The bloke who taught me how to play guitar is crook. He is really crook and as such, some people who are closest to him have organised a benefit concert to help pay for his treatment…
Anyone in south-west Victoria on Saturday should be coming to this show. Ten bands for $30 and all proceeds go to the lad who needs it most.
There will be an auction, comedy and all kinds of fun. Anyone who is interested needs to go to Dale Cleve’s music store in Warrnambool to buy a ticket or give a lady named Sarah McCall a ring on 0415 488 260.
The Gramps will be playing…
So will SILVERKANE // SLVRKN
So come one come all and ask around for the Chief Historical Adviser of A Turf Fascination and I might even give you a tip for the races on that day. If anyone wants more info please either contact the facebook page, me, Sarah or Dale Cleve’s.
And since everyone has read this post and will now come to the event, please enjoy some tips for the races today at Canterbury…
HIMPAPAWID (Race 1, 1.40pm, 1580m, No. 1, rider Tommy Berry, 59kg).
Himpapawid (Dreamscape x Ulap), three-year-old gelding. After being scratched on Saturday in favour for this race, Himpapawid looks an exceptional winning chance. He has a stack of ability, he is unbeaten and Canterbury will certainly suit. Strong winning chance.
ECHO KING (Race 1, 1.40pm, 1580m, No. 6, rider Tye Angland, 55.5kg).
Echo King (High Chaparral x Miss Maren), three-year-old colt. It looks as if this colt will finally make it to the track on Wednesday. He is debuting over the mile (or near enough to) and this distance will suit. He looks destined to get over plenty more ground in the future so the extra distance on debut should not be a problem. He has been working well, has trialled well and will make his presence felt on Wednesday. Each way chance.
DONELLE (Race 2, 2.15pm, 1100m, No. 1, rider Winona Costin (a3), 59.5kg).
Donelle (Not a Single Doubt x Avarice), three-year-old filly. After a nice spell, this talented filly is back and she is looking a picture of health and happiness. She mixed it with some of the best fillies as a two-year-old and after one good trial, she looks ready to resume her career. She has her share of weight in this race, but with Winona’s claim and a nice barrier, expect a good run from this filly. Winning chance.
MING (Race 2, 2.15pm, 1100m, No. 7, rider Tim Clark, 57kg).
Ming (Lonhro x Throne Inn), three-year-old filly. This filly has always shown plenty of ability but she has mixed her form a touch. She has matured since her two-year-old days and she has also visibly filled out during her most recent spell. Her one trial this time in was pretty good and her best is easily good enough to compete in this race on Wednesday. Each way hope.
TALISA (Race 2, 2.15pm, 1100m, No. 10, rider Tommy Berry, 56kg).
Talisa (Manhattan Rain x Lustre Lady), three-year-old filly. This filly has been starring at trackwork of late and the 4.5 length trial win at the start of August was a very eye catching performance. She will get better with more racing, but she certainly won’t be a push over in this race on Wednesday. Strong each way chance.
OUR CATCH (Race 3, 2.50pm, 1100m, No. 11, rider Kerrin McEvoy, 56.5kg).
Our Catch (Flying Spur x Glendelvine), three-year-old gelding. This gelding has trialled four times since his last run and all four trials have been suburb. He has been working the house down over the last few weeks and the penny looks as if it has really dropped and he is ready to be a racehorse. He is a good winning chance on Wednesday.
HYDRO (Race 4, 3.25pm, 1900m, No. 3, rider Tommy Berry, 55.5kg).
Hydro (More Than Ready x Aqua D’amore), four-year-old gelding. This gelding is way down in weight and has found a very winnable race. He has been ticking along nicely over the last few weeks and his best is clearly good enough to win this race. While he has only won the one race so far in his career, he is getting better and another win is not too far away. He will go close to adding another tick in his win column on Wednesday. Winning chance.
WHITE DOVE (Race 4, 3.25pm, 1900m, No. 8, rider Winona Costin (a3), 54kg).
White Dove (High Chaparral x Angel Dreamer), four-year-old filly. Finally this mare is getting to a distance that she was born to flourish at. She has stayer written all over her and she will show her best at this distance and perhaps beyond. She looks a big chance on Wednesday in a pretty good race. Really strong each way chance.
ECHO GAL (Race 5, 4.00pm, 1200m, No. 6, rider Winona Costin (a3), 54kg).
Echo Gal (Stratum x Pink Siris), three-year-old filly. After a great first up win, this filly is back to the races and again looks a good winning chance. She has conditions to suit on Wednesday and should she run up to expectations, she might find herself in a bigger and better race very soon. She is a smart filly and will run well. Winning chance.
Good luck and stay tuned.