As we say goodbye to the Melbourne Spring carnival, the action continues with two feature meetings today on Saturday, November 13th.
Newcastle will play host to the $1m Hunter while Cranbourne will see the running of the Cranbourne Cup today as well.
Billy Bestford has cast his eye across the meetings and has found his best bets across the country for today. If you'd like even more detail, then head to our dedicated racing site Racing Bet, where we have analysis for every race from Newcastle, Cranbourne and Ascot, as well as odds comparison, video previews and betting strategies.
Horse Racing Tips - Saturday, November 13th
Newcastle Race 2
(10) Sacred Command looks the winner here for mine. He's been extremely unlucky in both his last two starts and arguably should have won them. He draws towards the outside today which might help Berry keep him out of trouble. Drops a stack in weight on previous two runs and should be going very close.
(10) Sacred Command
Newcastle Race 5
(1) Love Tap looks very hard to beat on recent form. Comes through the Golden Eagle where he more than held his won, finish 4L off I'm Thunderstruck. Nash should go forward from the low draw and like he always does, he'll get everything out of him. Won the Gloaming over this trip and if he can bring his best form, he'll be winning this.
Cranbourne Race 5
She’s been extremely unlucky in two runs this prep but this looks her easiest task to date for (6) April Rain. She won’t have any issues with the sting out of the ground and has been a winner 3rd up in the past. As long as Frosty can keep her out of trouble and into clear air I think she has the best turn of foot in this race and will be much too good for them.
Newcastle Race 8
(1) Lost And Running is the best horse here and his 4th in the Everest tells you that. He then came out and finished 2nd to Eduardo who is the best sprinter outside Nature Strip in the country. Horse is clearly airborne and this has been a target race for a while. Barrier is wide but he's speedy enough to cross and the drying track only enhances his chance. Looks very hard to beat.
(1) Lost And Running
Cranbourne Race 8
(3) Mankayan looks very hard to beat here on recent form. Has now finished 2nd four times this prep and 3rd in his only other start. Never runs a poor one and this is his easiest race to date. Was only just run down last start by Great House who was coming off a good run in the Caulfield Cup and has since run okay in the Melbourne Cup. Thats the elite form for this race and I think he can break through for a deserved win today.