Friday Horse Racing Tips – Friday, February 25th 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) Long Fine Hospitality 0MW (955m)

#3 – Wilbury @ $2 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Wilbury is an expensive purchase who finished ninth on debut at Flemington, but he never had a good look at them.

The half-brother to recent Group 1 winner Home Affairs has breeding on his side and he should get the run to suit from barrier six.

The $2 is worth taking before he shortens.

Race 3. (19:15) Buy Better at Inglis BM70 (955m)

#4 – Along the River @ $3.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Along the River kicked off his preparation with consecutive wins at Kilmore and Sandown before facing some tough types.

The three-year-old ran fifth at Flemington before finishing second behind Lunar Hero at Sandown, so the form checks out.

Running around The Valley should be ideal for his style, so expect him to run well.

Race 6. (20:45) Midway Concrete BM70 (2040m)

#1 – Angel Rock @ $4.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Angel Rock scored easily by 3.5 lengths last time out and there is nothing wrong with that form going forward.

The five-year-old mare owns six wins from 29 starts and her recent form is better than her rivals in this field.

Getting 3kg brings her weight down to 60kg and she should be tough to handle.

Race 7. (21:15) Spendthrift Typhoon Tracy (1200m)

#2 – Scorched Earth @ $2.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Scorched Earth scored back-to-back wins to kick off her campaign before finishing second behind Argentia, which is solid form.

The three-year-old is a four-time winner from 10 starts and she runs her best races at the distance, so she has upside.

The Typhoon Tracy is always a tough race, but she’s the testing material.


Race 2. (18:30) Vinery Yearlings BM64 (1200m)

#6 – Shades of Rose @ $3.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Shades of Rose scored by 1.3 lengths on debut before scoring by 7.8 lengths last start, so she has massive upside.

The three-year-old filly was a dominant winner and jumping from barrier four should see her land right on the speed.

Having Tim Clark in the saddle is ideal and he can control the pace well.

Race 4. (19:30) Kia Night Sprint Final BM78 (1100m)

#4 – Sixgun @ $3.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Sixgun wasn’t far away when third at Canterbury last time out and that form stacks up nicely for this company.

The four-year-old showed a nice turn-of-foot when sprinting late and he handles all track conditions, which bodes well for the heavy track.

There has been solid money coming for him throughout the week and we’re following him in.

Race 5. (20:00) Quayclean Night Rider BM72 (1250m)

#4 – Sindacato @ $3.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Sindacato has yet to finish worse than third from five career starts and the former Kiwi has class on his side.

The six-year-old gelding finished third at Ellerslie behind some smart types last start, so that form should hold up nicely in Australia.

James McDonald rides and punters get fair odds.

Race 7. (21:00) Hyland Race Colours BM72 (1550m)

#13 – Paternal @ $4.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Paternal scored by a nose on debut at Newcastle before placing at Warwick Farm when he let down impressively.

The Waller-trained son of Savabeel is a Kiwi-bred runner who will appreciate the softer track conditions and carrying 54kg is ideal.

Barrier three with William Pike in the saddle helps and punters get each-way odds.

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

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