A fat card from Cranbourne sees The Wizard of Odds run his eyes over 10 races to find the best bets ahead of racing on Thursday.
He has his eye on a first starter in race one as well as a resuming three-year-old filly in race nine.
Cranbourne Race 1
#11 Title Shot
Title Shot, a two-year-old filly on debut for Lloyd Kennewell, looks perfectly placed to run a cracker.
She has put in two nice jumpouts leading up into this run with the most recent being an 800-metre piece of work around Caulfield.
She settled on the speed and was eased down late to finish third in a sign she was well within herself.
From barrier four, she can be positioned just in behind the leaders and hopefully the gaps appear at the top of straight.
Great each-way bet to start the day.
Suggested Bet: Title Shot each-way at $6.50 the win and $2.40 the place
Cranbourne Race 2
#4 Major Impact
Jumped out stylishly at Cranbourne on July 12 after punching through on the rail and leading throughout.
He looked strong through the line under light riding at the latter end of the 800-metre jumpout and kept up a nice stride after the finish post.
Senior jockey Brett Prebble takes the ride for local trainer Enver Jusofovic and from very soft barrier this horse can show his nice turn of foot.
Marking him as the best of the day.
Suggested Bet: Major Impact each-way at $4.8 win and $1.95 the place
Suggested Exotic: Quinella 4 & 9
Cranbourne Race 8
#11 Queen Ryker
Queen Ryker thrived with her stable change from Peter & Paul Snowden to Mitchell Freedman.
She broke her maiden status at Colac over 1100 metres which was her most recent start since being put away for a spell.
The threey-year-old filly returns here off a two solid trials which will surely have her ready to sprint sharply fresh.
She is a very lightly framed type of horse and that should bode well for the wet track we are likely to face at Cranbourne.
Suggested Bet: Queen Ryker win at $4.4
Suggested Exotic: Trifecta – 1, 11/ 1, 2, 10, 11/ 1, 2, 10, 11
Cranbourne Race 10
#7 Marchons Ensemble
Marchons Ensemble ran bravely last start in a race that was not run to suit those who settled in the rear half of the field.
The OTI-owned import was eating into the winning margin late in the race out deep on the course and made up significant ground in a slowly run race.
The rise to 2060 metres looks ideal and he will benefit enormously for that first-up run as well.
Only query is the barrier and where he gets to on the speed map but at that price he is worth the risk.
Suggested Bet: Marchons Ensemble each-way at $16 the win and $4.8 the place
Suggested Exotic: 7, 11/ 7, 10, 11/ 7, 10, 11, 12