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Max Presnell is a columnist.

Luck’s a fortune for Nature Strip as Incentivise’s Cup runneth over
Opinion

Luck’s a fortune for Nature Strip as Incentivise’s Cup runneth over

Nature Strip confirmed his world rating in a sprint mounting to greatness over the last five years, but Incentivise produced a performance ranked with the best in a staying test that goes back to 1879.

  • by Max Presnell

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Sucker hunch: Legend fits the bill but not Incentivise - though Delphi the pick
Analysis

Sucker hunch: Legend fits the bill but not Incentivise - though Delphi the pick

Classique Legend’s stats usually rule out an Everest winner, with Nature Strip holding more appeal. And Delphi can run down Incentivise in the Caulfield Cup.

  • by Max Presnell
Rain dampens Everest extravaganza but scene remains set for great race
Opinion

Rain dampens Everest extravaganza but scene remains set for great race

The sight of Peter V’landys hanging 10 on a surfboard would have been worth the price of admission. Unfortunately the weather gods had other ideas.

  • by Max Presnell
Food for thought: Second Everest helping would give Legend top billing

Food for thought: Second Everest helping would give Legend top billing

Debate raged at his favourite restaurant over trainer Les Bridge’s greatest achievement, but a second Everest for Classique Legend would settle the argument.

  • by Max Presnell
Anamoe’s Guineas glory proves Oliver still has champion’s touch

Anamoe’s Guineas glory proves Oliver still has champion’s touch

Damien Oliver has now won group 1s for three generations of the Cummings family and, as he approaches 50, remains a jockey for the big occasion.

  • by Max Presnell
In at third drop, Benaud has a Spring in his step - and that’s no spin
Analysis

In at third drop, Benaud has a Spring in his step - and that’s no spin

Bearing the same grey colour as his namesake, Benaud is a chance at Royal Randwick, but Head of State, Profondo and Never Been Kissed are big dangers.

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A miss is as good as a mile, but never doubt that Rabbitohs spirit

A miss is as good as a mile, but never doubt that Rabbitohs spirit

Tactically and structurally, the Panthers were the better outfit to a weary eye, hopefully unbiased to a degree anyway, but the renowned Rabbitohs spirit worked overtime to keep them solvent.

  • by Max Presnell
Songs and verse tap into what it means to follow the Rabbitohs

Songs and verse tap into what it means to follow the Rabbitohs

South Sydney are a living link back to a celebrated time most of us never knew but perhaps wish we did.

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A tune might be just super for Berry and Mo’unga

A tune might be just super for Berry and Mo’unga

Maybe Tom Berry should sing to Mo’unga before going into the barriers for Saturday’s Epsom.

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Rabbitohs spirit of ’55 alive and well in class of 2021
Opinion

Rabbitohs spirit of ’55 alive and well in class of 2021

No doubt rugby league has changed considerably but this is how I see Sunday’s line-up compared with the remarkables of 1955 onwards.

  • by Max Presnell
Anamoe, Zaaki appeal but Long Bay’s debtors’ wing is full of those tempted by ‘a good thing’

Anamoe, Zaaki appeal but Long Bay’s debtors’ wing is full of those tempted by ‘a good thing’

Other punting jargon, such as “a bank teller’s dream” and “The Fireman’s delight”, are salient in assessing the form for Saturday’s racing.

  • by Max Presnell