Knowledgeable whack: Derby Day isn’t any place for mugs

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Expert whack: Derby Day is no place for mugs


Favorite colors, fortunate numbers, catchy names and even a go to to your nearest fortune teller. It actually may be no matter tickles your fancy in terms of discovering a profitable nag on the racetrack.

For everybody, out of your devoted skilled who spends hours every week with their nostril in type or the fractious first-timer on the punt, the stakes are the identical.

They need to win! And most often, extra importantly, they need bragging rights.

So we’ve determined to pit our resident Information Racing skilled Chris Vernuccio towards self-proclaimed punting mug Mick Randall in a winner-takes-all spring shootout.

Every week they may present their greatest three ideas.

We’ll maintain a operating tally till the top of Melbourne Cup Week to disclose as soon as and for all who’s the perfect decide.

And for these on the lookout for a bit of additional steering, we advise you try our premium greatest bets and punting evaluation beneath. Now we have spring coated.

WEEKEND BEST BETS: FOUR WINNERS LAST WEEK

DERBY DAY TIPS: MYSTIC MARVEL TO WEAVE MAGIC

BRAD V GATOR: TWO STANDOUTS IN DERBY BATTLE

DAVO’S ROSHILL TIPS: STAR TO SHINE IN THE WET

RAY AND DUFF: ALL THE GOLDEN EAGLE RUNNERS

CHRIS’S CASH ACCUMULATORS

Written Magnificence was scratched from the Valley final Saturday to as a substitute run on Friday night time the place he blitzed his rivals. I’m counting that as a win! Prime Star didn’t deal with the moist situations in addition to Peltzer within the Bondi Stakes. He was cruising within the run and if the rain had stayed away I’m assured the end result would have been completely different. Arcadia Queen almost fell within the Cox Plate, however then once more, the techniques on her had been questionable.

FLEMINGTON

DERBY DAY

WILD RULER (Race 6, No. 2 — $6.50)

The colt has improved his manner and is now displaying his skills this prep. He goes into the Coolmore in prime type after a dominant win within the Roman Consul Stakes. He regarded good in a bounce out at Flemington final week.

YOUNG WERTHER (Flemington, R7, No. 5 — $4)

I feel solely two horses can win the derby and he’s one in all them. The $4 is a superb value for a favorite in such a shallow race. There aren’t any considerations about him lacking final week’s run on the Valley on a really delicate monitor.

DIAMOND EFFORT (Flemington, R9, No. 3 — $3.70)

Scratched from the Group 1 Manikato Stakes final week due to the quick monitor. That is a neater race for her, though it will likely be aggressive. She received down the straight earlier this 12 months.

WEEK 2

ARCADIA QUEEN (Race 9, No. 9 — $5.50) fifth

WRITTEN BEAUTY (Race 10, No. 5 — $2) WINNER

PRIME STAR (Race 6, No. 2 — $4.20) 2nd

WEEK 1

VERRY ELLEEGANT (Caulfield Cup, R9 No. 7 — $5) WINNER

GYTRASH (Randwick, The Everest R7 No. 7 — $6.50) third

FITUESE (Caulfield, R6 No. 3 — $2.80) 2nd

MICK’S MUG MARAUDERS

OK, it’s time for a Derby Day Do-over.

It seems, certainly that Kolding can’t go additional than the mile and the mud turned 2000 into 2400 within the Cox Plate.

As for my different two, nicely they should have heard I tipped them as a result of neither of them even made it to the gate

It means anybody who adopted me into them acquired a refund and getting away even is simply nearly as good as a win, proper?

FLEMINGTON

DERBY DAY

REDWOOD SHADOW (Race 7, No. 8 — $15)

Younger Werther is the apparent one right here and Cherry Tortoni has the shape however I maintain getting drawn to Redwood Shadow. Little bit of a bit of engine that might really feel to this one. Daddy Kent gave me a tip at double digit odds on Cranny Cup Day just a few years again, so I’m feeling some symmetry there, given the horse is co-trained by his son.

CROSSHAVEN (Race 1, No. 1 — $4.40)

It’s all the time good to start out the time without work with a winner. It provides you extra kitty to lose later within the day. Can’t fault Crosshaven. Might be favorite, however I’ll lap up these odds. A greater gate and it might need given the Guineas an actual shake. Apparently he’s an indignant ant, a bit like yours really.

FARNAN (Race 6, No. 1 — $5)

I, like many punters, was on Farnan throughout that butchered trip within the Run To The Rose. However I’m taking a look at it as a constructive. Had it received that race, I think about it’s be a hell of loads shorter right here. I feel this race has bounce again written throughout it. For those who squint laborious sufficient, it’s nearly Farnham, and who doesn’t love Whispering Jack?

Will we get a bit of John ‘Farnan’ Farnham echoing down the Flemington straight in the Coolmore Stud Stakes?
media_cameraWill we get a little bit of John ‘Farnan’ Farnham echoing down the Flemington straight within the Coolmore Stud Stakes?

WEEK 2

KOLDING (Race 9, No. 1 — $14) tenth

MINHAAJ (Race 10, No. 1 — $5.50) Scratched

PANDEMIC (Race 8 No. 6 — $4.80) Scratched

WEEK 1

MASTER OF WINE (Caulfield Cup, R9 No. 11 — $7) tenth

BEHEMOTH (Randwick, The Everest R7 No. 5 — $9) tenth

BEST OF DAYS (RACE 8 No. 10 — $5.50) tenth

MUG: O

EXPERT: 2

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