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1 Smoke N Mirrorz Stawell Top 20 on Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:35 pm

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Kim Collins, 1m: Last year off scratch Kim just missed the final. Back with a years experience and a metre lift, Kim is a huge threat to all and Mirrorz would suggest has the other backies on toast. Good value. Mirrorz has also given Collins some block start tips so expect an improvement in his first 20m.

Aaron Rouge-Serrett, 3.25m: If near his best, former National Champ and numerous Stawell backies winner is right in this. Has had plenty of injury problems this season however, and would want to see some form before putting a wager on the little guy.

Andrew McCabe, 3.25m: Mirrorz was very disappointed to read this morning that ahead of last year's semis McCabe felt tired and didn’t want to compete! Not the attitude for a Stawell Gift winner, so definitely prefer others. Undisputed talent, but also victim to tough handicapping.

Khan "Magic" Marr, 4.5m: Would be one of the favourites if competing, however has been cruelled by injury and will miss this year’s edition of the great race. Has the ability to win off his mark, so Mirrorz wishes him a quick and seamless recovery.

Adrian Mott, "Hawthorn Heartthrob", 5m: Great mark for the Heartthrob who is coming into form at the right time of the season. Obviously a proven big time performer at Central Park and with a 10.50 to his name this season will make a nuisance of himself here. Monitor betting, but a final here would not surprise. The Heartthrob recently purchased a three set of Bonds briefs.

John "The Mouth" Steffensen, 6m: The Mouth provides Jump Media with an endless PR machine and has a mark that can take him to the final. I reckon the bravado is a bit of an act, and if he draws Mirrorz' heat Mirrorz will make sure he gives him some lip before the start - maybe "Nice haircut - you trying to look like Rihanna?."

Kevin Brittain, Grovedale Goer, 6.75m: Perennial Central Park performer has been running within himself all year. Out to a mark that throws him in the mix, a recent injury scare could have thrown it all into disarray! If fit, can final, but has he recovered from Bendigo. Mirrorz already knows three young ladies who have promised to streak onto Central Park if the Goer salutes.

Ben “The Missile” Mispelhorn, 7m: Don’t really see all the fuss with the Missile – I think all the experts are scared of all the beach sprinters? Gets a ripping start, but does the Missile have enough fuel to last the 120.

"Bulging" Bryce Teo, 7m: A generous lift from his very respectable 7th at Ballarat, the man with the tightest shorts in the VAL is right in this. Up for a bold showing, but would still want an extra metre to collect the big cheque.

Matt Hargreaves, "Tarneit Thunder", 7.25m: Won Woodside off the tight mark of 5m, so has plenty of claims off his mark. Does the Thunder have the ability to break trainer JH's duck of no Stawell Gift winner? Needs to find an extra few metres like some of his more fancied rivals will through a structured tapering program. Recently won an arm wrestling comp against his brothers.

Liam "Hooley" Dooley, 7.5m: Hasn't been sighted too much this season, but Smoke N Mirrorz remembers plenty was said around Hooley Dooley last year. A real pleasure to watch tear up the track, and has reportedly trialed very well. Big watch.

Ben "Dream" Weaver, 7.5m: Favourite going into the final last year, Dream Weaver came unstuck when it counted. But after purchasing “The Secret” last June, Dream Weaver definitely can rebound and rebound strong, starting only half a metre back from last year. Will place top 4.

Matt Wiltshire, “Alfredton Avalanche”, 8m: Caught up in controversy earlier in the season with some questionable performances, the Avalanche’s form has been shown to all. Did everything possible to earn the tick at Burramine and no more, and is a major player here.

Shaun Hargreaves, "Werribee Wonder", 8.25m: Very, very interesting decision to run both the Opal and Gift at Bendigo, which screamed out "waiting for Stawell". A huge talent and a huge chance - has he been injured or has he been waiting? Will start favourite before the heats but again has to defy history - JH has not trained a Stawell Gift winner. Can he get his peak right?

Michael Bolton, 8.75m: The Frankston Flash impressed at Noble Park and has an extra metre on that effort which puts him amongst the key chances. The big, strong, powerful Flash has caught the eye of Mirrorz, and a final appearance would be no surprise. Has promised Mirrorz he will sing one of his namesake’s painful ballads at the Gift Hotel if he takes out the Gift.

Jaryd Cowley, “Canberra Crusher”, 9.25m: Matty Beckenham has been here and won this before, so know what it takes to pull off a sting. The Crusher may very well be his man this year, and Mirrorz will keep a look out at which Beckenham runner the money starts to come for this Friday.

Paul Tancredi, "Oak Park Otter", 9.25m: A silent word to whoever protected the Otter on the forum a few days ago, that your completely over the top protection of Smoke N Mirrorz fave sprinter made it obvious he is set for it. Knows how to perform over the carnival and can make the final

Doug Greenough, "Pass the Dougie", 9.5m: Pass the Dougie has snuck under the radar of most, but not Smoke N Mirrorz. Has looked in 2nd gear in plenty of Gifts and will find plenty at Central Park. Making the final would not surprise. Pass the Dougie has promised his adoring fans another tatt across his chest if victorious.

Joshua "Tighten Up" Tiu, 10.75m: Always great to watch his stable continually back Tighten Up into favouritism almost every Good Friday. With Marr out it wouldn't surprise if it happens again. Unfortunately has gained his nickname through his frequent struggles over the last 20m of the central park - can Tighten Up bury those demons and salute this year? Prefer others.

Adam Coote, "Electricity of Elwood", 11.00m: Was flying earlier in the year and was a real Bay Sheffield chance, but it appears Electricity has lost form over the past months. Is he waiting for this, or is that football umpiring taking its toll? Could surprise and sneak into the final.

2 Re: Smoke N Mirrorz Stawell Top 20 on Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:46 pm


Good work here too Smoke. Agree with most, here is a question for you. could we have a set of brother make the gift final? Has this ever happened before (not to my knowledge)? Marr is an interesting one, is he injured like you said or is he next year's pea? I think the gift will go 'south of the border' or overseas.

3 Re: Smoke N Mirrorz Stawell Top 20 on Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:23 am


Thanks Smoke'n'Mirrorz,

Terrific effort.

I have made it part of the form guide sent to the VAL.

4 Re: Smoke N Mirrorz Stawell Top 20 on Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:19 pm


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Mex wrote:Good work here too Smoke. Agree with most, here is a question for you. could we have a set of brother make the gift final? Has this ever happened before (not to my knowledge)? Marr is an interesting one, is he injured like you said or is he next year's pea? I think the gift will go 'south of the border' or overseas.

I agree,South of the Border but beware of the boys west of the border and thats not SA either.One or two could very well run out of their skins

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