We have expert betting tips for the cards this Friday at Canterbury and Cranbourne.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Friday meetings and we have our best bets across the cards.
Race 1. (18:00) The Agency Real Estate Maiden (1100m)
#8 – Paris Dior @ $2.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Team Snowden lines up the two-year-old filly who finished second on debut at Warwick Farm.
The daughter of Pierro was only a short margin behind Man in the Mirror, who is a highly-touted juvenile on track for the Golden Slipper.
Drawing barrier 11 isn’t ideal over this distance, but having James McDonald in the saddle is a bonus.
Race 3. (19:00) Cactus Imaging Maiden (1100m)
#3 – Super Vogue @ $4.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Super Vogue comes off back-to-back trial wins and she could make a winning debut on Friday night.
The Hawkes-trained daughter of Press Statement scored her first trial win at Rosehill before doubling down at Canterbury, so the form checks out.
Early money has come for her in betting markets, so put on top.
Race 5. (20:00) Kia Christmas Classic (1200m)
#1 – Special Reward @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Special Reward turned his form around when scoring at Randwick last start, so he could kick on with it now.
The Kris Lees-trained son of Demerit scored an upset win at $26, but it’s no surprise to see him paying much shorter here.
It’s a tricky and small field, but we wouldn’t be leaving him out.
Race 7. (21:00) Schweppes BM72 (1100m)
#4 – Miracle Day @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Miracle Day is shooting for four consecutive wins after winning at Canterbury, so he’s worth following.
The Lees-trained four-year-old was too good for them on a heavy track, but he also has form on good surfaces.
Having Hugh Bowman in the saddle is ideal and money should come for him late.
Race 1. (18:15) Racing, Pacing & Chasing Maiden (1000m)
#9 – Junko @ $2.15 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old filly finished fourth on debut at Pakenham and that form has stacked up well since.
She has been heavily backed to win on her return, which tells punters all they need to know. She paid $18 on debut, so the move is significant.
Jamie Kah rides and the money is worth following.
Race 3. (19:15) Allied Security Maiden (1400m)
#9 – Shalily @ $2.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Shalily wasn’t far behind the winner on debut at Werribee before running well at Sandown.
Finishing fourth at Sandown is a good form guide for Cranbourne and we expect her to settle handy and kick strongly.
It’s another excellent ride for Jamie Kah to start the night.
Race 5. (20:15) Frankston Sand Soil C1 Handicap (1200m)
#3 – Video @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Punters should overlook the run of Video at Sandown two starts back. He had a slow recovery rate, but we like his bounce back effort at Geelong.
The Maher/Eustace-trained colt looked the goods when winning on debut by two lengths, so anything close to that effort should be good enough.
We’re backing another Kah-ridden runner, but she should have a good night.
Race 7. (21:15) NZB Airfreight BM64 (2025m)
#7 – Sacred Lass @ $4.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
We were disappointed with the effort of Sacred Lass last start, but we’re prepared to give her another chance.
Her form prior included four consecutive placings and she was unlucky not to win most of them. She has yet to race at Cranbourne, but she should enjoy it.
Barrier 13 won’t be an issue over this distance and punters get each-way odds.
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.