It’s going to be a good night on the punt at Cranbourne, which provides punters with an entrée to The Championships on Saturday.
We have tips and form for all eight races on the Cranbourne Friday night card, which kicks off with a maiden plate at 6:30pm.
Cranbourne free tips & form
Race 1. (18:30) O’Brien Real Estate Maiden Plate (1000m)
#5 – Lovewithouttragedy @ $2.80 – BET NOW
The Hawkes-trained three-year-old has placed in four of her seven starts to date and she needs to win a race soon.
This looks like an ideal target after running second at Ballarat as the odds-on favourite last start and punters shouldn’t be expecting big odds again, but she clearly looks the horse to beat.
Dwayne Dunn takes the ride from barrier three and he will likely sit just off the pace and come with a big finish down the outside.
Take the shorts that bookmakers will likely offer.
Race 2. (19:00) Hyundai Maiden Plate (1300m)
#4 – Encosta’s Reward @ $8 – BET NOW
Darren Weir doesn’t often line up a long-shot chance but Encosta’s Reward should give punters some good value here.
The three-year-old colt showed improvement when running third at Warracknabeal last start, having finished last at Pakenham prior to that.
He appears the type which wants more ground and stepping up to 1300m is going to be a big assist here with Brad Rawiller in the saddle.
This doesn’t appear to be the hardest maiden field and he could show up at nice odds.
Race 3. (19:30) Highview Accounting Maiden (1400m)
#6 – Kaluna @ $3.15 – BET NOW
Richard Laming lines up the three-year-old filly which ran well for second on debut.
The Medaglia D’oro filly finished second at Mornington behind Evil Cry and that form has stacked up nicely this season.
She started as a $17 chance on that occasion and we’re expecting her odds to be much shorter on this occasion.
Jessica Payne might need to do some navigating from barrier seven but she represents good each way value.
Race 4. (20:00) R & C Asphalt Handicap (1400m)
#5 – Run Pam Run @ $2.60 – BET NOW
The Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young stable is firing at present and Run Pam Run could keep the run going.
A filly be Sepoy, the three-year-old finished second at Pakenham as a $51 chance last start and she has already won this campaign.
She drops in grade after contesting rating 70 grade last start and she doesn’t have to beat much in this field.
Chance at what should be each way odds.
Race 5. (20:30) Mypunter BM64 (2520m)
#7 – Danesai @ $3.75 – BET NOW
Danesai hadn’t even placed from the first seven starts of his career but has since won twice for Darren Weir.
The four-year-old was being earmarked for hurdle racing until he won at Ballarat in February and he has since won over the staying distance at Warrnambool.
That 1.3-length win was full of class for this grade and although he’s facing some more-seasoned rivals here, he looks a good winning chance once again.
Race 6. (21:00) Tab Multiplier BM70 (1000m)
#3 – You’ve Been Had @ $2.10 – BET NOW
You’ve Been Had won his first two starts before running a credible fourth at Moonee Valley last time out.
The lightly-tried five-year-old scored by six lengths on debut at Mornington before winning by 3.3 lengths on the same track.
He didn’t pull up overly well after his Moonee Valley run, hence the break over summer and he should be primed for this.
The betting will indicate the confidence in the camp but we’re predicting plenty of money to come for the talented gelding.
Race 7. (21:30) Beraldo Coffee (1200m)
#7 – Our Audrey @ $4.40 – BET NOW
The five-year-old mare was a winner on debut at Cranbourne and although she hasn’t won since, she hasn’t been far away in the finish.
Adam McCabe lines up the O’Lonhro mare which finished 2.6 lengths behind a nice type at Kyneton last start and that followed a third placing behind What A Hoot on the same track.
She maps out nicely for this race and she should prove tough to beat in an even field.
Race 8. (22:00) Zaparas Lawyers BM70 (1300m)
#2 – Maximus @ $2.20 – BET NOW
Maximus is an impressive type which has scored two wins from three starts this campaign.
The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained runner has finished out of the money in only one start to date and he was an impressive winner at Moonee Valley in this grade last start.
He does rise in weight to 60.5kg but he carried 60kg to victory at Werribee earlier this year and the weight is unlikely to bother him.
He looks a good bet to close the card.