Daily Racing Tips – Friday, February 22

Canterbury: Race 3 (7:15pm AEDT)
No. 5 Great Danger

Great Danger has stamped himself as a horse to follow and looks beautifully placed to win at Canterbury tonight. The Domesday gelding was an easy winner at Tuncurry on debut in September and was immediately put away, and he kept his unbeaten career start alive with a dominant win over 1250m at Taree late last month. He struck a firm track for the first time at his most-recent effort and still finished off well for second but will appreciate a return to a surface with the sting out of it tonight.

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Canterbury: Race 4 (7:45pm AEDT)
No. 1 Koonunga

Koonunga has recorded two impressive wins from as many starts this time and can complete the hattrick in the fourth at Canterbury tonight. The daughter of Not A Single Doubt has finished outside the places only once in her six career starts but appears to have returned to the track a far-more furnished prospect this time. Her last start win at this track and distance was particularly dominant and worryingly for her rivals, she should only improve.

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Canterbury: Race 6 (8:45pm AEDT)
No. 5 Torpenhow

Torpenhow has not been seen at the races since October, but he is a horse that typically races well fresh and has good form on soft-going. The six-year-old has been a consistent performer for Godolphin without setting the racing world on fire and has managed good results in each of his preparations to date. There are no real stars in this field and Torpenhow is over the odds at his current price ($12 at publish).

Canterbury: Race 8 (9:45pm AEDT)
No. 4 Foreign Territory

Foreign Territory will take wholesale improvement into his second-up target tonight and can hopefully send us into the weekend on a winning note. The Tavistock gelding was an impressive winner when last second-up and is another horse whose best form appears to be when the cut is out of the ground. Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott elected to scratch the horse from a tougher race at Randwick on Wednesday to run here and it does look like perfect placement.