Eight races and all on the dirt
Might not seem exciting at all
But still there we were at Shatin
Ready to have a ball

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After all this was Happy Wednesday
A time to rock and roll
But Shatin’s not Happy Valley
and so we went for a little stroll
We held back that usual
Happy Wednesday energy
And wanted to get on a winning roll

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We backed Perfect Joy in race 1
And it streaked home for Tye
Chris So is no so so trainer, boys
After all Caspar was, er, his sire
Altogether now!
Chris So is no so so trainer
After all, Caspar was his sire!

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Invictus just couldn’t lose
That’s what all the experts said
But Winning Apex had other ideas
And turned race two on its head
Everything we won we lost
We were no longer ahead

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Zac was back to win race three
And expedited things
It was a welcome winner for
Paul O’Sullivan
Dhere’s The Love was a bloody fickle thing
Yeah, just like in real life
Dehere’s The Love was a really miserable thing

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Then like our beer bellies stomachs
It all went bloody South
This was when Danesouth won race 4
A horse we’d never heard about
It ran like it hadn’t run before
Not in a very long time
It ran like it hadn’t run before
And so we drank more wine

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Now everybody sing!
There went the Triple Trio
It went south for everyone
No one hit pay dirt
Even The Three Amigos
sounded glum

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Maroon Prince got all stirred up
And this favorite in race 5
came bloody last
Loads Of Joy won for Gerard Mosse
It gave nothing else a chance
Oui oui, mes amis
Loads Of Joy made us Les Miserables By giving nothing else a chance

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“You don’t need form to win tonight”
Said Flinders who was spot on
Still Ollie Doleuze got a favorite home
When Turin Pearl led and won
Maybe our luck had turned?
When, oui, oui, another Frenchman won

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Green Zone won for Sam The Tailor
And Manu was a happy chapatti
But we backed favorite Bundle Of Joy
Which ran like a bad curry from Karachi
Bundle Of Joy made us rush to the loo
Like after a bad curry from Karachi

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In the last Bobo Dragon was at “voluptuous” odds
Said “Lucky” Davis to Clint
We all gagged when hearing the word
Brett Davis was becoming unhinged
“Voluptuous odds?” we asked ourselves
Amigo Brett was becoming unhinged

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Flinders said he’d do Brett’s washing
If the Six Up Bonus was won
Alas this was not to be
When Bobo ran like Wo Wo
No Flinders didn’t have to do no washing
When Bobo ran like Wo Wo

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And so we’ll wait for next Happy Wednesday
It wasn’t a very happy Shatin
Next week we’ll be at Happy Valley
And where they’ll hopefully shit in
All together now!
Next week we’ll be at Happy Valley
And where they’ll hopefully shit in!

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