Friday Horse Racing Tips – Friday, May 20th 2022

We have expert betting tips for the cards this Friday at Cranbourne and Rockhampton.

There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Friday meetings and we have our best bets across the cards.

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Race 1. (10:50) Tab Handicap (1200m)

#2 – Tequila Dancer @ $2.80 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Tequila Dancer is already a two-time winner this preparation and we like her chances of winning again.

The two-year-old filly comes off an open-class win at Toowoomba and anything close to that form would be good enough.

2kg comes off her back that gives us confidence.

Race 3. (11:50) Great Northern Handicap (1200m)

#3 – Sargeant Hulka @ $2.30 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Sargeant Hulka comes off a tidy debut win at Ipswich and that form bodes well at this level.

The three-year-old son of Real Saga looks to have a bright future and it’s good to see positive betting moves throughout the week.

He opened at $4.80 and has firmed into $2.30, which is a big move.

Race 5. (12:57) Newmarket Raceday C6 (1400m)

#1 – Deep Breath @ $3.30 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Deep Breath is shooting for six consecutive wins and it’s hard to bet against the five-year-old gelding.

The son of Choisir owns four wins at Rockhampton and he has a new lease on life, so punters should be confident going forward.

The odds appeal and we’re not worried about the slight drift in betting markets.

Race 7. (14:12) Tattersalls Cup Sun Handicap (1050m)

#2 – The Egyptian @ $4 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

The Egyptian is another runner with excellent form having recorded three consecutive wins at Townsville.

He is an 11-time winner overall and a two-time winner at Rockhampton, so he knows the track well and getting 2kg off his back helps.

We wouldn’t be surprised if money came for him on race day.


Race 2. (18:15) Hygain Maiden Plate (1400m)

#10 – Tayla’s Moment @ $2.70 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Tayla’s Moment is getting close to breaking through for a win after posting six placings from 11 starts.

The Matthew Ellerton-trained three-year-old ran second at Cranbourne last start and there has been steady money for her throughout the week.

We’re expecting her to win very shortly.

Race 4. (19:15) O’Brien Real Estate Maiden (1200m)

#8 – Keppel Bay @ $2.20 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Keppel Bay has three second placings from three starts and she could score fresh up.

The three-year-old daughter of Capitalist will need to show good barrier speed from the wide draw but she has ability.

The early money movement is a good sign and punters should be confident.

Race 6. (20:15) Travis Harrison Appr. Cup BM64 (1500m)

#2 – Battaglia @ $7.50 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Battaglia comes off a win at Pakenham and punters get value odds again.

The four-year-old son of So You Think is a two-time winner from 13 starts and he also has six placings to his name.

His record is good enough to worry them against this company.

Race 8. (21:15) Silks Cranbourne BM64 (1000m)

#4 – Sugartown @ $3.90 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Sugartown owns a win and a placing from two fresh up starts and she will enjoy dropping right back in class.

She faced the likes of Mileva, Shilo Lass, and Madame Bolli at her last three starts, so this is a much easier target.

Dropping back from open class should have good results and we’re surprised at the value odds available.

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After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.

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