A good afternoon to you all and welcome back to The Bendigo Jockey Club, the stalls are almost loaded and we should be racing very shortly.
Some late scratches to report on this afternoon, Capitalism is under medical care and unfit for racing. You would have to say this is becoming a regular occurrence for this horse and it might just be time to put him out to pasture. Unfortunately Humanity and Bigotry have been involved in an altercation in the birdcage and as a result neither will be starting.
Our favourite today is Hope paying 2:1. Then Police State at 3:1, Liberal 5:1, Civil Unrest 5:1, Pandemic 8:1, Sharing and Equality both at 18:1 and the long odds of 75:1 are on Environmental Collapse.
Science has got behind this one, but well you would have to say it is not looking good for them.
They are all in line.
Under starters orders . . . and . . . we’re away racing!
Hope is the first to show out of gate 6, followed by 1/5 by Liberal, a half a length back is Police State and Equality followed by Sharing and Pandemic with Environmental Collapse and Civil Unrest bringing up the rear.
As they settle in it’s Hope at the front stepping away from Liberal, Police State has dropped a step and Equality is moving up on the inside. Sharing and Environmental Collapse are keeping pace, Pandemic in behind and Civil Unrest is looking out of touch right from the start.
Coming into the bend now.
Liberal has dropped some pace, Equality took advantage and is closing on Hope, Sharing is passing Liberal on the outside. Police State is a nose in front of Environmental Collapse, Pandemic close behind and Civil Unrest is last out of the corner bringing up the rear.
Up the straight Hope is well off the pace now, Equality is trying to stretch away but Liberal has come back and is having none of it.
Sharing has drifted back, Police State and Environmental Collapse are tucked in behind, Civil unrest out of nowhere right on their heels, Pandemic making a run on the outside, leaving hope out the back looking the worse for wear.
Inside 250 meters Liberal is squeezing past Equality on the rail, Police State and Civil Unrest nothing separating these two.
Environmental Collapse on the inside is passing Police State with a late run.
Pandemic on the outside is starting to look like a contender. Hope is well out of touch and what ever happened to Sharing?
The last hundred to go!
Liberal has gotten away from Equality!
Environmental Collapse is closing the gap! What a run, what a run!
Pandemic close on his heels! Police State and Civil Unrest are battling it out!
It looks like Equality went too hard too fast this time, joining Hope at the back of the field!
Sharing is a distant memory!
50 meters to go!
Liberal is struggling!
Environmental Collapse keeps coming, it’s a beautiful run! A beauty of a run!!
Pandemic is charging hard along side!
Civil Unrest has broken free of Police State!
It’s a five horse race now!
There’s nothing in it!!
Liberal is slowing!
Civil Unrest, leaving it late, is storming home Past Environmental Collapse and Pandemic!
Liberal is all out of sorts here!
It looks Like Civil Unrest is going to take it at the post!
No, No, No, Liberal has upset Civil Unrest and Environmental Collapse Storms home!
Then it’s Pandemic, and a very angry Civil Unrest.
One would have to expect Civil Unrest supporters will be none too pleased with the Liberal team. A protest is almost a certainty.
Does anybody know what ever happened to Sharing?
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