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Turf Deli Free Form Guides and Tips - Turnbull Stakes Newsletter 2010

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Turnbull Stakes 2010 (Sunday - Daylight Savings)

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Everyday Is Like Sunday

For most of this year the VRC and the AFL have been fighting out a bitter custody dispute over who owns the first Saturday in October. The disagreement arose because of AFL plans to stage the Grand Final one week later in 2011 to allow for the addition of the new Gold Coast team. This would of course, clash with the Turnbull Stakes meeting at Flemington which traditionally kicks off Spring Racing Carnival. The AFL eventually won, forcing the 2011 Turnbull Stakes to be run on a Sunday.


Well blow us down if last weekend the AFL didn't come out and rub lemon flavoured salt in the wound, by staging an obviously rigged draw in the Grand Final, thus forcing the Grand Final replay to cause a clash this year as well. Big AFL Bully !. So the scrawny geeky VRC needs to move the Turnbull Stakes to Sunday this year and again next year - and also hand over all of it's lunch money.

The obvious solution for those who think a little outside the square would have been to move the Grand Final to Flemington, and run the races during the quarter time breaks.

Would that have been too difficult ?

Instead of the half time players sprint, you would have a 1200M sprint down the straight. The clerks of the course on their grey horses could man the interchange bench, and escort the players on and off the field to make sure there is none of those silly interchange infringements.

Of course, they would have to allow a once off change to the members dress code, making it strictly jacket and tie - with optional scarf and beanie. Plus the AFL would then have access to the betting ring. With the unabated and shameless growth in sports betting over the last couple of years actually kinda surprised the AFL hasn't already cordoned off the centre square to make it a betting ring anyway.

Remember Daylight Savings starts this weekend in Melbourne as well. Set your clocks to Spring and hopefully it will start to warm up sometime before Christmas.

After a Hung Parliament, and a drawn AFL Grand Final be prepared for a Triple Dead Heat in this years Melbourne Cup as Australia proudly celebrates the International Year of Being in Limbo.

Last Week's Results

Bart Beats Us Up - Yet Again

Just an average night out last Friday night at Moonee Valley for the selections. And an extremely average night out if you were silly enough to actually sit foot on the racecourse. The hopelessly understaffed on course tote meant it was a 10-15 minute queue to put a bet on - which doesn't really work when races are only a half hour apart.

We managed to find 3 winners on top, and 5 winners in the selections, but they were all dead set obvious short priced favourites so that's going to impress no-one - especially not the bank manager.

Despite most of the tips bombing out we were lucky to somehow manage to squeeze a wee little profit in the Betting Portfolio with

QUINELLA = $22.30 = $111.50

Unfortunately we were also silly enough to take on the mighty warlord Bart with our Lay of the Day, and as we forewarned in the preview he does tend to give us a walloping whenever we do that. Who couldn't see that coming ?

LAY OF THE DAY : Race 4 : 8-SUNDAY ROSE at around $6 1st W=$3.10

View last week's Manikato Stakes 2010 results.

The Betting Portfolio continues to chug along in the black : 7 weeks, 5 profits, 2 returns, 0 wipe outs.

View our results for this season at the Bottom Line

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This Week's Free Form Guide

Flemington - Turnbull Stakes - 3rd October 2010


We have knocked up a massive, critical, analytical and nonsensical form review for the Turnbull Stakes. Most detailed form commentary available *as far as we are aware. Have a read, it's a damm tough race.

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