With overcast conditions to prevail, there is little chance the track will dry out at Cranbourne.
The temperatures are low, with a minimum of 6C to a maximum of 15C.
The rail will be at the true position and the penetrometer reading is 5.80.
QUADDIES (Races: 5-6-7-8)
SKINNY PLAY: 5/3,7/7/4
WIDE PLAY: 1,2,4,6/3,4,7,8/6,7,12/3,4,5,6
R1 1pm Moments You Can’t Miss Maiden Plate 2520m
R2 1.30pm Join Us In Celebrating 150 Years at Cranbourne Turf Club 3YO Maiden 1000m
No1 Black Roe.
No3 Gunn Island.
No17 Super Maxi.
R3 2pm Racing-Dining Events Maiden Plate 1200m
No15 Sonic Stryke.
No3 Seattle Boom.
R4 2.30pm Welcome Mercedes-Benz Mornington BM70 Handicap 1500m
No2 Amber Cavalier.
No10 Living Large.
No5 White Dollar Sign.
R5 3pm TAB Cranbourne Cup 9 October Class 1 Handicap 1400m
AURORA FLYER has shown form on a wet track and will strip fitter here with two solid runs under her belt. With the claim of apprentice Brooke Sweeney, she carries 55kg and makes good appeal against mild opposition.
NINA RULES gets her chance to do just that here. The four-year-old has top apprentice Michael Dee to steer and she drops a kilo to 56.5kg on her last close sixth over 1400m at Pakenham. Good chance.
IKURA is a veteran mare who put the writing on the wall with a close eighth over 1400m at Pakenham last start. She gets a big relief in weight, dropping 4.5kg to 55.5kg for her rise in grade.
SELECTIONS: No1 STAR PLANET, No2 Aurora Flyer, No4 Nina Rules, No6 Ikura.
VALUE TIP: No6 Ikura.
R6 3.30pm Mypunter.com BM64 Handicap 1200m
LADY’S PERSUASION comes into this race with good claims. She has not missed a place at her past five starts and with Brooke Sweeney’s 2kg claim she will carry 56.5kg and is drawn fairly in nine.
MADOG has been a bit disappointing, but it may pay to watch first-up as he hails from a top betting stable and has ability. She'll be flying home and with apprentice Ethan Brown’s claim carries 57kg. Each-way.
SECRET SEQUIN was rewarded for his honesty when breaking through for his maiden win over 1200m at Sandown last start on July 27. He has again drawn well and can play a key role.
SELECTIONS: No3 MISS DELOREAN, No7 Lady’s Persuasion, No4 Madog, No8 Secret Sequin.
VALUE TIP: No4 Madog.
R7 4pm TAB - More Than Just Winning F&M BM64 Handicap 1600m
CAHIRA was backed into a $2.80 favourite and landed the money in a 1600m maiden at Pakenham on July 19. She lumped 66.5kg that time and drops to 58.5kg here with Jamie Mott staying on board.
LA VEUVE drops in grade here on her last start fourth over 1600m at Sandown on July 27. She goes up to 59kg on her last start 56kg, but will like the distance and relish the easier opposition.
LE GRAND CRU broke her maiden status at her 13th start over 1400m against her own sex at Pakenham on July 26. She does not get any favours from her draw in 13 after jumping from two last start.
SELECTIONS: No7 ZAPURBLY, No6 Cahira, No2 La Veuve, No12 Le Grand Cru.
VALUE TIP: No2 La Veuve.
R8 4.30pm Roast Night Tonight @ Trios BM64 Handicap 2025m
RIYADH has been racing in peak form and will welcome the drop in class here on his last-start second to Sir Lopez over 2400m at Sandown on July 27. He rises 3.5kg to 59.5kg, but that won’t stop him.
RAMSDEN STREET showcased he was close to a win with his strong second over 2241m at Sale on August 3. He again carries 58.5kg and will get a pearl run from his draw on the rail.
RETICENT was outclassed when he ran sixth over 2000m at Caulfield on July 30. Back against his own class and, with new rider Chris Parnham on board, he makes strong appeal.
SELECTIONS: No4 ANGEL’S TOUCH, No3 Riyadh, No5 Ramsden Street, No6 Reticent.
VALUE TIP: No5 Ramsden Street