Today’s Horse Racing Tips – 17th January 2020

Racing and Sports highlight our standout plays for Australian TAB meetings on January 17.

Racecourse : Canterbury
Racecourse : Canterbury Picture: (Mark Evans/Getty Images)

Seven TAB meetings are held across Australia on this Friday at Ballina, Canterbury (night), Nowra, Geelong, Cranbourne, Townsville & Esperance. 

 

Canterbury: Race 6 @ 8:45pm

 

Cisco Bay and Fabricator to press forward at what should be a reasonable clip. Irish import NATIONAL GUARD (3) has been competitive in three far stronger races to kick off his Australian career. Settled at the back of a small field and couldn't quicken but wasn't disgraced in the Listed January Cup over 2000m at Randwick last Saturday. Cherry-ripe now and ready to win in this far easier contest. CISCO BAY (7) made it three minor placings in a row when he worked home steadily for 3rd over 1550m at the Kensington track last start. Honest gelding who is a genuine chance with Tommy Berry taking over this evening. DE VALERA (10) came with a powerful finish to win convincingly over this course and distance a fortnight ago. Getting up in the weights but hard to knock from Sydney's form stable. HIGH POWER (1) beat the smart Joigny two runs back - has a chance if he recaptures that form. SELECTIONS: Keen on #3 National Guard each-way at juicy odds.



 

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Ballina: Race 5 @ 3:40pm

 

The scratchings have taken a bit of the pace sting out of the race. BRADBURY (7) was super-impressive winning over 1400m at the Sunshine Coast two runs back when fresh from a 40-day let-up. Just an even effort when 4th at Coffs Harbour last start over the mile. Looking for this trip now so can bounce back. JEOPARDISE ME (10) was $2.25 last start but could only work home into a close 5th over 1530m at Murwillumbah. Lightly raced mare who can improve with a 4.5 kgs drop in the weights. DREAM BUILDER (1) was an eye-catcher over the mile here recently. Sure to appreciate a bit more ground today. LUCKY JACKSON (4) has been finding the line well and should run the 1900m out strongly. SELECTIONS: #7 Bradbury is tremendous value in morning markets. Back him each-way at around the $9 mark.

 

Townsville: Race 2 @ 3.50pm (AEDT)

 

ABERRATION (3) is working up to another win after placing at his past three outings at this course, the last two coming at this distance. Deserves to return to the winners' stall and this could be his chance. I CAN I WILL I AM (1) made an encouraging return after five months when placed at Rockhampton. Looks capable of improving off that. MIKEYS TURF (5) hit the line well for fourth here last start. Could be in the finish. THIS GIRLS ON FIRE (6) deserves some respect after placing at her past two in easier grade. SELECTIONS: #3 Aberration to be rewarded for his consistency. Backing to win.

 

Geelong: Race 7 @ 4:00pm

 

Good early speed even after the scratchings. BUTTON EXPRESS (6) resumed substantially improved when leading and winning the Mornington Maiden by a space. Needs some good fortune pushing forward but has the ability to take the next step in this line-up. ZOUSTORM (4) has had a 42 day freshen since the solid city run. She will use the low gate to advantage and should be contesting the finish. UPTOWN LOLA (10) is racing well and will get her chance drawn the rail with a 3kg claim. WALLACE STREET (1) gets Lane and a low draw and has more to give second-up. SELECTIONS: This doesn’t look much harder for #6 Button Express.

 

Cranbourne: Race 6 @ 8:30pm

 

Early pace across the barriers with North Afrika prominent. PRINTMAKER (1) continues to race well and deserves the win. The low gate is an advantage as is the 3kg claim. In a form yard and the one they have to beat. NORTH AFRIKA (11) brings solid city form to peak. Gets the visors again and is a candidate to control the race. Just has to run out the middle distance. CLIFFORD SNOWFLAKE (6) is also up from the mile and keeps improving. Sits handy and should get every chance. EL CHAPARRO (8) brings good form to peak and the low gate advantages. He could win at odds without too much of a surprise. SELECTIONS: #1 Printmaker hits peak and this is winnable.


Racing and Sports

Canterbury

Friday, 17th January 2020

6
20:45
(local)

Bowermans Office Furnit.-Bm70

Age: 4yo and up WT: 54.0kg Type: BM70
AUD $50,000
1900m TURF SOFT
6
20:45
(local)
AUD $50,000
1900m SOFT

Bowermans Office Furnit.-Bm70

Age: 4yo and up WT: 54.0kg Type: BM70
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 7. CISCO BAY (AUS) 5yo G
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - IMAGINING (AUS)
TOMMY BERRY
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$3.50
59.0kg
Shaky Bloodstock (Mgr: K H Grant)

Sales Information

2nd 13. AUSTRIA (NZ) 5yo M
REDWOOD (GB) - MARGRAVINE (AUS)
JAMES MCDONALD
CHRIS WALLER
$5.00
55.0kg
G Harvey
3rd 1. HIGH POWER (AUS) 5yo G
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - PLUMM (AUS)
MS S CLENTON
KRIS LEES
$13.00
60.5kg
Power Thoroughbreds (Mgr: W Power), R Power & M Talty

Sales Information

4th 12. NEWTOWN BLUEBAG (AUS) 7yo G
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) - TATTLER (AUS)
ROBBIE DOLAN
E & L LONGMIRE
$15.00
56.0kg

Sales Information

5th 10. DE VALERA (AUS) 4yo H
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - QUIET MAGGY (USA)
BRENTON AVDULLA
JOHN O'SHEA
$5.50
58.0kg

Sales Information

6th 5. CALIFORNIAFIREBIRD (AUS) 5yo G
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - BIRD OF FIRE (NZ)
CEJAY GRAHAM
PETER ROBL
$7.00
56.5kg

Sales Information

7th 16. SPEED HERO (AUS) 7yo G
ONEMORENOMORE (AUS) - LEGISLATURE (AUS)
MIKAYLA WEIR
JASON COYLE
$101.00
51.0kg

Sales Information

8th 3. NATIONAL GUARD (USA) 4yo H
WAR FRONT (USA) - COIN BROKER (IRE)
S GUYMER
RICHARD LITT
$9.00
60.5kg
9th 9. SNIPPETSPEED (AUS) 4yo G
SNIPPETSON (AUS) - CALM AS A LADY (NZ)
CHRISTIAN REITH
PETER & PAUL SNOWDEN
$31.00
58.5kg

Sales Information

10th 11. FABRICATOR (AUS) 6yo G
BERNARDINI (USA) - SAVANNAH'S CHOICE (AUS)
TOM MARQUAND
JASON COYLE
$11.00
57.5kg

Sales Information

11th 2. LIFE O'BRIEN (AUS) 8yo G
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - MISS O'BRIEN (AUS)
CHRIS C WILLIAMS
PETER H BLOOMFIELD
$41.00
59.5kg

Sales Information