We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Canterbury that features seven quality betting races.
Midweek racing returns to Canterbury and we have our best value selections available.
Canterbury horse racing tips & form
Race 1. (12:55) Blue Point @ Darley Maiden (1100m)
#3 – Dragonstone @ $3.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mark Newnham lines up the two-year-old gelding that owns good trial form and he could make a winning start to his career.
The son of Mikki Isle scored a trial win at Randwick when beating the highly-talented Najmaty. He followed it up with a second placing at Rosehill, so he has shown good speed to date.
His opening odds of $3.80 have been taken and he should start shorter on race day.
Race 2. (13:30) Vinery Stud Maiden Plate (1100m)
#2 – Ibaraki @ $2 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Strong betting moves have come for the debutante, which is unbeaten in two trial efforts.
The well-bred son of Darci Brahma scored by 2.8 lengths at Rosehill before scoring by a length in a quick time over 900m.
He looks ready to fire and he only needs luck from a tricky barrier. Having Tomm Berry in the saddle helps and we’re not surprised by the $2 available.
Race 3. (14:05) XXXX Maiden Plate (1250m)
#4 – Silly Point @ $3 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Silly Point showed ability in three starts last campaign and he looks ready to fire fresh up.
The Hawkes-trained three-year-old comes off a third placing at Sandown, which followed a fourth at Moonee Valley behind Snapper.
That’s quality form for a midweek race and we thought he would be slightly shorter in betting markets. His recent trial placing was good and we’re expecting his odds to firm to around $2.40.
Race 4. (14:40) Robrick Lodge BM72 (1100m)
#7 – Irish Angel @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Irish Angel scored an overdue win at Randwick last start and he’s good enough to win back-to-back races.
The Chris Waller-trained four-year-old got the better of Najmah, which is a talented type, so the win rates highly for midweek company.
Drawing the inside barrier is ideal and having James McDonald in the saddle won’t do her chances any harm.
Race 5. (15:15) China Horse Club BM72 (1100m)
#5 – Fastconi @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Waller-trained three-year-old hit the line nicely for second last start and that form bodes well for this contest.
He got a touch too far back in the run, but he hit the line impressively to place and we’re expecting him to go one better this time around.
He owns three placings from three starts at Canterbury and he’s good enough to score an overdue win.
Race 6. (15:50) Ranvet Handicap (1550m)
#1 – Acrophobic @ $2.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Money is with Acrophobic and it looks well-placed. The John O’Shea-trained three-year-old is overdue a win and he went close at Randwick last start.
He finished a half-head behind the winner and we’re expecting that form to stack up well. The son of Dissident showed good ability early on and although only a one-win type, he’s better than advertised.
It’s another top ride for McDonald and he could have himself a successful day.
Race 7. (16:25) Tab BM72 (1900m)
#2 – Montserrat @ $8.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Montserrat is getting close to posting a win after back-to-back placings. The Mark Newnham-trained four-year-old comes off a second placing at Canterbury, so he likes the track.
He was 1.8 lengths behind the winner and getting 3kg off his back is ideal, so punters should be confident of a good run.
$8.50 is a price worth taking as there are no standouts in this field.
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.