|Issue No 39||12 November 1999|
Greg Radley's Week That Was
Melbourne Cup winner Rogan Josh is back at the races tomorrow.
The horse that gave Bart Cummings his eleventh win in the race that stops a nation, backs up in the Sandown Classic.
Formally known as the Sandown Cup and run as a handicap, the Victorian Amateur Turf Club changed the conditions to a weight for age event in the hope of attracting a much stronger field.
Although this year's weight for age crop is not up to the standard of years gone by, the race has Rogan Josh as a drawcard and it is very unusual to see a Melbourne Cup winner backing up in the race.
To be ridden once again by John Marshall, the former Perth galloper is chasing his third straight victory having been successful in the Mackinnon Stakes, three days prior to the Melbourne Cup.
Rogan Josh looked sensational winning the Mackinnon and will be heavily backed by punters in the Sandown race tomorrow.
His test could come from the David Hall trained Zerpour.
Zerpour followed his easy win in the Werribee Cup with an even easier victory in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Flemington last Saturday.
The horse, trainer and jockey Brett Prebble are on fire at the moment and don't be surprised if he pushes Rogan Josh right to the wire.
Boxing expert Bill Mordy was confident of a Lennox Lewis victory over Evander Holyfield in Sunday's World Championship Heavyweight Boxing title bout.
As did Mike Acri, a US boxing promoter who looks after Leila Ali, daughter of former heavyweight champion Mohammed Ali.
Both gentlemen told the Big Sports Breakfast this week that while it wasn't a fight to have a bet in, they would favour a Lewis victory.
Champion "Wallaby fullback" Matt Burke told the Big Sports Breakfast that he looking forward to a break after the Australian Rugby side's World Cup triumph.
And the man who kicked Australia to victory in many World Cup games over the past month says he is just as keen to prepare for the Super 12's matches for New South Wales.
Blues supporters are hoping for a big season and Burke is well aware the World Cup will no doubt strengthen the support of Rugby throughout the country.
The Northern Eagles have arrived.
The Manly-Norths joint venture finally decided on the new name at the inaugural board meeting on Thursday night.
New Chairman Geoff Bellew told the Big Sport Breakfast that the meeting decided unanimously to adopt the Northern Eagles name.
The colours have been sent to sporting company Nike and the new look jumper will be launched in the not too distant future.
Bellew described the jumper as predominately white with liberal splashing of red black and maroon. The shorts will be maroon.
Greg Radley co-presents the breakfast show Monday to Friday on 2KY
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