Cairns Preview & Best Bets – Sunday October 30

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Cairns Tips 30/10/2022

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



Race 2:  No.2  INVESTOR  ($4.20 with BlueBet)

In the hands of Cairns leading trainer Trevor Rowe, INVESTOR is in a purple patch of good form and is ideally placed here for another home-track victory. Last start, the Written Tycoon gelding was shooting for the hat-trick but came up short, taking home third prize on the day in a BM70, here over 1250m. He covered that trip, 5 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best last-start effort here by more than 2 lengths. He should find this contest a little easier today and has Melea Castle reuniting with him who boasts a two-from-two record with him. Drawn the fence here, he maps to be box-seating on settling and from there he should get all the favours and prove to hard to hold out in the run home.



Race 3:  No.4  WICKED CHANCE  ($4.20 with TAB)

Trained at Townsville by Georgie Holt, WICKED CHANCE returns to the Cannon Park track in search of win number two and looks every chance of achieving that goal today. Last start, the Better Than Ready filly weakened over the final stages to end up taking home third prize in a Three-Year-Old Hcp over the 1000m on her home track. Ryan Wiggins was aboard (for the third-straight time) where the filly was allocated 55kgs for the race but carried 1.5kgs over that day. Wiggins remains in the saddle today and dropping back slightly in distance here, she looks more at home with this challenge. She maps to settle near the speed with Wiggins making the trip north for today’s ride. She looks a genuine contender here today.



Race 7:  No.5  MODERNISM  ($4 with bet365

Coming in well at the weights here, the locally-trained MODERNISM is a track specialist and is capable of getting the job done today. Last start, the Master Of Design mare came off a good win here in a BM70 when she beat all but one home in similar company over 1500m. With Jason Taylor aboard that day, she chased the leader home all the way, but the slow tempo put paid to her chances that day, still showing enough fighting spirit to collect the silver medal. She is up in grade today, but drops 3.5kgs and has Taylor sticking with her. Fifteen starts at Cannon Park have resulted in four wins and five minor placings so she knows how to find the winning post. She’ll do no early work from gate three but will be running on strongly when it counts.