January 4, 2019 – Friday Night Horse Racing Tips for Canterbury & Cranbourne

Punters get two night meetings to bet on this Friday night with racing from Canterbury and Cranbourne.

We have free expert tips and form for our best bets across both Friday night meetings.

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Canterbury free tips & form

Race 1. (18:15) Theraces Maiden Handicap (1250m)

#7 – Plenty @ $4.20 – BET NOW

Chris Waller lines up the three-year-old gelding which has been backed and beaten this season, but looms as a winning chance here.

The son of in-form sire Zoustar finished fifth at Moonee Valley last start and the form out of that race should stack up nicely. He performed slightly better when second behind Sora two back and he’s going to get every chance off an inside barrier.

James McDonald flies back from New Zealand to ride and it looks like a good-value bet at $4.20.

Race 2. (18:45) Summer Night Maiden Plate (1100m)

#7 – You’re Next @ $3.50 – BET NOW

The three-year-old is on debut for Tim Martin after performing with distinction at the trials. The son of Dream Ballard scored by one length at Rosehill before scoring by 3.5 lengths at Warwick Farm.

Trial form can be misleading but he looks above average and there has been good early support. That’s key but if he drifts late, it might pay to sit on your wallet and watch instead.

Race 4. (19:45) Canterbury Night Sprint BM72 (1100m)

#2 – All Too Royal @ $2.90 – BET NOW

All Too Royal brings in good form after consecutive placings this campaign. His two placings at Randwick followed wins at Mornington and Echuca, which makes him a winning threat here.

He hasn’t been able to win since switching to Sydney but he’s knocking on the door and pushing Tell Me close last start is a good form guide for this.

It’s another good ride for James McDonald and he should take full advantage of it.

Race 6. (20:45) Tab Rewards BM70 (1900m)

#5 – Savvy Ken @ $2.25 – BET NOW

Clare Cunningham lines up the talented gelding which has won two from 10 starts, but could have easily won more.

His most recent outing came at Hawkesbury where he scored by 1.3 lengths as the $1.67 favourite. Punters are getting a better price here and he typically runs well fresh up.

This isn’t the hardest BM70 field and he could hit the ground running.

Race 8. (21:45) Australian Turf Club BM70 (1100m)

#5 – Sylvia’s Mother @ $1.85 – BET NOW

There are a few nice types in this race but Sylvia’s Mother looks to have them covered on ability alone. The three-year-old has won two of her three starts and she scored by four lengths at Hawkesbury last time out.

She’s a filly by Snitzel who has yet to race any real opposition but her last two wins have been with ease and she has the potential to become a city-class type.

That’s on the line this Friday and she could come through with flying colours.

Cranbourne free tips and form

Race 1. (18:30) O’Brien Real Estate Maiden (1500m)

#1 – Bianco Nuovo @ $2.20 – BET NOW

Bianco Nuovo has been on the cusp of winning a race throughout its eight-start career but has come up just short on many occasions. He gets his best chance here off a good barrier and against a field that doesn’t stack up well.

Trained by Mike Moroney, the four-year-old drops back in distance after running third at Warrnambool last start and prior to that he ran second at Sandown. That was a good form guide behind Declares War and he should be breaking maidens very soon.

Race 4. (20:00) Gavelhouse Maiden (2025m)

#2 – Lofty Heights @ $2.10 – BET NOW

There has been nothing wrong with the two race day starts from Lofty Heights but punters were burned last start. The gelding was beaten as a $1.44 favourite at Sale but punters are getting better value this time around.

He’s a well-bred son of High Chaparral for Mike Moroney and he’s going to enjoy the rise in distance to 2025m. That helps and he should be hitting the line with plenty of purpose.

Race 6. (21:00) Mercedes-Benz Mornington BM64 (1300m)

#5 – River Jewel @ $2.75 – BET NOW

River Jewel is taking an age to win her second career start but she won’t get an easier chance. The four-year-old has won one of 16 starts but always promises to perform better.

She looked likely to break the duck two back when running a neck behind the winner at Sandown and she backed that up with a solid placing last start.

We’ll give her one more chance because the field isn’t great.


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