Racing from Cranbourne sees the Punter’s Prince find his bets come up in the fifth race on the card.
The rail is in the true position, and with a bit of wet weather around, we want to be with horses who will race nearer to the lead speed.
cranbourne race 1
When being heavily backed, Giorello was given an absolute stinker of a ride last start.
Jockey Ethan Brown completely missed the boat after jumping first and handing the lead far too quickly to the race’s eventual winner.
Brown retains the ride here and will be told to hold the front at all costs on this galloper.
He should map a few lengths ahead of the odds-on favourite, his main danger if that occurs.
Brown has to use this horse’s fitness advantage over the field to full effect out in the lead.
Suggested Bet: Girello win at $2.90
Suggested Exotic: Exacta 1 & 9
cranbourne race 5
#2 office jim
Office Jim finds himself dropping down in grade considerably from his last start.
The Anthony & Sam Freedman sprinter goes up in weight for the drop-in class, but the stable has gotten him into a tight weight scale race.
Ethan Brown will have to probe through on the rail to hold a spot down as the field gets across him.
This horse is a rock-solid fit now, having had three runs back from a spell, and he is in the best form.
Suggested Bet: Office Jim win at $4
cranbourne race 6
The market will warm to Stats, who finds himself in a very suitable race.
The Greg Eurell stable is going sensationally well and this horse lands at Cranbourne, where he is one win from his sole start at the track.
He raced in a brutally run event at Sale in BM-64 grade two starts ago, which probably saw him flat for his runner-up finish at BM-58 level the last start.
We just need to see Billy Egan punch up from the inside gate to get a spot behind the leaders and then hope the gaps open up at the right time.
Suggested Bet: Stats win at $4.4
Suggested Exotic: Boxed Trifecta – 2, 3, 8
cranbourne race 7
Wendy Kelly saddles up her stalwart seven-year-old mare in Vitani for an attack at this BM-64 over 1500 metres.
It is a much more favourable scenario for this horse to be racing over this distance in a race void of early speed.
She can find herself landing on the lead speed rather than being too far back as she found herself last start.
Hoping this race turns into a sit and sprint where Billy Egan can control the lead.
Each-way play of the night.
Suggested Bet: Vitani each way at $7 for the win and $2.3 for the place.
Suggested Exotic: Quinella 1 & 9