Friday’s edition of Punt Drunk has a look at the Kilmore meeting which was run and won on Thursday in some ghostly conditions. Mitch Beer took Saturday’s metropolitan win in his stride and celebrated accordingly, while our queen of the turf said ‘bon voyage’.
TIMES AND MARGINS?
If you are a Victorian form analyst, good luck trying to do replays from Thursday’s Kilmore meeting. We’ve never seen anything like it. The fog set in and was there to stay, with all eight races essentially run in the clouds. The race caller Ric McIntosh did well to even string a couple of names together, while the judges had the tricky job of trying to work out official margins on the races.
— Tim Gossage 🤓 (@TimGossage) May 26, 2022
HALL OF FAMER
Anyone who is on Twitter would know that Albury trainer Mitch Beer is a bit of a character and extremely well liked. (Just don’t tell him that, as it might go straight to his head.)
Last Saturday at Rosehill, Beer’s Mnementh was too strong in the final race of the afternoon, saluting at the juicy odds of $31. On Thursday morning, Best Bets released this week’s edition, with Mnementh’s winning photo on the cover of the magazine. Appropriately, Beer was happy to sign autographs for the masses, including one James McDonald – just in case he needed a little pick-me-up.
— mitchellbeer (@beermitchell) May 26, 2022
We’re convinced that people who make social media accounts for their pets and racehorses are the worst type of people, but we will put that aside for the champ. It was a controversial decision to transfer Verry Elleegant from the Chris Waller stable to a French operation, but the decision has been made and we have to grin and bear it.
Thanks to her Twitter page for the update – yuck.
Nonetheless, she’s off on her journey to France, where she will no doubt run well in whatever she contests. She is up there with the best we’ve ever seen, in our opinion.
— Verry Elleegant (@VerryElleegant) May 26, 2022
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