Cranbourne Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday October 4
Our form expert provides Cranbourne tips for today’s horse racing at Cranbourne Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Cranbourne Tips 04/10/2023
BEST BET 🏆
Race 3 No. 5 PICKAXE – ($1.90)
PICKAXE should be hard to get past in Race 4 of the day. The Maher/Eustace galloper has had the four career starts for three minor placings and comes in with five weeks in between runs after just fading late in the piece to place 6th behind Rackemann at Sandown over the 1300m on August 30. He went at a solid clip out in front that day. Prior to that, the son of Pierro was runner-up over the 1400m at Sandown. He draws barrier 12 for this but has the early speed to cross and Jamie Kah jumps on board.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 2 No. 2 DELIVERING- ($2.45)
DELIVERING gets her chance in Race 2. The Maher/Eustace filly is yet to win in four starts but was runner-up behind the handy Autumn Angel at Sandown two starts ago. That horse has since come out and placed 3rd at Group 2 level. At his most recent start, Delivering stepped out at Sandown over the 1300m and settled in a midfield spot but was held up at a crucial stage at the top of the straight before running on for 4th behind Prinzerro. He should find this easier and the blinkers go on for the first time.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 4 No. 2 KATDEEL – ($4.25)
KATDEEL is another that can break the maiden at Sandown. The Queenslander has had the eight career runs for five minor placings with two of those coming at his current preparation. The most recent of those was in narrow fashion at Sale over the 1717m when he was posted three wide before just missing out behind Dupont. The son of Dundeel went 3.5 lengths slower than standard benchmark in that race, which is the best last start figure of any runner. Third up at his last preparation, he improved more than eight lengths on figures to place at Eagle Farm. The blinkers go on and Damien Oliver jumps back on board.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 7 No. 4 FREE TO MOVE – ($13)
Best Value comes up in Race 7 and it is FREE TO MOVE that can go close at the each-way quote. The six-year-old was a tad unlucky at his most recent run when 5th behind Boldinho at Sandown, beaten two lengths. That came off a nine-week break and he should strip fitter for this. The locally-trained galloper doesnt mind a track with a bit of give in it and was a winner at a similar stage of his last preparation, with that coming at Sandown on a Heavy deck.