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ROUND 6 - Sat August 8

I have reviewed the rules in light of recent events and added a new proviso (highlighted below). Any questions please ask now.

12. Closing Time. ALL selections must be posted 20 minutes before the start time of comp race 1 including best bets. ALL selections must be contained in the one post. If a competitor has not selected by the 20 minute prior cut off time then the Captain (or appointed team mate) may post up until 10 minutes before the start time of comp race 1. The Captain's own selections must be posted before the 20 minute cutoff - no selections, no entry after this point. Also any missing or excess best bets and any scratching replacements for team members can be posted in that period if not already remedied. No selections or scratching replacements will be allowed past the final cut off of 10 minutes before the start time of comp race 1. My decision is final in this and all other matters.

Races are:

1. Te Rapa R3 - 12.30pm - Fairview Motors Waikato Hurdle (PJR) - $50k, 3200m, open hdl

2. Te Rapa R5 - 1.40pm - Signature Homes Waikato Steeplechase (PJR) - $50k, 3900m, open stpl

3. Te Rapa R6 - 2.15pm - Foster 2100 - $30k, 2100m, R83 hdcp

4. Te Rapa R7 - 2.50pm - Pak'nsave Clarence St 1200 - $30k, 1200m, R98 hdcp

5. Te Rapa R9 - 4.05pm - Skycity Hamilton Waikato Cup Day Tickets On Sale Now Mile - $30k, 1600m, R95 hdcp

6. Rosehill R6 - 4.55pm - Schweppes Rosebud (LR) - $140k, 1100m, 3yos qlty hdcp

7. Flemington R6 - 5.15pm - Aurie's Star Hdcp (Gr3) - $160k, 1200m, hdcp

8.  Rosehill R7 - 5.35pm - Iron Jack Missile Stks (Gr2) - $200k, 1200m, SW+Ps

9. Flemington R7 - 5.55pm - Furphy Lager Trophy - $135k, 2000m, BM 78 hdcp

10. Flemington R8 -6.30pm - Farewell To Rob Gaylard - $125k, 1000m, BM 90 hdcp

Rob, John & Sharne look to maintain their unbeaten run while Graeme, Pete & Jen seek to break their duck.

FERDIES (1st) vs KAURI KATS (7th)

Zac (3/2-1044.20/512.80) v Max (1/4-984.80/1238.40)

Heather (4/1-1161.80/800.20) v Rocky (2/3-1309.20/1192.60)

Ashoka (4/1-1182.20/802.00) v Jen (0/5-308.20/1417.60)

PJ (3/2-1126.60/896.00) v Sharne (5/0-1588.20/746.20)

Maurice (3/2-882.00/903.80) v Graeme (0/5-830.20/1234.00)


CRUSADERS (3rd) vs TURBOS (5th)

Tom (2/3-796.80/1076.00) v Steve P (4/1-951.00/626.00)

Robert (3/2-855.60/1199.00) v Rees (1/4-826.20/1138.00)

Rob (5/0-1318.00/857.80) v Blind Squirrel (3/2-1487.60/1133.60)

Rex (3/2-863.60/804.00) v Gary (4/1-1122.80/707.60)

Craig (2/3-625.00/748.60) v Ray (3/2-648.00/660.00)


BLUES (8th) vs CHIEFS (2nd)

Geoff (3/2-1213.80/1239.40) v Gee (2/3-1062.00/1187.40)

Gordy (1/4-676.00/953.00) v Jack (3/2-2166.20/1008.00)

Pete (0/5-384.00/1592.20) v Punter Pete (3/2-1541.80/1476.00)

Howie (4/1-884.80/578.40) v Stevie N (2/3-1050.00/842.60)

Roland (1/4-1262.00/1767.00) v Ian (2/3-1157.60/604.00)



Porky (3/2-927.60/708.60) v Richie (3/2-1112.00/930.00)

Virgil (3/2-1311.60/1455.20) v Mardy (1/4-772.20/1011.00)

Hesi (3/2-870.40/799.40) v Moose (2/3-747.40/810.00)

The Crucible (1/4-1332.00/1813.40) v Pam (1/4-564.00/1081.40)

John (5/0-841.40/411.20) v Ziggy (2/3-538.60/1226.40)



2166.20 Jack (Chiefs)

1588.20 Sharne (Kauri Kats)

1541.80 Punter Pete (Chiefs)

1487.60 Blind Squirrel (Turbos)

1332.00 The Crucible (Hurricanes)

1318.00 Rob (Crusaders)

1311.60 Virgil (Hurricanes)


THE SERENDIPITOUS SIX (those with the least $$ scored against them)

Ray (3/2-660.00) (Turbos)

Steve P (4/1-626.00) (Turbos)

Ian (2/3-604.00) (Chiefs)

Howie (4/1-578.40) (Blues)

Zac (3/2-512.80) (Ferdies)

John (5/0-411.20) (Hurricanes)


THE UNFORTUNATE FIVE (those with the most $$ scored against them)

Virgil (3/2-1455.20) (Hurricanes)

Punter Pete (3/2-1476.00) (Chiefs)

Pete (0/5-1592.20) (Blues)

Roland (1/4-1767.00) (Blues)

The Crucible (1/4-1813.40) (Hurricanes)


The Table after Round 5

1st 18 FERDIES* $5396.80

2nd 13 CHIEFS* $6840.20

3rd 12 CRUSADERS* $4408.20

4th 10 HURRICANES $5283.00

5th 10 TURBOS $4944.60

-------chance to win the Championship above this line only---------------

6th 7 BARBARIANS* $3734.20

7th 2 KAURI KATS* $5020.60

8th 0 BLUES* $4419.60

* joker played



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31 minutes ago, PWJ said:

Punter Pete, Virgil and TC manage to appear in both The Magnificent Seven AND The Unfortunate Five - their match-ups appear to guarantee plenty of action!

The only action in Punter Pete's matchup will be on his side.

I can't recall doing this badly before.

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18 hours ago, pete said:

The only action in Punter Pete's matchup will be on his side.

I can't recall doing this badly before.

Pete, you are still the skip of the reigning titleholders, the immortal James Gang, that snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, by coming from an unlikely position to slay 2 of the top teams.  That's pretty good, you can't win them all, there are some pretty accomplished tipsters in these comps.

Enjoy your place in the sun, at least until the Canes relieve you of it:classic_smile:

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2 hours ago, Globederby19 said:

Quick ,send me their names, I need help. :classic_wink:

Virgil (aka VvD) is one to consider. Going great guns. Contact him at this address:

c/o Say No More (aka John), c/o raceplace.nz

if by some fluke he is not instantly apparent, look for SNM's shadow. That's him.





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10 minutes ago, Globederby19 said:

Is it deja vu or am I getting flashbacks to Racecafe. He says to himself as he shakes his head to clear the vision.

Wash your mouth out with soap Rees, or more appropriately these days, hand sanitiser.

We've had the odd drama on these comps, I think I even started one or two.

Just remember fellow comp nuts, that PJ does these comps for enjoyment, and it is a huge undertaking.  If that goes, then that's probably it. So keep the banter light hearted, as things can quickly escalate on these forums


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20 minutes ago, Globederby19 said:

It was meant in jest Allan. I am pretty  sure we are all happy on this site, despite the difference in our makeups. 

Okay then, have a bourbon, or whatever your poison is get rid of the soapy taste

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22 minutes ago, Say No More said:

Nah Rees, this is handbags stuff compared to some of the stuff I experienced on RC

The line always was, when I was running comps there, if you don't like it tough, we don't ask you to run comps on here.

I believe that stance has changed:classic_smile:

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Happy to 'let it go', everyone ...until such time as I see either VvD and/or SNM continue to poke the poor Mustelid,  which is also rather tiresome. "What's good for the goose is good for the gander", my dear departed Mother Mustelid used to say ... and if you can't take a bit of borax yourself, don't send any Maxi's way, cos you'll get it back - with interest!


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Eduardo ready for Missile test (Comp Race 😎

It has been almost two years since Eduardo (Host) burst onto the scene as one of the most exciting up and coming horses among the sprinting ranks, but a few issues caused the now seven-year-old to spend some time on the sidelines and we are yet to see him reach his full potential.However, it took just one run for new trainer Joe Pride, who is a proven handler of mature aged sprinters with the likes of Terravista (Captain Rio) and Ball Of Muscle (Dubawi), to get Eduardo back into the winner’s stall and this weekend he will look to add the Missile Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) to his CV.Formerly trained by Sarah Zschoke at Cranbourne, the son of Host (Hussonet) was narrowly beaten by subsequent Group 1 winner I Am Excited (Snitzel) in the Gilgai Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) at just his fourth ever race start back in October 2018.He then comfortably took out the Caulfield Sprint (Gr 2, 1000m) at his next start before heading for a break and returning to finish third behind Booker (Written Tycoon) and Encryption (Lonhro) in the 2019 Oakleigh Plate (Gr 1, 1100m). Following that career-best performance, Eduardo placed in the Bel Esprit Stakes (Listed, 1100m) and the McEwen Stakes (Gr 2, 1000m) but has failed to fire since.Since moving to Pride’s stable at Warwick Farm, the gelding appears to be as close to being back to his best as we have seen him in the last 12 months and the trainer is confident he can put up a bold showing at Rosehill this weekend.“Obviously he’s new to my stable but he’s adapted well to the change of environment and the change in training regime and he’s in really good order,” Pride told ANZ Bloodstock News.“We are meeting some very good horses, in particular Melody Belle, she’s a multiple Group 1 winner, but we’re up against her at the right time. She’s first-up at a sprint trip and we’ve got the advantage of having had that first-up run already.“He lines up alright against these horses and he’s going to have to improve a bit out of his first up run but I feel like there was improvement in him and he’s made that.”Pride said there are no specific target races in place for Eduardo and that the stable will wait and see how he measures up on Saturday before laying out a plan for the rest of the spring.“We will feel our way through it,” Pride said. “If he went really well on Saturday then there would be some genuine interest in this horse in some of the bigger sprints and in which case we might just give him a little bit freshen up.“It’s all really dependent on what we see from him on Saturday.”


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Veteran among two Missile runners for Lees

Kris Lees will have his bases covered for the first Group race of the Sydney season, regardless of whether the forecast rain arrives. The Newcastle horseman, who finished last term as the leading trainer in NSW with 193 winners, has stable mainstay Le Romain (Hard Spun) and the emerging Special Reward (Demerit) in the Missile Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) at Rosehill on Saturday. Showers are predicted in Sydney later this week and while a heavy track will pose no problems for Le Romain, Lees is not so sure about Special Reward. "He has terrific form on soft, although from his trials I would say he's not going to be good on heavy ground," Lees said. "I scratched him the other day with that testing track. It looks like that could come back in (play) with the forecast. But he's had another trial since and this is a more suitable journey."

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Ambitious spring sprint plans for Trope (Comp race 7)

Trope (More Than Ready) will have his first start for Julius Sandhu in Saturday’s Aurie's Star Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Flemington with the trainer hoping his new recruit can confirm his belief that he is a genuine Group 1 sprinter. Sandhu has two future targets in mind for the former Team Hawkes galloper after the weekend, the Manikato Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) and the VRC Sprint Classic (Gr 1, 1200m), which is run over the same course and distance as Saturday's contest. "I'll learn something about the horse, I'll find out whether he can handle the straight and the class. Hopefully he'll tick both boxes," Sandhu said. "I'm very pleased where he's at. He's had a relatively uninterrupted campaign. He's had two jump-outs and he's travelled each time on wet tracks. Flemington is a Soft 6 but with the weather predicted it should be a Soft 7 at best which I think will suit him."

Aurie return for Widgee TurfPatrick Payne is another hoping the rain falls at Flemington this week before Widgee Turf (Turffontein) makes his belated reappearance in the Aurie's Star. The now seven-year-old, who has not been seen in action since December last year, has been nominated a number of times over the past few weeks but looks set to finally be given his chance. "It's no secret he likes getting his toe in the ground, so we've just been waiting for a bit more give in the ground and with the rain forecast this week he'll get that at Flemington," Payne told Racing.com. "He's definitely forward, he's been up for a while, so it wouldn't shock me if he ran a race, he's forward enough to be in with a chance for sure. He's better suited 1400-1600 metres so I'm not expecting we'll see his best first-up over 1200 metres though particularly down the straight."

Cummings praises Brave’s straight recordJames Cummings will give Home Of The Brave (Starspangledbanner) a chance to make amends for his last-gasp defeat in the 2018 running of the Aurie’s Star when he lines up on Saturday. Godolphin’s well-travelled nine-year-old was chinned on the line when making his Australian debut in the race two years ago and although he is without a win in Melbourne, Cummings has ear-marked this race as a target. "In my entire arsenal, this horse is probably my best straight-track performer," the trainer told Racing.com. "We are sending him to Melbourne to take advantage of that. He's fresh and fiery after an honest winter campaign and will be sharp going into a race in which he made his Australian debut two years ago. We're looking at this race as an opportunity to make amends for the one that got away. If he shows the form I expect to see here, we will try to pick the eyes out of the straight-track races at Flemington over the spring.”

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1 hour ago, Maximus said:

Happy to 'let it go', everyone ...until such time as I see either VvD and/or SNM continue to poke the poor Mustelid,  which is also rather tiresome. "What's good for the goose is good for the gander", my dear departed Mother Mustelid used to say ... and if you can't take a bit of borax yourself, don't send any Maxi's way, cos you'll get it back - with interest!


Jeepers Maxi. Borax !!!, now you are showing yr age. They took that off the market years ago. I take a more modern generic version these days.

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Borax mixed with a bit of sugar in a jam jar lid, save yourself a fortune if you have an ant problem

Some might suggest a few around here have ants in their pants

Alternatively they are taking Epsom Salts, another old world product, the amount of verbal diarrhoea being talked

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