CANTERBURY is the venue for Sydney’s Friday race day.
The harbour city is hosting an entertaining eight races to wind down the working week and the hard working team at Horse Betting Central has pored through the form to deliver tips for every event on the card.
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Race 1 – Benchmark 73 (1250m)
In a small field, Wooshka presents as the best winning hope in the race. The Written Tycoon filly broke its maiden at the second time of asking in great fashion and we think the Peter and Paul Snowdon three-year-old has a decent future ahead of it.
Race 1 tip: Wooshka to win at Sportsbet
Race 2 – Maiden Plate (1100m)
Fifth Affair should be taking this event out. The horse is second-up after a great return which saw it only narrowly lose to Ballet Rose on December 17. From barrier three it has the perfect opportunity to dictate its own luck and we believe it will be taking this race out.
Race 2 tip: Casino Star to win at Neds
Race 3 – Maiden (1100m)
Misteed is debuting on Friday but after taking out both its trials in the lead up to this race we think a great showing should be in the offing.
The Exceed And Excel filly gets gate five and will be well placed in the running to make a winning debut.
Race 3 tip: Misteed to win at Ladbrokes
Race 4 – Benchmark 74 (1550m)
Dawn Raid drops slightly in class after a disappointing benchmark 77 race at Randwick, but after recording a hat-trick prior to that poor showing we think it can bounce straight back into winning ways. From the outside barrier the horse can drop back in the field before unleashing over the top of them late.
Race 4 tip: Dawn Raid win at Sportsbet
Race 5 – Benchmark 74 (1100m)
Star Crossed is second-up on Friday where it has won previously in the past. The horse also returns to the sprint trip where it is undefeated across two runs. Star Crossed resumed in good fashion last time out at Muswellbrook when it finished third and we’re expecting the horse to strip fitter following that run.
Race 5 tip: Star Crossed to win at Sportsbet