It is shaping up as an action-paced day for horse racing fans and punters in Australia this Friday with eight TAB meetings taking place all over the country.
From country meets early this afternoon to the highly anticipated twilight metro meets at Moonee Valley and Canterbury tonight, there are plenty of top class showdowns to enjoy a Friday punt on.
Later today we will be publishing our exclusive Races.com.au race tips for both the Melbourne and Sydney Friday night racing so bookmark us to get the inside word.
Below is a list of all the TAB meets for Friday February 4 including the jump time of the first race at each meeting and a look at the highlight events not to miss.
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Friday Night Metro Meets
- Moonee Valley (VIC) – Race 1 jumps at 6:45pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
The best Friday night racing action will take place under the lights at Moonee Valley this evening where a bumper eight-race programme gets underway at 6:45pm (AEDST) with the $50,000 Electrical Trades Union Handicap (1200m).
A great race for punters on the card is Race 3 the $100,000 Browns Sawdust Premium Handicap (1600m) at 7:45pm (AEDST) where we are tipping an upset with #2 Luckyi’mbarefoot to win at juicy odds.
Stick around at Races.com.au for the full Moonee Valley Friday Race Tips later today.
- Canterbury (NSW) – Race 1 jumps at 7:00pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Sydney will be host to the other major twilight meet this Friday when Canterbury Racecourse runs seven events starting at 7:00pm (AEDST) with the $27,000 Pony Express Holdings Handicap (1900m).
The night’s closing event, Race 7 the $27,000 Sydney Markets Foundation Handicap (1250m) at 10:00pm (AEDST), is shaping up as a beauty and for the win we fancy #5 Strategic Maneuver in barrier one.
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Other Friday City & Country Meets
- Pakenham (VIC) – Race 1 jumps at 12:24pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
The first Victorian meet today is taking place at Pakenham where a bumper nine-race card will get underway at 12:24pm (AEDST) with the $12,000 Flowers by Jo Barnes Super VOBIS 3YO Fillies Maiden Plate (1000m).
Best race at Pakenham today is Race 7 the $22,500 TAB Bon Hoystead Apprentices Cup (1300m) at 4:00pm (AEDST) where we fancy #12 Bellatheball with the ideal lead-up form and light-weight to win.
- Tamworth (NSW) – Race 1 jumps at 1:18pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Country racing in New South Wales will run at Tamworth this Friday with Race 1 the $10,000 Ready Workforce Class 3 Handicap (1000m) kicking things off at 1:18pm (AEDST), and we fancy last start winner #4 Access All Areas to take the prize.
Another beauty at Tamworth will be Race 8 the $10,000 Tooheys Class 1 Handicap (1400m) at 5:40pm (AEDST) where #4 Wilde And Free can win at good odds.
- Ipswich (QLD) – Race 1 jumps at 2:00pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Friday racing in Queensland starts off at Ipswich this afternoon with a seven-event programme, Race 1 the $10,000 Bet at ITC with Tattsbet QTIS Two-Years-Old Maiden Handicap (1100m) due to jump at 2:00pm (AEDST).
One race not to miss at Ipswich this arvo is Race 6 the $12,000 Recruitment Queensland Class 2 Handicap (1515m) at 5:10pm (AEDST) and despite their heavy weight we are sticking with #1 Dumuzi to win their third race on the trot today.
- Albury (NSW) – Race 1 jumps at 2:18pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Albury Racecourse in New South Wales will come alive today with the first of eight scheduled races, the $10,000 Www.Alburyracing.Com.Au Maiden Plate (1100m), getting things underway at 2:18pm (AEDST).
The day’s later events are the best for punters including Race 5 the $10,000 Greens Gardens & AG Class 2 Handicap (1600m) at 4:50pm (AEDST) where we like the look of #7 Alizarin Gem to win after some good recent runs and the perfect gate one start.
- Geraldton (WA) – Race 1 jumps at 5:29pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Later this afternoon the sole Friday meet in WA will take place at Geraldton starting at 5:29pm (AEDST) with the $8,000 Hahn Super Dry Maiden (1600m).
Some decent handicap features running here including Race 7 the $9,000 WAFM Handicap (1300m) at 8:50pm (AEDST) where we are tipping #4 Bali Cruiser for the win.
- Sunshine Coast (QLD) – Race 1 jumps at 7:37pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Sunshine Coast Racecourse has the third Friday twilight meeting this evening with a seven-race card kicking off at 7:37pm (AEDST) when the $10,000 Think Office Technology Class 1 Handicap (1000m) jumps.
One of the best Sunshine Coast showdowns will be Race 2 the $10,1000 Taylaw Solicitors Class 1 Handicap (1400m) at 8:07pm (AEDST) where #2 Connemara Lad is our pick to take the prize despite their wide draw.