R5 3pm TAB Cranbourne Cup 9 October Class 1 Handicap 1400m
STAR PLANET is a son of Lonhro, who has plenty of ability and can string two wins together after an imposing victory over 1300m at Geelong on July 15. He rises a kilo to 59kg for the win, but has the class.
AURORA FLYER has shown form on a wet track and will strip fitter here with two solid runs under her belt. With the claim of apprentice Brooke Sweeney, she carries 55kg and makes good appeal against mild opposition.
NINA RULES gets her chance to do just that here. The four-year-old has top apprentice Michael Dee to steer and she drops a kilo to 56.5kg on her last close sixth over 1400m at Pakenham. Good chance.
IKURA is a veteran mare who put the writing on the wall with a close eighth over 1400m at Pakenham last start. She gets a big relief in weight, dropping 4.5kg to 55.5kg for her rise in grade.
SELECTIONS: No1 STAR PLANET, No2 Aurora Flyer, No4 Nina Rules, No6 Ikura. VALUE TIP: No6 Ikura.
R6 3.30pm Mypunter.com BM64 Handicap 1200m
MISS DELOREAN hails from a top stable and with the 2kg claim of apprentice Mitchell Aitken will carry 58kg – the same weight she won with over 1205m on a Heavy track last start on August 2.
LADY’S PERSUASION comes into this race with good claims. She has not missed a place at her past five starts and with Brooke Sweeney’s 2kg claim she will carry 56.5kg and is drawn fairly in nine.
MADOG has been a bit disappointing, but it may pay to watch first-up as he hails from a top betting stable and has ability. She'll be flying home and with apprentice Ethan Brown’s claim carries 57kg. Each-way.
SECRET SEQUIN was rewarded for his honesty when breaking through for his maiden win over 1200m at Sandown last start on July 27. He has again drawn well and can play a key role.
SELECTIONS: No3 MISS DELOREAN, No7 Lady’s Persuasion, No4 Madog, No8 Secret Sequin. VALUE TIP: No4 Madog.
R7 4pm TAB - More Than Just Winning F&M BM64 Handicap 1600m
ZAPURBLY has been most consistent and deserves a win. Daniel Stackhouse keeps the ride and she again carries 58.5kg against her own sex. She can go one better here on her last start when nailed on the line.
CAHIRA was backed into a $2.80 favourite and landed the money in a 1600m maiden at Pakenham on July 19. She lumped 66.5kg that time and drops to 58.5kg here with Jamie Mott staying on board.
LA VEUVE drops in grade here on her last start fourth over 1600m at Sandown on July 27. She goes up to 59kg on her last start 56kg, but will like the distance and relish the easier opposition.
LE GRAND CRU broke her maiden status at her 13th start over 1400m against her own sex at Pakenham on July 26. She does not get any favours from her draw in 13 after jumping from two last start.
SELECTIONS: No7 ZAPURBLY, No6 Cahira, No2 La Veuve, No12 Le Grand Cru. VALUE TIP: No2 La Veuve.
R8 4.30pm Roast Night Tonight @ Trios BM64 Handicap 2025m
ANGEL’S TOUCH can give punters a heavenly finish. She is rock hard and has top jockey Brad Rawiller to steer. She goes up 2kg to 58.5kg on her last win over 2000m and looks hard to beat.
RIYADH has been racing in peak form and will welcome the drop in class here on his last-start second to Sir Lopez over 2400m at Sandown on July 27. He rises 3.5kg to 59.5kg, but that won’t stop him.
RAMSDEN STREET showcased he was close to a win with his strong second over 2241m at Sale on August 3. He again carries 58.5kg and will get a pearl run from his draw on the rail.
RETICENT was outclassed when he ran sixth over 2000m at Caulfield on July 30. Back against his own class and, with new rider Chris Parnham on board, he makes strong appeal.
SELECTIONS: No4 ANGEL’S TOUCH, No3 Riyadh, No5 Ramsden Street, No6 Reticent. VALUE TIP: No5 Ramsden Street