Cranbourne (Friday) Betting Preview & Tips

Betting tips for every race at Cranbourne today’s best bet is in race 1.

Thu, 20 Apr, 3:33 AM


The autumn night series continues with a bumper nine-race card at Cranbourne on Friday night. There should be no issues with the track expected to race fairly.

The track is tipped to be perfect as a Good 4 and the weather will be fine.

The false rail will be at seven metres for the entire circuit.

QUADDIES (races 6,7,8,9)

Skinny Play:  2,3,4 / 1,6 / 4,7,9 / 8,9,11

Wide Play: 2,3,4,5,10 / 1,2,6,8 / 4,5,7,8,9,10 / 2,4,8,9,10,11



Next Best Bet: R6 – 4. MANDEE

Best Roughie: R9– 8. ROCK AWAY.

R1 – 6.00pm. First Meeting April 22 1867 Maiden – 1200m.

No2 FONT MAGICA Was not good enough to match motors with the winner but gave a good account to run second at debut over 1000m in this class here April 7. Bound to be improved and has Dwayne Dunn on.


No3 FULL REWARD fought on steadily enough to run third at debut over 1200m in a maiden at Pakenham on September 10. No disclosed trial form but would take on trust from her good gate (5) against her own age and sex.


No7 NEW YORK PHILLY is lightly raced and resumes here from a 159-day break. Was placed third at four starts last in work and with Jamie Mott and time to mature is worth a review here. Gate 10 is a setback.


No4 ISERE showed enough at debut to pursue first up here when finishing third over 1200m in a maiden at Pakenham on September 10. Trainer John Sadler’s son Thomas rides here.



FONT MAGICA Cranbourne 09:00 - Winner

R2 – 6.30pm. TAB - We Love a bet Maiden – 1600m.

No10 MANHATTAN VIXEN faces strong opposition here in this F&M maiden. Her form is top shelf though and she can go one better than when running second as a $4.80 favourite at Geelong in 1425m maiden at Geelong on April 4.


No2 HOFF’S OFF there was much to like about her fourth in a 1425m maiden at Geelong on April 4. Strikes Manhattan Vixen again here but this is her third start back and can make a defining moment.


No9 KASTOR has been placed at all her four starts. Latest ran second over 1600m in a maiden at Tony Creek on April 10. She is drawn to be prominent in gate four and can chalk up her first win.


No11 MILLIE THE MISSILE has been placed at all of her five starts. Latest ran a good second over 1600m in this class here on April 7. She can tough it out from the wide gate in nine.



MANHATTAN VIXEN Cranbourne 09:30 - Winner

R3 – 7.00pm. The Heath Agistment Final – 1600m.

No3 MY DANCING DUEL is a veteran racing in sparkling form with two cup wins and a trophy victory at his past three starts at picnic meetings in Victoria. He strikes similar opposition here and rates high despite alley (13).


No11 GRAND FAITH was a good picnic winner before raised in class to run second over 1600m at Stony Creek on April 10. He strikes picnic opposition here in an amateur race and respect.


No5 GOLDONI has proven a force on picnic tracks. Is a former Irish import who is proving most robust at these meetings and would pay to keep in calculations despite rise in weight to 68kg.


No9 MURPHY’S CORNER gets weight relief dropping down to 64.5kg after carrying 67kg to win over 1600m at a Picnic meeting on April 15. Is on the quick back up here.



R4 – 7.30pm. Obrien Real Estate Maiden – 1000m

No6 FULL TWIST is a nicely bred mare who is from the leading Victorian stables of Team Hayes. She did look slick at a recent Flemington jump out and would expect a forward showing.


No9 DEZURI has been as consistent as a Swiss watch. She is again bound to be inside the money on her solid second over 1000m at Yarra Valley in a maiden on March 19. Nice and fresh for this.


No7 BELWAZI gets the services of top jockey Dwayne Dunn at her debut. She showed pace at her trial over 800m when finishing second at Cranbourne on April 3.  She has an excellent draw in gate four.


No1 BY THE POUND has been well schooled at gate trials. Latest shaded the leader to win over 990m at Cranbourne on April 3. He could not have asked for a better draw than in one for his debut.



R5 – 8.00pm. Mile Series Heat 1 – 1400m.

No1 CALL IT A DAY (BEST BET) is a lightly raced gelding who has a marvelous record of four starts for two wins and two placings. Latest score a smart win over 1400m here on April 7. He goes up 2kg for that effort to 61kg and is sure to be hard to beat again here.


No6 SHERPA TRAIL was caught in traffic and no hope last start and would give another chance.


No4 FOMO was set for the Group 2 Sandown Guineas last campaign. Must respect.


No5 SNIPFIT Struck a Heavy 8 but ploughed through to post maiden win here in good style last run.



R6 – 8.30pm. Brown’s Sawdust and Shavings – Lawson Poole Handicap – 1200m.

No4 MANDEE (NEXT BEST BET) is a city class filly who looms here with strong winning chances. She has been right on the money and good effort to run third over 1200m at Pakenham on March 30. Luke Nolen keeps the ride and she meets her own sex here. She does go up 2kg to 60.5kg but that should not anchor her in this class.


No3 DECONI she has been up for a while but she has proven a handy money spinner.


No10 MINNIE ROCKETTA she is back to her home track and she strikes her own sex so she does rate.


No2 DYMPHNA absolutely loves this tracks and on that record and she has been freshened would keep her safe.



R7 – 9.00pm. Torboy Handicap – 1200m.

No1 WHAT A SHOCK capped last campaign with a solid third over 1400m at Flemington on December 17. He gets Chris Symons as his new pilot first-up and drops sharply in class here.


No8 TAKE A SELFIE has not stepped a wrong foot being in the money at her two starts. Claimed a defining win in a 1200m maiden against her own age and sex at Pakenham on March 23. Can repeat.


No6 OLD FARM ROAD has shown enough talent here to warrant as a strong chance. Was first-up when second over 1206 at Benalla on March 25. Hails from an astute stable and drawn well in six.


No3 SPUD O’REILLY with Mitchell Aitken’s 2kg claim will carry 56.5kg and on last start second over 1100m at Ballarat on April 2 is a good chance. That was first-up from a long spell.




R8 – 9.30pm. 150th Anniversary Handicap – 1400m.

No9 LEODORO won at Yarra Valley before powering home like a steam train to snatch second over 1300m at Bendigo on April 1. Gets senior rider Luke Nolen replacing an apprentice here and if repeats will be in the thick of it.


No10 IN FAIRNESS was fresh when finishing a good second over 1400m at Ballarat on March 26. Drops 3kg to 55.5kg here and gets leading apprentice Ben Allen replacing senior rider Harry Coffey.


No4 MAGNANIME is a European import making her debut for noted filly and mare trainer Andrew Noblet. She trialled well with a second over 990m here on April 3 and Gets tough rider Dwayne Dunn to ride at her debut here.


No7 BROADWAY AND FIRST pay to over look last start as an aberration as has proven most honest with two straight wins before eighth over 1300m at Bendigo on April 1. Will have admirers.



LEODOROCranbourne 12:30 - Winner

R9 – 10.00pm. Sky Heights Stayers Series Heat 1 – 2060m

No9 ALMALITA was catapulted up into Group 3 class after landing maiden win when finishing tenth over 2000m at Randwick on April 1. Struck a quagmire that day and will appreciate being back on top of the ground here.


No11 ROCK GISELLE broke her maiden status two starts ago before thrown into top company when finished tenth over 1600m at Morphettville on April 8. Suited up in distance here and down in class. Like here.


No2 STREET HEAT has copped a 2kg penalty for posting a fighting win over 2025m here last start on March 31. Will carry 60.5kg which is an impost but keeps regular rider Jamie Mott and bears consideration.


No8 ROCK AWAY (BEST ROUGIE) is a mare racing in tip top form with two clever wins in a row. Latest fought hard to post narrow win over 2100m at Stony Creek on a Heavy 8 on April 10.  Drops a kilo to 57.5kg here.



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