We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Canterbury, which features seven quality betting races.
The quality of midweek racing is improving as the season comes to a close in little over a week. Punters will start seeing the spring stars in action very soon.
Canterbury free tips & form
Race 1. (12:50) Hallowed Crown @ Darley Maiden (1100m)
#1 – Coco Cuber – Bet Now
David Pfieffer lines up two-year-old which was very impressive at the trials in preparation for this debut run.
The son of Rubick scored a four-length trial win at Randwick on a heavy track and he should get similar, if not slightly better, conditions to work with on Wednesday.
There are no superstars in this field but he could be better than average.
Race 2. (13:25) ANZ Bloodstock News Maiden (1100m)
#1 – Best Stone – Bet Now
Best Stone was well-backed to win on debut and although beaten, she hit the line nicely enough to run second at Kembla Grange.
The John Thompson-trained two-year-old was a trial winner at Randwick prior to her debut effort and although drawing barrier 13 isn’t easy here, having experience does help.
Expect jockey Rachel King to head forward and be tough to hold out.
Race 3. (14:00) ATC Foundation BM74 (1550m)
#10 – Light Exceed – Bet Now
That was an impressive win from Light Exceed at Kembla Grange last start and we’re happy to go again with the filly.
Trained by the Waterhouse/Bott team, the daughter of Exceed And Excel showed good pace in the straight when scoring by 1.8 lengths and we’re confident of another good run.
Dropping right down in weight to 53.5kg helps and it’s another good ride for Rachel King.
Should be paying each-way odds with bookmakers.
Race 4. (14:35) PKF Sydney BM74 (1900m)
#9 – Penhurst – Bet Now
Matthew Smith lines up the French import which has had two barrier trials over unsuitable sprint distances to prepare for this.
The five-year-old is a two-time winner in France with those wins coming over 2400m. Starting his Australian campaign off at 1900m looks ideal and French form stacks up nicely here.
Bookmakers might overlook his chances and punters could get some great odds with the imported runner in this.
Race 5. (15:10) Pluck @ Vinery BM70 (1100m)
#12 – Transmitter – Bet Now
James Cummings lines up Transmitter, which looked good earlier on this season when winning three of her four starts.
Her form since January hasn’t included a win but she was much better when running fourth at Warwick Farm last start and that form should stack up nicely for this.
Staying in rating 70 grade looks ideal after being tested in higher grades this season. That should allow her to run well against this field and having Hugh Bowman in the saddle is an added bonus.
Each-way odds should be on offer.
Race 6. (15:45) KYM Reilly BM74 (1200m)
#10 – Bel Diablo – Bet Now
Bel Diablo is facing a rise in class after winning in Class 3 grade last start, but he is well-weighted to score at 54kg.
The David Smith-trained four-year-old is a professional winner of four from 15 starts and he also has six placings to his record.
His margin of victories have been impressive with 3.3 lengths and 1.8-length wins coming this year. That bodes well for this and he could add some spice in this race.
Punters should be getting double-figure odds.
Race 7. (16:20) Canterbury League Club BM70 (1550m)
#3 – Mcmahon – Bet Now
Mcmahon comes into this after posting a top win at Kembla Grange and that form could continue here.
The Chris Waller-trained four-year-old scored by 2.8 lengths and he might be able to kick on with it now. It was his second win this preparation and more could come.
Gets the inside draw with Tommy Berry in the saddle and in what should be a competitive race, his odds should be appealing to many.