The Max Best place bet – Morphettville R7 N1 Moment Of Change
Looks to be a class above these sprinters. Form in the Group 1 Lightning behind Black Caviar and then the Newmarket with 56.5kg is excellent for this race. Happy to trust Moody has him spot on for this and ignore his previous run in Sydney when he needed a rest after two hard runs. Gets a good run and will be winning.
The Shirvo Value bet – Caulfield R5 N1 Cardinal Virtue
Has come up a decent price and all of his recent form is excellent. 1000m just wasn’t far enough last time here at Caulfield when he produced the second best L400 of the day. Run before that was in a Group 1 when beaten 2.9L by Rain Affair (when he was flying) and prior to that he ended his campaign with good runs in Group races. There isn’t much here in this field, if he is right he goes very close.
The Touched By Tunge Lay bet – Morphettville R3 N4 Motivado
Looks a very big ask going from 1800m to 2500m second up. His late sectionals first up weren’t great and he clocked the 54th best L400 and couldn’t even beat home Harry Trimbole, I am sure he is talented but likely to need the run.
I also like the Cowboys tonight… if they get drilled it is safe to assume on of these others is a special!
I feel a little bit sorry for the perennial Brides-made Chael Sonnen. Not that the bloke is now in a bad position in his life as I know he will do fine but I feel empathy for him.
In the grand scheme of things it is really not that important, earthquakes, tsunamis and other incidents all around the world are far more important than this one sporting event. But to the man himself and his supporters I am sure it is important. It is hard to put everything you have got into an endeavour just to miss out on it by a small margin time after time. I have never done anything anywhere near Chael’s level but I have tried very hard at something and just not been good enough. It hurts.
A) If only at UFC 117 had he not let his head get so low on Anderson Silva’s body even with me screaming at the TV to move chest to chest with him.
B) If only he had not tripped and fallen at Anderson Silva’s feet after the spinning back fist of death at UFC 148
C) And if only had the referee at UFC 159 been a little more like Josh Rosenthal in the Lesnar Vs Carwin title fight than the chap in there tonight
We could be talking about Chael as a current or former UFC champion. Would of, could of, can’t.
Sorry Chael, it was just not meant to be mate. But I am impressed with the way you are handling it.
The good news is you still look good on TV and can string a decent enough sentence together. You’ll be right.
There is always a slim chance if Anderson vacates the title to chance after Jones Weidman will be looking for an opponent?