We have a fairytale to tell you all this afternoon…..
Once upon a time, there was a group of cool guys who worked at this grouse business and they all got together on a Friday at midday and they decided that after a long week they needed to catch up and have a chat so they rolled around the corner to this amazing pizza place that served food and booze and had gambling on the TV. (Footage below of them leaving said venue….)
And they had beers and then some wine, and pizza then more beers and sat in the sun and had a great time, then remembered that they had some actual work to do so they went back to the office (with more beers) and lived happily ever after.
The Punt Club Crew
PS Tips were made on the Thursday prior to the Friday lunch described…..
BEST BETS – AFL
Geelong meets the Western Bulldogs tonight at Metricon with the Doggies back in the Top 8 after 2 wins on the trot though it has been against mediocre opponents (we are looking at you Adelaide). The Cats meanwhile have been more than handy with 4 in a row (though that did include the Crows too…) and looking to get to the top of the ladder with a win here. Geelong gets our confidence, but only just, so we have them by less than 39 at $1.92.
And on Sunday Collingwood will meet Carlton who keeps on keeping on. The Pies are struggling with injury concerns and although the Pies have won 4/5 over the Blues, we reckon a well-rested Carlton side can get this done by less than 39 at $2.30.
BEST BETS – NRL
The Gold Coast meet St George tonight with the Dragons looking to return to the Top 8 after a less than impressive performance last week. The Titans tried against the Raiders, but couldn’t keep up and it should be a similar story tonight. Combine that with St George winning their last 5 over the Gold Coast, and we will be backing the Dragons in a tight one by 12 or less at $2.90.
Then on Sunday Manly will take on a Melbourne side looking to make up for lasts weeks effort against the Eels. Cameron Smith looks set to return which is huge, and the Sea Eagles never got started against the Rabbitohs, and there is no reason to suggest it will be any different this week. Melbourne also has a handy record coming off a loss over the last few years so we will be on the Storm by 13+ at $1.80.
BEST BETS – HORSES
Caulfield this Saturday with G1 racing returning to Melbourne, and in the feature Memsie Stakes, we are backing WA star No.12 Arcadia Queen. Made her return in the PB recently and finished off strongly. Should be sitting just off the speed and will be coming over the top of them at the line at $7.00.
And we reckon there is some value to be found in the last race of the day with No.12. Bless Her. Properly flying at the moment with 5 wins on the trot and we are happy to take on the fav that’s coming back from a spell. Get involved at $7.
The Punt Club Crew
HORSES & SPORTS
Memsie Stakes Day – Caulfield
R1: No. 4 Tavirun – Should be sitting on the speed come over the top in a real small field ($3.40/$1.80)
R2: No. 1 Windstorm – WA runner bringing handy form and looks like a Stakes horse in the making ($2.50/$1.35)
R3: No. 14 Affair To Remember – Resuming after 17 weeks with recent trial looking good and proven closing speed ($4.00/$1.75)
R4: No. 4 Yulong January – Speed can overcome the draw and has placed in 3 previous starts here ($6.00/$2.25)
R5: No. 9 Schabau – This maps out perfectly and on a drying track he can show his class ($6.50/$2.30)
R6: No. 2 Superstorm – Banking on his class to get him home over a distance that a bit short of ideal ($6.00/$2.25)
R7: No. 1 Tagaloa – Draws perfectly and the 1100m is ideal fresh ($3.70/$1.70)
R8: No. 8 Sircconi – Hard fit, up to 1700m and dropping weight ticks the boxes ($3.60/$1.65)
R9: No. 12 Arcadia Queen – This should have a genuine tempo and she will be fitter for her previous run ($7.00/$2.50)
R10: No. 12 Bless Her – Flying at the moment and this is her chance to nab a black-type win ($7.00/$2.40)
Prices correct at 2.30pm ACST
Geelong Cats @ Western Bulldogs – Both sides in handy form but the Cats should have the firepower to get it done by a few goals
Bet Geelong 1-39 $1.92
Collingwood Magpies @ Carlton Blues – Pies carrying injured and the Blues well-rested
Bet Carlton 1-39 $2.30
Gold Coast Titans @ St George Illawarra Dragons – The Dragons to keep there win streak against the Titan going in a tight affair
Bet St George 1-12 $2.90
Manly Sea Eagles @ Melbourne Storm – Melbourne to bounce back over a struggling Manly outfit
Bet Melbourne 13+ $1.80
AFL/NRL 4-Leg Multi $23.05/unit