We have expert betting tips for the cards this Thursday at Cranbourne and Kembla Grange.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Thursday meetings and we have our best bets across the cards.
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Race 1. (13:00) Frankston Sand Soil Maiden (1000m)
#13 – Star Magic @ $3.40 – Bet @ Ladbrokes
Star Magic showed potential during her first campaign and the two-year-old filly has upside.
The daughter of Star Turn finished second behind Star Turn at Sandown last start and we expect that form to stack up.
Barrier two is ideal and she should handle the wet conditions.
Race 3. (14:00) Silks Cranbourne Maiden (1400m)
#7 – Read @ $3.10 – Bet @ Ladbrokes
Read was beaten by only two lengths on debut at Sandown and there is plenty of natural improvement in store.
The three-year-old son of Iffraaj is bred to handle the wet conditions and he’s in good hands with Chris Waller, who should have him ready to fire.
Punters get fair odds and they’re worth taking.
Race 5. (15:00) Ladbrokes BM78 (2025m)
#1 – Herman Hesse @ $2.70 – Bet @ Ladbrokes
Herman Hesse didn’t fire behind a tough field at Caulfield last start and the Maher/Eustace-trained runner should appreciate this level of racing.
The former Sydney-based runner is a two-time winner at the distance, and although his best form has come on good tracks, he should handle the heavy.
He’s likely to push forward and be tough to hold out.
Race 7. (16:00) John Duff & Co C1 Handicap (1200m)
#2 – Rising @ $2.80 – Bet @ Ladbrokes
Rising looked the goods when winning at Stawell on debut by 5.3 lengths and we’re prepared to forgive his most recent effort.
The three-year-old son of I Am Invincible has since won a trial at Cranbourne to prepare and the money has come for him strongly.
He opened at $3.50 and we expect the money to continue to come.
Race 1. (12:55) Waterfall BM64 (2000m)
#2 – Tidal Creek @ $2.05 – Bet @ Ladbrokes
Tidal Creek looked good winning at Gosford and Canterbury last preparation and he looks ready to win after two starts this preparation.
The Annabel Neasham-trained son of Snitzel ran third at Canterbury last start behind Tudor Prince and the rise in distance helps.
2kg comes off his back and we’re backing him.
Race 2. (13:35) Helensburgh Maiden (1300m)
#1 – Sawrey @ $2.50 – Bet @ Ladbrokes
Sawrey went close at Goulburn last time out in heavy conditions and he showed a fine turn-of-foot.
The three-year-old has been threatening to win since making his debut last year and this race looks right up his alley.
We expect the $2.50 to shorten on race day so lock in the value odds available.
Race 4. (14:50) Otford Maiden (1000m)
#14 – Winnertakesitall @ $2.90 – Bet @ Ladbrokes
Winnertakesitall drops significantly in grade after finishing sixth at Rosehill behind She’s Extreme, so the easier opposition helps.
The Snowden-trained two-year-old filly comes off a trial placing at Randwick and she looks ready to fire at maiden level.
Dropping in weight to 55kg is ideal and punters have come for her in early markets.
Race 6. (16:05) Maddens Plains BM68 (1300m)
#10 – Skyray @ $4.80 – Bet @ Ladbrokes
The Clare Cunningham-trained six-year-old is a two-time winner at Kembla Grange and he could add another win to his record.
He is a seasoned pro with 55 starts for six wins and 12 placings, so he has been around the block and we like his chances to win again.
Carrying 55.5kg is ideal and he’s eyeing back-to-back wins.
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