We have expert betting tips for the cards this Friday at Cranbourne and Port Macquarie.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Friday meetings and we have our best bets across the cards.
Race 2. (17:15) Browns Sawdust & Shavings Maiden (1300m)
#10 – Telecaster @ $4.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Telecaster runs on debut for the Busuttin/Young stable following a solid trial effort at Cranbourne.
The three-year-old finished third on a heavy track, and with conditions expected to be wet on Friday, that experience helps.
The early betting support is a good sign.
Race 3. (17:45) Allied Security Maiden (1000m)
#12 – Telegraph @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old gelding finished sixth at Flemington on debut, and we expect that form to stack up nicely on a Friday night.
He has since run well in a Cranbourne trial, and the betting suggests he’s ready to fire. He opened at $3.50 and has dropped to $3.20, so put him on top.
Race 6. (19:15) Frankston Sand Soil BM70 (1600m)
#9 – The Brumby @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Searching for three wins on the bounce is The Brumby, who scored at Morphettville before winning at Sandown.
The McEvoy-trained four-year-old scored by a length last start, and we expect that form to stack up nicely in this grade.
1.5kg comes off his back to help with the rise in weight.
Race 7. (19:45) Tab Pinker Pinker Plate (2025m)
#2 – Impecunious @ $3 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old has class on her side, and although her form has been mixed, she is talented at her best.
She finished fifth behind So You Assume at The Valley last start after being no match for the likes of Turaath and Mystic Journey at Flemington.
It’s not the best Pinker Pinker Plate ever, so she can take advantage.
Race 1. (13:20) JR Richards & Sons Maiden (1200m)
#12 – Miss Laquetta @ $2.15 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Brett Cavanough lines up the three-year-old filly who ran well for fourth at Scone on debut.
The daughter of Star Turn ran at odds of $18 on debut, so she is much shorter here. However, she has been confidently backed after opening at $2.60.
Barrier 11 isn’t ideal, but we’re confident of a big effort.
Race 3. (14:35) John Oxley Motors C2 Handicap (1000m)
#1 – Black Jacamar @ $3.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Black Jacamar has yet to finish worse than third from five starts, so the daughter of Dream Ahead is consistent.
She has scored a win and a placing in two fresh up starts, which bodes well for this race. It shows she hits the ground running, so we’re not surprised her odds have firmed.
The $3.30 could firm even shorter on race day.
Race 4. (15:10) Flower Hotels BM66 (1100m)
#8 – Pandora Blue @ $2.35 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Pandora Blue scored consecutive wins last preparation, and although only fair last start, that form has stacked up nicely.
The four-year-old mare scored her most recent win by two lengths, so she can put them away, and we’re confident of another big effort.
$2.35 is likely to shorten considerably on race day, so take the value.
Race 7. (17:05) Carlton Dry Port Macquarie Cup (2000m)
#8 – Fast Talking @ $9.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Fast Talking is getting close to a win after three consecutive placings. Those runs have come at easier levels, but he could cause an upset over the city types.
The seven-year-old owns a win over this distance and he gets all favours off an inside draw with only 54kg on his back.
$9.50 is worth taking in the feature race.
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.