|Where||Canterbury Park Racecourse – King St, Canterbury NSW 2193|
|When||Friday, Friday 25, 2022|
|First Race||6pm AEDT|
HorseBetting’s New South Wales racing analyst brings you his best bets and quaddie numbers for Friday night’s eight-race card at Canterbury Park. A total of 113 starters have been accepted for this meeting after nominations were extended due to the abandonment of the Gosford races on Wednesday. But Canterbury hasn’t missed the rain either, with the track currently rated a Heavy 9 and even more bad weather predicted over Thursday and Friday, so this meeting could also be in some doubt. The rail is in the true position for the entire course, and racing gets underway at 6pm AEDT with the running of a 2YO Maiden Handicap over 1100m.
Canterbury Best Bet – Shades Of Rose
Shades Of Rose was our best bet at Gosford on Tuesday, but Bjorn Baker has had to wait another two days to step out this unbeaten daughter of Rubick due to inclement weather. Although this is a slightly tougher race than what this three-year-old would have faced on Wednesday, there isn’t enough of a reason to want to jump off her. Rachel King stays in the saddle and they will jump from barrier four instead of barrier five, which is even more of an advantage, and this race has even less speed in it, so she should be able to dictate terms from in front over the 1200m journey. Shades Of Rose won with plenty in hand on debut at Bathurst on January 25 over 1100m, before beating the track record over the exact same course and distance at her second career start. We made mention during the week that the time she ran at her second start bettered her debut win by 1.48 seconds, so if this filly improves like that again, she should be winning.
Next Best at Canterbury – Zoumon
Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott saddle up Zoumon in the second leg of the quaddie in a 1900m Benchmark 72 Handicap. The three-year-old gelding won on a Heavy 8 over 2050m at Moe on October 15 in preparation for a VRC Derby tilt, but he was left stranded as an emergency and didn’t make the field, so connections opted to run him in the Listed Connoisseur Plate on Melbourne Cup Day over 1800m instead, where he wasn’t sharp enough coming back in trip. The son of Zoustar had a decent spell and resumed nicely when third at this track on February 11 over 1550m, hitting the line nicely. Tim Clark stays in the saddle, so we are hoping to see this three-year-old lead the field, while he should be in his element in a testing wet track. This looks a perfect race for him to win.
Best Value Bet – Arranmore
Chris Waller is set to saddle up two runners in the last race of the night – Arranmore and Divina – and we can make a really solid case for the former. The three-year-old filly by Astern has only been at the races on three occasions, running second to Able Willie and Espiona in her first two starts, before leading all of the way at Randwick on November 2 to win by over a length in a 3YO Maiden. Arranmore has trialled twice leading into her first-up run over 900m and 1030m respectively, with her most recent coming on Monday at Rosehill in an Open Barrier Trial when second behind Alligator Blood, who is a Group 1 winner. Waller is yet to confirm jockeys for his two fillies, but Jason Collett has ridden this galloper in her two trials, so we would expect to see him on board on Friday. Barrier two is perfect, as she will be able to either lead or box seat, while her only run on a rain-affected surface saw her finish second to Espiona. This looks well within Arranmore’s grasp.
Friday quaddie tips for Canterbury
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