Guineas.