Johns SMS had their work ahead of them yesterday with just one meeting available at Hamilton. Fairly low class but that did not stop our special from winning easily as predicted. Today is a dilemna as there are a large number of eligible selections and almost all have firmed overnight. The longest priced selection is around $4 so hardly e/w territory. 7 of our last 12 win selections have won while only one of our lats 10 e/w selections have won but that was at $11.90 and 7 of those placed with place dividends of $5 and $5.50 included plus several over $2
We’ve seen days like this before where a number of selections have looked so obvious yet when the races have been run all the money has been left in the bag. We’ll see. Later today we will get acceptances for the weekend meetings which inlcudes the standalone Newcastle meeting where our Gold Club has an entry in a $160,000 race. Th weather looks right with an expected following wind in the long straight. The good news is that Newcastle has access to bore water to keep the track well grassed. My lawn is looking forlorn after yesterdays westerlies tuned the blades of grass into sharp edges. No barefoot prancing today.
The fire risk remains high and once again we have nearby blazes but none in surrounding suburbs. Good luck today