Punt Drunk : Stacked Saturday Of Group Races, Top Tips & Beers!

Punt Drunk Daily – 27/2/20

G’day punters and welcome back to another jam-packed edition of Punt Drunk, the perfect way to kick off your Saturday morning. In case you have been living under a rock this past week, we have three Group 1 races to unload our savings into. The Australian Guineas at Flemington which sees Tagaloa front the market as a $3.70 chance. With the Chipping Norton Stakes and Surround Stakes at Randwick with Verry Elleegant and Dame Giselle respective favourites up in Sydney.

It’s going to be a cracker of a day for racing throughout the country and the team at horsebetting.com.au will have it all covered from the first at Flemington right the way through to the last at Ascot.

A Special Win for Spud

If you are an AFL fan or sports fan in general in this country the win of Captain Spud yesterday in Race 3 at Sale would have warmed the heart a fair bit. Named after the late great Danny ‘Spud’ Frawley the gelding under the watchful eye of Peter Gelagotis finally broke through for a maiden victory at start five. The gelding had shown plenty of promise to start his career but had failed to hit the line first coming up with three minor placings from four starts. St.Kilda fans had clearly launched in at the $1.90 odds because there was plenty of happy Saints fans in our Dm’s and fair play to them! Spud was actually a part owner of this Tornado gelding so anything he does from this point forward will continue to warm the hearts of those close to Spud Frawley.

Could today be the farewell to Ole Kirk?

Having won the Caulfield Guineas in the spring, and now about to race in the Australian Guineas today, Wayne Hawkes has put forward the thought that Ole Kirk may be retired if he wins the Group 1 today. Currently a $9 chance in today’s Australian Guineas, Ole Kirk has a real chance of taking out both of Victoria’s prestigious three-year-old events over the mile. In being a relation to the great Black Caviar, the colt will be a shit tonne more off the track than what he is able to win on the track. Hawkes suggested his colt who finished eighth in the Futurity Stakes last week could be worth up to $35 million for the owners in the breeding barn with a win in the Australian Guineas, and if he does go on to win today how can you blame the owners for pulling the pin on his racing career.

Punt Drunk’s best bet of the day

The Ryan Balfour trained gelding could not have been any more impressive to begin his career thus far and at start four should be adding a third win to his name from just four starts. His lone defeat was behind a smart one in Zoushine and with apprentice Jacob Opperman’s 3kg claim gets well in at the weights and looks hard to hold out.

Murray BridgeRace 4 – Outlaw’s Revenge (#1) $2.20 with Sportsbet

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