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Tips For Canterbury Park (Friday Night)

With the rail in the True Position and a Good 4 track runners handy to the speed will have an advantage.

Race 1 - 6:15PM CANTERBURY LEAGUE CLUB PLATE (1250 METRES)

Brenton Avdulla retains the ride on the John Sargent trained 2. Easy Campese after piloting the colt on debut last start over 1200m at the track, he went straight to the front and was run down late by Prague who looks well above average. He will take plenty of improvement from that performance, roll to the front from the inside barrier and be hard to run down.

Dangers: Fastnet Rock colt 5. Setanta looks ready to go on debut for the in form Maher and Eustace stable who have their 2YO’s flying at the moment. Both trials leading in have been solid highlighted by the latest at Warwick Farm over 808m where he sat back in the field and displayed a nice turn of foot late. He will appreciate the 1250m and with a solid early tempo can be the one flashing home late.

How to play it: Easy Campese WIN ($5 TAB Fixed Odds) Odds & Evens: Split

Race 2 - 6:45PM MIRVAC HANDICAP (1250 METRES)

This race sets up perfectly for the Gary Portelli-trained 1. Spaceboy to breakthrough for his first career win. The gelding went to the Gold Coast first up over 1200m sitting on a very quick pace and still fought on well to the line, the key for him tonight is that he finds the front without any pressure on a track that will suit those on the pace and gets a 1.5kg allowance with Robbie Dolan on board.

Dangers: Godolphin-trained 6. Plaquette looks a big danger to the top pick, began awkwardly last start over 1100m at the track getting along way back before balancing up late to hit the line very strongly on a track that suited leaders. Out to 1250m looks ideal and in the small field wont be too far from the speed to be given every chance to finish over the top of them.

How to play it: Spaceboy WIN ($2.40 TAB Fixed Odds) Odds & Evens: Split

Race 3 - 7:15PM SKY RACING ACTIVE HANDICAP (1550 METRES)

Like the way the Gary Portelli-trained 4. Individualist hit the line when stepping up to 1400m last start at Warwick Farm. Set to peak here third up and will appreciate the extra distance of the 1550m, from barrier 1 can settle closer to the speed and will be strong late.

Dangers: The Waller-trained 3. Hostage Of War was heavily backed last start when stepping up to the 1600m for the first time and was only run down late when looming up to win. Set to peak here going back to 1550m. 1. Port Douglas could be a big improver back to a good track and out to 1600m second up, didn’t handle the heavy track at Nowra last start when in the market on debut.

How to play it: Individualist WIN ($3.80) Odds & Evens: Split

Race 4 - 7:45PM SCHWEPPES HANDICAP (1550 METRES)

Five-year-old mare 1. Judge Judi looks set to peak here third up from a spell. Showed sharp improvement when stepping up to 1600m last start at Warwick Farm in the same grade, was crowded for room late on and once out hit the line full of running. She gets 1.5kg off her back with apprentice Van Overmire taking the ride and with a lack of early speed in the race wouldn’t be surprised to see her take up the running.

Dangers: It has been a while since 5. Weekend Affair has won a race but he looks perfectly placed here with the in form Tom Marquand on board, hit the line well over 1550m at the track last start and will appreciate the good track conditions. If they over do it up on the pace he will be the one finishing over the top of them.

How to play it: Judge Judi WIN ($2.30 TAB Fixed Odds) Odds & Evens: Split

Race 5 - 8:15PM BOWERMANS OFFICE FURNITURE HANDICAP (1900 METRES)

Jason Coyle-trained 8. Fabricator appeals at each way odds over the 1900m, willing to forgive the last start effort where the gelding had to work very hard to find the front before dropping out. He will enjoy getting back to a good track, from barrier 4 won’t have to work to find the front and if able to reproduce the win three starts back will give good sight at odds.

Dangers: Kerrin McEvoy takes the ride on the consistent 10. Austria for trainer Chris Waller. All three runs have been good the preparation and relished the step to 1900m last start at the track where he sat back and just missed late, stays at 1900m which is ideal and can be aggressive from barrier 1 to sit closer to the speed.

How to play it: Fabricator EACH WAY ($9 TAB Fixed Odds) Odds & Evens: Evens

Race 6 - 8:45PM KARI SHOOTING STAR (1250 METRES)

Expecting an improved run from the Bjorn Baker-trained 4. He's A Hotshot after failing on the heavy track at Rosehill last start, the gelding will appreciate stepping back in grade and like the fact he is coming slightly back in distance to the 1250m. Has good speed from the gates and if able to cross them without having to work to hard he will be hard to run down on track that will suit his racing style.

Dangers: Kris Lees and Hugh Bowman combine with 2. Lifetime Quest, resumed over 1200m at Warwick Farm taking up the running and only getting run down right on the post. Will take plenty of improvement from that effort and if able to find the front ahead of our top pick he will be very hard to beat.

How to play it: He's A Hotshot to WIN ($4.60 TAB Fixed Odds) Odds & Evens: Evens

Race 7 - 9:15PM TAB VENUE MODE HANDICAP (1250 METRES)

Very keen on the Joe Pride-trained 6. Accelerato who looks to peak here third up from a spell. Ran very well against the bias last start at the track over 1100m sitting back and hitting the line strongly, out to 1250m is ideal and from barrier 2 can settle closer to the pace stalking a predicted fast tempo.

Dangers: David Atkins-trained 1. All From Scrap was very good behind a smart one in Napster at the track last start over 1250m where the gelding sat on a fast pace a battled away to the line. Gets a 3kg weight drop with Brock Ryan to ride and if able to find a perfect position behind the speed will run a nice race at each way odds.

How to play it: Accelerato to WIN ($2.20 TAB Fixed Odds) Odds & Evens: Split

Race 8 - 9:45PM THE AGENCY REAL ESTATE HANDICAP (1100 METRES)

Tough way to finish the meeting with many runners having the required form to be in the finish but have settled on the Mathew Dale-trained 1. Mossman Gorge at each way odds. The gelding has run well all preparation finishing no worse than one length from the winner in all three starts, out to 1100m suits and gets a beautiful run right behind the pace.

Dangers: Lightly-raced filly 8. Intrepidacious resumes for trainer John O’Shea with Rachel King taking the ride. Showed above average potential last preparation with a dominant win over 1100m at Hawkesbury and finishing close up in two runs after that effort, the two trials leading in have been very good highlighted by the latest over 1045m where she jumped quickly to take up the running. If she can cross early without having to work too hard she will be hard to run down over.

How to play it: Mossman Gorge EACH WAY ($6 TAB Fixed Odds) and Intredidacious WIN ($3.80) Odds & Evens: Split

Check out the fields and replays for Canterbury tonight.

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