We have expert betting tips for the card this Friday night at Canterbury that features eight quality betting races.
Canterbury always puts on a show when hosting the night racing circuit and this Friday should be no different.
We have our best value bets for all eight races.
Canterbury horse racing tips
Race 1. (18:15) Canterbury League Club Maiden (1250m)
#5 – Sentata – Bet Now
The Maher/Eustace team lines up the two-year-old which has looked good at the trials to prepare for this run.
He is a well-bred son of Fastnet Rock that scored a trial win at Warwick Farm. Prior to that, he finished in behind some nice types at the trials.
Betting will be a good guide and he could offer some value on race night.
Race 2. (18:45) Mirvac Maiden (1250m)
#2 – Grindelwald – Bet Now
Grindelwald made a good impression on debut when running second behind Havelka. It was a tough effort to finish close to a promising type.
The Waterhouse/Bott-trained gelding had slowly worked through its gears at the trials before making his race day debut.
This is a hot field but he gets the inside draw and every chance to win.
Race 3. (19:15) Sky Racing Active Maiden (1550m)
#3 – Hostage of War – Bet Now
Chris Waller lines up Hostage of War, which turned around some awful form to finish second at Gosford last start.
The son of Epaulette took advantage of some weak opposition and he could do the same here. It’s a relatively weak field and he looks the best bet.
He gets the inside draw and having Hugh Bowman in the saddle is ideal.
Race 4. (19:45) Schweppes BM70 (1550m)
#1 – Judge Judi – Bet Now
It’s only a matter of time before Judge Judi returns to the winners’ enclosure and it could come here.
The Kim Waugh-trained five-year-old finished a length behind the winner at Warwick Farm last start and she should be fitter for the run.
He won’t have to do too much work from barrier four and facing a small field of eight runners will help his chances.
Race 5. (20:15) Bowermans Office Furniture BM70 (1900m)
#10 – Austria – Bet Now
Punters have been waiting patiently for this former Kiwi to win in Australia. She has finished second at her last two starts and is getting closer.
It looked to be her time last start when missing by a nose. However, she will get a dream run from barrier one and Kerrin McEvoy rides.
There are some nice types in this field, so punters should be able to secure good odds for the mare.
Race 6. (20:45) Kari Shooting Star BM72 (1250m)
#8 – Maddi Rocks – Bet Now
Maddi Rocks has plenty of talent and that was evident during her first campaign.
The Waller-trained three-year-old owns form behind the likes of Pandemic and Yao Dash, so there’s good speed around her.
She broke maiden grades with a 2.3-length win on this track and we’re confident she can return with a big performance this Friday.
Race 7. (21:15) Tab Venue Mode BM70 (1250m)
#6 – Accelerato – Bet Now
Accelerato has been edging closer to a win this season with back-to-back placings.
The Joe Pride-trained son of Fastnet Rock ran second at Warwick Farm earlier this month before working home nicely last start.
That came at Canterbury, so he has track experience and securing an inside draw should see him fighting out the finish.
Race 8. (21:45) The Agency Real Estate BM72 (1100m)
#10 – Super Oasis – Bet Now
Super Oasis is a one-win filly that took on some good opposition during her first season.
The Waller-trained runner finished behind Standout and Switched, which is great form for this class.
She will get better with this run, but with McEvoy in the saddle with only 54kg on the back, she looks a good winning hope.