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The Gold Guru Award..... 15/08/01

As Spring Carnival approaches, the pundits are out in force to name those likely to be crowned in Spring Glory - i.e. Cox Plate, Caulfield and Melbourne Cup horses. Which is fair enough - if you think you can pick one of the feature cup winners this early out then feel free to send us your thoughts - and if you are that good if you could please tell me what the weather is going to be like on Cup Day - we were hoping to plan a BBQ.

Anyone, spruiking cup winners this far out is old hat. What we want you to do is pick the FLOPS of the upcoming Spring - those horses that have performed well during the Autumn and have been already earmarked for greatness, but are going to severely disappoint and suck money off punters when they nose dive at short odds.

You have plenty to choose from - any of the boom Autumn horses will do - e.g. Desert Sky, Mr Murphy, Tempest Morn, Rose Archway, Viscount, Universal Prince, Northerly, De Gaulle Lane.

The award is named after Gold Guru who after being in scintillating form in Autumn 1998 beating Might and Power, and winning the AJC Derby in 1998 (beating Sky Heights), took until March 2001 to get another win on the board.

Send us an email with your opinion and why ...

If you are proved right, well then , you get to act smug whilst others shake their heads and tear up their tickets in disgust.

Competition Winner : And the winner is....

Sir Clive (aka Sir Clod)
who after being a boom horse during the autumn in Sydney, starting favourite and spruiked as a cups horse in the Liston, flopped and continued to flop. 12th in the Liston, 12th in the Craiglee, 3rd (beaten 5 lengths) in a field of 8 in the Feehan, a huge run for 9th in the Turnbull and polishing it off with 2nd last in the Caulfield Cup. If you said 4 months ago the Caulfield Cup was going to be run on a wet track he would have been the one you wanted to be on. His form has been nothing short of atrocious, but what is even more surprising is that tipsters were still pushing him in at Caulfield despite his form. A worthy winner...

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