Cairns Preview & Best Bets – Sunday March 26

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Cairns Tips 26/03/2023

Our form expert provides Cairns tips for today’s horse racing at Cairns Racecourse and gives his best bets.



Race 3:  No.3  SNAP CHAT  ($5 with Ladbrokes)

Local galloper SNAP CHAT is in great touch this time in and looks the testing material here today. Last start, the Spirit of Boom gelding bounced back from an unplaced effort in Class 2 company at Townsville when he finished strongly to win a BM0-55, here over 940m on a Soft 7 that day. Graham Kliese was aboard that day as he carried 59kgs to record his sixth podium finish from eight starts on the Cannon Park track. Kliese remains in the saddle for today’s assignment and with plenty of previous success on wet tracks, he looks a prime candidate for the major prize in this contest.



Race 7:  No.9  MEMBERS ONLY  ($6.50 with TAB)

The Sharlee Hoffman-trained MEMBERS ONLY will relish conditions here today and will be there when it matters most. Two starts back, the Toronado gelding recorded a good win, here in Class 6 company over 1400m on a Heavy 8 that day, before a disappointing unplaced finish at Townsville over the mile on a Good 4 in a BM65, (jockey Adrian Layt stated he failed to respond when asked for an effort). He returns to his comfort zone today where he boasts three wins from four starts at the track and distance and has three victories on wet tracks on his resume as well. Already a four-time winner over the 1400m, he is one of the biggest market-movers overnight ($17 into $6.50) and in favoured conditions, he looks in the mix at the weights today.



Race 2:  No.4  ALEXANDRA MARGARET  ($13 with BlueBet)

The Trevor Rowe-trained ALEXANDRA MARGARET is first-up today and ticks most boxes here to suggest she is in with a sneaky chance at (currently) double-figure odds. Last preparation, the Mahisara filly enjoyed success with three podium finishes from her five starts, including a win (on debut) over the 950m sprint. With Krysten Swaffer aboard, she put more than two lengths on her maiden rivals that day, here on a Heavy 9 surface. surface. Her last start for that campaign saw her finish unplaced at the Cannon Park track on a Good 4 where she pulled-up shin sore that day. Fresh off a 10-month absence today, she is welcomed back with a wet track and with Swaffer on board again, she looks well worth an each-way ticket in this contest.