Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: International Racing: Friday 24 April 2020 – Cranbourne

International Racing: Friday 24 April 2020 – Cranbourne

International Racing: Thursday 23 April 2020 – Newcastle

It’s a mid-morning start at Cranbourne this Friday 24th April, with 8 races carded. The first four races should be dominated by the more fancied contenders and a yankee with the top picks should be the way to go. ROYELLE should kick off the meeting with a positive start for favourite backers in a modest maiden and she looks the best bet on the card. TOOSBUY, on the other hand, could present some decent value for punters when he lines up in the 6th race, a competitive sprint over the minimum trip. He returns from a rest but has won first up before. See more here. 


Other international racing tips for Friday:
Port Macquarie
Werribee
Gold Coast
Cranbourne
Neil Morrice Tips

Best Bet: ROYELLE (Race 1)
Value Bet: TOOSBUY (Race 6)

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R
Time
Conditions
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
1
09:30
1500m – F&M Maiden Plate
5
3
2
1
4
2
10:00
2600m – Maiden Plate
6
4
8
5
2
3
10:30
1200m – Maiden Plate
2
6
4
5
7
4
11:00
1300m – 3YO Maiden Plate
1
7
9
6
3
5
11:30
2080m – BM78 Stayers H1
3
7
6
2
1
6
12:00
1000m – BM70 Handicap
2
6
5
8
7
7
12:30
1300m – BM64 Handicap
3
6
4
9
7
8
13:00
1500m – BM64 Handicap
4
1
8
9
10

Race 1 – 09:30 – 1500m – F&M Maiden Plate
The opening event on the programme is a small field of fillies and mares and one contender stands head and shoulders above the rest, as far as scope for winning this race is concerned. ROYELLE was outsprinted on debut and outpaced in the early parts of her follow up attempt before flying up for second. That was when stepping up to the 1400m and she is going to relish the extra ground here. From a plum drawn, Noel Callow retains the ride and she’s going to be the best bet on the card with very little opposition to contend with. LETTIE LUTZ clearly enjoyed stepping up to the 1450m last time out, when having her 2nd run after a rest. She finished third in that run and with just the 5 starts under her belt, the 3-year old Stratum filly still has scope for further improvement. She’ll enjoy the extra but looks well held by the top selection. SASKIA RAIN looks to be the best of the rest, but she still has plenty more improvement to make before she goes into any kind of contention and having not run since December, she will be in need of the outing.

Race 2 – 10:00 – 2600m – Maiden Plate 
ROKARA appears to be another standout bet on the card. The 3-year old son of Fastnet Rock has two seconds and two thirds from his seven starts so far and he meets a very modest field of maidens here. He clearly enjoyed the step up to the 2020 in his penultimate start, when outrun in the closing stages to finish second and he suffered a similar outcome in his latest outing, in soft conditions. The extra ground here will suit, and he should present a nice opportunity to round off a confident double in the first two races. With little opposition to trouble the top selection, one doesn’t need to look too far. If anything, PRINCE ANACHEEVA and REPETITEUR could present some cheek on their best form but they will in all likelihood be fighting it out for minor money.

Race 3 – 10:30 – 1200m – Maiden Plate
DESIGNER CHEF is yet another confident first choice. The son of Master of Design has finished 2nd in both of his two career starts so far, which have been over this trip. He especially caught the eye last time out, when storming home from the back of the field and he should have the scope to leave the maidens at the third time of asking. GALACTUS has only had the four starts so far and he seems to be on the improve. His latest effort was a very promising run over 1100m. He was doing his best work late and finished just 2,95-lengths of the eventual winner. If settling closer to the leading line this time, he’ll be a major factor in the closing stages. VLADKING gave a useful account of himself last time out, when finishing 3rd just 0,6-lengths off the winner. That was over this course and distance and he deserves inclusion on that improved effort.

Race 4 – 11:00 – 1300m – 3-Year Old Maiden Plate
BEAU ZOOM should finish off the quad for favourite backers, when he goes to post in the 4th race. He’s only had the 4-runs so far, with a 2nd and two 3rds to his name already. His last two starts have come over this trip and he may consider himself an unlucky loser last time out, when finding traffic in the closing stages. He has his peak run after a 7-month absence from racing and it is hard to see him missing out this time. IRISH PARDON should have plenty of scope to improve, with just the 3 runs under his belt. He has finished 3rd in his last two starts and after fighting out the finish in his latest test over 1500m, he should be competitive over this reduced trip. SEBSILK and HE'S WOW CLASS are also just getting going in their careers and they are starting to show signs of a big run soon. However, they might have to wait one more as it is unlikely that either of them will get the better of the top selection this time around.

Race 5 – 11:30 – 2080m – BM78 – Stayers Series Heat 1
NASHVILLE SOUND had good consistent form before his rest and he now has his peak run after two useful comeback runs. The son of Clangalang enjoys this sort of trip and he will be cherry ripe for this test. Jake Winks takes the mount and they should be worth following here. RAKOVSKY won his last start when stepping up in trip, making it 2 wins from 7 outings. He steps up in class here, but he could still have the scope to rise to the challenge and deserves plenty of respect. CONVERGING is an ever-consistent type and the daughter of Strada is never far off the action. She lands a plum draw for her peak run after a rest and in this class she is worth including. NUDGE BAR is another contender with very useful form to his name. He stepped up to 2000m last time out and stayed on strongly in the closing stages, after sitting outside the leader in the early parts. He clearly stays the trip and must be considered in this competitive heat.

Race 6 – 12:00 – 1000m – BM70 Handicap 
TOOSBUY returns to racing after for his first run this year and the son of Danerich looks set for a big performance with Daniel Stackhouse engaged to ride. He gave a solid account of himself in a feature over 1400m last time out, but he appears best over slightly shorter. With a solid first up record he has the credentials to make a big impression in this competitive event and could be worth following at a decent price. THE GENERAL has won both comeback runs since returning after a 8-month absence. Both victories have been over this course and distance, with his latest triumph coming in this class of opposition. With this being his peak run after a rest and with plenty of scope for further improvement, he deserves plenty of respect. MOI CHOUX was a bit disappointing in his comeback run last time out, after winning both of his first two attempts. He has won 2nd up before and as such should be ready to make a big impression here.

Race 7 – 12:30 – 1300m – BM64 Handicap
Another wide-open affair presents itself in the 7th race and SHOOT FOR COOMAAH is the marginal pick for first prize. The son of skilled has followed that win three starts back with two close up seconds in his last two efforts and if repeating his penultimate run over this course and distance, he could just about win this. Brian Wiggins regains the ride on the son of Skilled and they should give their followers a very good run for their money. ZIMOWY was an impressive winner in her comeback run and the daughter of Polanski followed that up with a very promising run against her own sex last time out. Jye Mcneil retains the ride for this slight step up in trip but this 4-year old mare should be up to the challenge and deserves respect. CIELO D’ORO is just getting going with his career and the 3-year old son of Medaglia d’Oro steps out for his 6th start here. He has his peak run after a rest now and possesses the credentials to be involved in the finish. 

Race 8 – 13:00 – 1500m – BM64 Handicap 
STAYAWAKE followed up that win before his break with two solid comeback runs since. The son of Zacinto will relish stepping back up to this trip having won once from two attempts over this distance prior to now. From a plum draw he’s the top pick in a competitive 8th and final race. SURREAL IMAGE clearly needed that comeback run last time out, over a trip far short of his best. He drops in class for his follow up attempt and having featured in two 2nd-up scenarios before, should be competitive in this lesser class of opposition. SHIFTY SHAMUS almost won in this class over a similar trip last time out, in soft conditions. The 3-year old still has plenty of scope to improve and with Daniel Stackhouse retaining the ride, he must be considered in all perms. YULONG STRIDE also deserves inclusion on the back of two promising comeback runs. He too, has plenty of scope for further improvement and with this being his peak run, he must be considered.


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