|Canterbury Park Racecourse – King St, Canterbury NSW 2193
|Friday, November 17, 2023
NSW metropolitan racing heads to the south-west of Sydney for the first of the season’s meetings under the Friday night lights of Canterbury Park Racecourse. The rail is in the true position the entire circuit, and with only light showers expected in the early hours of Friday morning, the track should stay in the Good range. The first of eight races is scheduled for 6pm local time.
Best Bet: Mogwai
Mogwai has posted two frustrating runner-up finishes to begin his three-year-old campaign, but we’re hopeful that can change on Friday night. He’s been forced to chase down some quality gallopers in the form of Keenan and Until Valhalla, only beaten a combine three lengths across both starts. The James Cummings-trained gelding gains the services of James McDonald in this 1900m BM64, and if he can hold a position from barrier one, Mogwai will prove hard to hold out.
Race 1 –
3yo Gelding | T: James Cummings | J: James McDonald (57.5kg)
Next Best: Louisville
Louisville returns from a 125-day spell and brings some strong form to this BM72 contest. He was narrowly defeated at Randwick on August 15 before being tipped out for a spell, with Special Envoy bolting clear on a track where it was favourable to be on speed. This five-year-old gelding never won first-up in the past, and the 1250m journey may be short of his best trip; however, his class should offset that, and with James McDonald aboard from gate one, Louisville can return a winner.
Race 7 –
5yo Gelding | T: Chris Waller | J: James McDonald (57.5kg)
Best Value: Reet Petite
Reet Petite is set to make her metropolitan racing debut for the Keith Dryden barn. The daughter of Rubick couldn’t make up the ground necessary to score in her latest effort at Goulburn on November 5 when chasing gallantly behind Outahand, but we’re more than happy to take her based on her maiden performance at Canberra on October 20. She dominated after taking a sit worse than mid-field, and that’s exactly what we’re hoping she can do on Friday night as she steps up to 1900m.
Race 5 –
4yo Mare | T: Keith Dryden | J: Dylan Gibbons (56kg)
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