The Friday night racing season isn’t far off finishing but punters can get some great value with Cranbourne this week.
An eight-race card is on offer for punters and we have free tips and form for every race this Friday evening.
Cranbourne free tips & form
Race 1. (18:30) O’Brien Real Estate Maiden (1500m)
#4 – Cape Etoile @ $2 – BET NOW
There wasn’t much support on debut for Cape Etoile but he ran a credible race for second.
The three-year-old finished second by a nose and with that experience under his belt, he should be better prepared for this.
It was only a field of six but he faces only six rivals here and he should land into a good position during the run and kick strongly in the straight.
Race 2. (19:00) Multiplier Maiden Plate (1300m)
#4 – Magnikka @ $3.90 – BET NOW
The Lindsay Park-trained runner hasn’t been far away in three career starts to date and it could offer punters good value here.
Backing up after finishing fifth at Ballarat fresh up, the Magnus filly should have strengthened up nicely and Noel Callow has been riding in good form.
This is an even field but bookmkaers should be offering each way odds and punters will get a run for their money.
Race 3. (19:30) Debortoli Wines Maiden (1300m)
#5 – Mr Warbucks @ $7.50 – BET NOW
Mr Warbucks had three runs last campaign and placed at his first two.
The Cindy Alderson-trained three-year-old ran third at Sale on debut before going close at Stony Creek second up.
He wasn’t as impressive when running fifth at Moe last start but he earned his break and he should return in good order this Friday night.
Having not had a trial leading into this is a positive sign that he’s right on track.
Race 4. (20:00) Franky D Hairstyling Maiden (1000m)
#5 – Six Sigma @ $5 – BET NOW
The three-year-old hasn’t had any trials to prepare for this but there are some notable positives.
He’s a well-bred son of Pierro which has senior rider Noel Callow engaged and he will jump from the inside draw.
Betting will indicate his chances on race night but everything points towards a good effort and trainer Michael Kent knows how to get his young team ready for the races.
Race 5. (20:30) My Punter BM64 (1400m)
#6 – Zimzala @ $2.15 – BET NOW
Zimzala is a quality four-year-old for Mick Price, which has finished in the money in four of his six career starts.
The son of Redoute’s Choice is coming off a fresh up third placing at Pakenham and he returns to a track where he scored his debut win.
That came by 2.8 lengths in a dominant display of running and it gives Noel Callow another good ride for the night.
The money will likely come and bookmakers should be offering something around odds-on for the talented type.
Race 6. (21:00) Merc-Benz Mornington Mile (1600m)
#6 – She’s Got Speed @ $1.95 – BET NOW
She’s Got Speed was a good winner fresh up this campaign but has been torturing punters since.
The Lindsay Park-trained mare has won only two of her 29 starts but her record includes 12 placings and they have come in stronger races than this.
Punters will need to take a risk with the five-year-old but she should enjoy running in this grade and she could represent each way value in the market.
Race 7. (21:30) Browns Sawdust BM64 (2600m)
#1 – Crafty Cruiser @ $5 – BET NOW
Crafty Cruiser got away with murder in front last time out over 2540m and the same situation could arise again.
The 10-year-old is having its 126th start in an incredible career and his half-length win last start could give him the confidence needed to win again.
He was able to get a soft lead in front with Ben Melham in the saddle and although John Allen takes over the riding here, he should adopt the same tactics and it could notch its 14th career success.
Race 8. (22:00) Zaparas Lawyers BM64 (1200m)
#2 – Trembling @ $9.50 – BET NOW
Trembling is a past fresh-up winner which should be respected at this level.
The Busuttin/Young-trained four-year-old scored his second career win late last year and although he finished last of six runners on this track last start, he was only 2.1 lengths from the winner.
He knows how to get going early in the campaign and there doesn’t appear to be any serious winning threats in the field.