2021 Ruffies &/or Best Bets


I guess it's worth continuing this thread

While I am gonna try to post my ruffies later on race day, I am busy tomorrow so here goes

Best Bets - I have a few

BR9 Let's Part Marty

SR2 Water Dove

SR7 Sausedge

SR8 Order Again

MR4 Stars Of Carrum

AR5 Toff Love


SR10 Our Candidate

MR2 Monsters Inc

MR8 Bell's Innocent - best ruffie

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AR3 Classy Joe - $23 & $6

AR5 Arrow Lane - $71 & $16 - despite the big odds, I am quite keen on his prospects

AR8 Spooning - $17 & $3.80

MR2 Lamborghini - $35 & $6.50

MR3 Necessary - $18 & $4.60

MR5 Fighting Teo - $26 & $9 but only 7 starters

SR2 Knickpoint - $18 & $4.40

SR7 Carif - $15 & $4 - my best for the day

BR8 The Candy Man - $81 & $21 - my extreme ruffie - he's probably not good enough to trouble these, BUT he is unbeaten at the distance and loves heavy tracks 


a heavy 9 at the Bool so ruffies abound

MR3 Edgar Allan - $51 & $8

MR4 Down the Barrel - $41 & $7

MR8 Bedford - $18 & $4.60

MR9 Soul Fire - $17 & $3.90 my best ruffie

MR10 Bull Dust - $31 & $8.50

Eagle Farm Race 8 no 2 Vega One e/w. Has a good record in the wet and it might just be wet. 

good luck.

A couple of hopefully good place bets.

MR4 H10 Silence the Stars. lL/S winner and after claim only carries 51 kgs,

SR 2 H9 Steely  was a good price earlier and now I think it could win.

SR3 H11 Furphy should place at good odds.

SR4 H 3 Amoretti also good place odds. 

A last one, MR 7 H 3 River Night I think is a good EW chance.

Remember it is Hawkesbury so pick at your own peril. Cheers, The pig.

MR3 My Pendant - $23 & $4.20 - had it not been for the warm fave being a stablemate, this would have been my best ruffie

MR4 Miyake - $8.50 & $2.20 - my best bet EW

MR8 Significance - $23 & $5 - a significant stable change - his record when fresh (1st, 2nd or 3rd up) is nothing flash, but at his first start over a distance greater than 1600m, he won by 7 lengths - prob needs more racing - his ordinary track trial was nearly a month ago, so I expect him to be primed today

BR5 Takeittothelimit - $100 & $17 - although she is my extreme ruffie for the day, her 1st up record is ok - has never competed at 1600m first up, but has a great stat 2nd up over the distance

SR2 Global Quest - $16 & $4.20 - below par last prep, but 3rd up in the prep was more like his form - a short freshen up may see him ready to return to top form - my best ruffie

SR4 Terwilliker - $71 & $12 - another extreme ruffie with poor 1st up form but his attempts have been in distances shy of 1600m - at 1800m after 2 trials, he may sit closer in the run to be a chance in straight - in the right stable to pull off an upset

SR5 Into The Abyss - $81 & $14 - another extreme ruffie who doesn't win out of turn but I think the wide alley may suit her run on style

SR6 Wayupinthesky - $34 & $8 - back to 1100m and a good track - she was great 1st up, but hasn't really fired for a few preps - hopefully she races close and can dive thru late

cheers, Tod



Some nice winners so far this year on this thread. Well done. Will sully it with a few I backed today. Good luck all.

Newcastle R8 - 11 Freddie Eddie @ $41

AR1 - 6 Ballynora @$11

AR2 - 11 Budget King @ $41

AR 6 - 11 Rainbiel @ $9


been following this horse Tradewind for a bit. I think it's been flying under the radar for this race adelaide r6 no 4 

ad r99 exalted maxine should at least get a place.

aimme's jewl,mr6 nop 2, unsure if she's ready for first up.

briossy last race last horse hard labour took the nines will shorten.

good punting

Thanks Euraman, I hope you got on Groundswell as well. Sweet Zou let me down by running fourth after I had the winner home. $40 quinella pipped. I had a good day as I got $ 2.75 about Skins last Thursday. For the second time this year both of my Groupies emergency tips won. Oh well **it happens. Cheers, and I will try to find a few more next weekend. The Pig.

Nice tip by Pigracer in the get-out stakes at Doomben with Skins overpowering Axe in the straight.



Short prices but should win. BR9 H15 SKINS

AR7 H2 Groundswell.

MR4 Sweet zou and Intrepidaceous for a quinella.  Good luck all.

from pantherland ad r8 no 4

cuba sr8 n0 3

brimham rocks mr7 no 1

duke of plumpton mr9 no 10

good luck

great tip hinks

Just a few for desperados.SR6  H5 Wisdom of Water. I can't believe the price Will lead a long way so follow from now.

SR7 H11 Rondinella has to be taken on trust but may box on into a place.

SR10 H1 Tofane may run well F/U $10 seems good value for risk. Follow 2/U

Ruffies abound at Caulfield.

MR3 H 10 Fine Weather could place at huge odds but H3 should win. Good exotics.

MR9 H 5 and H11 should be good place bets.

My bets of the day are MR3 H3 ; MR5 H2 La Mexicana. and a trifecta boxed on MR6 1  2 10. I have boxed these three for $30.

Good luck all and have a great day.  Cheers,The Pig.

ade race 3 no 1 

getting in early for Saturday

MR2 Vungers - $35 & $9.50 - he should lead them and kick strongly

MR3 Black Penn - my best EW bet - while his last start was ordinary, the early pace was very slow. He came very wide on the turn and made some good ground but plodded towards the line. I am trusting that there will be a decent pace early as it is a 1/2Mill race. 4th up, this race was prob his target, he only has to show a bit of improvement from his run 2 starts back, to be right in this

MR8 Street Icon - $27 & $6.50 - my best ruffie - she drew the outside in this race last year and was snagged back to a long lat - she made up a stack of ground to run 2nd - better drawn here so she should race mid field - last start effort was good enough to win here as she was held up entering the straight and leaders got away from her

MR9 Mamzelle Tess - $15 & $4.40 - if she can get across in or near lead without having to race wide, she will win this

SR2 - an extreme ruffie - Atonement - $61 & $16 - she would have to improve heaps to figure, but this she did from her 1st prep to her 2nd prep - she needs longer but with Williams on top and being fresh, she may kick up from the good barrier, and be a sneaky chance

SR3 Darleb - $27 & $7.50 - the fave looks the goods, but from the inside alley, he should be better placed than last start

SR4 Joyous Legend - $21 & $4.20 - freshened up, so expect a better showing than last start 

SR5 Land Ahoy - $41 & $8 - there are 4 quality fillies to contend with, but she races like a true stayer and the better draw, should see her mid field or better, compared to last start, where she went back from a wide draw and she ran into the race from well back

SR7 Good Idea - $19 & $5 - last start back to 2000, was an excellent run - he was dominant in the weaker Adelaide Cup, but he should get the run of the race and his staying credentials could see him being hard to run down


Well done Todman, both you and the Pigracer are Daisy-Chaining!

Cheers, Loges.


Great work again Todman with Explosive Jack finishing down the outside as predicted. 

My best bet MR3 H10 Wilmott Pass.

Ruffies for the place and exotics.SR2 H6 Easy Campese.

SR3 H12 Spiranac.

SR7 H12 Favreau. Stewards queried last run and money for it today.

SR9 H1 Mugatoo to win (my second best bet. Funstar to place.

Melbourne is a hard task today but Alburq and Wilmott Pass should quinella R3 I'll have it 40 times and HiStranger /Platoon may do the same in MR9.  I hope I get it right today. Cheers, The Pig.

my best bet

MR3 Li'L Kontra - ew - currently $9.50 & $2.90


MR3 My Pendant - $23 & $4.80

SR3 Healing Hands - $19 & $5 - in same race my extreme ruffie is

SR3 Girls Are Ready - not sure how it qualified but it's last start effort against the fave in this race, was ok and she goes good at this track $71 & $18

SR5 Concert Hall - my 2nd best ruffie - $15 & $4.40 - I also think that Miss Sentimental has a chance - $26 & $7

SR7 Explosive Jack - it's last start effort was huge, coming from the tail of the field 6 or 7 wide around the turn and eating up the ground to run 2nd. He may be the best stayer in the race - at $18 & $4.60, he should finish hard in straight

SR8 Zoutori - with only 2 leaders in the race, the pace may not be hot in early stages - depending on the track bias if any, Zoutori may sit closer of a slower pace, and he does have nearly the best last 600m sectional in the race - $31 & $6.50

SR9 Dalasan - he should have finished much closer last start and he drops 6kgs - Think It Over drops 6.5kgs but has 18 alley. With the weight drop and the inside alley, he should sit near the lead. If the inside is not a disadvantage, then he is generally strong at the finish and he is my best ruffie - could have got $51 yesterday but is now $35 & $9.50 

BR5 Princess Cavallo - another extreme ruffie but she is hard fit, enjoys both the sting out of the track and Doomben - $71 & $16

BR9 Xanthus - freshened up after last start ordinary effort - goes better here and the soft track and good alley, are plus's $26 & $7

Don't let Aquagirl get past you. Didn't get much space from out wide but flew in the last 50 ms. I had a F4 but didn't find the 2nd place. Two ruffies in a first 4 too hard for me. I cut my bet on Sir Dragonet but after I missed Hangman which I had backed at Yarra Valley the start before I loaded up on Skyman. Hangman alas cost me the quaddie. I will get a good one soon. Hey Tod, I missed Mr Sea Wolf too, another F4 and tri.  i still had a good day but it should have been a great day. I will try to find a few for the forum to benefit. Cheers, The Pig.

Onya Todman,nice tip.Hope you had a nice bet.Your not bad with the ruffles.

We have an ex jockey in here who rode a real ruffie to win while he was riding.

It was about 250/1 and I’m pretty sure it was on one of the Sydney tracks.

Dont think he would appreciate me saying who it is,maybe he might say.

Not sure why he gave it away,maybe injuries or weight.

Keep up the good work Todman.



Well done Todman with Master Sea Wolve - 2nd at 9.50 the place and good picking by Pigman with his Best of the day in Sir Draganot, the Pig is on a roll at the moment with his nose deep in the Trough,  I'm sure you both loaded up!


Cheers, Loges.

I am real keen on this ruffie

MR8 Biometric - he has been thereabout in most of his runs - many were from wide barriers where he dropped out early. I watched his first up effort last prep, and he has the speed to make use of his inside barrier plus the big drop in weight and the jock, who probably rides him in trackwork on Monday's, and will know his early speed - can get $81 on powerplay and $11 place 

SR2 Paths of Glory - great 3rd up stats

SR7 Mister Sea Wolfe - this is my best ruffie - can get $67 powerplay and $9 place - he was thought good enough to have a crack at the Doncaster 2nd up this time last year, but the heavy track was a spoiler - won well 2nd up in spring

Two good ruffies today, I am having a couple of fixed price place bets at around $8 the place.

MR5 H10 Aquagirl.34 win and 9 a place.

SR9 H 15 Akari 34 and 8.

Sir Dragonet my best bet of the day. Cheers, The Pig.

molly's rocking br4

cuba mr8

icebath sr4

cannot be serious ar9

good punting


Ruffies for the weekend

SR1-1.....Readily Availabull-Tipped him a few weeks ago in the vic sires

huge run best sectionals for the race.draws better for this should be a little closer 16/1 sportsbet

SR5-4....Brandenburg-plenty of speed early in this hopefully sets it up for a swooper

been gelded and trials form solid   17/1 topsport

SR7-3....The Chosen One-Very underrated horse and gets to his pet distance range nearly won the Caul Cup last year when beaten by the two best horse on the planet   15/1 tab

SR8-6.....Carif- big ruffie might need another lap but has been gelded and could be the best thing for him   91/1 topsport


Good work Todman. Business as usual. 

Polly Grey (1st)

Order of Command(3rd) 

and Realm of Flowers who was the run of the day(to follow) I thought, out wide and just kept coming.

Just a few for today, but I reckon I have the Bendigo quaddie cold today.

SR2 H13 Fav Moon William Haggis trained and usually doesn't come for a holiday.

SR9 H# Vulpine Get on the get out stakes.

Now to Bendigo.MR1 H4 Defiant Dancer will give this a shake.MR4 H7 Playoffs may not be as rough as I had hoped.

MR5 N10 Robe Bay F/U 2?2 record so primed for this and good odds.Now the Quaddie and all may be good EW chances. 

3, 10// 6,7,8, 10// 4 6 13 14 // 13 11 10 5 6 . Seventy five bucks get 50% but i will follow the betting and put it on late.

Cheers all, The Pig.

MR3 Rusheen

MR4 Naval Warfare

MR6 Bury Road - my extreme ruffie

MR7 Rathlin

SR2 Realm of Flowers

SR3 Polly Grey - best bet - an EW cert

SR8 Order of Command - provided the track stays slow 6 or 7, this is my BEST ruffie 

adelaide r2 artful libby

bris r4 hot escort

good luck


oops, got mixed up re jock on Kementari re Elite Street's jock - couldn't have Kementari though - still like Elite Street

tonight - a ruffie in the big one

Elite Street - he improved streets on his 1st up run, last start in the Newmarket. His successful jock from WA is on top, and from his 3 alley he should get a good run behind leaders. He is 2 from 2 3rd up 

hope you have been on simply fly, I've tipped it 3 times on here 9/1 6/1 and 17/1 last start. 

anyway busy again tomorrow so may not get back on here

br6 no4 lovesiili

br7 jakema

br8 no3 flying crackerjack

br9 no6 ipso etc...

ad race 8 no 8 my golden chain

good punting


BR9 In His Stride on the wet track


MR6 La Falaise - squeezes into the field, showed glimpes of her 3YO (G1) form last time out, ought to be beating these if so

MR8 Mr Quickie - preferably if the rain doesn't come

SR7 Chaillot - Meets Fav almost 10kg better for their Empire Rose clash (0.2L), Melbourne form holding up in Sydney atm

bar plates on AQ.....no thanks - rain forecast............... grab the 21's on Shout the Bar before the downgrade

candy man

simply fly

all time rocker

all late races goldy might have a duet with moonshine and jesuis belle in that brissy race toddy

gotta get in early big day tomoz

good punting

Gold Coast on Saturday

BR2 Moonshine Lady - getting in early as I suspect the track will be heavy and she is a bottler on heavy tracks - currently $21 & $5.50 

MR6 Imaging - looks a show here off the Orr run, not sure about the filly at 0.5 over WFA but she is talented.

MR7 Spanish Reef - race might be made for her

MR8 Humidor - can't believe I'm tipping an 8YO for an AC but the field is relatively poor. Love Flmeninton, he's a genuine G1 WFA horse and many of these are just not. Think the Peter Young form might be suss but if I'm wrong then Angel of Truth might be the one out of that. San Huberto for multis.

SR7 North Pacific - liked his Hobartville run, strong to the line. Hoping the kiwi is not as effective on top of the ground??

SR8 Terrific race, potentially blistering speed battle 2 & 3 with 8 & 1 in behind. TC switches to Dawn Passage (or was booted), might be a clue. Good trials.

Great day's racing, good luck!

coulomb brissy race 5 

stardome br7


Hey I'm back to try my lucksurprise

sydney races today could be leader bias with no rain in sight

so if thats the case

SR3-12 Gstaad-i liked her trials and want tommy to be positive as she seems very head strong

SR7-Marsannay- should lead and is rock hard fit

MR4-1 Readily Availabull-i liked his run at MM Clockwise LY and was scratched leading up to MM on the gold coast

been looking for this distance

MR8-15 Miami Bound-If it was wet she would be half this price or shorter and this edition of the Aust Cup is pretty poor (dont get me wrong id like to own any of them) but i liked her trial and was disapointed after her first up run she looking for this trip

AR8 Desidero

SR9 Rondinella

MR8 Humidor

I had 20/30 Prince Fawaz Tod but I didn't see your post until Sunday am. I knew I was RS when he went up on the pace early. Now looking for a 2000m race maybe one or two runs away. Not sure whats available but he definatly needs to go back as he has a ferocious sprint late. I also had a liking for Lunar Fox but at 200/1 against those ? Won heaps early and should have stopped as I don't think any one won after race five.  Cheers, The Pig.

Also my big ruffie of the day is

SR6 Prince Fawaz - he needs to improve by a 1/2 furlong or so on his 1st up run, but he is better 2nd up a- has a better track and should be ridden from behind - $100 & $16

Best Bet

MR4 Groundswell - I expect him to realize his potential this prep

MR5 Usmanov - this Brissy speedster may surprise them down the straight

MR7 Poland 

simply fly sunny race5

star  of chaos ad race 6

exalted craftsman ad r8

AR4 Toff Love

SR6 Herengawe

MR7 Artorius

MR8 Garner

MR9 Nights Watch

and my absolute bolter

BR9 Morendi - has run good races fresh and over this distance at this track - the jock is a plus - $151 & $24

angel of truth last in mel

the cullinan bris r7

ginger jones ad race 4

dio sydo race 4 

good luck

brissy race 2 little river

gotta stick on the gloriouis ruby  br4

br5 portugese tart

brr9 veranes might get a cheap win

ad race 7 bolt i am

sydo race 8 never talk

good punting


Toorak Affair to win her second Hobart Cup. Track a Soft 5 at the moment and the sky is clear.


No value in the quaddie as the first two legs look shoo-ins.

syd r5 no 14 paper daisy, don't think it will win against the toppy but ya never know,

mel race 4 Poland

mr5 hindaam,

mel race 7 mystery love, just a speccy gunna do a duet with des moines (toddy)

brr7 Rossmay, expected better odds

br9 stuttering

pinjarra race 6 sweet strawberry

good punting

2 bolters for today

MR7 Des Moines

SR8 Herengawe

walcha race 5 queens court

great tipping, hinksy

Yeah good day again, the ruby won, had it on the nose,  the cullinan was third at good odds backed e/w, simply fly great run backed the nose, vespertine from the back, as thinknfly should have been ridden in the next, 5 kingdoms e/w, ginger jones bulked up on the nose, minted a let down after coming in on the tote, charretera useless, shadow girl what can i say read that wrong, charretera let me down badly on a few $1.00 multi's totalling 8k.

Good day all up and the boys down the club can't wait again til I come back next week, while I'm on a roll.

I do a bit of studying on all meetings, some days ya up, some days it's just an unlucky punt. But I love the game. 4 winners 2 good placings, 3 bad reads, or rides whatever, plus the others I didn't bother tipping.

Ya know ya done well, when ya mate buys a bottle of captain morgans to drink watching the last coupla races at his place cos ya too pissed at the club. 

Three winners from seven races with all priced at $6 and over. Nice! 

Well done Hinsy. I hope your pockets are bulging.

Well done so far Hinksy.

heaps better than the dropkick below that mouths off but has nothing of interest to say.

I have been having good success not putting my bets on this site one good ruffie being Glorious ruby a coupla weeks ago at 200/1 28/1 place it come 2nd good run good return. I backed the cullinan the other thursday at 16 it won and is racing at the sunny coast race 7 like its odds 71/1 at the minute

like sunny coast r2 simply fly

sunny race 6 no 6 minted

mel rac1 vespertine

mr3 five kingdom

mr6 ginger jones

syd race 4 shadow girl

syd race 6 charretera

hope i don't jinx myself

good punting punters

You were busy alright. Licking your wounds. Did you mean to say they were Lays?  If you did your performance would equal mine. Seriously though, if you were honest with yourself and provided tips we or you could trust, you would concentrate on one venue or state. The more you spread your wings, the less faith we can have in your tips. Those tips and subsequent results have proved that. Score 0.

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