Thursday, February 28

The Blurst Of Days

Group 1 winner Best Of Days has been ruled out of Saturday’s Blamey Stakes and subsequently, the Autumn Carnival after bleeding from both nostrils during a barrier trial at Sandown this morning.

The Azamour entire was an outstanding performer for Godolphin during his maiden Australian preparation and ended the spring with an impressive win in the Group 1 Cantala Stakes, while he resumed this time for a credible fifth in the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes.

It has been a truly bizarre week for the five-year-old, however as he also replicated the feats of outstanding sprinter Chautauqua when he refused to leave the barriers in last weekend’s Futurity.

Godolphin has enjoyed a glittering start to 2019 and still have plenty of prospects for further Group 1 success this season.

Wandering What To Do

Kerem Bulut, a player known more so for his bad boy attitude and excessive ink than his ability on the pitch, is considering further body modification in an attempt to revive his footballing career.

The former Western Sydney Wanderers was banned for four years for taking cocaine but still harbours dreams of playing for the Socceroos and is considering having his face tattoos removed in an effort to have his ban reduced.

The legendary Diego Maradona served only fifteen months on the sidelines for the same offence in 1991, so there is hope of a shortened sentence for the twenty-seven-year-old.

Classic Champion

The Honda Classic is underway at the famed Champion Golf Course in Palm Beach, Florida today and some of the world’s best golfers will be stepping out, a little over a month prior to The Masters.

There is a legitimate case to be made for Aussie and 2016 champion Adam Scott ($15), however reigning champion Justin Thomas ($6.25) does remain the sole occupant of the top line from 2017 champion Rickie Fowler ($12).