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Turf Deli Free Form Guides and Tips - Derby Day Newsletter 2013

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Derby Day 2013

with detailed form for the Derby, Mackinnon and Myer Classic

Latest odds: Melbourne Cup

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Celebrating 60 years of Bart

A few weeks back the racing industry honoured the legendary James Bartholomew Cummings as he notched up an amazing 60 years as a trainer.

And you don't get more special than having a super cool cartoon avatar of yourself made up.

Though you would think after all those years, all those early mornings and all those big race successes they could at the very least put up a statue in a prominent spot at Flemington that everyone could pose and take photos with?

The Cups King is starting to look a little frail, so let's hope he still has a few more Melbourne Cups to come.

Now training in partnership with his grandson, they are needing a miracle for their only qualified stayer PRECEDENCE to leap up the order of entry to get into the Melbourne Cup field. A miracle - or a sudden outbreak of horse chicken pox up at the Lloyd Williams Macedon Lodge training complex, who have a stack of runners. That would do the trick nicely.

Bart is one of the most recognizable and well known faces in Australia, despite having never, ever appeared on any sort of cooking or home renovation reality TV show, and is a larger than life character. Hence, we have done an awful, awful lot of Bart jokes over the years. And a lot of just plain awful jokes too.

Here is just a sample:

In our punting dictionary:

BART CUMMINGS MAGIC: The unexplained phenomena that results in all Bart Cummings trained horses in the Melbourne Cup field starting 5 points under their real odds on the tote.

In our ode to Bart:
as the defender of the Melbourne Cup from the internationals (and funnily enough VIEWED actually won that year):

There was only one man who could stand up . An ancient man. A wise man. A man with funny eyebrows. Some say older than time itself. Others say 80 years and 355 days, but they are just being picky. His ancient methods and wisdom had made him the stuff of legend. The mere mention of his name means his horses start under the odds on the tote year after year. One man against the rising forces of evil..

Arise Sir Bart, fair knight, and the crowds shall wave flags of your yellow with white checkerboard ensign.

Save us Sir Bart. Save us - and instead of one statue at Flemington there shall be a statue on every street corner. And every child will know thy name as the people's champion - and not a yellow skateboarding cartoon kid.

In our Unreal History of the Melbourne Cup, Part One and Part Two:

This year is also notable as being the year that Bart Cummings was born. Disappointingly he failed to even have a Cup runner, yet alone win a Cup in his first year of life.

Bart wins his first Melbourne Cup and earns the nickname "The Guy With One Cup".

1966 - GALILEE
Bart wins his second Melbourne Cup and earns the nickname "The Guy With the Spare Cup".

1975 - THINK BIG
Think Big makes it back to back cups for Bart, who is elevated to the lofty title of "Melbourne Cup - Area Manager" and gets his own locker and car parking space.

1991 - LET'S ELOPE
Another win for Bart who again has to nick down to Ikea for extra storage options and yet another build it yourself trophy cabinet.

2008 - VIEWED
Yet another win for the Cups King, who is finally elevated to the title of "Most Powerful, All Mighty Cups Emperor - Lord of the Cups"

It would be great to see another Bart Cummings runner go around on Tuesday. Fingers crossed.

Missed a newsletter?

Spend a productive Friday afternoon at work browsing through years and years of old content and cheap laughs in our newsletter archive.

Plus fifteen years worth of feature race previews in our form guide archive.

Relive the form analysis of Cups past. Such sweet memories.


Deposit $50, Bet With $200

There is a great offer available for those planning to have a bet during Cup Week. And if you are not - why on earth are you reading this newsletter for?

IASBET have been nice enough to increase their freebie offer for new accounts.

If you open a new account and deposit $50, you will automatically get credited with $150 worth of freebies.

This is a deposit offer too. Most corporate bookmakers these days only offer to match the value of your first bet placed.

If you are planning to bet $50 over Cup Week, then make sure you get your money's worth by taking up these offers when they magically appear in your inbox.

You can bet with IASBET the same way you bet on the TAB, so you can take quinellas, trifectas and the ever desirable quadrellas and often you will get a dividend that is better than what your local TAB pays. Plus you can choose between tote odds or fixed odds and more often than not end up collecting even more when you back a winner.

Victorians - we don't want you to feel left out. Open an account and we will make sure you are taken care of.

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

If you already have an IASBET account you can still earn some freebies with the Refer A Friend bonus.

Forward this offer on and get your friends to quote your Refer A Friend number when they open their account. That's another $50 freebie per friend to add to the punting shopping basket.

Click here for more details.

Offer open till Tuesday only - offer closes when they jump in the Melbourne Cup 05/11/2013

Last Week's Results


It was all about maidens last week at Moonee Valley.

A maiden was allowed to run in the feature race. A maiden won the Cox Plate. There were blank faced fair maidens surrounding every post race interview, smiling awkwardly and mindlessly promoting stuff and things.

We discovered why they don't like letting maidens run in feature races - because it doesn't give the "WFA Stars" a fair chance !

The tips struggled with just the one obvious winner on top and a few equally obvious winners in the selections. The Betting Portfolio got back just enough for a train fare home and we are going to need to hit some major collects this week to turn things around before the end of Spring.

2013 Spring Campaign: 13 weeks - 2 profits - 8 returns - 3 wipe outs - Net: -$345.30

View last week's Cox Plate 2013 results.

View the list of Horses To Follow with form links to each runner..

Gasp in horror at how our tips and Betting Portfolio are faring at the Bottom Line.

Check out the best betting offers currently available.

This Week's Free Form Guide

Flemington - Derby Day - 2nd Nov 2013


Follow the link for this week's form guide: Derby Day 2013

with detailed form for the Derby, Mackinnon and Myer Classic

Melbourne Cup form guide will be out Monday midday.

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Don't forget if you are heading to Flemington this week it is a compulsory condition of entry into the racecourse to have your photo taken with the Stature of Bart. #TheCupsKingAndI


If you are heading out to races during Cup Week check out our Flemington Track Guide.

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


It always pays to know where the sturdy, spacious permanent toilet blocks are. If you go out the back of the course, towards the main car park, past the book makers ring, just near the Flemington Heritage centre there is a major, solid, permanent and very under utilised toilet block. No frustrating lines for the ladies in their race day finest.

Wi Fi

The VRC have installed a state of the art Wi Fi service at Flemington to cope with the Cup Week demand.

It is also part of the government's fibre to the stable national roll out so that all of the international horses can video chat in high definition with their loved ones back home.

If phone battery life is an issue for you on a long social day, consider taking along two phones if you have an old model handy.

You can use one phone for phone calls and SMSes to keep up with friends, and use the other phone without a SIM card to connect to the free WiFi for Facebook, Twitter and betting applications. Such is the modern age.

TAB Website

If you are betting from home and the TAB website struggles under the weight of Cup Day 50 cent bets (as it normally does), there is also a stripped down simpler version which is worth a look TAB Lite.


This spring we will also be posting regular tips and updates between meetings on Facebook and Twitter

Including lunchtime TAB specials for those of you who get the betting munchies in between feature race meetings.

You don't even need to have an account to follow these tips, just click on the links above to check for updates.

We post a discussion thread and updates for every meeting on Facebook on race day, so pop in and let us know your thoughts, else tweet us your tips on race day.

Betfair First Bet Free

The Melbourne Cup is a great chance to have a value collect, even if you are only a smaller punter.

BETFAIR have increased their sign up offer to be a massive refund of up to $300 on your first bet if it loses.

This is your big chance to pick a roughie at odds in the Melbourne Cup and try to land a bounty.

The strategy is pretty simple. Set up a new account. Make a deposit. Then wait patiently. You have a week to place your bet.

Plonk up to $300 on the nose at one at odds when you spot a roughie you like.

If it wins - you are laughing.

If not - no drama, you get your money back and can start again and go back to betting normally.

Always read the Terms and Conditions on these offers - to make sure you make the most of them. The offer is for new accounts and it needs to be a single bet up to $300 so you need to find a price where you can bet the $300 in one go, else use the Betfair Starting Price or Tote options.

It is a great chance for a small punter to have a serious collect - with no risk.

Every week over spring we are going to pick out a horse at better than $10 to have a $300 no risk ping on.

This Week's Turf Deli Ping :

Click here to open a BETFAIR account and take advantage of this offer.

Promo Code: FBT300

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