We have expert betting tips for the card this Friday night at Canterbury that features eight quality betting races.
There are good betting fields throughout the night at Canterbury and we have our best value bets across the card.
Canterbury horse racing tips
Race 1. (18:15) Tab Venue Mode Maiden (1100m)
#8 – Xylaroo – Bet Now
Chris Waller lines up the two-year-old filly that ran well in a trial at Warwick Farm in preparation for this race.
The daughter of I Am Invincible is bred for speed and having Glen Boss in the saddle with only 55kg on her back is ideal. She should be able to find a good spot in running and produce a nice effort on debut.
Race 2. (18:45) Vinery Yearlings BM64 (1200m)
#4 – Juan Diva – Bet Now
Juan Diva created a big impression when winning at Warwick Farm two starts back. The Freedman-trained runner scored by 2.3 lengths and although beaten last start, she wasn’t disgraced at all.
The daughter of Snitzel finished third at Canterbury in the wet conditions and that came behind Willowheart, which has since placed at stakes level in Sydney.
Her form bodes well for a big run here.
Race 3. (19:15) Lonhro @ Darley BM70 (1550m)
#2 – Yonkers – Bet Now
Yonkers returned from a spell by scored a good win at Canterbury. He looks like a type that could kick on with it and having winning experience on this track is ideal.
Trained by Chris Waller, the four-year-old has won two of his 10 starts, and has placed in six additional starts. His consistency is excellent and that should result in another nice effort.
Hugh Bowman rides and that adds to our confidence.
Race 4. (19:45) The Agency Real Estate BM64 (1900m)
#2 – Impactful – Bet Now
Another Waller-trained runner, Impactful is coming off a win on this track and he could go back-to-back. The three-year-old burst home late down the outside to win, and his turn-of-foot was good to see.
He’s a son of Deep Impact that is bred to handle all conditions and we’re confident he can rise through the grades nicely.
Drawing barrier 12 won’t worry him over this distance.
Race 5. (20:15) Phil Gilbert Kia BM70 (1900m)
#6 – Opacity – Bet Now
Opacity is searching for his third consecutive win and although he’s rising in class, he could cope with it.
The John O’Shea-trained son of Ocean Park won at Goulburn before scoring a three-length victory at Gosford. It was a nice effort to come from midfield and it bodes well for his future.
He gets barrier two and with James McDonald in the saddle, he should be going awfully close to winning.
Race 6. (20:45) Mirvac BM74 (1250m)
#1 – Dio D’oro – Bet Now
Dio D’oro loves the sting out of the track and he should get conditions to suit. Canterbury is currently rated as a soft surface, and he loves any amount of rain.
The Gary Portelli-trained gelding is a four-time winner from 20 starts and he has faced stronger fields than this. He does remain high up in the weights at 60.5kg, but it shouldn’t matter over this distance.
Punters should get each-way odds from bookmakers.
Race 7. (21:15) Kia Sprint Series Final BM74 (1100m)
#2 – Nictock – Bet Now
It has been a long time between drinks for Nictock but we’re keeping the faith. He’s classy at best and owns seven wins from 18 starts, which shouldn’t be sneezed at.
He had only one run in 2019 and that came over 13 months ago, so he’s clearly had his injury problems. However, he’s good enough to be included in selections and the odds offered should be generous.
Race 8. (21:45) Sky Racing Active BM70 (1200m)
#9 – Turnstyle – Bet Now
Turnstyle needs to cope with drawing barrier 15, but Hugh Bowman rides and she only needs luck to figure in the finish.
The three-year-old scored a win either side of a spell and she wasn’t disgraced when running fifth in the Inglis Millennium at Warwick Farm.
She didn’t quite handle the track and punters should be confident of a good run this Friday 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.