A Rare Find

ASCOT, ENGLAND – MAY 01: Zaaki ridden by Frankie Dettori wins the Ascot Shop Paradise Stakes (Queen Anne Stakes Trial) the Royal Ascot Trials Day on May 01, 2019 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

A Rare Find 

At about the 1600 metre mark of the Doomben Cup as I was ripping up my tickets on Sir Dragonet and Mugatoo, I saw something that I have only seen on a race -course twice before. The first was Might and Power’s win in the Caulfield Cup and the other occasion was Winx’s second Cox plate.  Race horses just don’t demolish weight for age fields containing Cox Plate and All Star Mile  winners and placegetters by seven lengths like Zaaki did last  Saturday.

I was a doubter, mediocre form in Great Britain an unlucky 6th in the Doncaster and a second in the JRA plate followed by beating Fifty Stars in the Hollindale for my money didn’t justify the price of 2.25 on offer. I felt heartened when good judge Peter Moody potted the horse but was very much on my own in the last 400 metres. I got it wrong big time and  had that sinking feeling  when backing yourself doesn’t quite work out.

The Doomben Cup is a good horse’s race. Zaaki is a serious contender for the big races in Melbourne and Sydney in the coming Spring.

It is an important principle in racing to back the story. The big story this weekend  is whether Explosive Jack can make history and win four (4) Derby’s. I am putting my money where my mouth is and saying he can. Go Jack!


Race 2 Miss Divine EM (4)  Maha (3) Thunburg (11) Bubbly Lass  (17)

Race 3 Pintoff (2) The Gauch (10) (won @3.00)  The Difference (9) & Hidden Legend (6)

Race 9 Muntessera (9) Banquo (4)  Bless Her (8)  & Ashlor (3)

Eagle Farm

Race 2 Dr Why Not (7)(placed @ 2.00) Race 3 Amish Boy(placed  @ 3.10) (2) Race 4 Laure Me in (8) Race 7 Explosive Jack (1)

Theme Bet

Our theme bet is movies and tv Race 1 All About Eve (8) (placed @ 3.60) & Race 7 Man from Uncle (8).

If all of these horse’s win and you have taken them in a Yankee (parlay formula 23 &4) bet consisting of six  (6) doubles (3)trebles an a quadrella get in the queue for a dividend $31,712

Jamie Kah Special

Race 1 Fashchanel (10) Race 3 Aryton (9) Race 5 Carif (5) placed @ 3.90) Race 6 Dark Rebel (11) Race 7 Horrifying (8) Race 8 Vega One (won @ 12.00)(9) Race 9 Lyre (10) (Jamie does it again a very healthy profit on turn over of 38% on an each way basis) 

Toby’s Titanic lay of the day

Race 2  Eagle Farm Aryton (9) (No one can criticize the horse for a brave and sound performance but horses just tend not to win when they go up in grade and start @ 1.30 giving layers a 250 % return)