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Author: mick Timestamp:- 15/2/2007 9:22:38 PM Subject: Adelaide Cup racing
Message: Just having a look at the noms for the adelaide cup on 12th march 2007.
There are 66 noms and looking now this will be a midweek class handicap by the time the race is on as they are a very ordinary bunch
The move to march does not seem to have worked. The field last year (the 1st of the move) was ordinary. And yes there were some ordinary winners when the race was run in May, but the adelaide cup is now right in the middle of the melbourne and sydney autumn carnivals.
What is wrong with the Adelaide cup? The stakes is 400k and this was the prizemoney for monday's Hobart cup.
I was over there a few weeks ago and attended Morphetville. Talk about a ghost town, there was hardly any people in attendance and the amount of bookies on course was minimal.
I had not been to morphetville for about 10 years and it was still all the same, hardly any changes to facilities.
Adelaide racing used to be nearly 3rd behind melbourne and sydney and equal to brisbane. It is now well behind brisbane and even perth. Any Adelaide people know the reason why?