Expert tips: Cairns - 09/04/24

Racing & Sports expert selections.

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RACE 1 - BURNS TO EMBRACE (1) switched from the Neasham yard and was too good for the Townsville Maidens first up. He was heavily bet and has more to give. He has a key jockey switch to Wiggins and should be winning again with the extra fitness. MOON MISSILE (6) was much better here last time and peaks for this. He can make the finish. ATOMIC THEORY (2) has been going well here over shorter sprints. Early doors he raced well over this distance at the NSW provincials and will likely run along and give a sight. IMPERIUM (7) has been in range is the last three. Has had 27 chances but can get some of the money again.

RACE 2 - Tricky. ITHINKBETTA (8) improved sharply placing at Townsville and will be better for that. Has a handy gate and should go close with the extra fitness. MISS RAMBLER (6) debuts from a low barrier and Wiggins' booking suggests she's pleasing. Profiles well and the market suggests she will take beating. SIMPLY TINA (3) was disappointing at Rockhampton but had been around the mark the two prior. Has to drop back to a shorter sprint but has claims. BEAUTIFUL LIES (4) debuts and with the in-form Morrison booked is likely to race well. Keep safe.

RACE 3 - NEBARAZ (1) brings strong form back home and despite the weight impost is suited in this contest. Loves this track/trip and should take beating. CALL ME HILTON (5) has switched barns on a 30-day return and has disappointed his last two on the Sunshine Coast poly. Just missed there on the turf four runs back at this distance so has the ability. FOUR MILE LANE (3) resumed at Townsville over 1400m and needed the run. He's won second up and the longer journey suits. Would be a chance at best and has weight relief. AWE (2) resumes at 1500m and a top jockey sticks. Usually needs a run but can pop up here without surprising.

RACE 4 - FIND MY CALM (2) has switched barns on a 27-day return. She's had good support in town her last two but has disappointed. She has to drop back to a short sprint but Morrison is a key jockey booking and this is a winnable assignment. PURPOSE 'N' VISION (6) won a trial by a space before racing favourite at Townsville on debut beaten less than 2L. Has the ability but has been off the scene for 535 days and that makes it an ask. GABBY'S READY (8) is speedy and will use the rails gate. She was quickly back on track at Townsville and is sure to give a sight. ADMIRAL MADAME (3) debuts and has trialled well at Townsville. Has a handy barrier and should go well. JET STREAM (5) has switched from a sharp Brisbane yard on a 45-day return. Just missed over the short course at Gatton two back and is worth consideration at a price.

RACE 5 - ZI WIN (1) resumes and Morrison is a key jockey booking. Just missed here two back over this distance and showed plenty of promise down south early doors. No surprise if he's ready to go today. Stablemate TANOSHI (10) resumes and she performs fresh. Has pieces of form that would see her in the finish and has the blinkers first-time applied. ASSYMETRY (7) led and found more like her best winning the Maiden here over this distance. She's been freshened and back-to-back wins can't be ruled out. TORQUE NOWOR NEVER (9) was plain last time for the new barn but impressed three back narrowly missing at Thangool over 800m. Uses the low gate and any sting out of the track will suit her.

RACE 6 - REDAVNI (6) resumes and was heavily bet throughout her previous campaign. Has the best figures and it's just a question of readiness. Has the outside gate requiring a good ride. FODOR (2) won the 55 here over 950m making good improvement. He will use the low barrier and Wiggins sticking aboard is a plus. He's been freshened and just has to run out a strong 1250m. CROWNING MOMENT (1) was narrowly beaten at Townsville this distance second-up and then went back and disappointed over a shorter sprint. Peaks on a 5-day return and has a handy 2kg claim. He's a chance. FLORAL CODE (8) is also fourth-up and has been freshened. He runs along and was beaten a whisker at Townsville two starts back. Has an inside gate and also deserves consideration.

RACE 7 - PUSS BOOTS (6) won the Open 3 easily here and followed with a 1.8L defeat in the same grade at Townsville. Finds easier and has been kept on the fresh side. The sting out of the track assists her chances. VANCOUVER BAY (4) resumes and has won fresh. Has a small claim and has the early speed to manage the awkward barrier. Should be on song and is a chance. BRAVE MISSILE (10) spiked his figures winning here this grade as an equal favourite. Has a low barrier and can't be ruled out. BORLOTTI BEANS (3) peaks and just missed the placings at Townsville last time. Will race forward and is in the mix.

RACE 8 - GO GETABOY (3) disappointed at Townsville last time but was good the two before including a 1L defeat here over this distance. 2x winning rider Morrison is reunited and she's flying. Peaks and is suited in this contest. BOLD TYPE (2) comes out of the same Townsville race and found a place. Led and won by a space here prior over 950m. The longer sprint shouldn't bother and he has a top hoop aboard who will use the low barrier. FULL RECOGNITION (1) resumes and brings decent form from stronger races. He's right up to this but has to lug 64.5kgs. Loves the track and can perform fresh. LE VIZIR (4) maps for a soft run and his best is good enough. Keep onside.