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Cranbourne Tips, Best Bets & Preview - Thursday 22nd July

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Cranbourne hosts 10 races on Thursday (Getty)

Cranbourne Tips - 22nd July


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Race 1 12:00pm AEST – No. 4 Micro


The James Cummings-trained two-year-old has faced tough fields throughout his career and he should find this much easier. He owns four placings from six starts and he ran second at Moonee Valley three back before running third behind Lightsaber at Flemington. Lightsaber has since run well at group level and having a group two placing against maiden runners is excellent form.

The son of Medaglia D’oro is still paying nice odds with bookmakers and we expect plenty of money to come his way. Having Damien Oliver riding is a positive and he could get the day off to a winning start for punters.

Race 3 1:00pm AEST – No. 5 Fine Weather


The son of Night of Thunder is still in his first campaign and he put the writing on the wall when finishing second last start. He was only two lengths behind the winner over 1600m and the rise in distance to 2060m looks ideal for this race. He didn’t have all favours in that run after traveling wide throughout, so he was unlucky not to win.

Mitchell Freedman trains the three-year-old and there is good confidence in betting markets. He opened at $3 and those odds have firmed steadily, so there are big expectations for Fine Weather and we think he will get the job done in style.

Race 6 2:30pm AEST – No. 4 Optimizzer


Class is with Optimizzer, who looked above average last campaign. The Nick Ryan-trained four-year-old finished second behind notching consecutive wins. One of those wins came at Wodonga by a length and he backed it up with a half-length second placing at Cranbourne. Having experience on this track helps and the son of Not a Single Doubt doesn’t mind the heavy conditions.

His run for sixth fresh up is a good sign and it came on soft ground. His two runs on heavy tracks resulted in two second placings, so the wet surface isn’t a worry and he should find the best part of the track from barrier four. His opening odds of $6.50 lasted all of a few minutes. Steady market moves have come since and it’s hardly surprising given his natural ability.

Race 10 4:30pm AEST – No. 11 Seb Song


Most of the money has come for Seb Song and it’s not hard to see why. The three-year-old gelding owns two wins and three second placings from eight starts, so he’s consistent and most of those efforts have come against good opposition. The son of Sebring comes off an open-class second placing at Flemington earlier this month and that form has been franked.

He owns a win at Cranbourne and he finished fourth on this track two starts back, which should give him confidence going forward. Craig Williams rides with only 55.5kg on his back and it’s not hard to see why punters have smashed him in betting markets. He is the class runner of the field and he should justify his short quote.

Verdict

Our four best bets for Cranbourne on Thursday.

Best Bet: Micro Race 1 @220 at Sportsbet - 4 Units
Best Bet: Fine Weather Race 3 @140 at Neds - 2 Units
Best Bet: Optimizzer Race 6 @350 at Bookmaker - 1 Unit
Best Bet: Seb Song Race 10 @-125 at Sportsbet - 5 Units

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