No Code

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So I finished reading The Da Vinci Code the other day, and something occurred to me… this book is a novel! In other words, this is a work of fiction. I simply can’t understand why so many people have lost their minds chasing the conspiracy that this book promotes! There is no conspiracy! But after-all, every detail is not suppose to be factual in fiction. Indeed, fiction is suppose to be the province of the authorial imagination. Everyone who buys the book (about a hundred million of us!) knows this. And yet, somehow, the combination of the extremely well-sculpted and detailed realism of many passages, the big events and issues from history that every reader feels he or she should know more about but doesn’t, and the compelling logic of conspiracy theory (i.e., the reason you don’t know something  is that powerful forces have intentionally kept you in the dark about it), have all worked together to cause readers to take this particular work of fiction very seriously – as serious as if it were a work of… non-fiction.

Then, on page 21, Dan Brown has Robert Langdon explaining that the glass pyramid at the front of the Louvre is made up exactly 666 panes of glass. Great detail is given to explain that 666 has always represented the devil, and that pyramids are geometrically perfect. Then it occurred to me that a pyramid, indeed is always geometrically perfect, but every pyramid has four sides. Unfortunately 666, the exact number of glass panes used in this glass pyramid according to The Da Vinci Code, can not be divided evenly by four! The internet says that the pyramid in actuality has 696 panes of glass, but Dan Brown has reduced that to 666 as to get the devil involved.

A good read, but fiction nevertheless.

Punt

Rosehill

2.1. Zumbelina. Should win easily. $2 is great value. Back her now.

5.10. Zestful. I have always liked this horse.

8.1. Gold Ambition. Has a stack of ability.

Flemington

2.2. Galaxy Raider. Best of the day. If you only want to have one bet, take a double Zumbelina into this horse.

5.2. Charlevoix. No real competition here.

8.8. Dodging Bullets. Good run in the Port Fairy Cup!

Eagle Farm

4.3. Better Land. This bastard owes us.

8.1. Elegant Composer. Best mare in the race.

9.3. Harada Bay. Last chance for this thing.

Good luck and stay tuned.

 

 

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Compassion

A Turf Fascination

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Secretariat’s win in the 1973 Belmont Stakes is still the greatest win in the history of racing. Here is why…

So what is the greatest Australian win of all time? Maybe Suavito in the Orr last week! Bang! Ok, perhaps not. Maybe Tulloch in the 1957 Caulfield Cup…

But of course the winner is Bernborough in the 1946 Ahearn Memorial…

Black Caviar beating Hay List for the 1st time in Sydney was pretty good…

But Bernborough, as he normally does on this website, wins again!

Good luck and stay tuned

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It Can Still Work

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It has been said before, but the best thing about democracy is that my vote counts towards the total in the exact same manner as a vote cast by Kim Kardashian. Sure she can influence other voters, but at the end of the day we get one vote each. But does democracy still work? Should people have to complete an iq test before they are allowed to vote?

We have an elected leader in the Philippines who is actively trying to get American to stop trading with them and eventually invade the island nation…

He is mad that poor bloke!

Example two of course is Trump. Steel workers and coal workers and the down trodden believe he is their friend; but he is not. Just wait. This won’t end well.

A ‘not too bad’ French President is currently poling at 4% for reelection, because of multiple terror attacks. He is not even going to run, and France will get a hard line right wing nut that will all but bar immigration. But the French generally make dumb choices, so this one is keeping with about 2000 years of history!

In Italy  some of the strangest things imaginable are happening. There is a referendum about to occur where voters will be asked whether they want to amend the Italian Constitution. That is no easy feat as the 1948 legal framework was written precisely with the idea of a dominant legislature to safeguard against fascism. But it looks like it could get up! This could lead to the over throw of the government, the leaving of the EU and Italy going backwards about fifty years. Remember it was not Hitler who invented and popularized fascism. No, rather it was Hitler’s idol, an Italian of course named Benito Mussolini, a bloke who has remarkable similarities to a billionaire builder from New York.

Then the greatest non-Obama leader of the 21th century Angela Dorothea Merkel looks like she could get the heave-ho for inviting Syrian immigrants into Germany. These poor people are the most down trodden people of our lifetimes, and they are humans just like us. Germany has offered a million of these people refuge and a chance. These are people, but of course the deep seeded Aryans in the country can’t be having brown skinned people on their cherished land now can they!

And in our great country Australia we have this genius…

Who got out of bed last election morning and decided to vote for One Nation and Pauline Hanson? The 1000 Muslim immigrants Australia takes on every year are no doubt all living in one street somewhere in the 7.7 million square kilometers that make up Australia. They are all praying at different times of the day, and of course this means that they all are not happy being away from war and want to overthrow Australia as we know it. 1000 people a year coming from the worst circumstances one could imagine (mostly women and children) verses 24 million Australians in the clash of civilizations that Pauline is hoping for. If Pauline and her constituents did their maths, they might notice that a lot of crime is actually committed by white people. A lot of the people bashing their wives to death and killing people in cars, and stealing to buy ice are surprisingly white! It is a national embarrassment that our senate has to beg and pander to probably the stupidest Australian to ever breath air just to  get something done! Who voted for her.

People killed by Terrorism in Australia since 9/11 – 2

People killed as a result of Domestic Violence since Monday this week – 5

Methamphetamine related deaths including murder by drug users in 2016 to date – 325

So Pauline, just because someone comes from a place far away and uses words like Allah or Muhammad, it does not mean they will kill you; but they can’t buy your house!

So I will pass the microphone to Kent Brockman…

Punt

Rosehill

Race 2. Take a quinella 2. Fanning, 6. Bratislava and 8. Montreal.

4.7. Yuma Desert. Back him each way as he is ready for a form reversal.

6.13. Nieta. Best of the day. Star in the making.

7.7. Lady Le Fay. Still owes us. Last chance stakes for this mare!

8.6. Religify. Always does well for us.

Eagle Farm

1.1. Emerald City. Should win easily.

4.6. Saga Miss. In great form.

8.4. Miss Cover Girl. Won a Group 1 at this track last start and we are getting $9!

Pakeham – I hate this track!

7.2. Pilote D’Essai. Should lead again and prove hard to catch.

Morphettville

5.1. Itz Invincible. Going for four in a row but has the 60kg. Still should go close.

Ascot

8.4. Kawi. Second best of the day.

Good luck and stay tuned.

 

 

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Terravista

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I have never once backed Terravista on the right day. Last start I declared him and he was beaten. If I back him he loses and if I risk him, he wins as if he were Vain! But that all changes this week.

Best of the day – Ascot 8.1. Terravista

Moonee Valley

5.4. Black Sheep. In good form and this is a dud race.

6.6. Payroll. I have always liked this horse. About time he paid us back!

7.8. Little White Cloud. Can’t see why this soon to be cult figure can’t win again.

8.6. Vezalay. Not going as well as in previous preps, but every chance on the each way this week.

Rosehill

What I am going to do is take the all-up 1.1. Zumbelina into 2.11. Serena Bay. Both look close to certainties.

7.3. Moher but also number 9. Gold Ambition is worth some thought. Maybe a quinella with a big bet on the 3, and a small bet on the 9.

8.8. Interstellar. Good name more than anything.

Eagle Farm

3.7. Lady Jetsetter but also a little saver on 11. Stella Ombra

4.7. Downloading. Second best of the day.

Morphettville

4.9. Brown Ben.

7.17. Violets Are Blue

8.1. Hell On Earth

Good luck and stay tuned.

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Punters Club

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Join the punters club!

Hello everyone
 
Thank you for your interest in the A Turf Fascination punters club. Here is how it works.
 
Sometime before Wednesday 10am, I need to receive your money into…
 
ANZ
Zeb Armstrong
bsb 013162
account 520528394
 
Make sure to add your name in the message bit of the transfer so I know who is in and who is not.
 
Each week is an independent event. So to be in every week, you have to deposit your money every week. You will receive all dividends every week also. Every Sunday I will deposit everyone’s share back into their accounts. So none of this keeping or holding money crap – it is too hard. Because some people will drop off each week and other will come in, each week is independent of the last if that makes sense?
 
One share is $20 – that is the minimum. But if you want two shares deposit $40, three shares $60 and so on. If you want 10 shares and want to deposit $200 because you feel I have a good week coming up, then that is fine. There is no limit – it is just a minimum one share ($20) and shares have to be in multiples of $20.
 
I will see your deposits in my account hopefully by Wednesday morning and how much each person has contributed. Come the following Sunday night, if we lose it all, then nothing will be deposited into your accounts; if we lose most but still have a bit, that bit will be divided into how many shares there are and deposited as required into people’s accounts.
 
If we win, original investment will be sent back to your accounts, plus your share of 80% of the profit. 10% of the profit goes to me, and 10% we save for a mega bet when one comes about.
 
Originally I said I would spend the money 40% on Wednesday’s and 60% on Saturday. But with big meetings coming up, I will spend the money when I am the most confident. When the carnival ends, we will go back to 40% on Wednesday’s and 60% on Saturday’s. But if we win on a Wednesday, while some will be saved, we might unleash if confident on a Saturday. Please email me at this address if this does not makes sense.
 
I will email all investors on the morning when we are having a bet detailing how much on what, where and when the race is. If I change my mind during the day due to track bias or a late scratching or something like that, I too will let you all know in advance so you can lay off or back something else if you like.
 
Ok – a few rules.
 
-I and I alone make all punting choices. While I know some of you, there are plenty more I don’t know who have joined. The last thing we need is getting 125 tips from 90 different people. Someone always has some uncle who owns 5% of some horse that is running in Hobart or somewhere that has not won for three years but is ‘due.’ I tend to focus on the best races because the best horses carry their form better than bush horses.
 
-If we have a big win on a Wednesday or on the Cup in a couple of weeks, people can’t cash out. We are in it together until the bitter end. But you can trust me that if we are up big, I will protect our profit (it is  in my best interest to do this) and will always try to maximise people’s return.
 
The last thing I want is to end up in jail, so this  will be 100% transparent. I received about 300 emails or texts yesterday asking for additional tips or advice. However all investors in the A Turf Fascination punters club can email this account and I will endeavour to answer any questions on race days. 
 
However please keep the criticism to a minimum. You are all good blokes / ladies and understand that they can’t all win. We will cop loses, but hopefully not too many!
 
So all that is left to do is deposit your investment into…
 
 
ANZ
Zeb Armstrong
bsb 013162
account 520528394

 

Then flick an email to this address with your bank details that I can keep on record as to refund investment every Sunday night. I am not tech savvy enough to steal all your money by having your bsb and account details. And if I was running a ponzi scheme, I would insist that I hold the money – not transfer it weekly!
 
So send through your money asap as to be eligible for this week. Put your name in the message bit so I know who has contributed, and then send me an email with your bank details. I need to have received your money by Wednesday 10am. But lets try and get it in early because the Cup is on a Tuesday for example in a couple of weeks. You don’t want the punters club to nab a $600,000 first four only to not have your money in on time! Maybe transfer of a Friday as to be guaranteed that the money is in my account, meaning that you are in for the week!
 
Good luck and stay tuned

 

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Two on the Black

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This weeks wisdom is directed at the up-and-comers, the young ones. The boys and girls who might just be starting to ease their way into local pubs and clubs. The wisdom is simple. DON’T PLAY STRANGERS AT POOL FOR MONEY! Very simple wisdom this week. If you and your opposition have had a few hours on the sauce (not together), there are only two things that can happen if you bet on games of pool. 1. You win, and the stranger can’t pay you because they have spent all their money on beer and pokies and greyhounds, so you get angry and demand the money, then they beat you up for embarrassing them in front of their mates. Or 2. They win and you can’t pay because you lost all your money on the get-out-stakes so they beat you up for not paying. So young ones, do not ever play pool against strangers for money!

Yes, Americans are morons.

Punt

Ascot

8.14. Scales Of Justice. This is a Group 1 race and this horse is of Group 1 class. He simply does not know how to run a bad race, and I personally and seeing a little bit of Northerly in him.

Ballarat

1.2. Cheeky Babe. Looks very hard to beat but very short as this is a pretty good race.

4.3. Algorithm. Sydney horses always win this race. Have a look at this for the trial of a coming winner. A very stylish trial indeed…

http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/FreeFields/VideoResult.aspx?MeetDate=2016Nov07&VenueCode=MjAyOTA4Ng==&RaceNumber=5&MeetingCategory=Trial&VideoFileType=FullReplay

That is how Winx usually trials!

5.5. Galaxy Raider. Best of the day.

Race 7.

Back a quinella here. 1. Golden Spin is the class runner and he is very well in comparatively (weights). 6. Speedeor is owned by a heap of blokes from a land locked town, and due to their geographic disadvantage, they come to my town in their droves and try to surf! However their horse looks a very exciting prospect, I am just concerned he ran his Grand Final on Cup day. But he may well turn out to be a future Group winner. And include 7. Liberty Song. No luck in Speedeor’s race at Flemington and will go better around a bend.

8.3. Rising Romance. This mare is $21. Look what she is capable of…

That was a Caulfield Cup… this is a Ballarat Cup.

Also 8.5. Puccini is a good horse on his day and has an each way chance.

9.9. I’l Fly Away. Should be in the Cup, not in this race.

10.9. Dubio. Will be steaming home.

Good luck and stay tuned.

 

 

 

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Bratislava

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Wednesday punt

Just a few today, all are worth a win bet…

Sandown

6.2. Harbour Grey

8.5. St Swithuns

Sunshine Coast

1.7. Stake To Paris

6.9. Harada Bay

9.6. Renesmee

Warwick Farm

7.12. Bratislava

Good luck and stay tuned.

 

 

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