With what promises to be another exciting weekend of horse racing action from all across Australia this weekend, Friday morning offers us a string of noteworthy meetings from the likes of Cranbourne, Albury, Mount Gambier, and the Sunshine Coast.
On that note, for those of you who are looking to open the weekend with a flutter, we have searched far and wide to find you a couple of noteworthy tips that are certainly worth keeping an eye out for on Friday morning.
05:55 AM – Albury – Race 6
For our opening Tip of the Weekend, we take a look at the Class 1 Handicap (1000m) meeting at Albury.
Really putting in a thumping display at Wagga Wagga a fortnight ago in the Maiden Handicap on another 1000m track, FAT GECKO certainly gained plenty of plaudits for what could be a breakout performance. Coming under great praise from trainer Danielle Seib, the three-year-old led throughout on what was a heavy track in New South Wales and managed to secure a dominant victory over OPENHIMUP.
Likely to be relishing a favourable draw at Albury on Friday morning, FAT GECKO also impressed in an open trial victory at Kembla on a soft track back in March. While late money is also expected to be placed on CHAP’S DREAM (5/1 @ Bet365), we’re backing Seib’s stable to make it back-to-back victories this week.
09:00 AM – Cranbourne – Race 2
For our second Tip of the Weekend, we turn our attention to the Maiden Plate (1000m) meeting at Cranbourne.
In what is a line-up that really doesn’t have much depth, there is no doubt that ANNABETH should be looking to make a real charge on Friday morning. Making her first appearance after a six-week break since a midfield finish at Bendigo last month, the three-year-old has continued to enjoy what has been an eye-catching maiden year. Including back-to-back second-place finishes at Mornington earlier in the year, trainer Shane Nichols has seen his filly secure a place finish in four of her last six starts.
With the blinkers set to come off for the first time at Cranbourne this week, ANNABETH should be confident of extending on her 40% place finish on Friday morning.