The finals of the stayers’ series The Sky Heights and the Mile Series will be part of tonight’s eight-race card at Cranbourne.
The temperatures will remain cool with a maximum on 17C forecast, with the mercury to drop to 10C overnight.
The false rail will be stretched out to seven metres and the weather is set to be overcast.
QUADDIES (races 5,6,7,8)
Skinny Play: 2,10,11 / 1,5 / 1,2,4,9 / 1,4,8,12
Wide Play: 2,4,8,10,11,13 / 1,5,7,9 / 1,2,4,5,9,11 / 1,2,4,8,9,12,13
BEST BET: R6 – 1. IT’S A SILVERTAIL
Next Best Bet: R1 – 3. DIAOCHAN
Best Roughie: R8 – 8. DON’TBABYLON
No3 DIAOCHAN (NEXT BEST BET) is a nicely bred filly back against her own age after running second against the older fillies and mares over 1300m in a maiden at Geelong on May 13. She is from Team Hayes and will have the polish dropping back in grade here against her own age and sex. She will prove hard to run down.
No5 NO DOUBT MA’AM was reported to have pulled up shin sore after her debut sixth at Pakenham on May 11. That was in a 1200m maiden and she was warmly fancied, but she obviously was not shin sore. Watch here.
No2 BLACK AND TAN drops right back down in grade and is worth another look.
No7 SKY LAKE has been close to the mark at two starts and looks a chance here.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 SKY LAKE
No9 RADIANT ROUGE has been placed at her past four starts and with Ethan Brow’s 1.5kg drops to 56.6kg here. Latest ran a sound second here over 1400m against 3yr fillies on May 19. Good chance if backs up okay.
No11 JAYLO is a two-year-old racing against older horses, but she did run a strong third against her own age in a 1400m maiden at Pakenham on May 7. She gets ace jockey Craig Williams to ride here.
No1 ANTONIA is a four-year-old mare who ran a good second over 1200m against her own sex here last Friday night. She is on the quick back up but has top jockey Damien Oliver to steer. Has claims.
No10 TESTA LIFE has been placed at all of her six starts. Latest she ran second over 1600m here on April 4. She has been freshened up for this and if she comes back in good order she’s a chance.
VALUE RUNNER: No11 JAYLO
No6 SAVVY DRESSER gets top jockey Damien Oliver to guide at his step up to 2060m second up. Gave a solid run to finish third over 1600m in a maiden at Bairnsdale on May 7. He is bred to stay.
No7 SUBUTAI was well liked in the betting before finishing a sound second over 1600m in a maiden here last Friday night. Daniel Moor replaces Craig Williams, but he has been most competitive and respect.
No10 DIAMOND GRACE ran second over 2200m at second career start at Pakenham on September 15. She was given a trial over 1190m here on May 8, but that was unsuitable. She is from an astute stable and worth watching.
No1 ALL WELL is an Irish-bred import in an astute stable. Won a maiden hurdle at Warrnambool earlier this month before falling in a subsequent race on May 14. Has Craig Williams to ride and respect on the flat here.
VALUE RUNNER: No10 DIAMOND GRACE
No2 LEVITICAL reminded punters of his honesty with a first-up second over 1000m at Geelong on May 12. Patrick Maloney takes the reins here and he will strip fitter in a competitive race.
No12 SCUZI resumed from a spell with a brilliant win over 1100m at Ballarat on April 24. Was an easing favourite that day and has a steady second-up record. Damien Oliver is booked.
No13 LA RENARDE scored a smart win against her own age and sex in a maiden here on May 12. That was over 1000m and she is in a higher grade here, but if she gets a start is worth noting.
No1 KAKANUI has won twice and been placed second at three starts. Looms with good claims here on last start win over 1000m at Sandown in September. Ethan Brown’s 1.5kg eases his weight to 61kg. The weight is the query.
VALUE RUNNER: No13 LA RENARDE
No10 BARCHETTA overcame a few setbacks to lunge home, posting a courageous debut win at Bairnsdale. That was against her own age and sex over 1200m on May 7. The three-year-old will have improved.
No2 FOLK TALES resumed from a spell with a good third over 1170m at Wangaratta on May 8. Bound to be improved for the effort and with Liam Riordan’s 2kg claim will carry 59kg. Looks a sound chance.
No11 FONT MAGICA drops in class here on last-start fifth over 1200m at Flemington on May 5. Gets top jockey Craig Williams to ride and was a winner in a maiden here at her prior start. Good chance.
No3 TERINDAH is bound to find this easier than last-start sixth over 1200m at Caulfield on May 13. The three-year-old won at Mornington three starts ago over 1000m and makes appeal.
VALUE RUNNER: No11 FONT MAGICA
No1 IT’S A SILVERTRAIL (BEST BET) is racing at peak for leading trainer Darren Weir and can make it successive wins here after his victory over 2520m here on May 5. Irish-born jockey John Allen keeps the ride and he can handle the extra 3kg in weight to 60kg here. Allen is riding in outstanding form, and will lift this horse.
No5 JUST JUNIOR looks to be peaking for this race and did have a hurdle trial so will be hard.
No7 BUGLE CALL staying bred gelding racing in good fashion and would respect.
No2 CHARLEVOIX should now be ready to revive some of his better staying form.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 CHARLEVOIX
No4 GUIZOT Irish-bred import who has made a good impression at his three Australian starts. Latest he ran second over 1400m on a Heavy 8 at Warrnambool on May 4. Leading apprentice Jordan Childs takes the reins here.
No9 KIWIA has an unblemished record of two starts for two wins. Latest fought hard to score narrowly over 1600m at Ballarat on May 14. Michael Dee replaces John Allen on the Darren Weir-trained three-year-old.
No1 LORD LUMBERJACK is a German import who is racing well in Australia. He was spelled after he ran 12th following a torrid run at Eagle Farm over 1600m last December. He has drawn the rail and will get a soft run.
No2 KAPSET won over a mile at Caulfield before finishing 12th over the same distance at Flemington on May 6. Did cop a check that day and kept on chipping away without threatening. Keep safe.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 KAPSET
No1 SWISS KISS is a chance here in an open affair to finish this card. She was an excellent winner over 1170m at Wangaratta on May 7. With Liam Riordan’s 2kg claim, her weight is diminished to 60kg and from five she gets a soft run.
No12 SWAMPLAND had no luck before finishing a close third over 1300m in this class at Sandown on May 10. Gets a change of rider with Craig Williams replacing apprentice Beau Mertens and would respect in a competitive field.
No8 DON’TBABYLON (BEST ROUGHIE) ran a close first-up second over 1200m at Warrnambool on May 2. Struck a bog track that day. Her weight drops to 56.5kg with Ethan Brown’s 1.5kg claim and looks to have good prospects.
No4 ST SWITHUNS struck a bog track when last of six over 1400m on a Heavy 8 at Warrnambool on May 4. She had won at her prior start at Pakenham in April and she makes each-way appeal.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 DON’TBABYLON