perugina's tips for the Melbourne Cup 2008
Straight From The Horse's Mouth

Tonight has been spent preparing for
'the race that stops a nation'

That once a year event which has all the fillies excited.

Where hours are spent vetoing every item of clothing in the wardrobe and has every partner horrified at the prospect of having to answer 'that question' dreaded by all partners…
"Does My B** Look Big In This?"
Also deliberating on which shoes to wear with …and of course there's the all important decision about that accessory which can make or break the entire ensemble…THE HAT!

Whether to try for that Audrey Hepburn –ridiculously oversized 'My Fair Lady' look!
(Assuring your derrière will not rival that of the horses - a sure bet on the day!)
or just go the fascinator 'chook look!'
All important decisions…

All that remained this evening was studying the Form Guide.
The barriers drawn… the jockeys...the trainers… track conditions...dead weight vs. top weight...
bloodlines... and the poor animals form to be able to make the 3200 metre distance.

Tipping a science unto itself…so...with that said...
the numbers I drew out of the hat...
(insert wink)

18 Profound Beauty ridden by Glen Boss

8 Mad Rush ridden by Damien Oliver
21 Prize Lady ridden by Mark Sweeney
(which incidentally will start in barrier 18 which has never produced a Cup winner!)

Bon Chance to all!
Most importantly have fun!


Sandy said...

Aaah! I remember it well! That was always my worry...'does my *** look big in this?'
You write well La Perugina!I enjoy reading as well as looking at your blog.Well done! ....Good luck for today..."The Melbourne Cup"


Sandy...Glad you enjoyed my silly musings on the Melbourne Cup…all part of the fun!
Have a great day today.