Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: Australian Racing: Friday 8 January 2021 – Canterbury Park

Australian Racing: Friday 8 January 2021 – Canterbury Park

Winning Form brings you all of their best bets and tips for Friday's race taking place at Canterbury Park, Australia. 



Best Bet: GREEK HERO (Race 7)
Value Bet: ALCHERMES (Race 5)

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Jackpot (Race 5 – 8) - Cost: R54.00.

Race 5
ALCHERMES is a 4yr old filly taking on the boys, but she is seldom far off the action and battled all the way down to the wire when finishing fourth last time out over this c&d, just over a length behind the winner. Her jockey put up 0.5kgs overweight that day, so she should have finished closer to the winner than she did. She jumps from gate five and is taken to be the value bet on the card. MAIN STAGE and INTO THE OBLIVION renew their rivalry here after the former finished 0.8L ahead of the latter in their last clash over this c&d. MAIN STAGE was hampered at the 180M mark in that contest but recovered well to stay on over the closing stages, and INTO THE OBLIVION came widest into the straight that day. The pair are drawn in gates 13 and 9 respectively, but as they meet on the same weight terms today, that last result seems likely to be confirmed.

Race 6
GENERAL SOHO showed solid improvement when ending up second last time out over the c&d, just over a length adrift of the winner. He overraced in the early stages and then did not get the clearest of passages in the home straight, so that effort was encouraging. He faces draw eight, but with better luck in running today, he could be the one that they all have to beat. ALREADY BLESSED has won two of his last three runs, the latest when finishing strongly to claim a short-head victory over six furlongs. He will have to negotiate a wide draw ten, but given his style of running, he is likely to be dropped out of the race in the early stages and then should be doing his best work late. THISTLEDO on the other hand has cracked pole position and finished second in his last outing over six furlongs, just a head behind the victor. He has to weave his was through traffic that day and should just about have won that contest but for that. As such, he should be included in all bets.

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Race 7
GREEK HERO steps up in trip after finishing well to end up in fourth place in his last start over seven furlongs, just under a length adrift of the winner, suggesting that the extra ground on offer here will be to his liking. He was hampered between the 350M and 250M mark that day and only saw daylight after that point. He has pulled gate four and with better luck in running today, he may prove difficult to topple. MAUI GIRL is a 5yr old mare taking on males and who has finished third in her last two outings. She was inconvenienced between the 200M and 100M pole last time out over this c&d before finishing just under a length behind the winner. She is drawn one inside the top choice and could emerge as her biggest danger. BERGEN has made solid improvement in his last three runs, culminating with a short-head victory last time out over seven furlongs. He will have 2kgs removed from his back thanks to his claiming apprentice and from gate seven, he should be involved in the finish.

Race 8
PERIGORD has finished closer to the winner in each of his last three runs, the latest when fourth over five furlongs, just under two lengths back from the winner when returning from a 12-week rest. He raced tight between the 600M and 300M mark that day and then came three-wide into the home straight. If he has continued down that same path, he could find himself in the winner’s box. HURT MONEY showed marked improvement to win his maiden race last time out over five furlongs by just under two lengths. He takes on stronger here, but he appeared to win that last race with a bit in hand, so he may well be up to the task on hand. KAWAIKINI is a 7yr old mare taking on boys. She was held up between the 600M and 400M mark that day, but still found a good finish to end up in fourth place in her last outing over this trip. She is faced with a wide draw thirteen but based on that last effort, she will in all probability be dropped out of the race in the early stages and then start picking off the frontrunners in the dash down to the wire. 

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