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Is Youngstar truly Ethereal?

The Caulfield Cup has never been one of my favourite races. I’m not sure if it’s the time of year that it is run, the tightish nature of the track or the controversy that often follows the running of the race, but I just can’t seem to get into it.

It wil be an interesting series, given Aust’s difficulties and India’s terrible road record. Don’t know about Harris, but I wish him luck. Mitch Marsh is not up to it, and why he is retained is beyond me. The same can be said for Handscomb, who has a terrible technique, which will always be found out by decent bowlers. It is very frustrating when selectors seem to get it wrong all the time. Oh, and what about Renshaw. How silly of me; he is from Queensland.

How Marcus Harris made himself a Test cricketer

Correction: I think Nakeeta may also have gone around last year.

What is the best formula for picking this year's Melbourne Cup winner?

And do you all remember the Coolmore of a couple of years back taken out by Flying Artie? That was a cracking race.

Dishing derby day

Don’t really want to knock Hartnell or Le Romain. aGreat horses of course but not getting any younger, and there just doesn’t seem to be that brigade of strong 4-y-o s banging down the door. As for today, and for what it’s worth, I really do have doubts about LR at the distance on a firm track. As ever, we shall see.

Dishing derby day

Thanks everyone for your comments. I don’t wish to knock Winx at all, but in the wake of a horse like her, it is easy to under estimate past champions. For those who did not see him, Mahogany was a remarkable and versatile horse. We were lucky enough up here in Brisbane to see him in action, which is becoming less and less of a likelihood. As for the Derby, I agree with those who say the 2,500 just doesn’t bring out the best in the early three-year-olds. What about the Preakness Stakes as a model?

Am I the only one disappointed with the Derby line-up?

Good call about Benbatl. I overlooked him a bit but he was very brave in defeat. There might be another race for himlater in the spring.

Awaiting another chapter in Australia's greatest race

Yeah, I probably was a bit harsh, and it wasn’t a great ride. I still think she is beatable tomorrow. Anyway, thanks so much for joining the discussion.

Awaiting another chapter in Australia's greatest race

Thanks for your positive feedback. Enjoy the race tomorrow. Being from Brisbane, I have never seen a CP, only one Derby. Yeah, I never backed F of O either, but I did develop grudging respect for him.

Awaiting another chapter in Australia's greatest race

Thanks for your comment. I think you are probably right. Re Youngstar, she just wouldn’t have been in my CC calculations until her last ruan, and I still have my doubts.

Is Youngstar truly Ethereal?

Azhar Ali showed himself to be one of the world’s best opening bats in the Aust summer a couple of years ago, and has hardly opened an innings since. Pakistan’s batting has been very brittle as a result. Until the selectors or coaches or whoever wake up, this may will continue.

Pakistan vs Australia: Second Test preview and prediction

I agree with most of the other comments. Banter is not the same as sledging, and it is the conflation of these terms that lies at the heart of the issue.
Australia leads the world in many areas. Sledging is certainly one of them, and we all know when it started. I would love to name a couple of overrated players and underrated sledgers, but as I say, we all know who they are. When players care more about winning than the health of the game, trouble ensues.

Is sledging a part of the game?

Cameron makes a strong case for Missrock, but I think this is a very deep race and her poor strike rate really bothers me. The two mares below her have equally strong credentials, but have superior strike rates. I agree that El Dorado Dreaming looks ready. I can’t see her starting anywhere near $7, as everybody seems to want to be tipping her.

Previewing the weekend of racing: Your best bets for October 13