Winning Form bring you all of their best bets and tips for friday’s racing coming from Canterbury Park on 26 November 2021.
Best Bet: CROSS TALK (Race 6)
Value Bet: BUDHWAR (Race 7)
Jackpot (race 5 – 8).
BACCHANALIA is seldom too far off the action and was slow away, but stayed on well when finishing fourth last time out over five furlongs, just over two and a half lengths behind the winner when returning from a 11 week rest. He gets a handy draw three and should turn in another honest performance today. He can expect plenty of competition from DEHORNED UNICORN though who is looking to complete his hat-trick after victories over five furlongs and the latest by one and a half lengths over this trip. He is drawn one inside the top selection and is a speedy sort who went from jump to secure that last win. WARRIOR HERO did not get the clearest of passages in the home straight, only seeing daylight at the 250M mark before finishing well to end up in third place last time out over five furlongs, 1.7L back from the winner. He jumps from gate six and should be included in all bets.
The day’s best bet, CROSS TALK has won both of his first two starts by more that four lengths, his debut over six furlongs and the latest when stepping up to seven furlongs by 4.8L. He went from jump to wire that day, kicking clear at the 300M mark and effectively putting the race to bed. He gets a wideish draw eight, but on that last effort, he could be even better over the extra distance and could prove hard to topple in this line-up. GRANDE RUMORE is drawn one outside the top pick and is a 5yr old mare taking on the boys, but she made good late progress when showing marked improvement to finish second in her latest outing over seven furlongs, one length off the victor, notwithstanding having to be switched at the 150M pole. She could emerge as the biggest danger to the former. SACRED COMMAND came four wide into the home stretch and then hung out and could not be properly assisted over the closing stages, before ending up in fourth spot last time out over a mile, one length behind the winner. He will have to overcome a wide draw thirteen out of fourteen, but he should be doing his best work late.
BUDHWAR has consistent formlines to his name having finished third, second and then second again last time out over 1300M, just a short-head behind the winner. He led the field into the home straight that day and was only collared in the shadow of the post. It should be noted that he was reported to have been cut into on his near-hind leg that day and the form of that race has been franked. He jumps from a cozy draw three and will have 2kgs taken off his back thanks to his claiming apprentice. As such, he is taken to be the value bet on the day’s card. MISS EINSTEIN is a 6yr old mare taking on males, but she showed solid improvement when finishing third last time out over six furlongs, just under two lengths behind the winner. She was hampered shortly after the start and then had to be switched to get a clear run at the 200M mark, so that effort was encouraging. She will have to negotiate a wide draw twelve, but she is likely to be dropped out of it in the early stages and then start to pick off the frontrunner over the latter stages of the contest. VIENNA RAIN followed up his penultimate run victory over six furlongs with a second spot finish next time out over 1300M, just a half length behind the winner. The gelding was friendless in the betting markets on that occasion and came three wide into the home straight and looking a winner when striking the front at the 150M mark before eventually being run out of it very late. From his draw six he should be right up there in the firing line.
JUMP THE BROOM goes for her trio of victories after winning over six furlongs on debut and then putting three and a half lengths between herself and the opposition to win her last start over the same sprint distance. She showed plenty of toe that day and was geared down approaching the finishing post, so that last margin could have been far greater. From her gate five, the hat-trick is very much on the cards. LADY OF LUXURY has won two of her last three outings, the latest over six furlongs by just under half a length. She jumped awkwardly that day and found herself towards the back of the field, before unleashing a powerful finish to win going away. From a slightly wider gate eight, she is very much a runner in this contest. SUR LA MER raced up with the leaders before ending up in fourth place last time out over six furlongs, 3.7L behind the winner. She faces a wide draw fourteen, but she should use that early gate speed to move across without expending too much energy.