We have expert betting tips for the card this Friday night at Canterbury that features seven quality betting races.
The track is still a touch wet but punters are getting quality racing. We have done the form and found our best value bets for every race on the meeting.
Canterbury horse racing tips
Race 1. (18:15) The Agency Real Estate Maiden (1200m)
#2 – Osamu – Bet Now
Osamu didn’t quite handle the wet conditions in the Inglis Millennium but he drops in grade and should find this more to his liking.
The Chris Waller-trained colt has yet to win from two starts but his second placing on debut is a good form guide for this race.
It’s not an easy field but he could stand out.
Race 2. (18:45) Iron Jack Maiden (1250m)
#4 – Astralis – Bet Now
Team Hawkes lines up the three-year-old filly that is coming off a good placing on this track last start. She was only a length behind the winner and she handled the wet conditions nicely.
Having another run in similar conditions is ideal and drawing barrier six should see her settle just off the speed and come with a late run.
Each-way odds should be offered by bookmakers.
Race 3. (19:15) Mirvac BM70 (1900m)
#3 – Mountain Breath – Bet Now
The Waller-trained mare was a little flat last week but backing up a week later should help her cause. The five-year-old has been threatening to win a race for some time now, but gets her chance here.
She might have needed time to mature this season and with three runs under her belt, she should go close to winning this race.
Watch for any late betting moves.
Race 4. (19:45) Sky Racing Active BM70 (1100m)
#11 – Smart Moove – Bet Now
Smart Moove was a good winner at Dubbo three starts back and although beaten since, she could measure up to this grade.
The daughter of Smart Missile has finished in the money in nine of her 12 career starts and that’s good consistency.
Consider with only 56kg on her back.
Race 5. (20:15) Canterbury Sprint Heat BM72 (1100m)
#9 – Super Oasis – Bet Now
Super Oasis was a quality winner on this track last start and the three-year-old filly is capable of going back-to-back.
The daughter of Exceed and Excel turned consistent form into winning form and she should prove tough to beat once again.
It’s not an easy field to beat but we’re liking her chances.
Race 6. (20:45) Kia Fleet Edge BM76 (1550m)
#11 – Austria – Bet Now
Punters are becoming a touch frustrated with Austria, but she’s trying to win after notching four consecutive second placings.
The former Kiwi runner has been running good races without winning and she gets her chances here off an inside draw with only 54kg on the back.
She’s going to win a race in Australia shortly and she won’t get many better opportunities than this race.
Race 7. (21:15) Canterbury League Club BM70 (1250m)
#4 – Acumen – Bet Now
James Cummings lines up the three-year-old gelding that has looked good winning his last two starts.
The son of Exceed and Excel scored impressively by 4.8 lengths two starts back at Gosford and he backed that up with a win at Wyong.
He has been primed with a trial effort at Warwick Farm and we’re expecting a nice resumption here.