Stop the presses! Fast & Furious 6 is available to rent as we speak. Yep, you heard it here first; Fast & Furious 6. That means there was a Fast &Furious 1, a Fast & Furious 2, a Fast & Furious 3, a Fast & Furious 4, a Fast & Furious 5 and now a Fast & Furious 6. How Fast and Furious can one bald muppet be? Further more… does it say something about society in that one movie can be made six different times and this movie to the best of my knowledge, is about a crook doing burnouts! Surely watching Bruce Willis beat Russians to death with his bare hand in the name of the laws is better than seeing dickheads drive fast cars. It still is troubling me? Can someone please write in? How can they possibly fill six full length feature movies with c grade actors, cars and hardly any drugs or rogue CIA agents or any of the good stuff? But then again capitalism is a wonderful tool. The producers have tapped in to a huge group of people who like watching burnouts and as such they can make millions. Once and still currently, film was about art; a great story (that happened once for goodness sake!) could be portrayed and enjoyed. But fairdinkum, six of the same movie that is based (according to old wikipedia) on a gang of dickheads who pinch other peoples stuff, do burnouts and say dumb stuff. FYI, the best car chase ever was in The Blues Brothers! Come on Hollywood! Lift!
A Turf Fascination’s top five favourite films of all-time
5. The Departed
3. Pulp Fiction
2. The Big Lebowski
The best gambling movie apart from Casino has to be The Sting or Let it Ride.
The old A Turf Fascination has been in a bit of form of late so pay attention.
2.3. Knoydart $3.00. Has come on in leaps and bounds since having the old Lankan Rupee (the new worldwide name for a gelding) and in fact he was not that far behind the emerging superstar in Melbourne. He just looks the winner here.
Race 5. The Champagne Stakes
People are most likely in two different camps in regards to this race. Either the Peggy Jean camp or the Veuvelicious camp. Veuvelicious has a better name so we will go with her. She is shouting out for the mile and looks an each way lock.
Winner – 8. Veuvelicious $3.20
Hardest to beat – 9. Go Indy Go $5.50. South Oz visitor that looks pretty impressive.
Best long shot – 1. Scratch Me Lucky $14. Very honest and definitely worth an each way bet.
Race 6. The All-Aged Stakes
Winner – 1. Rebel Dane $3. The second best of the day. This is not a vintage version of this race considering last year it contained All Too Hard, More Joyous and Fiorente. Rebel Dane is the best 1400m horse in Australia and if he runs his best, he will be winning this.
Hardest to beat – 4. Weary $6.50. Looks a good horse in the making but coming back from the 1600m Doncaster on the minimum to a WFA 1400m race against Rebel Dane who is coming up from 1200m. It looks a hard task to say the least. But he is obviously very good, so if you like him, he will most likely run well.
Best long shot – 8. Bennetta $19. This mare was brilliant first up and she has always been very good. $19 looks a huge price. I thought she would be third favourtite at $8.
7.6. Northern Glory $6. This filly has been working the house down and has been knocking on the door for a while now. Looks set to run well.
1.1 The Storeman $5. I like this horse. He will be leading and is exceptionally hard to get past. He is the best of the day.
2.5 Poste Restante $4.40. A Hall of Fame mare that is getting close to a win. Pretty confident about her this week.
How about this race! Two inaugural Hall of Famers, plus both the Boom horses and Snitzerland! It would be easier to not tip in this race, but that is un-Australian and won’t be happening on this website on ANZAC Day.
Winner – 7. Snitzerland $2. She has a fitness edge on the horses that are better than her and a class edge on the ones that are fitter than her. She never runs a bad race and is heading towards the Doomben Group One races.
Hardest to beat – 3. Solzhenitsyn $13. The old boy always pops up first up. He needs the race probably twice as long but he will be flying home.
Best long shot – 8. Fire Up Fifi $10. The best grey horse in Australian racing history, that’s right, sorry Gunsynd; Schillaci who? Ok, she is probably not the best grey ever, but she is a favourite of mine who rarely disappoints and she will be carrying my hard earned again. Speaking of hard earned, please buy the book in the top right of the website. $7 dollars from every purchase goes straight towards the betterment of A Turf Fascination.
Good meeting in Adelaide this week. Good value on offer.
5.16. Tango’s Daughter $3.30. You just have to love when the best horse in the race is on the minimum. I would back this horse at level weights in this race, but she gets 6kg off the mares at the top. A great chance!
Race 6. The Australasian Oaks
Winner – 6. Scratchy Bottom $6. Has been aimed at this race for a while and her best is very good. She will out stay plenty of her rivals in this race.
Hardest to beat – 1. May’s Dream $4. She is the classiest horse in the field and she is bred to stay. Her mum is She’s Archie who should have won the Diva’s first Cup. What do you think?
Best long shot – 12. Love That Rock $51. Kav does not seem to be having many runners at the minute so we better take notice when one pikes up at $51 in a Group One race.
Race 7. Robert Sangster Stakes
Winner – 3. Shamal Wind $6. They have finally unlocked the secret to this mare… keep her fresh. She will give them a start but she really does looks an each way special.
Hardest to beat – 11. Villa Verde $5. There are five other chances including Platelet, but this filly has weight relief, is fit and is a grey!
Best long shot – 12. Miracles of Life $12. Please, let this filly bowl along in front. Let her give them something to catch. She is good enough to win, but as evident from about her last 10 starts, she does not like being near other horses. Let her bowl along!
1.3. Akhlaaq $9. This stupidly named horse ran really well first up last time. He looks a good chance to do so again in this race.
2.2. Vain Queen $2. Hall of Fame filly that is going to be a superstar. Write that down.
8.15. Specter $6. My pennant captain should be watching this one closely. But everyone should cheer him home. He is really good and looks a spring horse in the making should he stay fit.
Good luck and stay tuned.