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Spring Carnival Watch

The following horses were the Early Thoughts top performers for last weekend. These runners are worth noting in upcoming starts in the next 21 days, particularly if they appear at the same track.

Randwick 9th August

AS NEEDED: Trained by Anthony Cummings. Nominated for Cox Plate.  Winning return in good time.  Plenty of upside. Performance of the day.

SWEET IDEA: Trained by Gai Waterhouse.  Missile Stakes clearly looks a good form race.  Will continue to be hard to beat in early spring races. Win range 1200m – 1400m

MESSENE: Trained by Team Hawkes.  Nominated for Cox Plate. Real player in Randwick classics. Win range 1400m – 1600m.

Flemington 9th August

KENJORWOOD: Trained by Peter Moody.  Ran 1st or 2nd last four starts.  Break through city win.

CORREGGIO: Trained by Murray Johnson. Win range 1600m – 2000m. Good strike rate at Cranbourne and Sandown.

ALIYANA: Trained by Darren Weir. Win range 1400m – 1600m. All its career wins are in the Winter/Spring period.

WHISTLE BABY: Trained by Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra.  Win range 1000m – 1100m.  Watch if next  start is Flemington down the straight.

PINDAN PEARL: Trained by Peter Moody. An improver. Won by 3 lengths at Moonee Valley 4th run in last prep.

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Spring Carnival Watch

The Queensland Winter Carnival has always been a great guide to the spring, particularly the early group races.  There was some criticism of the quality of horses that ran in Brisbane, but as in years past, don’t be surprised to the see the Winter Carnival form again hold up.  With this in mind, here is a stable of horses to follow in coming months:

Almalad — Trained by Gai Waterhouse.  Winner of the JJ Atkins

Angel Of Mercy — Trained by Gerald Ryan.  Winner of the Lord Mayor’s Cup.  2nd in Tatt’s Tiara

Brazen Beau –Trained by Chris Waller.  Won Champagne Classic. 2nd Sires’ Produce and JJ Atkins.

Cape Kidnappers — Trained by Kelly Schweida. Won Listed Chief de Beers and Lightning Hcp. 2nd Gr 3 Healy Stakes

Cosmic Endeavour — Trained by Gai Waterhouse.  Won Dane Ripper and Tatt’s Tiara.

Floria — Trained by Peter Moody.  3rd Eagle Farm Cup. Won Brisbane Cup.

Heza Bobby Dazzler — Trained by Lindsay Gough.  Winner of 2 Open Hcps.  To be brought back late spring

Longma — Trained by Gai Waterhouse.  2nd Listed Daybreak Lover.

Moriarty — Trained by Chris Waller. Won Eagle Farm Cup.  2nd Brisbane Cup.

Rebel Dane — Trained by Gary Portelli. 4th Doomben 10,000. 7th Stradbroke Hcp.

River Lad — Trained by Natalie Mccall.  Won BRC Sprint and Stradbroke Hcp.

Sacred Star — Trained by Tony Pike.  Won QTC Cup.  5th Stradbroke Hcp.

Sir Moments — Trained by Steven O’Dea.  Won Qld Guineas and Listed Daybreak Lover.

Srikandi — Trained by Ciaron Maher.  Won Silk Stocking, Listed Juanmo Stakes, G3 Glenlogan Park Stakes.  3rd Stradbroke Hcp.

Streama — Won Hollindale Stakes and Doomben Cup.

Time For War — Trained by Gerald Ryan.  Won Sires’ Produce. 

Transporter — Trained by John Thompson.  Won Listed Strawberry Road.  5th Listed Tatt’s Mile

Wistful — Trained by John O’Shea.  2nd Lord Mayor’s Cup.  4th Eagle Farm Cup.

Zephyron — Trained by Team Hawkes.  Won Premier’s Cup. 3rd Brisbane Cup.

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AFL The Professional Armchair Sportsman tips Round 10

AFL Tipping Scoreboard

Mr 4:  32    The Professional Armchair Sportsman:  43

Round 10 tips

Mr 4:  North Melbourne    TPAS:  North Melbourne

Mr 4:  Richmond    TPAS:  Richmond

Mr 4:  Collingwood    TPAS:  Collingwood — note could be a low scoring match

Mr 4:  Hawthorn    TPAS:  Port Adelaide

Mr 4:  W Bulldogs    TPAS:  Gold Coast

Mr 4:  Adelaide    TPAS:  Adelaide

Good luck!

NRL: Mr 4 tips Round 11

NRL Tipping Scoreboard

Mr 4:  41   The Professional Armchair Sportsman:  46

Round 11 Tips

Mr 4:  Roosters    TPAS:  Bulldogs

Mr 4:  Warriors    TPAS:  Warriors

Mr 4:  Tigers    TPAS:  Tigers

Mr 4:  Cowboys    TPAS:  Raiders

Mr 4:  Rabbitohs    TPAS:  Rabbitohs

Good luck!

AFL: Mr 4 tips Round 8

AFL Tipping Scoreboard

The Professional Armchair Sportsman:  36

Mr 4:  31

AFL Round 8 selections

Mr 4:  Hawthorn    TPAS:  Hawthorn

Mr 4:  Port Adelaide    TPAS:  Port Adelaide

Mr 4:  Brisbane    TPAS:  Essendon – early thoughts special

Mr 4:  Melbourne    TPAS:  Melbourne

Mr 4:  GWS    TPAS:  West Coast – early thoughts special

Mr 4:  St Kilda    TPAS:  Carlton

Good luck


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