Riccarton betting preview & quaddie tips | Saturday, April 22

What Riccarton Races
Where Riccarton Racecourse – 165 Racecourse Rd, Christchurch, New Zealand
When Saturday, April 22, 2023
First Race 11:30am NZST

Racing in the South Island of New Zealand this Saturday is being held at Riccarton on a likely Heavy track with 10 competitive races carded. The first kicks off at 11:30am (NZDT).

Best Bet at Riccarton – Cu Chulainn

Cu Chulainn did take his time to wind up in the straight here last start before letting down with purpose and getting up late to score a narrow win against Penvose Lad, who should again be his main rival on Saturday. He has to give away an extra 2kg on the weekend but should also be that much fitter again. The heavy track will also be in his favour and he is expected to race a lot closer to the speed on this occasion. He is a tough customer who can get the job done again.

Best Bet

Race 5 – Silks #1 Cu Chulainn (1)

2yo Gelding | T: Mark Walker | J: Jason Laking (58kg)

$1.55 with Bet365

Next Best at Riccarton – Luella Cristina

The feature of the day is the time-honoured Warstep Stakes for three-year-old fillies over the mile, and on top has to be Luella Cristina. She peaked on her run late here last week in what was her first start in nearly a month, and will be much sharper for this targeted assignment. You will note she is royally bred being out of Lucia Valentina and will have no problem with a heavy track. She is poised to set the record straight on Saturday. Follow your money.

Next Best

Race 8 – Silks #1 Luella Cristina (1)

3yo Filly | T: Stephen Marsh | J: Cameron Lammas (56.5kg)

$4.20 with Ladbrokes

Best Value at Riccarton – The Big Boss

The last race is a wide-open Rating 65 affair with many chances and down the bottom of the page we find The Big Boss – who is drawn wide, but by this time of the day that is exactly where you want to be. The key on Saturday is the in-form Kylie Williams returning to the saddle as she was aboard when this mare was successful two starts back. Her best form comes when the tracks are at their worst, and after three runs already this month she won’t lack fitness. Her odds at the moment are well worth playing on an each-way basis.

Best Value

Race 10 – Silks #16 The Big Boss (2)

7yo Mare | T: Jackie Burrows | J: Kylie Williams (56.5kg)

$21 with Palmerbet

Saturday quaddie picks for Riccarton

Riccarton quadrella selections

Saturday, April 22, 2023

  1. 1-4-6-7-11-16
  2. 2
  3. 1-2-3-4-6
  4. 1-11-16

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