Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: International Racing: Friday 15 May 2020 – Cranbourne

International Racing: Friday 15 May 2020 – Cranbourne

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It’s a mixed card of racing this Friday at Cranbourne. With a Juvenile race to kick off proceedings, three maidens thereafter, before the second half of the programme provides four interesting handicaps for punters to feast on. See more about how each race should unfold here. 


Other international racing tips for Friday:
Lyon-Parilly
Albany
Scone
Toowoomba
Cranbourne
Neil Morrice Tips

Best Bet: SCANTOON (Race 3)
Value Bet: INN KEEPER (Race 6)

R
T
Conditions
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
1
09:30
1000m – 2YO Fillies Maiden Plate
11
3
1
2
5
2
10:00
1000m – Maiden Plate
2
7
4
3
9
3
10:30
1300m – Maiden Plate
5
2
8
10
11
4
11:00
2025m – 3YO & Up Maiden Plate
6
5
2
7
10
5
11:30
2025m – 3YO & Up BM64 Handicap
2
9
7
6
12
6
12:00
1200m – BM84 Handicap
1
10
3
6
5
7
12:30
1600m – BM64 Handicap
5
4
1
3
2
8
13:00
1400m – BM64 Handicap
4
6
9
8
1


Jackpot: Races 5-8 / Starts: 11:30
Leg 1
Leg 2
Leg 3
Leg 4
2
1
5
4
9
10
4
6
3
1
9
8


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Race 1 – 09:30 – 1000m – 2YO Fillies Maiden Plate
Selections: 11 – 3 – 1 – 2 – 5
A number of unraced runners face the starter in the opener on the card, making it that much more difficult to assess. SUPRINA, on the other hand, has appeared twice and she has plenty of speed. With the benefit of experience under the belt, she will have plenty of scope for improvement and deserves loads of respect. JEM JEM gave a good enough site in her recent trial and the daughter of Unencumbered would have come on nicely after that outing. Her father won the Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic RL, so she certainly has the pedigree credentials to win early. Of the debutantes, GEE BEE ESS and ISLAND JOY are well bred juveniles worth considering in all bets.

Race 2 – 10:00 – 1000m – Maiden Plate
Selections: 2 – 7 – 4 – 3 – 9
CHINA AFFAIR gave a respectable site on debut earlier this month. The 3-year old son of Toronado showed plenty of early speed in that run over this trip and with plenty of improvement to come, he should be worth following here. ANNABETH has been knocking on the door prior to her last start, when she clearly didn’t enjoy the soft underfoot conditions. That was her first run after a rest and she should be a leading contender 2nd up, over a trip where she has finished second twice from her three attempts. HOROWITZ has shown enough speed in both starts over further to justify this drop back to the 1000m. The son of Written Tycoon should have plenty of scope and must be included.

Race 3 – 10:30 – 1300m – Maiden Plate
Selections: 5 – 2 – 8 – 10 – 11
SCANTOON caught the eye on debut, almost a year ago, when storming home from well back in heavy going to fill third place. The son of Written Tycoon has a progressive look about him, enough to win in a field like this one and he is worth following first up after the lay-off. DEPONENT has shown good improvement since that debut effort and the step up to 1300m brings him right into the equation here. He lands a perfect draw and on his current trajectory, will be looking to fight out the finish once again.

Race 4 – 11:00 – 2025m – 3YO & Up Maiden Plate
Selections: 6 – 5 – 2 – 7 – 10
HE'S RUN AWAY is still maiden after 11 starts but he is in the kind of form that suggests he won’t be a maiden for much longer, since returning this year. The son of Polanski is going to relish this step up in trip and despite the wide draw, he will be closing down the leaders with a big finish and should be able to convert his current form into a win here. FLENSBURG enjoyed returning under better underfoot conditions last time after they clearly didn’t suit in that penultimate start. The step-up in trip clearly suited and with the scope for improvement he should enjoy the extra here. Brad Rawiller retains the ride and he must be included. ART MAJOR went close to winning when stepping up to the mile last time, making it two seconds in a row. The son of Artie Schiller looks set to enjoy this trip and with scope for improvement he rates a threat.

Race 5 – 11:30 – 2025m – 3YO & Up BM64 Handicap       
Selections: 2 – 9 – 7 – 6 – 12
FLORIDA DREAM has been in cracking form of late and the son of Sebring looks set to add to that win tally here. He has a solid record over this trip, having won and finished third from his three attempts so far and if overcoming gate 9, he should be a major contender. LITTLE PHOENIX deserves consideration after that eye-catching last effort over 2200m, against this class of opposition. He is unbeaten in 2 attempts over this trip and with Michael Walker retaining the ride, he should be a major contender.

Race 6 – 12:00 – 1200m – BM84 Handicap
Selections: 1 – 10 – 3 – 6 – 5
The value bet on the card is the top-weight, INN KEEPER. After that modest comeback run in his penultimate start, he followed that up with a superb effort in Listed company last time out, when stepping back up to the 1200m. Down in grade for this outing, he has his peak run now and is certain to give his followers a very good run for their money. VICTORIA STAR is a four-time winner from his 7 attempts so far. A lightly raced son of Tavistock, he has picked up three of those wins over this trip and despite the rise in class and lack of a run, he has the credentials to fight out the finish. EASY BEAST has found some very good form in his last two starts since dropping slightly in trip. He looks very well handicapped here and with the 3kg claimer up, could be hard to catch if finding a soft early lead.

Race 7 – 12:30 – 1600m – BM64 Handicap
Selections: 5 – 4 – 1 – 3 – 2
ANNANICOLESNITZ has produced three solid performances in her last three outings, when taking on this class of opponents. The daughter of Snitzel should relish the slight step up in trip on her Cranbourne debut and if building on her current form, she’ll be one of the leading contenders at the business end. HIGH DONE drops slightly in trip after that super impressive win last time out, when toying with his rivals in the closing stages. With two seconds from his two attempts over the mile, the son of High Chaparral looks the biggest threat to the top selection. DEELBRAKA followed up that good return win with a well-deserved second last time out, when facing this level of opposition. With this being his peak run back, he will be cherry ripe and on his credentials over the mile he cannot be discounted.

Race 8 – 13:00 – 1400m – BM64 Handicap
Selections: 4 – 6 – 9 – 8 – 1
The final race on the card has a very competitive look about it and the tentative first selection goes to OFFICE JIM. He followed up that maiden win in his penultimate start with another eye-catching performance las time, when stepping up to this trip. He has his peak run after a rest here and will be reunited with Jye Mcneil, for his 8th career start. If building on that last effort, he will be very tough to oppose. SWEEPING THE BOARD has improved on that modest comeback run three starts back, when returning for his first run this year. The step up in trip has certainly helped and if overcoming that very wide draw, he should be involved in the finish. SMITTEN is bred to enjoy this step up in trip and he will be aiming to feature prominently here, after a good win over 1200m last time. Brad Rawiller retains the ride and they must be included.

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