We have expert betting tips for the card this Friday at Canterbury that features eight quality betting races.
Punters get value odds throughout the night in Sydney and we have our best value bets available.
Canterbury horse racing tips
Race 1. (17:45) Tab Maiden Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Bacchanalia – Bet @ Sportsbet
James Cummings lines up the two-year-old colt that has experience against some smart types throughout his career.
The son of Exceed And Excel finished fourth on debut before running sixth behind General Beau at Caulfield, which measures up as a top race.
Hugh Bowman rides and although drawn barrier 11, he should be tough to hold out.
Race 2. (18:15) Iron Jack Maiden Plate (1250m)
#2 – Military Parade – Bet @ Sportsbet
Military Parade hasn’t done much wrong from two starts, which includes two second placings.
The Hawkes-trained three-year-old finished second at Canterbury on debut before running a half-head behind the winner at Warwick Farm.
It is a strong form guide for this race and it won’t take him long to win a race.
Race 3. (18:45) Canterbury Night Sprint BM72 (1100m)
#3 – Key Largo – Bet @ Sportsbet
Key Largo comes off back-to-back provincial wins at Gosford and Canberra, which is ideal form for this race.
The Bryce Heys-trained runner is a three-time winner from 10 starts and he handled the wet conditions nicely at Canberra last time out.
His best form comes on rain affected ground, so expect a top effort.
Race 4. (19:15) Cabra Vale Diggers BM72 (1100m)
#7 – Empress Bea – Bet @ Sportsbet
Empress Bea is a two-time winner from eight starts that could fire up in a fresh state. She owns a fresh up win and wet conditions won’t worry her.
The four-year-old daughter of Deep Field hasn’t fired up in two recent trials, but she hasn’t been asked to do much.
It could pay to follow positive betting moves with this runner, but she should go well.
Race 5. (19:45) Australian Chinese J.C. BM68 (1550m)
#8 – Lucilight – Bet @ Sportsbet
Chris Waller lines up the three-year-old filly that scored a half-length win on debut at Wyong.
The daughter of All Too Hard defeated a subsequent winner and despite facing a harder field here, she has upside.
Carrying 54.5kg is ideal and punters could get each-way odds for this runner.
Race 6. (20:15) Remembering Louie Bene BM72 (1900m)
#5 – Duchess of Windsor – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Matthew Smith-trained five-year-old comes off wins at Wyong and Gosford, with the most recent coming by a half-length.
She is a five-time winner that won’t be worried about this level of opposition and she placed at her only Canterbury start.
Punters should expect another tidy effort on Friday night.
Race 7. (20:45) Newcastle City Kia BM78 (1550m)
#7 – Mercurial Lad – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mercurial Lad comes off a win at Sapphire Coast where he defeated a field of 15 by 1.3 lengths.
The seven-year-old owns five wins on a heavy surface, so punters should be looking for a heavy track on Friday.
If conditions suit, Mercurial Lad comes right into contention, despite facing a tough field.
Race 8. (21:15) The Agency Real Estate BM72 (1250m)
#3 – Equation – Bet @ Sportsbet
Equation comes off consecutive wins and he looks good enough to make it three on the bounce.
The Annabel Neasham-trained three-year-old won by a half-length at Gosford last start and he looks a type that could rise through the grades.
Drawing barrier two is ideal and we’re expecting plenty of money to come his way on race night.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.