We have expert betting tips for the card this Friday night at Cranbourne that features nine quality betting races.
Night racing returns to Cranbourne as the temperatures start to drop. However, we continue to race under the lights and we have our best value bets.
Cranbourne horse racing tips
Race 1. (17:00) Do It For Dolly Maiden (1400m)
#4 – Kutayha @ $3.70 – Bet Now
Punters should always respect a Chris Waller-trained runner that has been well backed. The three-year-old is on debut and he hasn’t had a trial to prepare.
That could be a good sign and the son of Savabeel doesn’t have a superstar field to contend with on debut.
Follow the betting moves.
Race 2. (17:30) Ivan’s Pies Maiden (1400m)
#1 – Atypical @ $3.30 – Bet Now
Clinton McDonald lines up the four-year-old gelding that was beaten at odds of $1.67 on debut. However, we’re prepared to give him another chance.
The son of Pierro was coming off a 4.5-length trial win but after showing good barrier speed, he didn’t sustain the run.
Stick with him and the odds are better this time around.
Race 3. (18:00) R&C Asphalt Maiden (1600m)
#5 – La Pietra – Bet Now
La Pietra is coming off a tidy effort for third on this track and she could improve enough to win. The Robbie Griffiths-trained filly has shown glimpses of quality form throughout her career.
Having Craig Williams in the saddle will take her a long way and we’re expecting late money to come her way on the night.
Race 4. (18:30) O’Brien Real Estate Maiden (1200m)
#4 – Modulo – Bet Now
The four-year-old gelding made good ground when third at Seymour and he could return from a spell in fine order.
He hasn’t raced since September, but Damien Oliver is a key booking. He wouldn’t be riding unless the gelding was ready to fire.
It’s an open contest so punters should get nice odds.
Race 5. (19:00) Dirt Rock Civil BM64 (1200m)
#4 – Vici – Bet Now
Vici needed the run last start and we’re expecting a tidy effort this time around. The Wendy Kelly-trained gelding has two wins from nine starts and Cranbourne is a track that should suit nicely.
Punters should get a good price but the booking of Craig Williams could drive down the odds. However, the three-year-old is worth sticking with.
Race 6. (19:30) Peter and Lavella Darose BM64 (1200m)
#2 – Iscariot – Bet Now
Iscariot scored a win to kick off this campaign before running three consecutive second placings. The three-year-old has finished in the money in six of his seven starts and that’s a solid record.
Drawing barrier 11 could make it tricky over this distance but he has superior barrier speed to most in this race.
Keep him safe and each-way odds could be available.
Race 7. (20:00) Mercedes-Benz Mornington BM64 (1000m)
#11 – The Sisters – Bet Now
The Sisters brings in good form and although she hasn’t raced for over a year, she could show up here.
She last raced in April 2019, where she finished fifth at Sandown. She was good enough to win on debut and now that the tracks are wetter, she should be nicely suited.
Betting will indicate her chances.
Race 8. (20:30) De Bortoli Rose BM70 (1600m)
#7 – Cleo’s Poet – Bet Now
Cleo’s Poet hasn’t been too far behind a couple of nice types this season and he has improvement to come.
His winning strike rate isn’t the best, so punters are taking a risk, but with the risk comes juicy odds.
He runs well at this distance and he could cause an upset at odds.
Race 9. (21:00) Tab Long May We Play BM64 (1400m)
#9 – Here de Fox @ $5 – Bet Now
She scored a good win three back at Kilmore and although beaten twice since, her form matches up well with this field.
The daughter of Foxwedge is rarely too far away from the play and punters are getting good each-way odds this time around.
It’s an even field but she looks the best of them.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.