Blog from Roy The Boy looking at the Caulfield Cup and Dancing On Ice.
Suroor has the Best Solution to Saturday’s Australian Cup race
One of Australia’s biggest races takes place on Saturday, it’s the Caulfield Cup at Melbourne’s second racecourse, Caulfield. The winner will receive a free entry into the Melbourne Cup and eleven horses have won both Cup races since Rivette first did the double in 1939. Ethereal was the last in 2011.
The race has attracted overseas entries since 1998 when 66/1 shot, Taufan’s Melody, won for UK trainer Lady Herries. Other ‘visiting’ winners were Saeed bin Suroor’s All The Good in 2008, France’s Dunaden in 2012 and Admire Rakti representing Japan in 2014.
Suffice to say I’ve done a fair bit of homework on both Cup races and I’m convinced Saeed bin Suroor’s Best Solution is going to be a huge runner in this 18-runner contest despite carrying top-weight. The four-year-old is tough and tenacious, winning his last three starts: A Group 2 at Newmarket and a pair of Group 1’s in Germany all by narrow margins.
Boyles’ go Big about Gemma quitting
BoyleSports issued a press release in the week saying they are offering 9/2 about the super-sized Gemma Collins (of The Only Way is Essex notoriety) quitting the Dancing on Ice TV show before it airs in January. Apparently she has spent more time on her derriere than on her skates during early rehearsals.
Cashdropcasinos.com website states she lasted just three days in ‘I’m a Celebrity’ so I’d like to have some of that 9/2. Alas it’s not available on the BoyleSports website but I suggest you try one of their branches if you live in Ireland.
Whilst there have some pennies on James Jordan to win the series. Like Strictly Come Dancing (where he made his name) ‘good effort’ is not rewarded in this show and Jordan is likely to win purely because he’s a dancer by profession whist other contestants will be turning their hand to ice dancing.
Best Solution Caulfield Cup 16/1 Bet365/BetVictor
James Jordan Dancing on Ice 11/4 BoyleSports