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Canberra Tips 21/04/2023

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



Race 7:  No.3  SISTER MOON  ($2.10 with BoomBet)

The Keith Dryden-trained SISTER MOON has kick-started her racing career with a bang and undefeated in two starts to date, looks a solid chance on keeping the picket fence growing here today. Last start, the Fighting Sun mare was fresh off a 10-month absence when she made light work of a Class 1 Hcp over 1008m at the Sapphire Coast. Slowly away, she settled back in the field, six lengths off the pace where James Innes Jnr had her tucked away on the fence with cover. Straightening-up for the run home, Innes Jnr worked her off heels to have her in the middle of the track with plenty of running room and she powered home to win the event with plenty to spare. She is one serious racehorse and gives the impression that step-up to Class2 company today will be no trouble. Innes Jnr sticks with her here and she does look the best of the day.



Race 5;  No.3  UNIQUE PRINCE  ($3.40 with Picklebet)

The Matt Dale-trained UNIQUE PRINCE is in career-best form this time in and with conditions to suit today, looks a genuine winning chance in this contest. Last start, the Shaft gelding brought up career-win number four when he arrived in time to snatch victory in a BM70 Hcp, here over 1300m on a Soft 6 that day. He meets similar company today and has similar conditions to deal with as well. Nick Heywood returns for the ride after steering him to victory twice previously from his five rides on the five-year-old. Nicely drawn in gate five, he maps to settle mid-field here and in the small field, should avoid any dramas in the run. Can’t knock his current form as he looks to continue on with it today.



Race 3:  No.4  ZEDLY  ($5 with Ladbrokes)

Kembla Grange galloper ZEDLY is in red-hot form this time in and ticks enough boxes here to be considered a worthy contender for the major prize today. Last start, the five-year-old had just his tenth race start and for the third-straight time, found the podium with a top two finish. He lined-up in a BM58 Hcp over 1650m at Moruya where he beat all but one home in the 12-strong field. His one and only visit here ended in another runner-up finish, two starts back. He gets the gun-run from gate one today and has Billy Owen joining him for the first time. There’s plenty to like about this fellow’s chances today and fresh off a six-week let-up, he will be staking his claim for victory at some stage here.