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Turf Deli provides detailed form guides as well as light hearted articles of questionable sanity.

There are no claims of easy money, get rich quick schemes or selective memory when it comes to results.

What is provided is argumentative, critical and of course, extremely opinionated form analysis for the serious form students, broken up with witty banter galore for the casual Spring Carnival Punter.

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TURF DELI SPRING CAMPAIGN 2013
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Spring Campaign 2013 has commenced.

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UNREAL 150 YEARS OF THE MELBOURNE CUP
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Turf Deli is proud to be associated with 150 years of losing Caulfield Cup - Melbourne Cup doubles.


UNREAL 150 YEAR HISTORY OF MELBOURNE CUP
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#1 1930 - PHARLAP

PHARLAP wins the Melbourne Cup and becomes a national icon.

Unfortunately this was one of the last times that his hide, skeleton and heart were all in the one location, which dramatically cut short his racing career


GOLD GOLD GOLD
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Forget that artificial orange spray tan this spring, look like a million dollars with the all over, head to toe,  gold spray tan.

The ultimate in spring bling accessories.

Totally weather proof - protects against  sun, rain, tomato sauce and swooping magpies.

Also available in copper and bronze.


DON'T BE A LITTER BUG THIS SPRING
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MAKYBE DIVA - Three times Melbourne Cup winner, two times Australian Horse of the Year and Australia Racing Hall of Fame inductee says :

Please dispose of your rubbish thoughtfully.


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ADOPT A JOCKEY
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Come Spring time these cute little cuddly fellas are always so popular.

Everyone wants one or wants to look like one at the fancy dress Melbourne Cup BBQ.

Remember a jockey is not just for Spring Carnival.



At the end of every Cup Week unloved jockeys are often just left abandoned on the steps of the local TAB.

So think about adopting a jockey. They are available in a wide range of silks / colour schemes so they can make a great garden feature.


TURF DELI FAT FINGER BET OF THE WEEK
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We hear of Fat Finger errors in the stock market world, like when someone's typo makes a number a billion instead of a million.

In the weekly newsletter we place an imaginary exorbitant amount of money on a sure fire good thing. Cause why should stock traders have all the mis-keying Fat Finger Fun ?.

Current profit : +$116 million
(it's under the mattress)


WORSE LOGO EVER
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From the archives an old logo that was locked away, never to be seen as it was so very, very wrong.

Upon review, it is so very, very wrong that it is actually extremely funny.

Turf Deli is a serious form service.
We do not, repeat DO NOT, do children's parties.
(unless there are chocolate crackles)


SPRING CARNIVAL SNAPSHOT
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#1 - CAULFIELD : THE TVN BUNKER

TVN do a great job covering racing for serious punters.

After years of shivering out in the open during winter they now have their very own bunker adjacent to the Mounting Yard at Caulfield.

Which means if there is ever a nuclear armageddon we will still be able to hear them bleating on, non stop about the bloody Jockey Challenge.


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Check out the nonsense of our recent weekly newsletters:

Stakes Day 09/11/2013

Oaks Day 07/11/2013

Melbourne Cup 05/11/2013

Derby Day 02/11/2013

Cox Plate 26/10/2013

Caulfield Cup 19/10/2013

Thousand Guineas 16/10/2013

More newsletters

Recent Form Guides and Tips

16/11/2013 - Caulfield - Sandown Classic

Tips and free form guide for Sandown Classic Day at "I Can't Believe It's Not Sandown".

Also known as Caulfield.


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09/11/2013 - Flemington - Stakes Day

Kick off the day with two winners on top and another straight trifecta. Strange times indeed.


Race 2: 9-POST D'FRANCE, 11-XAVI, 3-SYSMO

1st 9-POST D'FRANCE W=$11.10
Quinella: (9-11) $47.50, Straight Trifecta: (9-11-3) $487.10

Race 3: 6-BEL THOR 1st W=$3.40


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07/11/2013 - Flemington - Oaks Day

Oaks Day was a bit on the chilly side, and Belinda Carlisle did her best to warm them up by belting out a few tunes. The horses behind the start in the Oaks actually seemed to appreciate it and busted a few dance moves to "Heaven On Earth" before the main race.

Despite struggling for winners all week, all of a sudden we found two nice value top picks winning, and even better tipped the $892 trifecta straight out in main sprint race of the day.

Race 7: 3-SURGE AHEAD 1st W=$7.60 - top pick
Race 8: 11-LANKAN RUPEE 1st W=$9.20 - top pick

Race 8: 11-LANKAN RUPEE, 3-SNITZERLAND, 17-NICHOLLS COURT

Quinella = $17.10
Straight Trifecta = $892

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05/11/2013 - Flemington - Melbourne Cup

Gai Waterhouse held high court on Cup Day and the entire racecourse was buzzing with her enthusiasm and energy. The scenes of the crowd turning to applaud her in the grandstand after the race will go down as classic Cup footage.

The Cup runner detailed form comments weren't too far off the mark, rating the horses who filled the first four placings as solid win or place chances. Once again, we firmly refused to get sucked in by the media hype about internationals who had not raced here before, and it has now been 20 years and close to 100 runners from overseas who have attempted to win the Cup without running here first - and all have failed.

BEST ROUGH: Race 2: 5-REMEMBA HOWE 2nd W=$45.60, P=$10.00

Race 3: 20-LIKE A CAROUSEL, 9-MUJADALE 1st W=$17.10, Quin = $209.70

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02/11/2013 - Flemington - Derby Day



Perfect Flemington Derby Day, except for the tips. Did score the $621 box trifecta in Race 3 though.


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26/10/2013 - Moonee Valley - Cox Plate


A maiden was allowed to run in the feature race. A maiden won the Cox Plate. There were blank faced fair maidens surrounding every post race interview, smiling awkwardly and mindlessly promoting stuff and things.

We discovered why they don't like letting maidens run in feature races - because it doesn't give the "WFA Stars" a fair chance !

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19/10/2013 - Caulfield - Caulfield Cup


We handed out some spot on betting advice in the detailed form preview, predicting that the track would get quite firm, the racing would probably favour on pacers and that Sydney horses often win on this day.

Race 1: 7-SAUVITO 1st W=$4.90 - top pick
Race 2: 6-HUCKLEBUCK 1st W=$2.80 - top pick
Race 3: 2-ARABIAN GOLD 1st W=$3.20
Race 6: 1-BOBAN 1st W=$3.40
Race 7: 5-SPIRIT OF BOOM 1st W=$6.30 -top pick
Race 8: 5-SPURTONIC 1st W=$3.10

BEST ROUGH: Race 9: 11-KOONOOMOO 2nd W=$30.10, P=$6.40

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Black Book - Updated 11/10/2013

Bottom Line
 

Cheap Laughs

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Moonee Valley Stars on the Big Screen

We delcare an undying love for the old school tote boards.
Those long, big and bulky monoliths, that hold your punting fate in their hands as you nervously wait for a number to flash up in a tight finish. Hang on - is that a 6 or an 8 ? A 4 maybe ?

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Kerry Packer's Sandown

Together Sandown and VFL Park formed the pride of 1960's construction, and prime examples of what you could do with an awful lot of concrete and a few pie warmers in empty paddocks in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

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Flemington Track Guide

Everything you need to know to survive Cup Week on course.

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150 Years of the Melbourne Cup - Part One

Over the next week the airwaves will be inundated with epic, sepia toned, historical flashbacks of the Cup Greats, voiced by over Australianised narrators to coincide with the 150th Melbourne Cup.

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150 Years of the Melbourne Cup - Part Two

The Cup changed forever in 1927 with the birth of a bouncy, eye browed baby boy named James Bartholomew Cummings. Disappointingly he failed to even have a Cup runner, yet alone win a Cup in his first year of life

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Jockey Adoption Program

Come Spring time these cute little cuddly fellas are always so popular. Everyone wants one or wants to look like one at the fancy dress Melbourne Cup BBQ. But you need to remember a jockey is not just for Spring Carnival.

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Ever Changing Names

This is the race that you will often hear trainers warmly refer to in interviews about their up and coming spring stars as "that Group 1 1400M race - whatever it is called this year".

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