We have expert betting tips for the card this Friday night at Cranbourne that features eight quality betting races.
Night racing is back at Cranbourne and we have our best value bets for all eight races on the card.
Cranbourne horse racing tips
Race 1. (17:30) O’Brien Real Estate Maiden (1500m)
#5 – Royelle – Bet Now
Royelle ran well at Pakenham last start and she should be winning a race shortly. The three-year-old filly made up good ground in the straight and rising over more distance helps.
The daughter of Dundeel gets a nice trip throughout off the inside barrier and we’re confident of her chances in the opening race.
Race 2. (18:00) CTC Restaurant at Home Maiden (2600m)
#6 – Rokara – Bet Now
The three-year-old gelding has threatened to win a race after placing in four of his seven career starts.
He comes into this with back-to-back second placings at Mornington and Sale, which should prove to be good form for this maiden staying event.
He’s a son of Fastnet Rock that should worry about running over 2600m.
Race 3. (18:30) Browns Sawdust & Shavings Maiden (1200m)
#5 – Flying Banjo – Bet Now
John McArdle trains the three-year-old gelding that hasn’t been close of late but he owns two placings from three starts.
The son of Wordsmith ran second on a heavy track at Benalla and the improved track conditions at Cranbourne should help.
Punters should be getting each-way odds.
Race 4. (19:00) Highview Accounting Services Maiden (1300m)
#7 – Irish Pardon – Bet Now
Robbie Griffiths lines up the three-year-old gelding that capped off his last campaign with consecutive placings.
He’s a son of Fiorente which will only get better over more ground. His most recent placing came over 1500m on this track and that bodes well for a good run here.
Drawing barrier 12 doesn’t help but it should see his price get into the each-way range.
Race 5. (19:30) Ivan’s Pies Sky Heights BM78 (2080m)
#2 – Nudge Bar – Bet Now
Nudge Bar isn’t the most consistent type but he’s a nice type on his day and could figure in the finish on Friday.
The Peter Gelagotis-trained gelding is a four-time winner from 15 starts and he also owns five placings. It’s a nice record and although he puts in the odd bad run, he’s good most of the time.
Punters should get good odds on race night.
Race 6. (20:00) Mercedez-Benz Mornington BM70 (1000m)
#6 – The General – Bet Now
The General is shooting for three consecutive wins and they have all come at Cranbourne. He’s a son of Charm Spirit that scored by three lengths last start, so there was plenty of merit in that performance.
He gets every chance off the inside draw and with Michael Walker in the saddle, he’ll get a good run throughout.
Watch the market movement between the two Richard Laming-trained runners.
Race 7. (20:30) Light Up The Dawn BM64 (1300m)
#4 – Cielo D’oro – BET NOW
Cielo D’oro hasn’t shown much recently but he’s dropping in grade after running behind the likes of Charleise and Sartorial Splendor.
His form early on was good, which included a win on debut at Geelong. He then stepped up to Group 3 level and he should appreciate racing against easier fields now.
Stick with the Lindsay Park-trained runner.
Race 8. (21:00) Tab Long May We Play BM64 (1500m)
#6 – Ocean’s Thirteen – Bet Now
The Maher/Eustace-trained team lines up Ocean’s Thirteen, which owns two wins from five starts. She didn’t fire last start but her win at Warrnambool was worth attention.
She’s a daughter of Ocean Park that looks ready to rise through the grades and although facing a tough field, she could cope with it.
Watch for any positive betting moves in her favour.