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bad gambler
10-31-2005, 06:50 AM
I have taken the following, all fixed odds from centrebet:

To win:

Railings - 6.50 (medium)
Eye Popper - $7.50
Diva - $4.00 (more for sentimental reasons then anything else)

To Place:

Railings - $2.40 (big stakes)
Eye Popper - $2.70
Xcellent - $5.00

good luck for Tuesday :)

10-31-2005, 07:50 AM
The Diva will get burned IMO. The forecast is for more warmer weather and despite any watering today, the track will be drier than a nun's nasty. I'd probably back the field if anyone offered it, but I will probably just get blind drunk and enjoy the day.

Peta Pan
10-31-2005, 08:10 AM
I have backed Leica Falcon as my main horse

I have also had a little wager on Bazelle, Lachlan River and Greys Inn at big odds (I had a dream last week that a horse called 'Our Grey Mill' won, and since this horse doesn't exist, Greys Inn is the closest I can get).

Like most of Australia though, I would be ecstatic if Makybe could pull it off again and create more history!

Bolar Bolabi
10-31-2005, 10:52 AM
Strassborg has claims for a place.

I'm on that for a place and also Railings.

Might put a backbet on Makybe Diva for a place to get my money back if one of the others don't come in.

10-31-2005, 12:17 PM
I like Xcellent to win.

10-31-2005, 12:24 PM
each way on Leica Falcon and Railings (2 Unit)

10-31-2005, 09:26 PM
I was on Eye Popper when it placed at $8.50 in the Caulfeld Cup and I will be on him again come 3:00 this arvo. His jockey ran him 5 deep at Caulfield and was only beaten by a head. Also, coming from Japan, Eye Popper likes a hard track so if the 30 degree forecast is correct, come 3:00 the track should be nice a hard.

Eye Popper EW

10-31-2005, 09:36 PM
Peta Pan: i drew Greys Inn at my swimming sweep this morning!!! i wish i got makybe, she'll place at least

Bolar Bolabi: OMFG YOUR AV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE JAN ULLRICH!!

10-31-2005, 09:50 PM
I would just like to say I hope Diva can pull this off :inlove:

11-01-2005, 01:14 AM
I like Line Account in R5 at around $6

*No good, came in 5th and had every chance

The One
11-01-2005, 01:38 AM
Railings to place @ $2.40 :angel:

Peta Pan
11-01-2005, 02:06 AM
Peta Pan: i drew Greys Inn at my swimming sweep this morning!!! i wish i got makybe, she'll place at least
Well good luck with that then :yeah: I've got Eye Popper and Bazelle in sweeps, I don't know whether or not I like getting a horse in the sweep that I've already backed.

11-01-2005, 03:16 AM
:yippee: The Diva did it!

11-01-2005, 03:31 AM
in a place bet, the horse can only come in 1-2-3, right? thanks...

bad gambler
11-01-2005, 03:51 AM
never back against a champion :shout:

Sam, yes place is 1,2,3

11-01-2005, 04:01 AM
What happened to Railings?

Peta Pan
11-01-2005, 04:29 AM
So awesome!!!!!!!!! Don't care about the money I lost, it is just such a priviledge to have been able to witness such a champion create history like this!

I was on her the last 2 years but the odds were too short for me this year... funny how it still feels like I was on her again :)

Bolar Bolabi
11-01-2005, 05:21 AM
She's an awesome horse. It was an even day for me because I won back what I lost on the other 2 donkeys by claiming Diva. So I'm like you Peta Pan - I don't care that I didn't turn a profit today, watching this great horse win was something special which we'll never witness again - 3 times in a row.