We have expert betting tips for the card this Friday night at Canterbury that features eight quality betting races.
Night racing returns to Canterbury and it’s always a great night. Punters are getting good betting races and we have our best value bets.
Canterbury horse racing tips
Race 1. (18:15) Schweppes Maiden Handicap (1100m)
#2 – Kuzco Lad @ $4.20 – Bet Now
The Waterhouse/Bott team lines up the three-year-old colt that has placed in all three career runs.
He’s a son of Zoustar that has shown good barrier speed to date and could lead them throughout in this race.
He has been primed with two trials at Randwick and Rosehill, so consider here at value each-way odds.
Race 2. (18:45) Canterbury League Club Maiden (1200m)
#9 – Spokesman @ $3.40 – Bet Now
Chris Waller lines up the two-year-old colt that has looked good at the trials in preparation for this run.
The son of Press Statement scored a one-length trial win at Rosehill and we’re expecting the form out of that trial to stack up nicely.
James McDonald takes the ride from barrier three and his odds could drop closer to race time.
Race 3. (19:15) Friday Night Racing BM70 (1550m)
#6 – She’s Ideel @ $3.30 – Bet Now
She’s Ideel has been facing a tough task this campaign but should be ideally-suited to this race.
The four-year-old mare has finished in the money in four of her five starts, including a win at Goulburn by 1.8 lengths.
Her last two placings have been solid efforts and she drops nicely in weight to 55.5kg with Jason Collett riding.
The daughter of Dundeel has been well-backed to win.
Race 4. (19:45) Mirvac Handicap (1100m)
#6 – Mini Boom @ $4.40 – Bet Now
Speed will be needed from a wide barrier but she has shown good barrier speed in the past.
The Waterhouse/Bott-trained daughter of Spirit of Boom scored two placings from her first two starts, and her form could kick off in similar fashion.
Tim Clark is a great front-running jockey and having him in the saddle is a big bonus for punters.
Race 5. (20:15) TAB BM72 (1100m)
#4 – Kawaikini @ $4.80 – Bet Now
This isn’t a strong form race and Kawaikini could take advantage of that.
The Jason Coyle-trained mare owns six wins and 11 placings from 35 starts, which isn’t a bad record at all.
His most recent win came in August where he won at Canterbury and having had winning experience on this track is a bonus.
Punters are getting each-way odds so consider.
Race 6. (20:45) Bowermans Office Furniture BM70 (1900m)
#6 – Birth of Venus @ $6.50 – Bet Now
Having had two runs this preparation, Birth of Venus should be ready to show her best here.
The Waller-trained mare didn’t fire fresh up when ninth but she quickly improved to run second at Randwick last start.
It was an encouraging effort and the well-bred daughter of High Chaparral is long overdue a winning turn.
She only needs luck from the wide draw.
Race 7. (21:15) Kia Evening Star BM72 (1550m)
#2 – Mugatoo @ $3.60 – Bet Now
The imported son of Henrythenavigator could make a winning debut in Australia and the early betting signs are good.
Trained by Kris Lees, the five-year-old has won two from six starts in Europe and although he’s a winner over 2922m, he showed good pace in a recent trial.
Mugatoo is an interesting runner so it could pay to follow any strong betting moves on race night.
Race 8. (21:45) The Agency Real Estate BM70 (1250m)
#12 – Quantico @ $2.65 – Bet Now
John O’Shea lines up the three-year-old colt that broke through for his debut win at Canterbury last start.
It was a good win over April Rain and we’re expecting the form out of that race to stack up nicely for this race.
He gets into the race nicely on the weights at 56.5kg and James McDonald takes the ride.
His opening price of $3.10 has been taken and we’re expecting further action in the market.