Home' InDaily : October 23rd 2009 Contents THERE'S NOTHING LIKE
A GOOD FIELD AT SPRINGTIME.
SPRING CARNIVAL ADELAIDE 2009
Allan Scott Park Morphettville
Cox Plate Day
Saturday 24th October
Saturday 31st October
Melbourne Cup Day Tuesday 3rd November
Thursday 5th November
Phone 8295 0199 for bookings
October 23 - 29, 2009
The Independent Weekly sportsbeat
Sportsbeat magazine available in hotels and clubs every Friday
1. Who scored for the Socceroos in their
1-0 defeat of Oman?
2. Who became the first Australian to win
three consecutive Australian Moto GP
3. Who is the new Formula One World
4. In tennis, which Australian won her first
WTA tour title last Sunday?
5. Who scored both goals for the Reds in
Adelaide United's 2-1 win against Sydney
6. Who scored his maiden first-class
century for the Redbacks against Tasmania
7. Who won the Caulfield Cup?
8. Which three AFL teams have committed
to play home games in Darwin over the
next five years?
9. In the film Remember the Titans, what
sport do the Titans play?
10. What helped Darren Bent to score for
Sunderland in a 1-0 defeat of Liverpool?
11. What city is hosting the final of the
Twenty20 Champions League?
12. In cricket, who captains Tasmania?
13. In Formula One, which two races has
Mark Webber won this year?
14. Which team joined the VFL in 1908
15. Who toppled Rafael Nadal in the final
of the Shanghai Masters?
16. Which Norm Smith Medallist will coach
the Bendigo Bombers next year?
17. Which two EPL teams (and founding
members of the football league) play the
East Lancashire derby?
18. What guernsey number did Wayne
Phillis wear at Norwood?
19. Name the Zimbabwean cricketer who
shares the record for the highest score
in a one-day international with Pakistan's
20. Who at 203cm, was a small forward,
a five-time NBA Champion, and has had
biographies titled Bad As I Wanna Be and I
Should Be Dead By Now?
0-10 Sporting dunce.
11-20 Need more work.
21-30 Strong showing.
31-40 Bright spark.
41-45 Borderline genius.
46+ Sporting guru!
HOME DELIVERY 8224 1600
ONE-POINTERS: 1 - Tim Cahill. 2
- Casey Stoner. 3 - Jenson Button.
4 - Sam Stosur. 5 - Cristiano. TWO-
POINTERS: 6 - James Smith. 7
- Viewed. 8 - Melbourne, Richmond
and Western Bulldogs. 9 - American
football.. 10 - A beach ball. THREE-
POINTERS: 11 - Hyderabad. 12
- George Bailey. 13 - German and
Brazilian. 14 - University. 15 - Nikolay
Davydenko. FOUR-POINTERS: 16 -
Shannon Grant. 17 - Blackburn and
Burnley. 18 - 36. 19 - Charles Coventry.
FIVE-POINTER: 20 -- Dennis Rodman.
"Hollywood" Syd McDonald
Amaximum capacity field will run the
Cox Plate tomorrow, and what a field
it is. But when you look at the horses
which have won it in the past you wouldn't
expect anything else.
Phar Lap, Town, Rising Fast, Dulcify,
Gunsynd, Super Impose, Octagonal, Might
and Power, Sunline, Northerly and more
recently Makybe Diva and Maldivian have
all had their names etched onto the coveted
platter but, the real question is, who will it
If you're lucky enough, you'll find out
first-hand at Moonee Valley, which would
have to be one of the best race tracks in
the country. I liken it to Adelaide Oval and,
before you start thinking Hollywood has
passed his use-by date, hear me out. Like
Adelaide Oval, at Moonee Valley you can
lean over the fence and feel like you're a
part of what's going on. The horses are so
close that it's as if you're not watching a
race -- you're in the bloody race.
Is the Cox Plate a sprint? Does it suit
stayers? It's hard to tell. However, what
isn't in question is that it's a high-pressure
race. Footy commentators talk about big
games as "pressure cookers".
Well, the footy ain't got nothin' on this.
The horses had better take a deep breath
at the start because they hardly get a
chance to take another before the end of
the race. They need to accelerate on the
home stretch -- the ability to finish strongly
separates the good horses from Cox
Plate-winning horses. I can hear you now,
"Alright Hollywood -- enough is enough.
Give us some tips." Well ask and you shall
Speed Gifted -- This horse offers huge
each-way value, although I can't see why.
It's been super impressive of late so get on
it.So You Think -- So-I-did! Its trainer, Bart
Cummings, is half horse himself -- half
horse with built-in grey wispy blinkers.
In all seriousness, the 82-year-old clearly
knows what he's doing and with So You
Think only carrying 49.5kg it's well worth
Heart of Dreams -- This four-year-old
has only had a handful of starts but has
been quietly impressive.
I really do hope the South Australian
representative Whobegotyou does well,
but it doesn't have an easy run and I don't
think it offers any value. Still on South
Australia and while you might not be able
to make it to Moonee Valley tomorrow, why
not come down to Morphettville? You get
all the comforts of watching the race at
home but with the atmosphere of the track.
You might remember last year when I
tipped Viewed at 40-1 to win the Melbourne
Cup ... well I've been living off that win
ever since but, the good news is, I'm
working on another roughie. With the race
that stops the nation less than a few weeks
away, stay tuned!
Stepping up to the Plate
8 TATTS COX PLATE
(Apprentices cannot claim) 3yo & up Group 1 WFA
1 s3650 El Segundo tcdn (13)
L Nolen 59
2 s7s08 Zipping tcdw (2)
S Arnold 59
3 86443 Vision And Power tdw (4) J Bowman 59
4 0s227 Nom Du Jeu dw (5)
M Rodd 59
5 1s603 Scenic Shot dw (6)
S Scriven 59
6 1s226 Black Piranha w (8)
T Angland 59
7 s2856 Sir Slick dw (11)
Ms M Payne 59
8 6s613 Road To Rock tdwb (1) G Schofield 59
9 1s141 Speed Gifted w (12)
D Dunn 59
10 22121 Whobegotyou tcdn (10) D Oliver 57.5
11 s4512 Heart Of Dreams (3)
C Newitt 57.5
12 s2613 Rock Kingdom w (9) N Rawiller 57.5
14 13s33 Manhattan Rain (14) C Williams 49.5
14 1s215 So You Think (7)
G Boss 49.5
Top jockey Luke Nolen celebrates his win
aboard El Segundo in the 2007 Cox Plate.
Jockey Michael Rodd reflects on his win on Maldivian last year.
Links Archive October 22nd 2009 October 26th 2009 Navigation Previous Page