Friday Horse Racing Tips – Friday, February 18th 2022

We have expert betting tips for the cards this Friday at Moonee Valley and Canterbury.

There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Friday meetings and we have our best bets across the cards.

All odds are with Sportsbet – our No. 1 rated bookmaker. You can join Sportsbet by clicking HERE.

Moonee Valley

Race 2. (18:45) BMD Group C1 Handicap (1600m)

#8 – Gonnadancealot @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Lindsay Smith lines up the three-year-old filly who has taken on tough fields throughout her career.

The daughter of Sir Prancealot comes off a fourth placing at Warrnambool, which was a nice bounce back after struggling at Caulfield and Flemington.

This is a better level of racing and dropping to 56kg helps.

Race 4. (19:45) Ladbrokes 55 Second BM84 (955m)

#3 – Yulong Command @ $2.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Yulong Command is already a two-time winner from five starts this campaign, which includes three placings.

The four-year-old son of Written Tycoon owns four wins at Moonee Valley, so he’s a course specialist and that bodes well.

Getting the inside draw with a claimer in the saddle only strengthens his chances.

Race 6. (20:45) MCE Torney Night Cup (2500m)

#2 – Daqiansweet Junior @ $2.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Daqiansweet Junior is shooting for his fifth consecutive win after looking mightily impressive this season.

The former Kiwi scored at The Valley by a nose last start over fellow Kiwi In a Twinkling, which is an excellent form guide.

Money has come thick and fast for him, so we’re expecting big things.

Race 8. (21:45) Ladbrokes Same Race Multi BM64 (1200m)

#4 – Elite Icon @ $2 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Team McEvoy lines up the three-year-old gelding who showed them a clean pair of heels last time out.

The talented son of Nicconi scored by 4.3 lengths in a dominant fashion and we expect more of the same on Friday night.

He should push forward and try run them into the ground again. He’s a nice type in the making, so take the $2 available.


Race 2. (18:30) McCreery Maiden Plate (1250m)

#3 – Devil’s Throat @ $2.05 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Devil’s Throat is knocking on the door of a win after placing at Gold Coast and Randwick this preparation.

He was upset as the $1.65 favourite last time out, and although beaten, it was narrowly and he shouldn’t have lost any admirers.

Punters get better odds this time around and he’s a runner worth following.

Race 3. (19:00) Hyland Race Colours BM72 (1900m)

#1 – Mr Gee @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Mr Gee is a four-time winner from 14 starts and he didn’t do much wrong fresh up when seventh at Randwick.

The four-year-old son of All Too Hard finished 2.2 lengths behind the winner in a much harder race, so that bodes well for this run.

He has to carry a big weight, but the 2kg claim is ideal and it should see him going close.

Race 5. (20:00) XXXX BM72 (1250m)

#2 – Black Duke @ $4.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet

We’re keeping the faith with Black Duke, who has been a touch expensive for punters this season.

The Richard Litt-trained four-year-old owns two wins at Canterbury, so having another run on the track is ideal after running second last start.

William Pike rides and we’re expecting a top effort.

Race 8. (21:30) Kia Evening Star BM78 (1550m)

#7 – Savoury @ $5.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Savoury had solid betting support at Randwick last start and the run was better than it looked.

The Bjorn Baker-trained son of Savabeel is a five-time winner from 25 starts and four of those wins have come at Canterbury.

Punters get value odds on Friday night, so put him on top.

Once again, all odds are with Sportsbet – our No. 1 rated bookmaker. You can join Sportsbet by clicking HERE.

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After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
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