With another exciting weekend of horse racing action coming from all over Australia, Friday morning promises to offer a string of eye-catching meetings from the likes of Cranbourne, Albany, Coffs Harbour, and the Gold Coast.
On that note, for those of you who are looking open the weekend with a flutter, we have searched far and wide to find you a couple of noteworthy tips that are worth keeping an eye out for on Friday morning.
07:35 AM – Coffs Harbour – Race 8
For our opening Tip of the Day, we take a look at the BM58 Handicap (1200m) at Coffs Harbour.
Really stealing the show at Friday’s course in her last start in a Class 1 meeting last month, LOLLY DOLLY is certainly worth keeping an eye out for this weekend. Beating SUGAR BABY by almost two lengths at Coffs Harbour and heavily praised by trainer Paul Smith, the talented five-year-old has now secured at least a place finish in five of her last six starts.
Even more impressive, holding a win percentage of over 33%, LOLLY DOLLY has claimed back-to-back victories in New South Wales, including a romping win in the Maiden Plate over 1400m back in December. With late money expected to be placed and a reputation for enjoying her trips to Coffs Harbour, we backing another victory for LOLLY DOLLY this weekend.
10:30 AM – Cranbourne – Race 6
For our second Tip of the Day, we turn our attention to the BM64 Handicap (1200m) meeting at Cranbourne.
Claiming another victory in empathic fashion at Launceston in the three-year-old classic back in February, there is no doubt that all eyes will be on GALENUS this weekend. Eventually beating HEAVENLY LIGHT by almost two lengths in his last start, trainer Patrick Payne has seen his gelding now claim back-to-back victories and has also claimed a pair of wins at Hobart and Longford in open trials this year.
It should also be noted that with his victory at Launceston coming on another soft track, GALENUS should be relishing similar conditions at Cranbourne on Friday morning. In the midst of becoming a real star and holding a win percentage of over 66%, it appears that Payne’s champion should be too strong for the chasing pack in Victoria.