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Turf Deli Free Form Guides and Tips - Caulfield Guineas Newsletter 2011

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Black Caviar Special Edition

It may be the Caulfield Guineas this week, the traditional clash of the boom Sydney 3YOs against the locals, but there is some old has-been trying to steal the show.

Some no name, sprinting mare who thinks she is kinda special just because she is undefeated in her career so far and is going for her 14th straight win, which would equal Phar Lap's generation spanning record.

Yawn. So what ? Do you have a tip for the next at Manangatang ?

So this week it is all about Black Caviar. There will be Black Caviar face masks. 25,000 Black Caviar wavers. A feeding trough full to the brim of free black caviar for all race goers to stick their snouts into. No hands allowed of course. Yum, yum - double dipping has never issued such a challenge to your immune system.

Even the jockeys competing against her in the Schillaci Stakes will be waving Black Caviar Flags, cause the whoosh when she goes for home is great for getting those flags a flappin'.

Personally, we will be turning up to Caulfield in a extremely figure hugging hot pink salmon body suit with black dots conveniently placed in the appropriate locations for modesty.

The Black Caviar colours are now instantly recognisable even away from the racetrack. How on earth no football team ever thought up the salmon and black dots colour combination for their alternate away kits is beyond us. Really, it couldn't be any worse than what some of them are currently wearing. Although word has it that the AFL are already eying off these colours for the introduction of the 26th AFL Team in 2020 - the Port Lincoln Little Fishies.

Champion race horse are big business these days. Long gone are the days of the "Go Vo" pin on badge. Black Caviar has her own website, she is on twitter (and even champion race horses take time out from track work to post witty 140 character barbs poking fun at the AFL Grand Final pre-game entertainment), and has her own merchandising arm.

You can buy Black Caviar caps, t-shirts, stubby holders, key rings and fridge magnets. She even had an episode of Australian Story dedicated to her. But no Black Caviar black caviar. Darn it. The fish eggs industry is really missing out on a prime marketing opportunity to put fish eggs on the plate of every young kid who dreams of growing up to be a champion sprinter over 6 furlongs.


Weekly Turf Deli piss take aside, Black Caviar has been a revelation.

Undefeated in 13 starts, and absolutely, utterly and totally dominant. Carefully and expertly placed by her stable means that she has strung together a once in a generation winning streak. The owners and stable know what they have and have generously aimed to take her around Australia for all to see. Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane. Westfield Shopping Centres. Screaming young girls greeting her at the airport. What was previously called a pop star reception, is now a Black Caviar reception.

The scenes before the Newmarket Handicap in March when she raced in a handicap for the 1st time will become racing folk lore. Grandstands packed. The crowd silent. Totally silent with anticipation, and that doesn't even happen before the Melbourne Cup. Everyone fixated on the mare. When she let down for home, the gasp from the crowd was clearly audible. As was the gasp from trainer Moody and jockey Nolen after the last when they saw the line of fans stretching across the course for autographs on the free photo finish print given to all race goers.

The field this week is probably the weakest she has ever faced and she has definitely scared off her rivals.

But what scares Black Caviar ?

Caulfield Fashion and Social Ambassador Giaan Rooney for one. On Underwood Stakes Day, when the mare did a few laps of the mounting yard, she flatly refused to pose for a photo opportunity with the ubiquitous ex-swimmer. Fingers crossed that Giaan isn't standing by the winning post on Saturday, which would be courting disaster for the unbeaten super star. If she is, expect one of those cartoon style screeching sudden stops with hoofs bringing up piles of dust and a highly amusing ensuing riot as the 25,000 crowd chases Giann around the course in anger.

So what next for the champ though ?

In a way it is a shame she has not been beaten so far, as there is now a perfect record to protect and it reduces the temptation to take her out of her comfort zone. Unfortunately, she had had enough, and was sent for a spell before her last planned start in QLD in the winter this year, which would have seen her race past 1200M for the first time. This spring will see her contest the same three races as last spring.

Who knows what she could be capable of though ?

Next year we might see her set for some 1400M races in the Autumn, and then even to England for the Royal Ascot meetings, have scones and tea with the Queen, and hey, whilst she is there she might as well stick around for the London Olympic Games and have a crack at the high jump, discuss and 100M freestyle. There is pretty much nothing this mare cannot do.

Last Week's Results

Phantom Meeting

It was eerily silent last Sunday morning at Flemington as the extremely small and rather bewildered crowd tried to come to grips with the post daylight savings, post Grand Final, super early morning time slot. Hopefully, that meant that no-one paid much attention to our tips cause our rather ordinary season continued. We are always honest about our results and fully admit we have been seriously struggling to find winners in the selections, let alone the bread and butter quinellas. The Betting Portfolio managed to get about half its money back with an each way bet, but that was about it.

Moonee Valley Friday night was much better, although it didn't stop raining for the whole night. The tips chugged along nicely with 4 winners on top, and 5 winners in the selections from eight races, though with small fields most of them were on the shortish side. We even grabbed the quadrella in the top two selections, but again the dividend was minimal.

The Betting Portfolio snuck a small profit with the Best Bet and Best Rough both winning - though in a field of six the best rough wasn't particularly rough.

BEST BET : Race 7: 1-CHASE THE RAINBOW $10 WIN 1st W=$2.10 = $21
BEST ROUGH : Race 5: 4-DREAM PEDLAR $3.50 EW 1st W=$6.10, P=$3.10 = $32.20

On the plus side, and you will never believe it, but the Lay of the Day for both meetings ACTUALLY DID NOT WIN. They didn't even run a place ! Sighs of relief all around. Wonder how long the peace and tranquillity will last.

We are still in the black so far this season in the Betting Portfolio, although we have been bouncing up and down treading water for the last couple of weeks.

2011 Spring Campaign : 9 weeks - 4 profits - 5 returns - 0 wipe outs - Net : +$100

View last week's Manikato Stakes 2011 results

View last week's Turnbull Stakes 2011 results

View the list of Horses To Follow.

See how our tips and Betting Portfolio are faring at the Bottom Line. Or don't look cause it is not pretty.

This Week's Free Form Guide

Caulfield - Caulfield Guineas - 8th Oct 2011


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(detailed comments Caulfield Guineas -Toorak Handicap -Caulfield Stakes)

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Cleverly Disguised Ads


Help your weanlings grow up to be strong sprinter-milers with Black Caviar endorsed black caviar.

Yummy. The kids will be screaming.... for more?

The breakfast of champions - and pre dinner party snack of the social elite.


With Spring Carnival about to kick off IASBET have been nice enough to increase their free betting offer for a limited time.

Now if you deposit $50, you will automatically get credited with $150 worth of free bets.

With a small deposit, plus the tasty freebies you can play along with our weekly Betting Portfolio this spring and have a bit of fun on the punt this spring carnival.

Impress your friends with your punting prowess!

Always read the Terms and Conditions on these offers - to make sure you make the most of them.

If you already have an IASBET account you can still earn some freebies with the Refer A Friend bonuses by forwarding this offer on.

Only available for a limited time by clicking on the ad above.

Offer closes when they jump in the Caulfield Cup Saturday 15/10/2011


If you are heading out to Caulfield this week check out our Caulfield Track Guide .

Handy hints with associated nonsense about where to meet, where to hang out and how to avoid the queues on course.

Betfair First Bet Free

BETFAIR's current offer is a refund up to $100 on your first bet if it loses.

Great if you are a small bettor and always dreamed of having a ping at one at odds over the spring.

You can sign up, have a ping, and if it wins - collect big, if not, back to the drawing board and just bet as normal. After the first bet, you can place your normal TAB bets through BETFAIR as well as they link in with the Tasmanian TAB.

Always read the Terms and Conditions on these offers - to make sure you make the most of them. Note that the offer is not valid for VIC and SA residents. The bet has to be a single bet of $100, so you can't split it across a horse at different odds. Recommendation would be to use the BETFAIR Starting Price option.

Every week over spring we are going to pick out a horse at better than $10 to have a $100 no risk ping on.

This Week's Turf Deli Ping :


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