Cranbourne Racing Tips: Friday, April 12th

April 12th 2019, 11:11am, By: Luke Krahe

Cranbourne offers another great race card this Friday, the 12th of April and Luke Krahe is back to preview all eight races and give his betting tips below!

Cranbourne Racing Tips

Best Bet: Race 4 – Parlay Princess.
Lay Of The Day: Race 5 - Boulevardier.

Race 1: 3YO Maiden Set Weights 1300m

It looks a tough maiden to start to the night, a lot will depend on if they back the first–starter Serene Spirit. She won an official trial dating back before Christmas, was last seen at the jump-outs at Wangaratta a couple of weeks ago where she was quietly ridden but was good through the line when stoked up the last furlong. Whitemore has placed at 6 of his 14 starts but has had enough chances, Haven Road and Taarank, the latter beat the former home but I would rank them equally as good runs.

Race 2: Fillies and Mares Maiden Plate Set Weights 1300m

Sealed is the runner that creates the most interest here, she hasn’t been seen since missing a place for the first time in her career in the Wakeful on Derby Day. She stuck on well after a tough run that day, she probably wants further but she looks to have a stack of class. This race looks very thin, I spent 35 minutes looking for a jump-out for We Know So but the difficulties surrounding what should be such an easy task are mind-boggling in this day and age. Watch the betting with her on debut. Yarrinup Flyer should be up on the speed and they look the only chances. If there is no money for the debutant, go with Sealed.

Race 3: Maiden Plate 1200m

A lot will depend on whether Neighbourhood goes around at Kyneton on Thuursday or not as she was one of my best of the day there off a nice trial win and jump-out prior to that. Her jump-out was quiet but when the camera panned away from her, she really extended and 100m after the line she was struggling to be pulled up behind the leading trio. If she is not here, Alshahhad looks to have come back well this tie and may have just run out of condition late at Ballarat, Authorisation was a pass on debut here last week and All Too Natural has good speed, but admittedly has had his chances. He may be the one if Neighbourhood doesn’t run here.

Race 4: Super VOBIS Maiden Plate Set Weights 2060m

There was a lot to like about the way that Parlay Princess hit the line at the Valley last start in a Group Three race, she was held-up when the runs came and only got clear at the furlong pole and hit the line hard. She looks to be crying out for the 2000m, gets a very winnable maiden and should be a lot closer to the speed. She could be the best of the night. Wealthy Wolf has some upside at start number three after working home strong over the mile last start and No Effort may lead for a long way.

Race 5: Class 1 Handicap 1200m

It looks a race in two. Jochberg over-raced when on the speed resuming, he was only fair to the line but that was a harder Class One than this. He was super when second-up last prep and with the small field, he should have the tactical advantage over his main rival Boulevardier. He dead-heated here last week to win his maiden, that was his first run back off a long break. Not sure how that maiden form will stack up so go with the top weight.

Race 6: BM64 Handicap 1000m

See how the earlier races are playing but if they are favouring the leaders, Doc’s Hero looks a really good bet here resuming. He hasn’t been seen at the official trials nor has he had a recent jump-out at his home track, but he has a great record fresh and with his natural speed, we can take him on trust. Shenanigan City won his maiden last start comfortably, would be happy to make him a chop-out as that win was impressive after he was held-up for a lot of the straight.


Doc's Hero


Shenanigan City ($4.80) Saver

Race 7: BM64 Handicap 1500m

Predecessor comes through the Bendigo Guineas and drops back to a 64-grade race here, he was wide on the run and didn’t get a lot of galloping room over the last 100m and was beaten under two lengths. He ran on hard to win fresh prior to that and should be at peak fitness now. A Fighting Fury wears the yellow and black, good at both runs back but will be giving them a start. He will run on hard but not sure that will be the pattern of the night with the rail out. Pop Queen has been racing well against the girls and Alsvin may lead for a long way.

Race 8: BM70 Handicap 2060m

Kardashing is a fight horse and is racing so well, you know what you will get with her, she will go forward off the inside gate and make her own luck. She has to step up in grade again after winning at the Valley, if the leader’s are dominant she looks a great bet. Lucabelle will get back from the wide draw, he charged to the line after being held-up to win an easier race last time. Herecomesmybaby didn’t have a lot of luck here last time when well in the market at this grade. King’s Full gets the blinkers on for the first time, he has been getting home well but may settle closer with the gear change.



2019 AFL: Round 18 Adelaide vs Essendon Preview & Betting Tips

Round 18 of the 2019 AFL Premiership Season begins on Friday night with the Crows hosting the Bombers at Adelaide Oval. We preview the match here and provide our best bet! read more

Horse Racing Tips: Thursday, July 18th

The horse racing action continues on Thursday as we build toward the weekend, and Luke Krahe has provided his best bets for Gosford, Ballarat, Gatton and Moree here! read more

2019 Women's Ashes: Test Match Betting Tips

The 2019 Women's Ashes is underway and there is five points up for grabs in the one off Test match scheduled to start this Thursday, the 18th of July! We have a full preview and betting tips for the match here read more

Warwick Farm Racing Tips: Wednesday, July 17th

We're back at Warwick Farm this Wednesday for the midweek racing preview and we'll hopefully be on a drier surface than previous weeks! Check out our race-by-race preview and tips here read more


Major Harness Races in Australasia

There are approximately 90 Group 1 level harness races in Australia and New Zealand each year; we've highlighted some of most high profile races on the annual racing calendar here. read more

Harness racing form: what are the most important things to consider

Harness racing form can be daunting to punters that are new to the sport and form analysis for the trots is certainly different to that of the gallops or greyhounds. We've listed what we think the most important factors to consider are when studying the form for a trots race. read more

Harness Racing Barrier Draws

Barrier draws are crucial in racing and they are especially important in harness racing. We've explained why barriers are such a key part of harness racing form study and their importance to determining a horse's chances here. read more

Harness Racing Glossary

There are many common terms used in harness racing that may not make sense to those new to the sport. Our harness racing glossary will help you understand what some of the key terminology means. read more


2019 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 17

Round 17 of the 2019 AFL season is in the books, and according to our Brownlow vote projections, we have a new leader! Whether we're right or wrong, it's going to be an exciting count this year! Check out our thoughts and Brownlow votes for Round 17. read more

2019 AFL Round 18 Odds

Round 18 in the AFL season gets underway on Friday night with a fantastic clash between the Crows and Bombers! We have all of the odds for Round 18 courtesy of Bet365 here read more

2019 AFL Round 17 Odds

Round 17 of the AFL season offers a great slate of games headlined by the Grand Final rematch on Friday night between the Eagles and Magpies! We have all of the odds for Round 17 courtesy of Ladbrokes here! read more

2019 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Predictions Round 16

Round 16 in the AFL offered up some thrilling contests and some outstanding individual performances! We take a look at each of the nine games and break down how we think the Brownlow votes will be dished out here read more