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A simple description that can be applied to numerous things over the weekend including;
They remain one of, if not, the greatest live bands ever. Sure they are getting a lot older and perhaps the energy levels are not as consistent as they once were. Yes, Angus' extended solo probably is a little self indulgent. But, they still Phar King ROCK! WE SALUTE YOU!
I hope the atmosphere came through on the telecast because Acer Arena was pumping. For those outside of Sydney you should dip your lid because I guarantee that Australia will be a permanent stop on the UFC juggernaut from now on. Superb!
We have assembled the hottest field ever in the history of TCC. Quality with a Capital...
Round 1 -
No steward notification was required as Eastside Steve is ridden hard out of the barriers as per normal unleashing a barrage of Occy's and a misguided KT to take the first round honours.
A very astute trumping of Starspangledbanner ensured a very healthy 22 points.
EASTSIDE STEVE MR1,2,Seeking Attention,TRUMP,,, 0 MR3,5,Rightfully Yours,TRUMP,,, 4 MR4,4,Set For Fame,OCKY,,, 4 MR5,1,Denman,OCKY,,, 2 MR6,4,Heart Of Dreams,OCKY,,, 0 MR7,13,Psychologist,KT,,, 0 MR8,4,Starspangledbanner,OCKY,,, 8 SR1,4,Samui Lad,,,, 0 SR4,5,Counterspy,,,, 0 SR6,6,Rangirangdoo,OCKY,,, 0 SR7,5,Sound Of Nature,,,, 0 SR8,5,Patronyme,OCKY,,, 4
Having utilised all but 2 Occy's perhaps the lead is not big enough.
Right on his hammer is Isildur, New Name/Old Player, (Please note that you are under warning for incorrect format of entry, ensure no spaces for future entries) who produced a solid 21 points courtesy of clever Occy use with Tootsie & Deltona. Oh what could have been with Madibagold & Danleigh left in the subs.
Speaking of Rock Bands, rounding out the podium finish for Round 1 is jet who put together 19 points with a successful trumping of Danleigh and 4 more winners.
* Surprisingly no player found Electromotive or La Rocket
* Jordmike found Winter King
* Star Witness was successfully found by Northerly & Torpedo Punt (Trumped)
* Danleigh was found by Red Summit,dturner,jet (T) Blackpill (T), Nigel & Saintly
* Starspangledbanner was found by the urger & Steve (T)
* No nudey runs
Please ensure correct formatting is adhered, importantly make sure your poster name is included with entry (Especially that F Wit who has the cow moniker), No spaces.
You should include SUBS even if all scr are through as they become Rebaters if a runner qualifies.
2 entries were past the deadline for the days racing but not against deadline in rules thread, I will allow them (both didn't score highly). Please make sure you check the weekly thread for any rule/deadline changes.
MooCow you are welcome to still join.
Weekly Points Table
A max score of 44 was available this week. (not using trumps)
Melbourne Winner Best Tote Points Race 1 Solchow. $4.10. 3 Race 2 Electromotive $34.70 6 Race 3 Rightfully Your $2.60. 2 Race 4 Set For Fame $2.70. 2 Race 5 Denman... $1.20. 1 Race 6 La Rocket $18.30 5 Race 7 Star Witness $13.60 4 Race 8 Starsspangled $8.10. 4 Race 9 Tootsie.. $5.00. 3 Sydney Race 1 Rock Classic $3.10. 2 Race 2 Decision Time $2.20. 2 Race 3 Winter King $13.70 4 Race 4 Recoup De Fort $4.60. 3 Race 5 Deltona.. $5.30. 3 Race 6 Danleigh $8.30. 4 Race 7 Madibagold $4.10. 3 Race 8 Patronyme $3.10. 2
Rebaters Floramour,Magic Of Melbourne Road To Rock Gigas Guru Bob Shaaheq Arinos Be Postive Shadow Minister Butt I'm Ready Zingaling Lockmar Palacio De Cristal Malambo,Jest Crewsin Dane Julia
Message: the fact that I used up 5 OCCY's shows just how confident I was.
Although I won on the day, courtesy of "following" Lord Tavistock one more time & of course Fantastic Blue in Brizzy, what could have been a super day had some of my 9 placegetters in Syd & Melb saluted, particularly Pagan Princess & Georgia's Boy plus Callto Mind at Oakbank.
My "nude" run was so undeserved as I have been going OK on the punt in recent weeks.
An interesting weekend of racing, a couple of bubbles bursting whilst others continue to put their names in bright lights with great performances.
Attitude was costly this week, surely someone should have had a Devil May Care outlook? And how did no one trust Bart in a Group 1, a classic trainer for sure.
Yours truly thought he was sailing beautifully for the weekly honours with the spinnaker set and winners flowing but suddenly the sonar started going beserk as that Western Wonder, torpedoed any chances in impressive fashion.
Gold = 20 Torpedo Punt a phenomenal performance without using any additional trumps. 6 winners in total and left a couple unused in the subs. Superb!
Silver = 18 Spinning Knight managed to fluke a decent score by trumping all of his 3 winners.
Bronze = 14 Blackpill just gets the job done week in/ week out. More later.
* Nobody found Devil May Care or Rock Classic (Master Harry found in subs)
* Lord Tavistock was found by Our Maizcay (Great Stuff!) Reamer & Runbabyrun had it in subs!
* The Mikado was found by Spinning K (T), Ender, Torp, Nigel (plenty had it in unused subs)
* De Lightning Ridge was found by Blackpill
* Be Positive was found by Bitplayer
* A total of 8 KT’s were played this week with only 2 successful both with Shoot Out, fantastic effort Lance Barnard & Karnage.
* Two Nudey Run members this week and both had a plethora of placings but welcome Todman & DevilRed
Northerly you did not nominate any Trumps for the week but had 2 Occy’s listed, these were converted to normal weekly trumps.
Several others had Marveen as a Trump with no sub trump and as such an occy was converted to be the sub trump. Please make sure you check the overall leaderboard for how many Occy’s you have left and whether you have played your KT or not.
Please make sure no spaces in selections.
Hinsky thank you for posting well within deadline.
Weekly Points Table
A maximum score of 48 points available this week. (not using trumps)
Sydney Winner.. Best Points 1 The Embassy $4.90 3 2 Hinchinbrook $5.50 3 3 Sacred Choice $3.50 2 4 De Lightning R $11.8 4 5 Crystal Lily… $2.30 2 6 Shoot Out… $3.30 2 7 The Mikado $8.70 4 8 Beaded ……...... $3.00 2
Melbourne 1 Master Harry $9.30 4 2 Precedence $2.30 2 3 Response $1.60 1 4 Elmore…… $6.20 3 5 Be Positive $8.80 4 6 Lord Tavistock $19.4 5 7 Rock Classic $13.5 4 8 Zipping…… $5.90 3 9 Devil May Care $32.5 6 10 Stillme…….. $4.50 3
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A rebater is scored if your selection runs 2nd paying a dividend higher than $3.00 or 3rd with a dividend higher then $5.00.
In a normal week this would simply mean that your sub would come into play, if it won then you would score the points associated with that horse.
Given the unusual circumstances of this week and the lack of subs available to all players I made an executive decision for any player that did not have an available sub for a rebater they would be awarded 1 point.
Rebaters come into play every week and for this reason plus late scr I recommend all players leave a full set of subs from remaining races.
I trust this explanation is easily understood.
P.S. Did you see the King again this morning? He couldn't win England a World Cup could he?
I personally would have much preferred "voiding" the round. The vast majority of players do submit a full suite of substitutes which are not only incase of scr but also come into play if a rebater is required.
I duly note your constructive points and will amend the rules to include abandoned,postponed and non runners.
I thoroughly recommend completing a full set of substitutes from all remaining races on the weekly card, they do come in handy.
With respect to players "getting two bites of the cherry" I do not agree.
The rest of your comments are too kind and certainly not necessary.
What an unbelievable week, apologies for delay in results but with all the scr, non runners (i.e races abandoned) and rebaters was a bl00dy nightmare,not to mention losing this whole results posting.Anyway enough about me....
This week highlighted the importance of including a full set of subs with your selections. We lost 3 races but still were left with 14 to engage our 12 selections.
Any rebater that did not have an active sub was scored a point.
Round 3 had just about everything, lots of low scores and some truly outstanding efforts with remarkably every winner collectively found by the group.
Let's hail this weeks podium.
Gold = 18 Boxcar a truly fantastic performance which included Shamrocker (hope you got plenty) Way to extracate yourself from near the bottom of the ladder.
Fortunately for last weeks leader Jet he had a full suite of subs that averted a serious disaster as they scored all his points this week but the momentum was clearly lost.
New Leader, Justlikejoe seized the opportunity to edge past Jet with another weekly podium from a very consistent performer. He has used the majority of bonus trumps but his consistency will keep him in the hunt.
Backpill holds 3rd with yet another solid week and is well positioned to launch an attack.
Eastside Steve nudges a little closer with a trumping of Captain Coltish, whilst Magpie Magic is quietly accumulating good points.
Nige must have been flying Jet as he stalls.
Big movers included Boxcar, Northerly & Oliverfan.
Message: have to put the hand up guys,had a nightmarish end to the week work wise, did no study @ all, went the obvious IMHO in each race late Saturday morning, heavily influenced by Eastsides use of OCCY's the previous week and look @ the result. I did follow up with a very nice multi Crystal Lily into Velocitea into Extra Zero into Berringama 20 times. Coupled with Spinney (dead set fell in) as my best i had a great weekend. Spent hours the previous week and floundered, go figure.
"You picked a fine time to leave me,Lucille With four hungry children and a crop in the field. I`ve had some bad times, lived through some sad times, this time the hurtin` won`t heal. You picked a fine time to leave me,Lucille.
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