We have expert betting tips for the card this Friday at Canterbury which features eight quality betting races.
Punters always see good form coming out of the Sydney night racing circuit and this Friday should be no different.
Good value on offer from bookmakers across the board.
Canterbury horse racing tips
Race 1. (18:15) Sky Racing Active Maiden (1200m)
#1 – Battleground @ $2.15 – Bet Now
Peter and Paul Snowden trains the debutante which has performed well at the trials to prepare for this.
The three-year-old colt by Snitzel has won two trials at Randwick and Rosehill, which should be a good form guide for this.
He was a $900,000 purchase so there will be plenty of betting support on race day and we have already seen some big bets placed.
Race 2. (18:45) Mirvac Maiden Plate (1900m)
#9 – Diamonds and Rust @ $2.70 – Bet Now
Diamonds and Rust has good form lines coming into this after placing at her last two runs.
The Waterhouse/Bott-trained filly ran second behind Starla two back and Earth Song last time out.
That form should be good enough to hold up here and rising in distance should help the daughter of Medaglia D’oro.
Well-weighted at 54.5kg and punters should expect a smart front-running ride from Tim Clark.
Race 3. (19:15) The Agency Projects Maiden (1200m)
#12 – Lady Herbert @ $4.60 – Bet Now
It took three runs for Lady Herbert to show her best form, which came last start at Warwick Farm.
The Hawkes-trained three-year-old ran second behind Saas Fee and she was only a nose from winning the race.
That appears to be a good form guide this season and we’re surprised at the each-way odds on offer here.
She won’t take long to break her maiden status.
Race 4. (19:45) Kawasaki Keiba Trophy BM70 (1900m)
#1 – Chocolatier @ $3.40 – Bet Now
Chocolatier is a three-win gelding from only 10 starts and he could score another win here.
He looked good when placing at Canterbury fresh up and having had that experience on this track will do him plenty of good.
He’s a well-bred runner by Redoute’s Choice which will have to carry the big weight here, but he has the class edge over most in this field.
Worth sticking with at the odds.
Race 5. (20:15) Bahco BM70 (1100m)
#2 – Mossman Gorge @ $4 – Bet Now
Mossman Gorge is a four-time winner from 17 starts which didn’t lose any admirers fresh up.
The five-year-old by Mossman ran fourth at Kembla Grange behind Ghostly in what was a tough run. However, he’ll derive plenty of benefit from that run.
Drawing well in barrier two is a big bonus and apprentice jockey Billy Owen takes some weight off his back.
Should be good enough to run them close at each-way odds.
Race 6. (20:45) The Agency Real Estate BM70 (1100m)
#4 – Zaniah @ $3 – Bet Now
The former Kiwi just continues to win after making it three in a row at Warwick Farm last start.
Trained by Kris Lees, the mare by Zoustar didn’t show much in New Zealand but she has grown another leg in Australia.
All three wins have come by a length or more, with two of those wins coming by over three lengths.
She’s a nice type in the making which gets the services of Hugh Bowman and should run accordingly.
Race 7. (21:15) Kia Evening Star BM76 (1550m)
#3 – Falcon Island @ $3.30 – Bet Now
Falcon Island will appreciate running off the inside barrier after what has been a moderate campaign.
Plenty was expected of the five-year-old but only one win has come this time in. However, he always produces competitive efforts and he has beaten fields similar to this class before.
Punters should be expecting plenty of barrier speed and it’s another good ride for Tim Clark.
Race 8. (21:45) Canterbury League Club BM70 (1250m)
#7 – Irish Songs @ $10 – Bet Now
Irish Songs has been struggling a little bit this year but the talent is there and he could improve.
The four-year-old for Kurt Goldman has been racing in Highway Handicap-type races in Sydney and not getting much luck.
He’s overdue another win and punters are getting value odds here. Stick with him.