Cranbourne Racing Tips: Friday, May 17th

May 17th 2019, 3:06pm, By: Luke Krahe

Welcome to our horse racing preview and betting tips for night racing at Cranbourne on Friday, May 17th.

There's eight races on the card, with the track currently rated a Soft 5 and the railin the true position.

Check out our preview and betting tips for every race below.

Cranbourne Racing Tips: Friday, May 17th

Best Bet: Race 4 - (1) Exclaim

Lay Of The Day: Race 2 - (7) Lesage

Race 1: 2YO Maiden Plate 1200m

These races for the juveniles can often be tricky affairs with so many unknowns, I am a quietly confident about one here though. (5) Navarre has been to the races twice; he had every chance at the Bool on debut then went there again over the carnival and wasn’t beaten far. He tried to lead all the way that day, from the wide draw he will be carving over again no doubt and this looks a suitable assignment. Obviously, there are plenty of unknowns and any serious backing for one of these should be respected.

Race 2: 2YO Fillies Maiden Plate 1000m

Selection scratched


Race 3: Super VOBIS Maiden Plate Set Weights 2025m

(12) Stormy Elect has only been to the races once in her career so stepping up to this trip at her second start is a little question mark. She debuted at Ballarat over 1500m, got well back in the field before peeling wider at the turn. She was held-up from the top of the straight until the furlong pole, made some ground late and looks to be creaming out for this trip. She was beaten a long way that day and was not wanted in the betting, she looks a good each-way bet in a race where most of these have had enough chances.

Race 4: Maiden Plate 1300m

(1) Exclaim has been a little costly for punters, he has been beaten as favourite at two of his four career starts and was well backed at the other two. The Stable obviously have an opinion of him and he won’t get a better chance than this to get his first win. He was first-up last time at Pakenham when he did plenty wrong, he was slowly away, over-raced, was caught wide and hung around the turn before sticking on well. He was entitled to drop off after the run he had, no doubt the big punters will be backing up again to get on him.

Race 5: BM78 Handicap 1200m

(1) Spirit Of Aquada has been racing well this time in, a win fresh followed by a couple of seconds when beaten by the shortest possible margin at each of them. He was a little ordinary on face value last time in a much harder race at Flemington, he should be right back to his peak here in this grade. (7) Zaidin looks to be the obvious danger and probably the only chance to beat the fave, but he will likely be giving the top pick a start and can’t see him running over the top.


Race 6: BM64 Handicap 1600m

The previous race was the first leg of the Quaddie, hopefully you go one out there as we need to get a lot in this race. It looks very tough on paper and there is up to ten chances in my opinion. (8) La Volt is one that interests me, he was beaten as favourite here last time a fortnight ago and did appear to have every chance. The tempo of the race may not have suited him that night, coming here third-up he should be fully fit getting out to the mile. He gets the blinkers on for the first time tonight, he was very good fresh after not having much luck in a race that has proved a good form reference.

Race 7: BM64 Handicap 2025m

(6) Buffalo Bill is having his sixth start at prep number one which is a little concerning, but has been given a three-week fresh-up in what may be his last run before going to the paddock. He was well beaten in a similar race last time, that Bendigo 64 has produced two subsequent winners since so the form line is good. He was wide on the speed that day, he should get a nice economical run drawn the rails. The jock will have options early if he jumps away with them, he can lead or take a sit. This is only his second go out of maiden grade, he looks like he can handle the class rise and is a great place bet.

Race 8: BM64 Handicap 1200m

(2) Mr Tipla looks a good chance to get us out ahead in the last, he is a great fresh horse winning 2/3 when resuming previously. He has only had the two runs in Australia since coming across the ditch, he won at Stawell convincingly at this grade fresh last prep and then was only fair at Caulfield in a harder race. He did feature a couple of times in the stewards report so am willing to forgive him that run. He has trialed nicely here at the track late last month, pushed out a little but a victory all the same. Drawn well, he should be mid-field in the run and hitting the line hard.


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