We have expert betting tips for the card this Thursday at Canterbury that features eight quality betting races.
The heavy tracks are persisting in Sydney but punters get a quality card to bet on at Canterbury. We have our best horse racing tips available.
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Canterbury horse racing tips & form
Race 1. (13:45) 2YO Fillies Maiden (1100m)
#6 – Willinga Beast @ $3.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Kris Lees lines up the two-year-old filly who has shown ability at the trials with two wins and a placing.
The daughter of Snitzel scored by a length at Scone before notching another easy trial win at Wyong, so we’re expecting a nice debut.
She has been specked in betting markets and that’s a good sign.
Race 2. (14:20) 2YO Maiden Handicap (1100m)
#1 – Renosu @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Renosu comes off a run at Flemington behind I’mlovingya and he’ll find this much easier.
The James Cummings-trained has faced tough opposition in Melbourne, including running third behind Kiki Express and second behind Brereton.
He has yet to run on rain-affected tracks, but we’re surprised by the $5. The Cummings-trained pair should go well and Renosu is the value runner.
Race 3. (14:55) 3YO Maiden (1550m)
#9 – Scat’s Surfer Girl @ $6 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Scat’s Surfer Girl has been expensive for punters to date, but James McDonald sticks with the Chris Waller-trained runner.
The three-year-old by No Nay Never has been hitting the line well enough, so the slight rise in distance helps and we’re sticking with her.
Getting the inside draw with 55kg on her back is a bonus.
Race 4. (15:30) 3YO Maiden (1100m)
#9 – Headliner @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Headliner is better than her form suggests and the three-year-old filly should break through soon.
The Waller-trained daughter of Star Turn wasn’t far behind I Am Lethal last start and that form has been franked at higher levels.
Her recent trial form is good and having McDonald in the saddle could tip the scales in her favour.
Race 5. (16:05) F&M BM72 Handicap (1250m)
#3 – Finepoint @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Finepoint is seeking three consecutive victories after winning at Canterbury in this grade last time out.
The three-year-old filly by Pins showed a fine turn-of-foot to get up close to the line last start and she has massive upside.
She wasn’t asked for much in a recent trial and her race day effort should produce the goods. Punters get fair odds for the favourite.
Race 6. (16:40) BM78 Handicap (1550m)
#2 – Casino Mondial @ $9 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Casino Mondial is better for two runs back from a spell and we like the way he found the line last start.
The seven-year-old son of Casino Prince likes racing in the wet and he’s a nine-time winner overall, so the class is there.
His record at Canterbury isn’t flash but punters get value odds, especially with Hugh Bowman in the saddle.
Race 7. (17:15) BM72 Handicap (1250m)
#7 – Gracilistyla @ $3.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Chris Waller lines up the talented gelding who scored his maiden at Warwick Farm last preparation.
The son of Medaglia D’oro resumed this preparation with a second placing at Canterbury and that should have him in good order for this race.
His odds are drifting but punters get odds worth taking.
Race 8. (17:50) BM78 Handicap (1200m)
#3 – Zarastro @ $2.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
There hasn’t been any early money for Zarastro, but we can’t see any reason to jump off his back.
The Waller-trained colt comes off back-to-back wins at Canterbury and Rosehill, and he has won two trials to prepare.
Our only worry is the heavy conditions, but he’s bred to handle the wet and we can see his winning streak to continue.
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