We have expert betting tips for the cards this Friday at Cranbourne and Coffs Harbour.
Punters can find excellent value at Friday meetings and we have identified the best value runners.
Race 1. (17:30) Core Protective Group Maiden (1000m)
#3 – Midwest @ $2.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Team Freedman lines up the two-year-old colt having his second preparation on Friday.
The son of Zoustar didn’t show much on debut but his effort to finish third at Bendigo last time out was a quality result.
Barrier two with Jamie Kah in the saddle is ideal and we’re expecting a big run.
Race 2. (18:00) Hertz Cranbourne Maiden Plate (1400m)
#5 – Sly Corner @ $2.45 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sly Corner failed under the conditions at Warrnambool, but his form prior included four placings from five starts.
The Busuttin/Young-trained son of Savabeel finished second at Pakenham two back and the drop in distance should help.
The inside draw is ideal and punters get value odds.
Race 4. (19:00) Mega Trim BM70 (2060m)
#1 – Carrie @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Carrie is a three-time winner from 13 starts and she will find this much easier than her most recent start.
The Danny O’Brien-trained mare finished eighth at Flemington behind Good and Proper, so dropping down two levels should make the difference.
Ben Allen rides from the inside draw, so expect a top effort.
Race 6. (20:00) Tab Long May We Play C1 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Crystal Chief @ $4.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Crystal Chief scored a win at Wangaratta three back before taking on tough company at Caulfield.
The Ellerton/Zahra-trained gelding ran behind Muntaseera and Ayrton, so he finished behind two top-level types.
We’ll happily take the $4.80 available and he should be heavily backed on race night. His odds could firm to around $3, so get in early.
Race 1. (11:20) Elmac Electrical C1 Plate (1615m)
#9 – Unwavering Faith @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Unwavering Faith comes off a win at Port Macquarie and she looks capable of rising through the grades.
The three-year-old daughter of Sebring had been threatening to win after two second placings and she should be able to stay in form.
Barrier two and 55.5kg on her back is ideal, so put her on top.
Race 3. (12:35) Woolgoolga Cup BM74 (2015m)
#1 – Prospero @ $3.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Prospero scored a fresh up win at Port Macquarie by 1.8 lengths before struggling at Newcastle. However, he should enjoy Coffs Harbour much more.
The five-year-old son of Pierro has yet to finish worse than second at the distance and he won’t have to do any work off the inside draw.
We expect plenty of money to come for him throughout the week.
Race 4. (13:15) Coffs Kerb & Gutter Maiden (1215m)
#9 – So Super @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
So Super was the beaten favourite when finishing third at Grafton last start and he should be better for the outing.
The three-year-old gelding hit the line with purpose and he shouldn’t take long to break through, so we’re putting him on top here.
He gets 2kg off his back and $4 is well worth taking.
Race 6. (14:35) Inspirations Paint Cup BM58 (1415m)
#8 – Dream Song @ $3.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Dream Song comes off three second placings from her last four starts and she is a tidy four-year-old mare.
The Kris Lees-trained daughter of Your Song comes off a second placing and there isn’t much to beat in this field.
Barrier three is ideal and we’re expecting a solid effort.
Race 7. (15:10) Bob Chambers C2 Handicap (1012m)
#3 – Sacred Zim @ $2.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sacred Zim is a three-year-old colt that comes off a win at Ipswich. He has won both trials at Gold Coast since and he could make a winning resuming run.
The son of I Am Invincible has speed to burn and although drawing barrier 14 makes it hard, he could be far too good for them.
Punters get odds worth taking and he should give a good sight.
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.