Playing away from Home

The win by two local trainers (excluding Chris Waller’s although he does have stables in Brisbane) of two of the Group races at Eagle Farm shows how much horse’s love racing at their home tracks.

There were some pretty big names who failed on Saturday including Ayrton Gytrash Trekking (whose best days may be behind him). It is hard work to transport a horse and settle it into a new environment. Hong Kong for example has been a grave- yard {metaphorically speaking} for many Australian champions just as Perth tends to be for horses from the Eastern States.

There are of course exceptions, but they tend to be champions. Horses like Better Loosen up Choisir  and Takeover Target. (pictured in Hong Kong where things didn’t work out that well)  These horses come along once in a generation. Even Black Caviar although she won struggled to show her best at Royal Ascot and there is a reason that Chris Waller did n’t take Winx abroad.

As a punter you’ll do better if you stick to the locals.

Jamie Kah Special

Not inconceivable that she could ride the card here.

Race 1 Grand Promenade (2) Race 2 Snickerdoodledandy (3) Race 3 Thought of That (3) Race 4 Prasiolite (9) Race 5 Odeon (6) Race 6 Way to go Paula (8) Race 7 Redwood Shadow (5) Race 8 Yulong Command (3) Race 9 Excelman (13)

Theme bet

Our Theme bet this week is the Northern Hemisphere Race 1 Norway (4) Race 5 Reykjavik (1) Race 6 Michigan (5) Race 9 Portland Jimmy (3).

An attractive dividend of $134,004 awaits if all of these horses win and you have taken a Yankee or Parlay 23 & 4 but forget about spending the money on travel


Race 1 Grand Promenade (2) Vividredsky (7) Haky (1) & South Pacific

Race 6 Standoff (7) Way to Go Paula (8)  Volatore (6) Sweet Sixteen (9)

Race 8 All of Brighton (2) Pioneer River (6) The Big Easy (9) & Curran (5)

Eagle Farm

Race 5 Splintex (1)

Race 8 Oaks Charm Star (8)

Toby’s Titanic(Lay of the Day) 

Race 5 Rubaskai (8)