The report from last Tuesday night`s criterium cycling racing at Monash suggested a similar sized field to the day`s Melbourne Cup but “with fewer thoroughbreds”.

The bookies did not handle Cup size takings either but there was confidence the fashion parade would compare favourably with the Melbourne show until a strong southerly wind came along and turned it into a disaster.

A Grade placings were Steve Jaensch, from Chris Gartery and the club`s new and youngest ever club champion Colby Jachmann.

Clint Bamrick won B Grade from Derek Martinson, C Grade went to Gordon Pipe from Mick Gray, Dennis Robinson, Sam Pearce and Angelo Ylia and D grade to Tim Ridley, from Brailey Jachmann, Sue Lahainer, Peter Graves, Josh Ridley and Gordon Lawton.