There was a part of us that woke up this morning and thought about pretending to be a Brisbane Broncos player, but that would mean the newsletter wouldn’t be put out cause nothing would get done……
One D. Cometti was inducted in the AFL Hall Of Fame this week. We would call the below pic “centimetre perfect” but we assume that everyone who reads it also thinks like us, and the gutter is already full enough. Let’s just say, that our favourite quote from the great man stems from a Port Adelaide VS West Coast Eagles game, where a ruck contest evolved into “Brogan sits on Cox”
It must be great when your hobby becomes your job….
The Punt Club Crew
BEST BETS – NRL
The Melbourne Storm host the South Sydney Rabbitohs at AAMI Park on Friday night with both sides about as handy as a used condom last week. The Rabbitohs have dropped their past two but must overcome a hoodoo of not having never won a single one of their previous 15 matches in Melbourne. We don’t see it happening, so Melbourne by 12 or less at $2.65
And Saturday will see Parramatta Eels welcome the Manly Sea Eagles in what looks to be a heavyweight clash. Both sides demolished their competition last week, though very different levels of opposition. This should be a high scoring show, and the glaring stat for us is the Eels have won 8 of their last 10 against Manly. Parramatta for us by 12 or less at $2.75.
BEST BETS – HORSES
Two Group 1’s for Eagle Farm this Saturday, and in the Stradbroke we will be carrying on from last week with No.16 Dawn Passage. Has won his last 3 starts, is weighted to win and an aggressive ride should see him sitting up the pointy end. Get on at $4.60.
In the JJ Atkins, we will pin our hopes on No.3 Wisdom of Water. First time out to 1400m but has won 3 from 5 career starts. Should be able to get a box sit and fend them off at $6.00. Plus, it’s nice to have the word wisdom associated with us…..
The Punt Club Crew
HORSES & SPORTS
Stradbroke Day – Eagle Farm
R1: 1 Quality Seeker – 25% winning strike rate and has drawn the inside run ($4.00/$1.55)
R2: 4 Soxagon – Wouldn’t have looked out of place in the Straddy at a low weight so this looks ideal ($2.20/$)
R3: 2 Pinnacle Star – Second run in from a break and gets a handy draw ($3.00/$1.45)
R4: 14 Red Stina – Steamed in last start at the Farm and has won here ($3.80/$1.60)
R5: 6 Jami Lady – Has won 2/3 first up, trial was solid and should get a dream run from the gate ($2.60/$1.40)
R6: 3 Supergiant – Impressive win last start and looks to have an upside ($3.90/$1.65)
R7: 3 Wisdom of Water – 2 from 2 this prep and looks to be the one to beat ($6.00/$2.25)
R8: 16 Dawn Passage – Having a cracking prep and dropping a heap of weight for this ($4.60/$1.90)
R9: 6 Better Reflection – 3 from 3 first up so expect a handy showing at value ($7.50/$2.60)
South Sydney Roosters @ Melbourne Storm – Storm to bounce back after being pretty ordinary last week
Match Result Melbourne 1-12 $2.65
Manly Sea Eagles @ Parramatta Eels – Eels to carry on their dominance over the Sea Eagles
Match Result Parramatta 1-12 $2.75
NRL 2-Leg Multi $7.29/unit