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Horse racing tips: Cranbourne best bets and jockey to follow


Herald Sun form analyst Brad Waters runs the rule over Thursday’s meeting at Cranbourne.

BEST BET

RISING (Race 7 No.2 – $2.80)

Rising was an outstanding winner on debut but ran out of puff at his second start. But he has been gelded and had time to develop. His jumpout win showed he has come back well.

NEXT BEST

BRECHEN (Race 3 No.1 – $5.50)

Brechen is working up to a win after a solid placings at his last three runs. He has a tricky gate but will relish 1400m.

PERI PERI RICH (Race 8 No.15 – $3.50)

Peri Peri Rich showed good ability when an easy first-up winner last time in but has had more time to develop. She won a Cranbourne trial to show she was ready to fire first-up.

VALUE BET

AMERICAN PIONEER (Race 4 No.6 – $8)

American Pioneer struggled on the synthetic fresh but was much better when making ground at Moe 2nd-up. The step up in trip could suit this bloke on Thursday.

THE JOCKEY

BEN MELHAM

Ben Melham started his comeback with a winner at Sandown on Wednesday and could continue with more success on Thursday. SHALAMAN (Race 1 No.5 – $5.50), HERMAN HESSES (Race 5 No.1 – $3), DEEL BLASTER (Race 6 No.2 – $3), RISING (Race 7 No.2 – $2.80), BATTLEGROUND (Race 8 No. 3 – $4.60).

Originally published as On The Punt: Cranbourne best bets and jockey to follow



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