Tough program at Cranbourne today but we believe we have found a few leading contenders sure to make their presence felt there today. Our top selection looks well-placed first-up and will be poised to strike with a solid trial hit out under her belt.
Cranbourne is racing on a Good 4 with the rail out 9m Entire Circuit.
ZOOLOGY was narrowly beaten by Masterbrax at Echuca last start and looks well placed to take out the opening event of the program here today. Will strip fitter third-up and looks a leading contender to start the day.
1st: No3 ZOOLOGY 2nd: No4 Endless Rose; 3rd: No6 Nicci By Name; 4th: No9 Toorak Melody
Resuming from a 19-week spell RAINBOW GIRL (BEST BET) showed promise last preparation despite not breaking through and looks well placed to get her maiden victory here. Beaten by 2.6 lengths at Flemington back in May before going to the paddock for a break. Trialled well leading into this. Top Pick.
1st: No10 RAINBOW GIRL 2nd: No1 Bionics; 3rd No2 Black Sea; 4th: No5 Rich Itch
Sticking with MOONLIGHT’S REWARD to go close in this. Led and faded when well beaten last start at Sale but returns to a track he has placed twice from three starts. Will need luck but a win won't shock.
1st: No9 MOONLIGHT’S REWARD 2nd: No11 Kaplic; 3rd: No2 Austell Bay; 4th: No1 Allageri
SHAMINO is resuming from a 16-week layoff but showed promise last preparation to be a leading contender here today. Won by two lengths on this track back in May defeating Yulong May convincingly and will look to make it successive victories first-up today. Has trialled well leading into his return.
1st: No11 SHAMINO 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No5 Evil Cry; 3rd: No8 Billabong Babe; 4th: *SCRATCHED* No3 Count The Interest
THE THUG won well at Kilmore last start and can win again on a track he has tasted success on in the past. Looked good when defeating Rex Bell by a length a fortnight back and looks a serious threat to his rivals once again. Usually settles close to the speed so expect him to be prominent again. Rates well.
1st: No2 THE THUG 2nd: No3 Wolfendale; 3rd: No5 Meteor Light; 4th: No7 Big Pats Pontiac
Lightly raced Darren Weir-trained galloper CALIBRATION is resuming from a break but has great first-up form and has been primed for this with a solid trial hit out at Tatura. Import that doesn’t know how to run a bad race. Look for him storming home late.
1st: No5 CALIBRATION 2nd: No2 Is Don Is Good; 3rd: No9 Jane’s Angel; 4th: No4 Waking Moment
*SCRATCHED* INDERNILE has drawn well to be very competitive here today and looms as a major player over a distance he excels racing over. Go on his victory two starts back at Sale when proving too good defeating Blazejowski by two lengths. Does get back in his races but charges home late. Rates well.
1st: *SCRATCHED* No7 INDERNILE 2nd: No10 Twilight Song; 3rd: No4 I Did It Again; 4th: No1 Nordic Empire
I AM QUEEN looks well placed after being narrowly beaten at Morphettville last start to take out the final event of the program. A lightly raced mare that’s racing in good form and two starts back, ran third to Declarationofheart that went around as second favourite last Saturday behind the highly talented three-year-old, Brutal. Looks as a Trialled threat here today. Ready to win.
1st: No10 I AM QUEEN 2nd: No9 Elephant Rock; 3rd: No13 Elle Street; 4th: No12 Nasaayim