We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Canterbury that features eight quality betting races.
Midweek racing returns to Canterbury and we have our best value bets available.
Canterbury horse racing tips & form
Race 1. (12:35) Sky Racing Active Maiden (1550m)
#1 – Yangtze Rapids @ $2.15 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Chris Waller lines up the three-year-old gelding that is getting close to a win after four placings from seven starts.
The son of Frankel comes off a third placing on this track and although unable to run them down, he hit the line well enough.
James McDonald takes the ride and that could be enough.
Race 2. (13:10) Hyland Race Colours Maiden (1200m)
#1 – Morioka @ $3.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Morioka ran third on debut at Randwick before heading for a spell. That is usually a good sign and her trial form since has been solid.
The two-year-old daughter of Maurice ran third at the Rosehill trials and she was close behind some smart types last time out.
Her third placing came behind Four Moves Ahead, which is a terrific form guide.
Race 3. (13:50) Darley 2021 Roster Maiden (1200m)
#6 – Brillar @ $17 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Brillar is paying value odds on debut for James Cummings and we think the two-year-old could score an upset.
The son of Exosphere owns two trial placings at Hawkesbury and Kembla Grange. He hasn’t been asked for much in the runs and he has drawn ideally in barrier four.
$17 is well over the odds and punters should enjoy the each-way value.
Race 4. (14:30) Ranvet BM72 (1550m)
#4 – Brookspire @ $1.95 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Brookspire is a classy type that should rise through the grades this winter. The three-year-old showed her pace three back and she was third behind Harmony Rose two back.
That is Group 1 form and although beaten at Kembla Grange last start, it came against the likes of Miravelle and Elizabeel, which is much stronger form than midweek company.
Punters should expect the $1.95 to shorten.
Race 5. (15:10) Vinery Stud BM72 (1100m)
#2 – Ocean Emperor @ $3.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old gelding looks a strong chance of winning after running well in a tough race last time out.
He finished fourth behind Salina Dreaming and we expect form out of that contest to stack up this season. It was a nice effort second-up and he’ll be better for the fitness.
It’s another good ride for James McDonald and punters haven’t missed.
Race 6. (15:45) Robrick Lodge BM72 (1550m)
#6 – Tectonicus @ $5.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looking to go back-to-back is Tectonicus, which defeated only a field of four last time out. However, he won by 5.5 lengths, so it was a smart effort.
The son of Not A Single Doubt is unbeaten in heavy conditions, but he has form on good tracks as well. He has finished out of the money in only one of his eight starts, so expect another consistent effort.
Hugh Bowman rides and punters get value odds.
Race 7. (16:20) Tab BM72 (1900m)
#8 – Solar Apex @ $4.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Yet to run a bad race is Solar Apex, which owns a win and six minor placings. The Waller-trained colt ran 1.3 lengths behind the winner last start and we like that form.
Punters often have to take short odds for this runner, but the $4.40 is a value price. He carries only 54kg with Tommy Berry in the saddle and he should go well.
It could pay to follow any positive betting moves on race day.
Race 8. (16:55) XXXX BM72 (1200m)
#5 – Instant Attraction @ $7.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Instant Attraction typically needs a run to show her best but we like her chances on Wednesday.
The John O’Shea-trained four-year-old owns three wins from 12 starts and her trial form leading into this race consists of a win and placing.
$7.50 is worth taking and we think she will be right in the thick of the action.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.