We have expert betting tips for the card this Friday night at Canterbury that features eight quality betting races.
Punters are getting some slick thoroughbreds to bet on this Friday and we have our best value bets for all eight races.
Canterbury horse racing tips
Race 1. (18:15) Mirvac Maiden Handicap (1250m)
#3 – Shuhood – Bet Now
The I Am Invincible filly didn’t do much wrong when running second at Warwick Farm and the form should stack up well.
Trained by the Waterhouse/Bott team, the three-year-old will be shorter in the market after running at odds of $15 last start.
She has some ability and having Tim Clark in the saddle is only going to help her chances of success.
Race 2. (18:45) Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney BM64 (1900m)
#2 – Hostage of War – Bet Now
Hostage of War took the field hostage at Canterbury last Friday and he could do the same again.
The Chris Waller-trained gelding is facing a harder field here, but his 2.8-length win was full of class and he led from the front.
If jockey Brenton Avdulla is able to find the front, he’s going to take some running down. We can see it happening again and each-way odds should be available.
Race 3. (19:15) The Agency Real Estate BM70 (1900m)
#2 – Corncrake – Bet Now
Corncrake is a former European runner which did enough when third at his Australian debut.
The Matthew Smith-trained runner finished off strongly behind Knowitall Jack and we’re expecting improvement to come.
Prior to make the trip to Australia he had recorded three consecutive wins. They came over distances exceeding 2000m, so rising to 1900m is ideal.
Watch for any late betting moves.
Race 4. (19:45) Cabra-Vale Diggers BM64 (1100m)
#4 – Juan Diva – Bet Now
Juan Diva couldn’t have been any more impressive when scoring at Warwick Farm last month.
The Freedman-trained filly smashed a field, which included Shuhood, by 2.3 lengths. She picked them up with ease and let down nicely over the concluding stages.
It was a nice turnaround from her debut run for fourth and she’s trending in the right direction.
It’s a harder field here but respect her chances.
Race 5. (20:15) Zilver Group & Dynasty BM70 (1550m)
#7 – Yonkers – Bet Now
Yonkers is taking its time to get back to the races after being scratched twice in the last week. However, he could be worth the wait.
The Waller-trained import looked the goods winning at Gosford in October before being sent for a spell.
He has been primed with a trial at Rosehill where he wasn’t asked to do much. That bodes well for this run and he should use the inside draw to his advantage.
Race 6. (20:45) Kia Evening Star BM76 (1550m)
#1 – Ilwendo – Bet Now
Ilwendo usually needs some time to get going in its campaign, but he’s a winning chance in a fresh state.
The Smith-trained six-year-old is first-up after winning at Eagle Farm in August and he has beaten some nice types throughout his career.
Throughout his 14-start career, he owns four wins and six placings. That’s a consistent record and he could add to that here.
Punters should get each-way odds.
Race 7. (21:15) Hordern Properties BM70 (1250m)
#1 – The Bald Eagle – Bet Now
The Bald Eagle is a promising type for Team Hawkes that owns four wins and five placings from 16 starts.
He scored back-to-back wins on this track last season before ultimately running third here last time out.
Since spelling, he has returned to place in a trial at Hawkesbury and he could hit the ground running this time in.
Punters should get value odds.
Race 8. (21:45) Australian Chinese J.C BM72 (1100m)
#6 – Texas Forever – Bet Now
Texas Forever scored his second career win on this track last start and he could repeat the dose here.
The three-year-old led a talented field and kicked close to the line to score by a long head. It was a tough effort and it will hold him in good stead.
Prior to that he finished sixth behind recent Group 2 winner Standout, which is top form for this.