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Smoke's Select Preview

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1 Smoke's Select Preview on Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:52 pm

Smoke n Mirrorz

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Rhys Jones - Scratch:

State 1500m Champ and self appointed "People's Champion", Rhys "the complete package" will cover the full trip and put his amateur performances to the test. Better suited to the tighter marks for all in the Select, Mirrorz is full of admiration and expectation on a barnstorming run. Rumours abound that the start time of this race coincides with his girlfriend's family dinner and having purchased an engagement ring from Brevilles earlier this week, may be a late scratching.

Robert Killmier - 6m:

"Ricky Bobby" Killmier - Lives on the motto of "If you ain't first, you're last" and always finds himself in the photo finish of the prestigious distance race of the SAAL. Will be looking to "Shake and Bake" a rival on the final bend and always lifts in front of the home crowd. Ricky Bobby has changed his training regime this season - less pokies and more blackjack - and Mirrorz will be very interested to see if that has an effect. Favourite.

Tyson Mahon - 6m:

"Mad Dawg" Mahon - Former gun junior, Mad Dawg is back on the running circuit after a successful stint as a cagefighter in the Philippines. Mad Dawg oozes talent, and on ability alone is a podium chance. Does not have the Colley experience of his rivals which could hurt his chances, but his extreme physical approach - once decked a bloke at the bell - could come in handy on the tight turns.

Paul Morgan - 20m:

Paul "Captain" Morgan - Along with Ricky Bobby, Captain Morgan has a rich history when it comes to the Select. Recently beat off the backmarker over 5000, so while fitness is not the issue, early speed may be an issue. Has been eating his greens recently which is both good and bad - gives him plenty of vitamins but also let's him have dessert. Has promised the handicapper he will run with an eye patch and live parrot on his shoulder if he gets a late 10m lift. Top 5.

Matthew Ferber - 25m:

Another runner with strong amateur and professional credentials, from a good source MiRrOrZ is led to believe the Ferbenator has shaved right down for the big race. And by 'everything', Mirrorz means 'everything'. Not sure his girlfriend is too happy so he better collect the winning cheque. Has to keep a gap on those backmarkers early if he wants to be in the finish.

Cody Williamson - 25m:

Front man of up and coming rock outfit Cody and the Headless Chickens, this rock star is a quality interstate invader. Doesn't run a bad race and has some fantastic performances off tight handicaps. All about pace judgement here and if Cody gets that sorted he will be top 3.

Riley Cocks - 35m

Cocks has had a breakthrough year in professional and amateur running and on release of the handicaps stiffened into favoritism. Learnt a lot from last years race and if avoids making his final surge prematurely could leave Colley Reserve a very happy young man.

Peter Hyde - 35m:

MiRrOrZ once had an altercation with Hyde at a Barossa Valley winery around the literal interpretation of his Chinese tattoo. Not a lot of love was lost that day, but since things have been patched up. Needs that fire come raceday because off that mark he needs it!

Trent Lowry - 35m:

T-Pain - frequent winner on the VAL circuit, Mirrorz will be very keen to see T-Pain's performance over here at Colley. T-Pain is a real gun runner and will keep finding as the race progresses. His new short shorts may make awkward viewing around the bends however.

Michael Nitschke - 35m:

Nittaz has not lost a race since downloading the new Carly Rae Jepsen CD. Nittaz has hit form at the right time of the year and must be confident going into the Select. Always seems to perform above expectations but Xmas didn't come early with his handicap

Michael Marantelli - 45m:

The 'King of the Mile' and "Master of hiding his IP address" was desperately unlucky last year and nearly pulled off a John Landy after his tumble. Wins big mile races and can salute this year if he wears his "lucky" leopard print jocks.

Josh Nolan - 45m:

The Body came, the body saw, but unfortunately for the ladies of Glenelg there was no conquering last year. Has promised fans an extra 200 crunches each day until the select, but rumours of injury has Mirrorz looking elsewhere.

Shane Thiele - 52m:

Tiny Thiele hasn't run a race sober since 2008, so it's hard to predict how Tiny will fare. Famous for the short stride length which favours the hairpin turn, Tiny could get away from the field very early. Could get the staggers late - from lactic or from the dozen Woodstocks the night before.

Aiden Miller - 60m:

The forgotten man Aiden Miller knows all about winning a mile at Colley, tasting success last year. A tougher field here, but having given up lemongrass and coriander last week this is not beyond him. One for the exotics. Late mail: Aiden has promised that Dizzyrunner will know all about him at the after party.

David Spence - 60m:

Swami Spence has spent the last three weeks at a meditation retreat near Gosford, the Swami has reached a Zen like state. Needs to stay composed as the frontie, but also needs strong early speed. A Stawell 2mile sash at home says he can stay all day.

2 Re: Smoke's Select Preview on Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:15 pm

Red leg

Just to add a few thoughts to your preview;

Hard to see Bobby Killmier being favourite having pulled up injured post a amazing run in last weeks ASA Relay Champs (gave Harry May a 20m head start an 800 and killed him). Does have greater healing powers than Mary makkilop possesed and if he gets himself to the start line will place but def. not favourite.

If Rhys Jones runs he wins. A cracker athlete as evident by his results the past couple of years at home and interstate. Has been spotted gapping certain local "champion" athletes up at belair each sunday morning. Runs=Wins

Tyson Mahon - want to see prior to commenting remember racing him as a 17 year old and he taught me a thing or too about running

Paul Morgan wins if race is over 10 mile not 1

Matty Ferber is in it up to his eveballs. Is looking super on the track at present and a cracking 3.54 recently over 1500 suggests he can go along way in this race. Put the house on a place minimum

Cocks word suggests injured not running

Peter Hyde will be interesting to see how a change of coach to the great man M. Hane and a return to training post extended injury lay off willl affect his performance. If fit runs well. Have heard a rumour from a little birdy that the reason hasnt been seen this season at pros or amatuers this YTD is because he thinks that he is a real shot for this one. Will keep safe.

Nitschke too far for him

Miller / Spence = No

Thiele watch for him off scratch in the 1600 0/35 should have one last year and will be unlucky not to win the rasce this year

Dont know enough about victorians so wont comment on ; Williamson, Lowry, Marantelli, Nolan (he came 2nd last year right)?? if in aas good nick as then then he goes close

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