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Cranbourne Racing Tips for 4.8.2021 - 4 Best Bets

  • A heavy 8 track is expected
  • The best midweek types from Victoria
  • Back a well-supported Irish import
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Cranbourne Racing Tips for 4.8.2021 - 4 Best Bets

Racing returns to Cranbourne where punters can enjoy an eight-race card. We have our four best bets for the Victorian card, which includes a well-backed Irish import that should revel in the wet track conditions on Wednesday.
  • Race 2 1:25pm AEST – No. 5 Sandy Prince
  • Race 3 1:35pm AEST – No. 6 The Awesome Son
  • Race 5 2:45pm AEST – No. 3 Capodanno
  • Race 8 4:30pm AEST – No. 2 Eaglemont

Race 2 1:25pm AEST – No. 5 Sandy Prince

Sandy Prince owns three second placings from three starts, so it’s only a matter of time before he scores a win. The three-year-old gelding wasn’t given the best run in transit at Geelong last start, but finishing second to The Garden isn’t a bad form guide. The Garden has since run well on Saturday, so Sandy Price remaining in maiden company bodes well.

Trained by Team Hayes, the son of Pride of Dubai has shown good barrier speed throughout his career and that should suit at Cranbourne. Jockey Craig Williams will likely try to find the front from barrier three and kick clear around the home turn.

Race 3 1:35pm AEST – No. 6 The Awesome Son

Big bets are coming for The Awesome Son. The four-year-old gelding opened short in the betting at $2 and that hasn’t stopped from punters having a go. He is into $1.80 and those odds could shorten closer to start time. The son of Not a Single Doubt finished third on debut at Bendigo behind some smart types before being thrown in the deep end at Flemington.

He finished seventh behind Seiners Express, but he was only 1.6 lengths behind the winner. That is a tidy effort in the city and it’s why he has been hammered in the betting. The Awesome Son runs at short odds, but he looks like one of the better bets on the card.

Race 5 2:45pm AEST – No. 3 Capodanno

The former Kiwi loves the wet tracks and he gets conditions to suit on Wednesday. He owns three wins and four placings from seven starts on soft tracks, which should be the condition of Cranbourne. The six-year-old son of Declaration of War has figured in the finish in 11 of his 13 starts, so the consistency is there and he loves the distance. All three wins came over the mile, so the statistics are in his favour.

Punters get each-way odds to enjoy and we expect money to come on race day. His odds have firmed slightly since markets opened and once punters see the wet track, his odds should firm.

Race 8 4:30pm AEST – No. 2 Eaglemont

European form bodes well for midweek racing at Cranbourne and Eaglemont looks like the one to beat. The Maher/Eustace-trained five-year-old finished third at Sandown in his Australian debut and he will appreciate the rise in distance.

His best form in Ireland came over 2100m+ and the 2080m distance suits. The son of Camelot is bred to be better than average and we’re surprised his odd are shorter than $3.20. Punters get excellent value for the promising stayer and the imported runners have a great record at the midweek meetings. The heavy going won’t be an issue and his odds could shorten drastically on race day.


Our four best bets for Cranbourne on Wednesday.

Best Bet: Sandy Prince Race 2 @110 at Neds - 4 Units
Best Bet: The Awesome Son Race 3 @-125 at Sportsbet - 5 Units
Best Bet: Capodanno Race 5 @320 at Bookmaker - 1 Unit
Best Bet: Eaglemont Race 8 @220 at Sportsbet - 5 Units

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