Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: Australian Racing: Friday 19 February 2021 - Canterbury Park

Australian Racing: Friday 19 February 2021 - Canterbury Park

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



Best Bet: SILENT AGENDA (Race 6)
Value Bet: BERGEN (Race 7)

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Race 5

MACLEAY is seldom far off the action and had nothing go his way when finishing second last time out over a mile, just over one length behind the winner. He was hampered shortly after the start and then had to be restrained at the 800M mark, before finally coming the widest of them all into the home straight. He has a handy draw three and with better luck in running today, he could be the one that they all have to beat. HARMONIUM is a 3yr old filly taking on the boys, but she has consistent formlines to her name and was denied a run from the 200M pole last time out before ending up in seventh place over 1500M, 1.8L back from the winner. She is drawn one outside the top choice and could emerge as his biggest danger. ANOTHERTHINKCOMIN’ followed up his penultimate run victory over 1300M with a third place finish next time out over a mile, just under a length adrift of the winner. He tried to go from jump to wire that day and from his wideish gate eight, he is likely to attempt similar tactics here. 

Race 6

SILENT AGENDA has finished second in his last three runs over a variety of different distances and overraced in the early stages and was forced wide in his last start over this c&d before finishing a short-head behind the winner. He was however making good late progress that day and notwithstanding his gate seven, he is taken to be the best bet on the day’s card. DUCHESS OF WINDSOR is a 5yr old mare taking on males, but she goes for her hat-trick here after her last two wins over 2100M, the latest by a short-head. She is drawn one outside the top pick and should not have an issue with the drop in distance. SHANGANI PATROL was slightly disappointing when dropping down to the mile journey last time out, finishing tenth, just over five lengths back from the winner, but the form of that race has stood up well. He was returning from a 25 week break that day and had posted solid form prior to that last effort. He is drawn even wider out in gate ten, but should be involved in the finish.

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Race 7

Today’s value bet, BERGEN missed out on his trio of wins when finishing sixth last time out over a mile, but he was only 0.9L back from the winner. He did not get the clearest of passages in the home straight on that occasion, but still stayed on well over the latter stages of the contest. He is drawn in gate four and will have 2kgs taken off his back thanks to his claiming apprentice to aid his cause. ABOVE AND BEYOND has cracked pole position and came three wide into the straight last time out over this c&d, but battled all the way down to the wire to end up in second spot, just a head off the winner. He should be right up there in the mix. WELSH LEGEND is a 5yr old mare taking on boys. She finished eight in her latest outing over 1300M, just over three lengths adrift of the victor when returning from a length 39 week absence. She was closing in on the leaders over the latter stages of that race and from gate five, she should be included in all bets. 

Race 8

EQUATION has his hat-trick attempt after winning his last start over six furlongs by half a length. He finished best of all when winning that day and the form of that race has been franked. He gets a cozy draw two and the trifecta of victories is very much on the cards. NUCLEAR SUMMIT was friendless in the betting markets when trying to go from start to finish last time out over 1300M, only failing by a head to pull off the win. From pole position, he could prove difficult to reel in over the closing stages and go on to complete his double. BLACK DUKE has finished fourth in his last two runs over seven furlongs, the latest when three and a half lengths back from the winner. He raced three wide that day and has finished second in a subsequent barrier trial. He faces a wide draw twelve, but he is likely to be dropped out of the race in the early stages and should start picking off the frontrunners over the latter stages of the contest. 

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