We have free racing tips, form and odds for all seven races at Canterbury this Wednesday, which doesn’t boast big fields but punters will find some quality thoroughbreds to back.
The numbers are slightly down this Wednesday, but the smaller fields can make it easier to identify a winner. Punters will still get to punt on some rising stars of the Australian turf and we’re excited for the day.
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Race 1 – Maiden Plate (1100m)
Gongs will have its supporters after winning a recent trial for James Cummings. The Dawn Approach two-year-old won only narrowly, but Godolphin juveniles aren’t usually given hard trials and that could be a sign of things to come. Drawing wide is a concern, but it should have good barrier speed.
Perfect Pitch is another trial winner which also scored by a nose at Warwick Farm. The Pierro filly looks to have good natural ability and Gary Portelli has a good record with juveniles. Rachel King takes 1.5kg off its back which will help.
Race 1 tip: Gongs to win at Sportsbet.com.au
Race 2 – Maiden Handicap (1250m)
Seaway finished two lengths behind Epidemic on debut, but take nothing away from that performance. The Chris Waller-trained colt didn’t quite handle the slow track conditions, but the well-bred son of Ocean Park should have strengthened up following that.
Stablemate Balearic was running on well last time out and it could be the most-improved out of that race. The son of Smart Missile finished 3.5 lengths behind French Tune in a strong maiden at Rosehill and it might pay to follow any big betting moves.
Race 2 tip: Seaway to win at CrownBet.com.au
Race 3 – BM75 Handicap (2700m)
Wine Bush will win a race soon – we hope. The Waller-trained stayer has been knocking on the door for most of its career and it looked home last start before being reeled in by Doukhan. It gets in better on the weights this time around and it could reverse the placings.
Doukhan defeated a similar field last start, but it does rise in weight. The 3kg claim takes it back down to 60kg, but the St Leger contestant will need to reproduce the goods to win again. We wouldn’t be surprised to see a quinella with Wine Bush again.
Race 3 tip: Wine Bush to win at Neds.com.au
Race 4 – BM72 Handicap (1100m)
Revenire didn’t win as the odds-on favourite last start, but it did run on stylishly. The Cummings-trained three-year-old was no match for Fifteen Sunflowers, finishing 5.3 lengths behind the runaway winner, but its form prior was impressive and the fitness will do it some good.
Chappo couldn’t have been more impressive on debut at Doomben when winning by 2.8 lengths in January. The Waller-trained gelding by Fastnet Rock was quickly sent for a spell and the assignment of Brenton Avdulla to ride makes us think it will be ready to fire.
Race 4 tip: Chappo to win at Neds.com.au
Race 5 – BM77 Handicap (1250m)
The Avenger looks like a nice up-and-coming type for Chris Waller after winning its last two starts. The four-year-old was a 2.2-length winner at Gosford before scoring a narrow win over Regent at Warwick Farm last start. That came in a harder field than this and it stays down in the weights.
Barthelona looked to have plenty of ability as a youngster, but it’s struggling to win a race. The Michael Moroney-trained four-year-old is dropping back in grade after running third behind subsequent winner Redouble and that should help its chances. The inside draw should ensure it gets every chance.
Race 5 tip: Barthelona to win at CrownBet.com.au
Race 6 – BM70 Handicap (1100m)
Leica’s Lass was a stylish winner fresh up last start and it can make the rise up to city grade. The Scone-based four-year-old has won two of its last three starts at the country level, but it has shown plenty of ability to run quick times over the short course distance.
Good Time Charlie should find this easier than recent assignments when it has finished just behind the winners. The Joe Pride-trained runner finished off well behind Satirical Magic last start and it didn’t get all favours in the straight. Chance at each way odds.
Race 6 tip: Good Time Charlie to win at Sportsbet.com.au
Race 7 – BM73 Handicap (1550m)
Personable has won its last four starts, with three of those wins coming at Bathurst. The Baker-trained runner looks to have enough ability to compete at midweek level at Canterbury and it could offer punters some each way value.
Nahema is a five-time winner from 25 starts which has had plenty of experience at Rosehill. The Tim Donnelly-trained is a three-time winner at this distance and its recent wins in Victoria have been top class. It looks a nice chance in an even field.
Race 7 tip: Nahema to win at Neds.com.au