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MON 16TH OCT – AM
 
THE RECENT pull out, out of the New Zealand racing weekly, The Informant, featuring all the thoroughbred stallions standing at stud in New Zealand shows how lucky NZ thoroughbred breeders are with so many quality stallions standing there and many at what appears extremely good value service fees.
 
Where in the standardbred game we are limited on who we can go to commercially and with some stallions having over valued service fees for the future prospective return, either through the sales ring or stakes available, the NZ galloping breeder certainly has a lot to pick and choose from to suit their mare and their budget.
 
IS REAL SOCIAL NZ who left Rangiora trainer, Andrew Stuart after four NZ starts for three placings back in January of last year, one the most improved pacers about within Australia.
 
The son of Real Desire (USA) had 65 starts in Queensland for 14 wins but has had 5 New South Wales and Victorian starts in the last month for 4 wins picking up over $37,500 in stakes which is over a third he’s earnt in his lifetime.
 
His win at Melton on Saturday night for new trainers Shane and Lauren Tritton was a top run and owner, Rob Jones looks to have a lot more wins forthcoming from the horse's new stable.
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS to our good friend, Ineka Lee on another driving success behind Norman Richards yesterday at Methven.
 
The horse has a heap of talent but isn’t the easiest horse to drive by a long way as he’s still green as the grass he raced on.
 
He wants to turn off if getting to the front too early so he is a real trick to drive.
 
This was Ineka’s eleventh driving success since getting her licence in 2014 with two wins, a second and a third from her five drives to date this season.
 
That makes Ineka’s UDR a most impressive .5778 for this season, which no doubt has been mentioned on a number of occasions within her own household, considering her far more “Senior” stable mate is sitting on a UDR of .3675 from his twelve drives this season to date.
 
Well done Ineka.
 
 
THE METHVEN MAGPIE was right on the mark last weekend when he tipped a juicy $6.00 winner for Punters Corner followers which means he has increased his lead in our 2017 Charity Tipping Competition.
 
The Magpie heard a whisper that Fira Sunset, which won the first at Winton on Saturday, had improved immeasurably for her new trainer and the oil was spot on.
 
The daughter of Great Success began well and led giving her supporters little concern winning with a bit of authority.
 
Mark's tip for last weekend was The Great Redeemer in Race 1 at Methven which showed up early in the home straight but sixth was his lot.
 
Chris went for Hidden Courage at Menangle on Saturday night (Race 4), which finished a commendable third to The Spin King and may pay to follow this pacer as did over race in the running.
 
So after week forty of our competition, The Magpie is at the top of the table with $555.00 in the bank followed by Chris with 425.00 and Mark on 281.00.
 
The guys will have their best bets for this weekend coming in from Thursday afternoon, so make certain you keep checking our Punters Corner link from then on to see what the guys are tipping.
 
 
SPEAKING OF The Methven Magpie, off the record he’s got himself into a heap of strife and will be keeping his head pretty low for a while.
 
He’s been pretty good lately, well Mrs Magpie thought that and decided to surprise him by sneaking him up to Christchurch for the night and treat him out to a strip club.
 
As they both like a Lion Brown or two they took a cab from their motel to the club and the doorman on arrival said “ Hi Magpie how’s Ashburton and Methven ? ”
 
Mrs Magpie didn’t think too much of it seeing as he’s pretty well known around the Canterbury area, but did ask how come the doorman knew him so well.
 
“Oh that’s Dave. He’s in our works social bowling club I play in and comes up to Christchurch to make some spare money.”
 
Happy with that, into the club they go and get seated and a waitress comes along to The Magpie and says “ I guess it’s a Lion Brown ?”
 
Now Mrs Magpie wasn’t comfortable about that at all and asked “How come she knew you drink Lion Brown ?”
 
Quick as a flash The Magpie replied  “Oh that’s Susie, she’s in our works ladies bowling team and gets a ride up with Dave.”
 
Everything was good for a few minutes between the two of them until a fairly buxom stripper came up to their table and quickly wrapped her hands around The Magpie spruiking “ Hi Magpie. Want your usual table dance, big boy ?”
 
At this point Mrs Magpie storms out of the club and jumps into the first cab that slows up beside her. The Magpie just gets in the back seat by the skin of his teeth before the door was slammed shut.
 
The Magpie tried his darndest to explain to Mrs Magpie  that the stripper had mistaken him for some one else but Mrs Magpie wasn’t having anything to do with that and really got stuck into him calling him every name in the book.
 
At this point the taxi driver swung his head around and said – “Geez Magpie, looks like you have picked up a real doozy tonight !! "
 
So if  you haven’t seen The Magpie around for a while you'll know why !!
 
 
TRUST EVERYBODY has a great week and the winners keep coming.
 
Stuart & Marg Valentine
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