We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Canterbury that features seven quality betting races.
A heavy track awaits the runners this Wednesday but punters are getting quality fields. We have our best value bets for every race on the card.
Canterbury horse racing tips & form
Race 1. (13:25) Hyland Race Colours Maiden (1200m)
#2 – Sacred Captain – Bet Now
Sacred Captain is on debut for trainer John Sargent and he has been solid in recent trials.
The three-year-old by Sacred Falls finished second at Randwick before running fourth behind stakes performer Aim.
He should go well on debut and the betting could indicate expectations on debut.
Race 2. (14:00) Bowermans Furniture Maiden (1200m)
#3 – Raison D’etre – Bet Now
Raison D’etre carried a lot of betting support last season and although unable to win, the ability is clearly there.
Trained by James Cummings, the three-year-old filly ran second behind Forbidden Love before running fourth behind the highly-talented Panna Cotta.
James McDonald is a key booking and that should give punters confidence heading into this race.
Race 3. (14:35) Frosted @ Darley BM72 (1550m)
#5 – Lubuk – Bet Now
Lubuk chased gamely when second last week and he handled the extremely heavy conditions well.
The Chris Waller-trained four-year-old has finished in the money in eight of his 19 starts and that consistency is often rewarded.
Having Brenton Avdulla in the saddle is ideal and he gets in with only 55kg on his back.
Race 4. (15:10) Sky Racing Active BM72 (1200m)
#8 – Forbidden Love – Bet Now
Team Freedman lines up the three-year-old filly that scored impressively on debut at Warwick Farm.
The daughter of All Too Hard then finished sixth behind Away Game before running third behind Marboosha at Warwick Farm.
Her trial form has been good of late, which includes a placing at Randwick and a last-start fourth. It should have her ready to fire and drawing barrier two is ideal.
Race 5. (15:45) Joe Sharabati BM72 (1100m)
#6 – Hulk – Bet Now
Hulk has the class edge over this field and despite some recent sixths in his form line, those have come against quality fields.
The Waller-trained four-year-old is only a one-race winner but he has eight placings to his name and those have come in excellent contests.
James McDonald will get every chance from barrier four and punters might be able to get value odds from bookmakers.
Race 6. (16:20) Press Statement @ Vinery BM72 (1250m)
#4 – Aim – Bet Now
Aim made an impressive start to his career with consecutive wins and although beaten since, he drops in grade for this race.
The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained colt won at Rosehill and Randwick, with the second win coming over Stellar Pauline by four lengths.
He has since raced against the likes of Prague and King’s Legacy, so facing a midweek field is right up his alley.
Drawing barrier 12 isn’t ideal over this distance but Kerrin McEvoy takes the ride and he can get the job done.
Race 7. (16:55) Vale Mr Gowan Williams BM72 (1900m)
#8 – Pressure – Bet Now
Pressure could handle the pressure and she is coming off a second placing at Canterbury, which was a tidy effort.
The five-year-old is a three-time winner from 15 starts and he also has seven placings to his name. One of those placings came at his only run at Canterbury.
It is another quality ride for James McDonald, who could have a successful day. He should get a nice drag into the race from barrier seven and strike late.