We have expert betting tips for the card this Friday night at Canterbury that features eight quality betting races.
The track will come up heavy, with rain falling throughout the week. However, the fields are good and we should see some competitive Friday night racing.
We have our best value bets for the night.
Canterbury horse racing tips
Race 1. (18:15) Sky Racing Active Maiden (1550m)
#2 – Charles Seven – Bet Now
Charles Seven is looking to cap off some solid form, which includes three consecutive placings.
The James Cummings-trained gelding didn’t have all luck in running at Wyong last start, but is drawn to get a nice run throughout here.
It’s an even field and he’s not proven in the wet but he should be right around the mark.
Race 2. (18:45) Hyland Race Colours BM70 (1550m)
#5– Nimalee – Bet Now
Matthew Smith lines up the filly that has won two of her three career starts to date.
The daughter of So You Think won by a nose at Canberra on debut before winning a tough race at Warwick Farm last month.
This is a stronger field and she’s dropping back in distance, but she has more scope than most.
Punters should be getting value odds from bookmakers.
Race 3. (19:15) Mirvac BM70 (1250m)
#5 – Majella – Bet Now
Majella is shooting for three consecutive wins, having scored back-to-back wins last year.
The Matthew Smith-trained five-year-old won at Newcastle by 1.5 lengths before winning at Canberra by two lengths.
She gets an aggressive rider in the saddle and that’s going to help her chances in a fresh state. Tom Marquand will push her throughout and that bodes well.
Race 4. (19:45) The Agency Real Estate BM70 (1900m)
#2 – Mountain Breath – Bet Now
Mountain Breath is a Waller-trained runner that put the writing on the wall last start.
She finished third at Randwick behind Pumpkin Pie and that’s solid form for a BM70 race on a Friday night.
The imported daughter of Bated Breath was always going to need time to adjust to life in Australia and she could score an overdue win.
Race 5. (20:15) TAB BM70 (1550m)
#5 – Island Missile – Bet Now
It has been a while since Island Missile won a race but punters will get juicy odds and he’s worth sticking with.
The Snowden-trained gelding finished a close fifth at Warwick Farm last start and he remains in the same grade for this run.
Drawing barrier 13 will push his odds out even further and that’s good news for punters.
Race 6. (20:45) Bisley Workwear BM72 (1100m)
#9 – Pinvincible – Bet Now
The unbeaten four-year-old returns to the track having won his first two career starts.
He’s a son of Pins that has scored both wins by one length. The most recent win came in June last year, so he has spent some time on the sidelines.
However, he scored a trial win at Rosehill last month and that commands respect.
Punters should follow any betting moves on race night.
Race 7. (21:15) Kia Evening Star BM76 (1250m)
#11 – Accelerato – Bet Now
The Joe Pride-trained six-year-old has been a little expensive for punters, but don’t give up on him just yet.
He’s an extremely consistent type that has placed at his last four starts, which followed a win at Goulburn last April.
He missed by only a nose on this track last start and anything close sees him winning with James McDonald in the saddle.
Race 8. (21:45) Canterbury League Club BM64 (1250m)
#6 – Best Stone – Bet Now
Best Stone took some time to break through but she did so in style last start. The John Thompson-trained filly won easily by 1.5 lengths after controlling the pace nicely.
It was the win of a filly likely to rise through the grades and although this is a very hot field, she’s capable of handling it.