Daily Racing Tips – Friday, July 31

Geelong: Race 2 (1pm)
No. 5 Kravitz

Kravitz hasn’t been seen at the races since January, but he looks a horse of ability and I am happy to take around the $5.50 mark for him in this field of maidens.

He’s also made just one appearance at the races and while he finished down the order, it was in far tougher company at Flemington and down the straight.

What has caught my eye the most about this galloper was his second placing behind the exciting Hydro Star in a recent jump-out.

If that translates, he’ll take beating here.

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Geelong: Race 3 (1:30pm)
No. 10 Blondeau

Blondeau will take good improvement into his second campaign start at Geelong this afternoon and can return to winning form.

The Chris Waller-trained colt ended his debut prep fourth behind King’s Legacy in the Group 3 McLachlan Stakes in Brisbane, and returned for two starts in autumn, both placings, including the Group 2 Todman Stakes behind Farnan.

He probably won’t be offered a better opportunity to record his first race win than this.

Geelong: Race 5 (2:30pm)
No. 3 Cracksman

He’s obviously never gone close to living up to his name, but this is a drop in class for Cracksman and he is up to winning.

The Danny O’Brien-trained gelding hasn’t missed a place in four starts back from a spell, winning at Morphettville three back and filling the minors of a couple of tougher races in the wake.

He’s at peak fitness for this race, and the mile and a half should suit.

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Geelong: Race 9 (4:30pm)
No. 11 Power Boom

This is a drop in class for Power Boom and she is over the odds at her current price ($13 at publish).

The Spirit Of Boom filly ran into interference at Caulfield two back, but still ran on well to finish fifth.

She returned a rare flat effort at Pakenham last time out, but her form prior to that was good and I am happy to give her another chance at the odds.