Cranbourne Preview & Best Bets – Friday October 7
Our form expert provides Cranbourne tips for today’s horse racing at Cranbourne Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Cranbourne Tips 7/10/2022
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Race 7 No. 1 NERVE NOT VERVE- ($4)
Pretty keen on NERVE NOT VERVE in the feature of the evening at Cranbourne, the Pinker Pinker Plate. The tough on-pacer from the Mike Moroney yard should be cherry ripe after two runs in and comes off a last start runner-up performance behind Desert Icon at Moonee Valley. She loves a track with a bit of give in it and was a dominant winner at her only start at the track and trip. Jamie Kah will look to settle handy from the wide gate and we can expect the pair to be in it for a long way.
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Race 2 No. 11 BLAZING BURJ- ($3)
BLAZING BURJ can go close in Race 2 after a debut effort that saw her finish runner-up at Geelong over the 1733m on September 15. The Mick Nolan-trained filly showed some promising signs with that performance, swinging out wide and producing the fastest last 200m. She went 4.6 lengths slower than standard, which are the best last starts figures of any runner. There looks like there might be scope for improvement out to the 2025m at her second career start and she draws to be within striking distance from barrier 6.
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Race 4 No. 4 PORT ALBERT- ($2)
Plenty of unknowns here with a number of first starters in action and a wide barrier doesn’t help but willing to roll the dice on PORT ALBERT in Race 4 of the evening. The Nick Ryan-trained galloper resumed with a solid effort at Caulfield on September 17, finishing a narrow 3rd behind Lascars. That horse had form around the likes of Giga Kick prior to that. This looks much easier for Port Albert and he went a healthy 4.3 lengths faster than standard at Cranbourne, which is nearly seven lengths better than what any of the raced runners have produced. Blake Shinn rides and just needs to find a spot early on.
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Race 9 No. 10 LEMPICKA – ($4.80)
LEMPICKA looks well placed in the final event of the evening. The locally trained mare resumes and is unbeaten first up, taking out her debut before winning well at Sandown when fresh last time ahead of Head First in a BenchMark 64, going 3.5 lengths faster than standard. She then produced some handy performances in stronger company than this when missing out behind Najmaty, while she didn’t have much luck around Inundation and Squid Game before the break. Barrier 3 looks perfect and the daughter of Rich Enuff can end the night a winner.