We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Canterbury that features seven quality betting races.
Punters get a small but quality card in Sydney and we have our best value bets available.
Canterbury horse racing tips & form
Race 1. (12:40) Tab Maiden Handicap (1200m)
#6 – Maritima @ $5.50 – Bet @ PlayUp
Maritima looked good enough when running third in a trial at Rosehill and she is well worth putting in the mix.
The Chris Waller-trained two-year-old by Merchant Navy is bred to be good and she got through the heavy conditions well, so the wet track shouldn’t worry her.
We expect money to come for her on race day so watch markets.
Race 2. (13:20) Schweppes Maiden Plate (1250m)
#5 – Kirishi @ $3.90 – Bet @ PlayUp
It pays to include a Chris Waller-trained runner when James McDonald is in the saddle.
The three-year-old daughter of Kermadec hasn’t looked great at the trials in Queensland, but she joins the main stable and that could be a sign of things to come.
It could pay to watch for betting moves throughout the week and this isn’t a strong maiden field.
Race 3. (14:00) Ranvet Maiden Plate (1100m)
#8 – Contemporary @ $7 – Bet @ PlayUp
Contemporary faced some tough opposition to start his career and he should find this more to his liking.
The James Cummings-trained colt ran second on debut before finishing sixth behind Ojai and Sejarden, which is Golden Slipper form.
He also took on tough opposition at Gosford last start when running behind Resonator, so dropping to midweek maiden racing is ideal.
Hugh Bowman rides and we would take anything above $2.
Race 4. (14:35) China Horse Club’s The Chase BM72 (1900m)
#5 – Tinnie Winnie @ $3.20 – Bet @ PlayUp
Tinnie Winnie is the form runner in the field with three wins from six starts, including back-to-back wins at Hawkesbury and Canterbury.
The Waller-trained four-year-old scored easily by 3.3 lengths against similar opposition last start and she rises only 1kg in weight.
It’s another ideal race for her and it’s good to see McDonald stick with her.
Race 5. (15:10) Ghaiyyath @ Darley BM72 (1100m)
#3 – Bartoselli @ $2.15 – Bet @ PlayUp
John Thompson lines up the three-year-old gelding who owns a win and four placings from six career starts.
The son of Dissident won at Warwick Farm by 1.5 lengths two back before finishing second at Canterbury behind Kir Royale, which is excellent form.
His recent trial placings are a good sign and he could be one of the bets of the card.
Race 6. (15:45) Precise Fire BM72 (1100m)
#4 – Bonita Aurelia @ $31 – Bet @ PlayUp
Bonita Aurelia hasn’t shown up in two starts this preparation but the former New Zealand is worth sticking with.
The four-year-old mare is much better than what her last three runs suggest and we’re prepared to include her at each-way odds.
Barrier five is ideal and jockey Chad Schofield is a confident rider at present, so she could cause them some problems.
Race 7. (16:20) Vinery Yearlings BM72 (1550m)
#4 – Black Queen @ $5.50 – Bet @ PlayUp
Black Queen is better for the fresh up fourth at Randwick and she was hitting the line well enough.
The Waller-trained four-year-old is a three-time winner from 13 starts and she also has seven placings, so we’re happy to put her in selections.
Our only concern is McDonald riding stablemate Kirkeby, but punters should get better value with Black Queen.
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.