Canberra Preview April 14 – Friday Best Bets & Tips
Canberra Tips 14/04/2023
Our form expert provides Canberra tips for today’s horse racing at Canberra Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 1: No.2 PROPHET’S DAUGHTER ($2.70 with Palmerbet)
Albury galloper PROPHET’S DAUGHTER sees the Canberra track for the first time today and in her current form, looks the one to beat here. Last start, the Nostradamus mare made it five-straight podium finishes when she claimed third prize in a Class 1 Hcp over 1400m on her home track. She took the turn via the cape but still finished strongly enough to claim the minor prize. She clocked her last 600m, 2 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best last-start effort here by 4 lengths. Nick Souquet has been on board for all seven career starts and remains in charge again today. She gets all the favours from gate one and maps to settle right behind the speed. Rock-hard fit and in top-shelf form, she looks the goods in this contest.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 4: No.5 AGGRANDIZE ($6 with Ladbrokes)
The Joe Cleary-trained AGGRANDIZE has been in good touch this time in and looks well placed here to challenge for the major prize. Last start, the Vancouver mare finished hard and fast to beat all but one home in a Class 1/Maiden Plate over the mile at the Sapphire Coast. She settled mid-field and missed out on the winner’s cheque by a whisker on the line. Josh Richards was aboard that day and is sticking with the mare for this assignment. After four starts this campaign, the step-up to the 2000m looks ideal and with a trouble-free run, she can give this contest a real shake today.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 5: No.6 JOHHNY DASH ($6 with Neds)
Second-up today, the Annabel Neasham-trained JOHNNY DASH sees the Canberra track for the first time and with conditions to suit, looks a genuine winning chance here. Last start, the I Am Invincible gelding was fresh off a 17-week spell and clearly in need of the run when he finished mid-field in a Class 2 Hcp over 1000m at Muswellbrook. He settled mid-field that day, and held his ground in the run to the line. Andrew Adkins returns for the ride today (having steered the three-year-old to victory previously), as he steps-up to a more suitable distance today. Already a winner when second-up, and a winner in rain affected conditions, he strips fitter for one run back and should play a major role in the outcome here.