CANTERBURY is back this Friday night and no-one does showtime underlights quite like Sydney.
Let’s get stuck into the race meet and see if we can generate some cash.
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Race 1 – Maiden (1250m)
Marmaris made an underwhelming debut on December 30, but it improved markedly on January 19, finishing just a neck away from Sandbar at the venue it confronts Friday. The Godolphin runner looms as a winning threat here if natural progression takes its course.
Race 1 tip: Marmaris to win ($4.80 at Sportsbet)
Race 2 – Maiden (1550m)
Condor is second-up, where it has previously placed at in the past. It its resuming run the horse was only two parts of a length off the winner and the promising colt has only missed the placings once in its career. The consistent runner is overdue for a win.
Race 2 tip: Condor to win ($2.35 at Ladbrokes)
Race 3 – Benchmark 70 (1250m)
It’s So Obvious looks to be the main winning threat here. The horse is fresh off a strong first-up win, has never missed a placing second-up over two runs and it gets a great gate. In a race where there’s plenty of early speed, It’s So Obvious will be benefited greatly from barrier three.
Race 3 tip: It’s So Obvious to win ($2.30 at Sportsbet)
Race 4 – Benchmark 75 (1550m)
Mr Tickets has been in stellar form over its last four races. Before its brilliant two and a half length win, the horse placed second in three-straight races by a combined 1.3 lengths. The tricky gate may be tough to overcome, but if it gets a good run across Mr Tickets will be taking this out.
Race 4 tip: Mr Tickets to win ($5.50 at William Hill)
Race 5 – Benchmark 89 (1200m)
Fortensky is primed to win third-up on Friday night, where it has previously placed at twice in the past. The horse gets to a distance that it has won at previously, and from a good gate and at peak fitness the Waller four-year-old will be hard to beat.
Race 5 tip: Fortensky to win ($2.35 at Ladbrokes)
Race 6 – Benchmark 78 (1250m)
Irithea will surprise at odds here. The horse won three races in a row before being turned out and has trailed well leading into this race. The Bjorn Baker runner has also has a win and a second placing from two first-up runs. After the claim it carries just 54kg. Just get on.
Race 6 tip: Irithea to win ($9.50 at William Hill)
Race 7 – Benchmark 79 (1100m)
Spending To Win gets a great gate and has terrific second-up form. The horse has two seconds and a third from three attempts, and upon resumption was decent at Gosford. Back Spending To Win to deliver here.
Race 7 tip: Spending To Win to win ($3.80 at Crownbet)
Race 8 – Benchmark 70 (1100m)
Seventhchic can surprise first-up here. From the inside draw the speedy beginner can lead, and the first-up form of two placings from three attempts holds up. The place is the right play for Seventhchic in the final event on the Canterbury card.
Race 8 tip: Seventhchic to place ($6 at Crownbet)