Canberra (Sunday) Black Opal Day Betting Tips & Preview

Betting Tips for every race at Canberra. Today’s best bet is in race 5.

Oddschecker
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Fri, 3 Mar, 12:00 AM

Canberra for Black Opal day, we are getting away from the rain finally. We have a dry track for what will be a major Slipper lead up this year. This meeting has really risen to prominence over the last few years, with four black type races and big stables sending horses down the Hume Highway. The rail is true and the track will be good.

QUADDIES (Races 5-6-7-8)

 

Skinny:

1 – 1,2,3,5 – 4,5 – 2,11

Wide:

1 – 1,2,3,4,5 – 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9 – 1,2,7,11

 

Best Bet:

R5 N1 BRYNEICH

Next Best Bet:

R1 N1 SMART AMELIA

Best Roughie:

R2 N11 ASHTOMINA

R1 - 1:25pm. SKY RACING MAIDEN HANDICAP - 1200m.

No 1 SMART AMELIA (Next Best Bet)

Has her best chance to win a race here. First-up she ran into two nice horses and probably didn’t get through the wet going. After the claim for Ryan, she is well weighted and the Foxplay / Global Glamour form is good enough.

No 5 EAU SAUVAGE

Has trialled well leading in and gets Avdulla here over the stablemate.

No 2 SLEEK

Ran on well in good time last start. This is as weak a race as she has run in.

No 4 PRINCE JACKO

Fresh for over a year and gets McEvoy. Trained on the track, look for a big run here.

VALUE RUNNER:

No 4 PRINCE JACKO

R2 - 2:00pm. CanPrint COMMUNICATIONS BENCHMARK 65 HANDICAP - 1400m.

No 4 SUBMISSIVE

Was good enough last start at Canterbury, she hit the line well enough to show she’s ready to win.

No 11 ASHTOMINA (Best Roughie)

Was a winner first-up over 1400m last preparation, Nisbet is a winner on the horse in the past.

No 7 CHLOE'S COMET

Ran on well last start in hot time. I expect her to cross and lead form 15.

No 10 FABVIER

Drops in grade after taking on Group level last start. This is more suitable.

VALUE RUNNER:

No 11 ASHTOMINA

R3 - 2:35pm. SINGAPORE AIRLINES CAMARENA QUALITY - 1000m.

No 2 ALMIGHTY GIRL

Has had a good trial since changing stables to J Pride. She is good enough to win this.

No 6 ZARHRON

Drops massively in weight after his last few runs. He has a chance here.

No 7 HILL SPY

Resumes here after a quiet trial and a good first-up record.

No 3 HIGHLY GEARED

Has a brilliant record at Canberra and over 1000m. She won this race last year.

VALUE RUNNER:

No 6 ZARHRON

R4 - 3:10pm. CASINO CANBERRA NATIONAL SPRINT - 1400m.

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No 1 HAPPY CLAPPER

If he is at his best he will win, simple as that. I don’t think he came up last spring and hit a few wet tracks. Trials have been solid enough.

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No 3 HANDFAST

Drops 6kgs on his last start effort where he was run down late.

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No 6 TOWER OF SONG

Got knocked over when he was looming up to win last start, the jockey nearly fell off. Hard to win when that happens.

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No 4 JUST A BLUR

Has a brilliant record at her home track. She would have been set for this and will be flying late.

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VALUE RUNNER:

No 1 HAPPY CLAPPER

 

R5 -3:45pm. XXXX GOLD CANBERRA GUINEAS - 1400m.

No 1 BRYNEICH (Best Bet)

Should just be winning this race simple as that. Last start he was fantastic behind Man From Uncle and Comin’ Through. From gate 1, expect Avdulla to roll forward and dominate the race.

No 10 EXTRA OLIVES

Comes up from Melbourne after a good run in the Vanity. That form solid enough.

No 13 BYE SEE

Finally gets to 1400m after two good runs over 1200m and looks suited.

No 6 GARBHAN

Looks to have ability and steps up in grade here, but is this too soon?

VALUE RUNNER:

No 13 BYE SEE

R6 - 4:22pm. TAB.COM.AU CANBERRA CUP - 2000m

No 1 RED EXCITEMENT

Won’t be burdened by the 62kgs here as he is a big gelding who has carried weight in the past. Dry track suits and he is hard to beat.

No 3 DARK EYES

Backs up again after a strong win last week. He will take up the speed here, but won’t get it as easy as last week.

No 2 CLASSIC UNIFORM

Won well last start and gets Shinn here. Up 3kgs a bit of a worry though.

No 5 OLYMPIC ACADEMY

Gets back on good going here. Forget last start where he didn’t go a yard in the wet.

VALUE RUNNER:

No 5 OLYMPIC ACADEMY

R7 - 5:05pm. MERCEDES - BENZ CANBERRA BLACK OPAL STAKES - 1200m.

No 4 MENARI

(Also in at Randwick) Could well be Slipper favourite after this race. He missed last week due to a cut lip and trialled on Monday in brilliant fashion.

No 5 TREKKING

(Also in at Randwick) Looks to be the number one Slipper gun for Godolphin off his debut win and trials leading in.

No 9 MARSUPIAL

Didn’t handle Caulfield last start. His debut win was brilliant and full off class.

No 8 REFLECTIVITY

Ran well on debut and probably should have won in fairness. The trials leading in have been good.

VALUE RUNNER:

No 9 MARSUPIAL

R8 - 5:40pm. AFFINITY CONSTRUCTIONS AUST P/L BENCHMARK 65 HANDICAP - 1200m.

No 2 THE REVEREND DEMON

Took on Bezel at the end of his last preparation and wasn’t ready for that. 1200m here is a good kickoff point.

No 7 LIKE A SHOT

Bumped into a good one last start and has been flying this time in.

No 11 PECANS

Has trialled well leading into this and has some form around good horses.

No 1 ZIGANUI

Looks to have been aimed at this, even with 63kgs. Four wins at the track from six starts gives hope.

VALUE RUNNER:

No 2 THE REVEREND DEMON

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