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. (12:55) Sky Racing Active Maiden Handicap (1550m)
#1 – Yangtze Rapids @ $2.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Chris Waller-trained gelding closed off intently for second last start and that form looks good for this.
He finished second behind Jojo Was A Man and he doesn’t meet a harder field here. It’s form that should stack up nicely and having James McDonald in the saddle helps.
Punters should expect his odds to stay firm throughout the week.
Race 2. (13:30) Pinatubo New To Darley Maiden (1200m)
#11 – Port Louis @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Port Louis did well to run third on debut and the two-year-old was only a narrow margin behind the winner.
Trained by the Maher/Eustace team, the son of Maurice won’t stay in maiden grades for long and getting the inside draw is ideal.
Hugh Bowman rides and punters should be confident.
Race 3. (14:05) Yarraman Easter Yearlings BM68 (1200m)
#4 – Green Flash @ $4.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Green Flash lived up to expectations on debut and we’re surprised he’s not shorter in the betting on Wednesday.
The Waller-trained three-year-old won by a length at Newcastle and he hit the line stylishly. He is bred to want more ground, but he’s capable over 1200m.
We’ll happily take the $4.40 for this progressive type that could rise through the grades.
Race 4. (14:40) Davali Thoroughbreds BM72 (1200m)
#7 – Van Giz @ $4.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Bjorn Baker-trained four-year-old has finished in the money in eight of her 11 starts, so she’s a consistent type.
She comes off a win at Hawkesbury was the odds-on favourite, so punters are getting value odds this time around.
Barrier nine could make it tricky, but we’re confident of a tidy effort.
Race 5. (15:15) Tab BM72 (1200m)
#6 – Dalaalaat @ $7 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Nathan Doyle-trained four-year-old owns two wins and four placings from nine starts, so he is always around the mark.
He comes off a second placing at Warwick Farm where he finished only 1.3 lengths behind the winner. It was a solid effort going forward and punters get value odds for this run.
We expect the $7 to firm considerably on race day.
Race 6. (15:50) Hyland Race Colours BM72 (1550m)
#11 – Nicci’s Fling @ $3.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Nicci’s Fling is getting close to posting another win after running second at Randwick last time out.
The Gary Portelli-trained three-year-old has been threatening to win at Canterbury after posting two second placings from as many attempts.
She gets in with only 55kg on her back and James McDonald takes the ride.
Race 7. (16:25) XXXX BM88 (1550m)
#5 – Luncies @ $8.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
James McDonald has jumped off Archanna to ride Luncies, which could be a sign of things to come.
The four-year-old son of Iffraaj is a European import that won four of his six starts, including one at Kempton Park last year.
His best form comes over longer distances but the imported runners always find a way to be competitive over the shorter distances in Australia.
Race 8. (17:00) Vinery Stud BM88 (1100m)
#3 – Lost And Running @ $1.75 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Lost And Running made it four-from-four with a win at Randwick and he could improve to stakes company at some stage.
The John O’Shea-trained gelding has beaten some nice types throughout his career and he handles all track conditions, so he’s a bomb proof type.
$1.75 is a fair price considering and those odds should firm on race day.
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.