Chips In! Aurie’s Star @Flemington #11/08/18

With spring just around the corner it's nice to see some Group 3 racing at headquarters tomorrow. It's a competitive meeting and a tricky one! It's always hard lining up the seasoned horses from a long winter preparation versus the spring bound horses who are fresh on the scene. Do they need a run? Are they looking to strike early? When's their Grand Final? Either way we have some red hot fancied horses, Kaching stretching out to 2000m, and a straight six feature. Let's open the shoulders and find a winner at Fabulous Flemington. Read more [...]

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Chips In! Missile Stakes @Randwick #04/08/18

The people's #spring is nearly here! Welcome to the new racing season and there is no better way to start the 2018/2019 campaign off than Group racing and plenty of winners. Group 2 action will be the highlight at Randwick tomorrow while south of the border we have a teasing meeting at the Valley. Some stars are starting to return in preparation for spring as we head towards the major carnivals. Many highlights for the 2017/2018 racing season, none better than Winx equalling Black Caviar with 25 consecutive wins and of course her third consecutive Cox Plate. What can we expect from the new racing season? Winx to make it 30 wins in a row including a 4th Cox Plate before announcing her retirement, Nature Strip and Vega Magic to battle it out in the #Everest, another International winning the race that stops the nation, and Chris Waller and Darren Weir to again dominate. I expect Eagle Farm to make a comeback at some stage, hopefully #thechips can be a winning owner at Flemington (please! something!), and of course plenty of winners with Chinese dinners #babycorn. Racing isn't a circus and I ain't no monkey, crowd it and get around it, nothing beats spring #chasethesun Read more [...]

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Chips In! Bletchingly Stakes @TheHeath #28/07/18

4 years ago I flew down to watch the Bletchingly Stakes and it was a blood bath on the punt. Coup Ay Tee got scared of the camera in Sydney, Lord Of The Sky went down at $1.40 in The Group 3 feature, and of course I got 3 legs in the Melbourne quaddie. The Sydney vs Hawthorn game at the MCG was a ripper but this resulted in Chips In nearly missing a flight (again). Hopefully history won't repeat tomorrow, and the racing gods are smiling on punters, and of course Kaching, who looks good value returning to BM78 grade after getting too far back from the wide draw at Flemington last start. Down in grade, barrier 5, Mark Zhara, 1600m, sun shinning, tick tick boom? #chasethesun Read more [...]

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Chips In! Byerley Handicap @Flemington #21/07/2018

With Winter racing well and truly here, with black type and Group racing just around the corner, the depth and quality falls away a little at Flemington on Saturday. While there are no 'A graders' at headquarters it is still a competitive meeting with plenty of value on offer. Any racing at the home of racing is better than no racing. Over the next month we will see the new racing season begin, our stars return to trial (i.e. Winx on Monday), and the racing and weather warm up as we head into the people's season #nothingbeatsspring Read more [...]

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Ladbrokes Sir John Monash Stakes @TheHeath 13/07/18

The Group 3 Sir John Monash stakes headlines a cracking day at Caulfield aka The People's Heath this Saturday. With $150,000 up for grabs the top jockeys and trainers will be battling it out for Group type before the end of the 2017-2018 racing season. With a small but competitive field on hand the market is offering good value in what will be the feature of the day for the punters trackside. Read more [...]

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Chips In! VRC-CRV Winter Championship Final @Flemington #07/07/18

As a racing analyst I have had the privilege of previewing some of the best horses in time honoured events. Not often do I get to preview my own horse in a feature event. On Saturday ‘The Peoples Horse’ Kaching #sonofagun lines up at Flemington in the feature event of the Victorian Winter, The VRC-CRV Winter Championship Final. The $150,000 final sees the best milers in Victoria hit headquarters chasing their moment in the sun. While it will be hard to stay objective I will do my best with the below preview. Out of respect to my father Desmond Edser our Jockey Ben Thompson will be wearing a black armband Read more [...]

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My Racing Influence – Desmond Francis Michael Edser

While Kaching won at Bendigo on Sunday and booked himself a spot in The Winter Championships at Flemington, for not one second did I think that would be the last race that my Dad would ever watch. Unfortunately my hero and father Desmond Francis Michael Edser passed away suddenly on Sunday night which has left a whole that will be never filled. The man had a special bond with his sons because of sport but more importantly because of the sport of kings. Read more [...]

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Chips In! Channel 7 Ipswich Cup @Ipswich #16/06/18

The focus switches to Ipswich for a bumper day of racing after a sensational Super Saturday at Doomben. The Eye Liner Stakes, The Gai Waterhouse Classic, and of course The Channel 7 Ipswich Cup will be highlights on a day that is synonymous with a massive crowd, xxxx gold, and quality racing. We had a great day last Saturday at Chips In Racing first up from a spell with our best bet and our Stradbroke bet getting the chocolates. I am a known second up specialist so get around me. While the 'A' graders have gone to the paddock after the Group 1 features last week there is still plenty of good horses chasing the Black Type available. Let's Chase The Sun together and get plenty in the pockets for the people's horse Kaching on Sunday at Bendigo. Read more [...]

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Chips In! Ubet Stradbroke Handicap @Doomben #SuperSaturday

The term 'Super Saturday' is thrown around more than a Bill Cosby accusation, but it is relevant this Saturday at Doomben. With wall to wall Group Racing Stradbroke Day will be one to remember. I have been lucky enough to be in the mounting yard on Stradbroke Day and represented an owner for the feature race with Listen Son. It was a buzz I will not forget nor will I forget the agony on Robert Heathcote's face when Buffering was ran down by Linton in the shadows in 2013. I backed Black Piranha in 2009 as if it couldn't lose and left with more pineapples than a farmer, and I left the track penniless in 2010 when Whobegotyou delivered less punch than Anthony Mundine. My point is every year The Stradbroke Handicap provides the drama, another chapter, the theatre, which is the jewel in the crown of the Brisbane Winter Carnival. Read more [...]

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Chips In! All Aged Stakes @Randwick #21/04/18

As The Championships and the Sydney autumn carnival comes to a close we still have a couple of Group 1 events this Saturday to get the heart pumping. There should be plenty of ‘’Chips’’ left over for a play this weekend after our best each way Who ShotThebarman saluted in the Sydney cup at a tasty price (suggested 7by3 @$14). Our Oaks selection Unforgiven also got the casssssssh (suggested 5by5 @$4) while our Winx trifecta narrowly missed. It’s been a good preparation for Chips In and in essence a very successful autumn which is traditionally a tricky time of year. No heavy tracks helped!!!! Read more [...]

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