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Canterbury Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds for January 8

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  • They host a Friday night card on January 8
  • The track is currently in the Soft 7 range and the rail is in the 3 metre position
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Canterbury Tips for 08.01.2021
Eight race feature on the Friday night meeting from Canterbury. (Getty)
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Canterbury Tips January 8


Canterbury Next Best Bet - Race 2 No. 6 Velorum

A full brother to a Group Three winner in Stronger, this colt was well fancied on his May debut in what's turned out to be quite a strong two-year-old affair with a stack of subsequent winners which include the Group One-placed Wild Ruler and multiple city winner Ballistic Lover.

After drawing wide on that occasion and being eased back as a result of that gate, Velorum was very green when racing off the speed and was never in the mix, with Team Hawkes electing to spell the son of Not A Single Doubt who has trialled up superbly on December 18 in readiness for this return.

Cruising to the line under his own steam as the pick of the runners in that heat that was taken out by Omens, who was good on debut behind a smart one on Wednesday, this three-year-old has the tactical speed over his key threat in Mount Fuji along with a better draw in two, with perhaps the favourite a query staying at 1100m.


Canterbury Best Bet - Race 3 No. 2 Barossa Rosa

Trainer Tracey Bartley brings this runner to town first-up and although it didn't quite come to fruition over two runs in her first campaign, there's clearly an opinion of this filly who has shown plenty of promise in all trials and she didn't have the best of luck in that initial preparation.

She was only narrowly rolled on debut by Yangarra Rose who had the suck run in a race that's produced the very smart Private Eye prior to starting favourite (again) on this circuit, where she was on heels until the 150m after finding the box-seat with the handy Tiny taking out that event, who's potentially a stakes class runner.

The trial win at Wyong in an Open Heat on December 18 was superb and with 2kg claiming apprentice Tom Sherry taking the ride on Friday, who is striking at close to 22% at Canterbury this season, our best bet Barossa Rosa has found what isn't the strongest of Maiden's here.


Canterbury Value Bet - Race 4 No. 11 Patrina

*Patrina has been scratched from Race 4 at Canterbury.


Canterbury Each-Way Bet - Race 6 No. 5 Sedition

This very honest gelding from the Richard Litt yard generally takes a few runs to hit his straps and although safely held, he's been ticking over fairly this preparation where after being run off his feet by the speedy Malkovich on resumption, didn't get a look them second-up at Warwick Farm.

In that hard run December 23 contest over 1100m that was set up for the swooper's, especially with the wider pattern of the track that day, Sedition was chopped out of a run when put back in a pocket after trying to angle clear at the 200m and was put of calculations as a result.

With a 2.5kg drop in the weights third-up for what's a slightly easier race overall, this six-year-old is one of the few that can take a position on the inside with much of the speed drawn out in this event and whilst connections won't be barracking for any more rain on what's currently a Soft 7, the step up to the 1250m should suit. 

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Velorum (Race 2) and Barossa Rosa (Race 3) will run as our best bets on the Friday night meeting from Canterbury.

Sedition (Race 6) makes some each-way appeal at a double figure price.

Best Bet: Barossa Rosa To Win @175.00 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Next Best Bet: Velorum To Win @200.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 4 Units
Each-Way Bet: Sedition Each Way @1200.0 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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