Punters can bet on two night meetings this Friday and both come from metropolitan venues at Moonee Valley and Canterbury.

As summer continues, the night racing circuit heats up and there’s some great bets across the two meetings this Friday night.

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Moonee Valley free tips & form

Race 1. (18:30) Strathmore Bendigo Maiden (1200m)

#6 – Plenty @ $2.90 – BET NOW

That was a handy run against a good field last start and he should be around the mark again here. Trained by Chris Waller, the three-year-old has yet to win from six starts but maiden success isn’t far off.

The son of Zoustar is having his third consecutive run at The Valley after two placings and having that experience at this circuit can be vital.

There isn’t much to beat in this race and there should be plenty of money come for him.

Race 2. (19:00) Ausmeter BM64 (1200m)

#8 – Bold Arial @ $5.50 – BET NOW

Three-year-old filly Bold Arial has the potential to rise through the grades after winning by 4.5 lengths to break maiden class and although beaten last start, she wasn’t far behind them.

Running fifth at her first try at Moonee Valley is a solid form guide for this race and at her best, she would put this field away with ease.

Drawing barrier two is ideal and we’re surprised at the odds of $5.50 available.

Race 5. (20:30) Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge BM70 (955m)

#7 – I Am Someone @ $4.20 – BET NOW

I Am Someone was a beaten favourite when running third at this track two back after he travelled wide throughout. Drawing barrier 12 could result in the same here but we’re confident in the gelding.

His subsequent run came at Ballarat when running third behind I Am Queen and the form out of that race bodes well for this. That was a strong field and given his form behind Nature Strip, he should go close.

$4.20 is a solid price if he gets some luck from out deep.

Race 7. (21:30) Mittys BM78 (1200m)

#13 – Mastering @ $2.05 – BET NOW

Short odds on offer for the last start winner but it’s not hard to see why the punters have come for him.

Trained by Mick Price, the four-year-old scored by six lengths when beating a five-horse field last start and although he didn’t beat much, it kick-started a campaign which could be fruitful.

Last preparation he took on some tough fields at Bendigo at Flemington, so the drop back in grade is what he was after.

$2.05 is worth taking.

Canterbury free tips and form

Race 1. (18:15) Tab Rewards Maiden (1200m)

#7 – Devachan @ $2.40 – BET NOW

The Godolphin operation is kicking home many juvenile winners this season and this two-year-old filly could continue that trend.

A filly by Exceed And Excel, Devachan scored a half-length trial win at Rosehill and considering the past performances of non-trial winners from this stable recently, that’s a good sign for this. So is the early money which has seen her odds drop from $3.60 to $2.40.

Just needs some cover from barrier nine but she will likely drop back and storm home late.

Race 2. (18:45) Member Get Member Maiden (1200m)

#1 – River Bird @ $3.70 – BET NOW

It’s hard to fathom how River Bird has yet to win a race from eight starts but she is knocking on the door and gets her best chance here.

The Jason Coyle-trained filly finished second by narrow margins on this track recently and with a little more luck, she could have won multiple races by now.

Her form as a two-year-old included close finishes behind the likes of Ronstar and Gem Song, so she shouldn’t have much trouble with this lot and she gets weight off her back again.

Race 3. (19:15) Canterbury Foodies Markets BM70 (1550m)

#11 – Sizzling Ace @ $3.80 – BET NOW

Sizzling Ace should have won last start but was nabbed in the shadows of the post. The well-performed filly has placings behind the likes of Lean Mean Machine and good showings behind The Autumn Sun, which bodes well for this.

The four-times placegetter should have won a race by now but she gets her best chance from the inside draw with only 54kg on her back. If she can’t win here, it’s time to give up chasing.

Race 4. (19:45) The Agency Real Estate BM70 (1250m)

#7 – Connemara @ $3.60 – BET NOW

Connemara looked good winning her first two career starts at Gosford and Scone and although she was beaten last start, she wasn’t far off them.

Trained by Bjorn Baker, the four-year-old mare ran two lengths behind Tell Me and that form looks handy for this. Prior to that she recorded an easy 3.5-length win on debut and that showed punters what she’s capable of.

Goes into the mix here with luck in running.


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