Canterbury Racing Tips – Wed Jan 22
We will be at Canterbury this Wednesday.
Track: Soft 6. Rail: Out 6m entire circuit.
Best Bet: Race 2 – CATCHARS
Race 1: 3YO Fillies Maiden Handicap 1250m
APRIL RAIN (1) was well supported late in the betting at her debut her three weeks ago, she settled mid-field and got to the outside and produced the best closing sectionals of the race to ne neaten a half-length into second. JMac goes on and the extra distance should suit.
DANGING GIDGET (5) is a stablemate to the top pick from the Waller yard, she was poor on a heavy track at her last start before going to the paddock but has trialed well since. AL SNIP (3) showed good tactical speed on debut, had to sit three wide without cover and didn’t shirk the task late, beaten into third 0.7 lengths from the winner. BEST STONE (2) has not missed a place at five career runs, four of them this prep. She has good tactical speed, Nash Rawiller goes on and will be looking for the top early.
Race 2: 3YO Colts and Geldings Maiden Handicap 1250m
CATHARS (9) had obviously had some issues as he was off the scene for almost a year before resuming as a gelding last time at Warwick Farm. He was well supported that day, settled well back and never really got a crack at them in the straight and should have finished closer. Well drawn and the blinkers on for the first time, expect him to be in the finish.
SEA OF LIFE (2) is resuming and has been gelded in his time off, he placed at both runs at his first prep and has trialed well enough. The John O’Shea team is flying at the moment. O’MUDGEE (3) was big odds on debut last start, looked to have every chance but wasn’t beaten far. Huge jockey change with Nash replacing Brandon Lerena.
ANTONIO PADRE (8) is first-up, hasn’t trialed great but that can be the way with most Waller runners. Place best.
Race 3: 3&4YO BM72 Handicap 1900m
MIYAKE (4) is a last start maiden winner but couldn’t have been more impressive. He got a mile back and still had 10 lengths to make up before getting to the outside and charging home to win comfortably. The blinkers come off and should settle closer.
KISS THE BRIDE (1) won two in a row before notifying that they would be changing the tactics last start at Canterbury but was still up on the speed, this is a drop in class. WAR BARON (5) was only fair second-up but that is not his go, he was tackling much better races as a juvenile and should be nearing peak fitness. FIRST LADY (6) is likely to be the outsider in the small field but there was a lot to like about the last start win at Nowra on the heavy track.
Race 4: BM74 – Rising Star Handicap 1200m
CELER (3) hit the line well at his last two starts and looks the main chance in an open race. Two starts back at Gosford he was wide with cover running into second not beaten far, last time on the Kenso track eased wide from mid-field and ran through the line well into third.
ADONIS VICTORIUS (6) has won at his last two first-up runs as he is today, he has good tactical speed and from the good draw with the claim, will be hard to run down if he lands on the bunny. RONSTAR (1) will find this easier than recent runs, he produced some nice sectionals last time when getting a mile back. Look for him late. MOORE EUROS (7) is very consistent, she won two in a ro2w before placing at Randwick last time after sitting outside the leader. That may be her role again here.
Race 5: BM70 Handicap 1550m
TWENTYFOUR CARAT (4) was beautifully ridden to bolt in at this graded last start, not sure about the jockey change with Rawiller off and Billy Owen on, but the claim will help. He actually carries the same weight as he did in that 3 length win.
PAQUIRRI (8) gets the blinkers back on, a little concerning that he has not won out of maiden grade yet but I like the way he stuck on last time after being ridden closer. Not a bad play at the double figure odds. KNOWITALL JACK (2) resumed at the Kenso track and had excuses, he lost a plate and was galloped on after sitting up outside the speed. He won second-up last prep. SUPREME POLARITY (5) is very consistent and looks the leader, he can run them along and Nash sticks with the ride. Hard to catch if the track is playing leaderish and on the rails like it can.
Race 6: BM70 Handicap 1100m
ACCELERATO (1) has not missed a place at three previous second-up runs, there was a lot to like about his run resuming. He settled in the running line mid-field, was held-up early in the straight before the split came at the furlong pole and he attacked the line hard to narrowly miss. JMac stays on, look for him late.
COCO CUBER (7) comes through the same race and was the beaten favourite that day, he had excuses after over-racing and the saddle shifting in the run. His maiden win prior to that was full of merit after working wide on the track. TEXAS FOREVER (9) resumes, was given a very quiet trial recently and was a winner at his only other fresh run, leading all the way on debut. AL MAH HAHA (4) is resuming and may want further but is drawn down on the inside and that may be the best going, may sneak into a place after doing no work.
Race 7: Fillies and Mares BM70 Handicap 1250m
WILLOWHEART (9) won on debut and was sent straight to the paddock, she led all the way that day on the Kenso track but didn’t have it all her own way. She was good in a recent trial and wasn’t pressured, Waller and JMac combine from the good gate.
Looks an open race on paper. SATIN SHOES (10) has run on well at both starts since resuming, draws wide but gets the blinkers on for the first time and does have the long run to the first and only bend.
OUTBACK DIVA (2) had plenty of excuses last start, the least of which being vetted behind the barrier. She was a good winner up on the speed three back and looks suited back against the girls. BOUND TO WIN (7) was very short when beating the girls at maiden grade comfortably two back, she then went to Kembla sat off the track and was still too good last time. Again she has to take the next step up in class but is drawn to get a better run in transit.