CANTERBURY returns this Friday as the Sydney track puts in a strong eight race card.
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Race 1 – Benchmark 75 (1550m)
So You Win comes into this race off the back of a strong success at this track on February 21. This is only a slight step-up in class and the Waller-runner only rises 1kg in weight. So You Win is the horse to beat.
Race 1 tip: So You Win to win ($2.90 at William Hill)
Race 2 – Maiden Plate (1200m)
My Zebrinka has improved with every race start and looks well suited here. Following a layoff the three-year-old returned with a second placing, missing out by half a length on February 7. This appears to be within its grasp.
Race 2 tip: My Zebrinka to win ($5.50 at Ladbrokes)
Race 3 – Benchmark 70 (1550m)
The hat-trick seeking Planet’s Princess will be hard to hold out once again. The promising type has been progressing nicely throughout its career and this race appears within its grasp.
Race 3 tip: Planet’s Princess to win ($4.20 at Sportsbet)
Race 4 – Benchmark 70 (1250m)
Its Time For Magic returned well on February 14 and we believe it can follow that up with a win. The Waller runner has a second-up win in the past and the resuming run at this level was exciting. We’re backing the mare in here.
Race 4 tip: Its Time For Magic to win ($2.25 at Sportsbet)
Race 5 – Benchmark 74 (1900m)
We cannot go past the unbeaten Furore here. This will be the hardest test of its three race career, but it’s last two wins – of just shy of a combined eight lengths – is too hard to overlook.
Race 5 tip: Furore to win ($2.20 at William Hill)
Race 6 – Benchmark 76 (1250m)
The second-up Catesby will be hard to beat here. The resuming run was encouraging, with the Godolphin runner taking the race out by a nose. There’s no reason to think it cannot make it two-from-two this preparation.
Race 6 tip: Catesby to win ($3.50 at William Hill)
Race 7 – Benchmark 80 (1550m)
Sculptures has been in good form recently and will be right in the mix. The horse has won and placed a further three times across its last four runs, and while this is a step-up in class, the form cannot be denied.
Race 7 tip: Sculptures to win ($17 at Crownbet)
Race 8 – Benchmark 73 (1100m)
Vincero knows what it takes to win fresh. The Gary Portelli runner has a win and a placing from two attempts fresh, and it has trialed with a win leading into this. Back Vincero to round out the night with a win.
Race 8 tip: Vincero to win ($4.80 at Ladbrokes)