Emirates Day will just fly by!

September 15, 2017

Getting this out the way early…. If anyone out there can let us know if they backed more than one winner on Thursday at Flemington, we may have a job as a tipster going in the newsletter. If bookies got bent over by Winx, we are pretty sure they made it up on Thursday in spades. Lucky anyone who followed our 4 leg sports multi last week would have got around $7 a unit, so we have that going for us.

The Chicago Cubs ended the longest drought in professional American sport by claiming the Baseball World Series (even thought the rest of the world isn’t actually involved… Yanks…). In a terrific omen for Richmond fans, the last time the Cubbies won, the Tigers finished 9th in the following VFL season. Good times ahead.

And the Australian cricket team has somehow found form, and gave South Africa a touch up on day one. Nobody was more excited than an 11 year old boy who was called in to guest commentate for several stints, which I thought was a bold move on Channel‘s behalf.  Turns out it was just Michael Clarke, and that’s how his voice always sounds.

 BEST BETS – A LEAGUE

Melbourne Victory head to Sydney to take on Sydney FC who have posted the best start to an A-League season ever. Unbeaten, and with no goals scored against them, they will keep that momentum going this week with a win in regulation at $1.90. While the Wanderers make the trip across the country to take on a Perth side that hit it straps last week. Western Sydney just can’t find what they had last year, and Perth at home will get the cookies in 90 mins at $2.05

BEST BETS – NBL

Sydney Kings take their top notch form to take eon the Taipans who have shown fits and spurts. Nothing looks to be worrying the Kings at this point, and they should take care of this road trip outright at $1.64. Speaking of road trips, Adelaide head to Perth to take on a Wildcats side that will be keen to make up for last weeks loss to Illawarra. You never know which Adelaide side is going to show up, while Perth is full of seasoned heads who know what it takes. Wildcats in regulation at $1.60

BEST BETS – HORSE RACING

Here we go…. The Emirates sees a quality field assembled for the last big race of the 4 day carnival. We like The United States (not the country…… ) to fulfill his potential. Has been good this prep, and if he turns up at his best, he wins. And so do we at $4.20. Plus it would be nice to see Lloyd Williams get a win for his stable. He’s had a tough week. Our best bet of the day comes in Race 3 in Francis of Assisi. Looked terrific in the Bendigo Cup win, and will be that much better for it. Will get it done on the big stage at $3.60

Outside rail!!

 

The Punters Club

 

Emirates Stakes – Flemington

R1: No. 1 Azael – Heavily supported on Cox Plate day, and showed why. Will be better for the run, and this field will only see his tail end ($4.40)

R2: No. 3 Shamkiyr – Have to respect anything Weir throws up in grade sharply. Big track, and sharp tempo could see an upset ($21.00)

R3: No. 1 Francis of Assisi – Looked terrific in Bendigo Cup win, and will just be better for the run. Looks the goods ($3.60)

R4: No. 9 Verstappen – Has looked great in jump outs where he held his own against plenty of quality runners. Trained at this track, and distance looks perfect ($6.50)

R5: No. 8 Lucky Paddy – Two runs in this prep, and ready to shine. Can slot in, and storm home ($6.50)

R6: No. 10 Lady Le Fay – Just begging for the distance. Bowman was ripped his ride Cox Plate Day, but he has some idea what he is doing. We can forgive, and think she will go alright ($5.00)

R7: No. 3 The United States – Always a favourite with us, he showed his class this prep. So much talent. If he is at his best, he wins ($4.20)

R8: No. 3 The Quarterback – Loves the straight, and his form this prep has been great. Ticks plenty of boxes here ($6.00)

R9: No. 8 Demonstrate – Looked great on Tuesday, and if he gets back up for this race, he will take care of them ($2.90)

 

 A-League Tipping

Melbourne Victory @ Sydney FC – Sydney are flying with an unbeaten start to the season, while the Victory looked ominous against the Phoenix. Melbourne have success in Sydney, but the Sky Blues will carry on with their winning ways

Sydney    Match Result  $1.90

Western Sydney Wanderers @ Perth Glory – Both sides are struggling,with the Wanderers really struggling to regain last years form. Perth at home to take the cookies

Perth       Match Result  $2.05

 

NBL Tipping

Sydney Kings @ Cairns Taipans  –  Sydney are flying on top of the ladder, while Cairns are struggling to get firing. Kings to get up on the road

Sydney     Head to Head  $1.64

Adelaide 36ers  @ Perth Wildcats – A road trip for Adelaide who are peaks and troughs this year. Perth went down to Illawarra last week, but should make amends at home

Perth        Head to Head $1.60

 

A-League/NBL 4 Leg Multi – $10.22/unit