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Cranbourne Betting Tips for May 31, 2024 - Awash to take Final

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Last updated: 29 May 2024
Martin Pennington 29 May 2024
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  • Flying Mean in Race 1 is tipped as the best bet with strong past performances
  • Sleeping Tiger provides value in Race 5 despite a recent narrow miss
  • Awash is highlighted for the Mile Series Final, showing good prepping and potential
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Cranbourne Tips for 17.05.2024
Cranbourne hosts a Friday night card on May 31. (Getty)

Cranbourne hosts an eight-race program on May 31 and our free betting tips are available below. 
  • Cranbourne Tips May 31
  • Chris Newman Electrics 3yo Maiden Plate Tips (Race 1)
  • Rosemont Stud – Travis Harrison Apprentice Cup Tips (Race 5)
  • Ladbroke It! Mile Series Final Tips (Race 6)
  • Peter & Lavella DaRose TJ Harrison Plate Tips (Race 7)

Cranbourne Tips May 31


Chris Newman Electrics 3yo Maiden Plate Tips (Race 1)


Cranbourne Best Bet - Race 1 No. 2 Flying Mean

Clinton McDonald’s gelding demonstrated good form in metro contests last year placing in maiden races at that level in his first two starts.

Those starts included a second when beaten less than a length in an 1100m maiden at Caulfield in December.

The selection followed that effort up with a good second when contesting the VOBIS Gold Carat over 1200m at Moonee Valley later that month.

While the three-year-old failed to shine first up this prep the gelding did start awkwardly when contesting a Benchmark 64 handicap that day.

The return to maiden company is in his favour here while the soft 5 track forecast is no issue having performed well in similar conditions on debut at Moonee Valley. 

With main rivals Champagne Effort & Room For Bingo expected to race close to the speed the three-year-old is expected to have the race run to suit here and he can break his maiden at the fifth attempt.

Rosemont Stud – Travis Harrison Apprentice Cup Tips (Race 5)


Cranbourne Value Bet - Race 5 No. 10 Sleeping Tiger

The Rebel Dane gelding has recorded placed efforts in six of his seven starts since completing a hat-trick in winning over 1000m at Healesville in December.

The four-year-old’s efforts in that run include a good third when beaten less than three lengths in a Benchmark 58 handicap over 1000m at Mornington at the end of last month.

The selection had been freshened prior to that effort and followed it up by filling the same position in a Class 1 handicap over this track and trip two weeks ago.

While the pick has a bit to find with runner-up that day Sea Mist on that form he was squeezed up on the rail at a crucial point that day and may have finished closer but for that. 

Rebecca Waymouth’s sprinter has performed well in winning on wet tracks in the past and he looks value to overcome a wide barrier to register his fifth career win.

Ladbroke It! Mile Series Final Tips (Race 6)


Cranbourne Feature Bet - Race 6 No. 3 Awash

The four-year-old demonstrated good form last prep including when completing a hat-trick in recording a narrow victory at Moonee Valley in November.

The pick won by a head when contesting a 1600m Benchmark 64 handicap held on a good 4 track on that occasion. 

The son of Merchant Navy placed on two of his three subsequent starts with the exception coming when fifth in an 1800m Benchmark 70 handicap on the Hillside track at Sandown in January.

The gelding raced close to the speed that day but is a versatile type tactics wise having also performed well when ridden with more restraint. 

Ciaron Maher’s representative registered a decent effort when keeping on nicely in behind in finishing just under three lengths sixth when contesting a 1300m event at Sandown Hillside earlier this month.

The selection is expected to have improved for that effort and returning to 1600m he looks capable of registering a second up success. 

Peter & Lavella DaRose TJ Harrison Plate Tips (Race 7)


Cranbourne Next Best Bet - Race 7 No. 4 Legatus

The New Zealand-bred gelding is a course winner having registered a length victory when contesting a 2580m Benchmark 64 handicap here at the end of December.

The five-year-old won by a length on that occasion and he has returned in good form having been spelled following a sixth over 2550m at Pakenham in February.

Both of the pick’s efforts this time around have come over much shorter distances at Sale including when two-and-a-half-lengths third over 1728m when racing there first up.

The selection was slowly away that day and he was again slowly away when runner-up in a similar contest over 1744m on a soft 5 track there May 19.

The step up in distance and racing on his home track are both in the gelding’s favour and he looks capable of returning to winning ways with Teodore Nugent, on board for both starts this prep again in the saddle.

Verdict

Our Cranbourne selections for Friday, May 31 are:

Best Bet1: Awash To Win @16/5 at Neds - 2 Units
Best Bet2: Flying Mean To Win @19/10 at Boombet - 4 Units
Best Bet3: Legatus Each Way @13/2 at Unibet Australia - 3 Units
Best Bet4: Sleeping Tiger Each Way @17/1 at Ladbrokes Australia - 1 Unit
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