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Canberra Tips 03/02/2023

Our form expert provides Canberra tips for today’s horse racing at Canberra Racecourse and gives his best bets.



Race 1:  No.8  KIMBERLEY SECRETS  ($1.90 with Ladbrokes)

Coming in on the limit here, the Nick Olive-trained KIMBERLEY SECRETS is shooting for back-to-back victories today. Last start, the promising Wandjina filly was fresh off a lengthy 34-week break when she easily accounted for a Class 1 field, here over 1000m. She put two lengths on them over the line and ran a personal best, covering the trip, 1.9 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best here by more than 6 lengths. Now a track and distance winner, she gets the gun-run from gate one today and will take a power of beating from there.



Race 7:  No.6  INVERTATIONAL  ($2.30 with bet365)

The locally-trained INVERTATIONAL is in top-shelf form this preparation and shoots for the hat-trick today. Last start, the Invader filly made it back-to-back wins when she took out a BM66 Hcp over 1400m at Wagga. Sent out a white-hot $1.90 favourite, she didn’t disappoint, putting almost two lengths on them over the line with Shaun Guymer in the saddle. Today, she is re-united with Louise Day who is two from two with the three-year-old. She has to deal with a wide gate today but winning form is good form and she will take beating here.



Race 8:  No.8  KWIK AZ HELL  ($4.40 with TAB)

Annabel Neasham makes the trip south to the National Capital and saddles-up KWIK AZ HELL here who is in great touch this time in and looks a genuine player in this field. Last start, the Hellbent filly came off her Maiden win at Nowra when she took on Class 1 company here over 1400m on a Soft 5. She managed to find the podium again, finishing third in the event. Today, she drops back to the 1200m where she is already a winner and has Ellen Hennessy back in the saddle for her second ride on the filly. The stable are fitting (front) bar plates for the first time and after three runs back now, she should be nearing her peak. She can give this contest a real shake today.