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 bets available.
Canterbury horse racing tips & form
Race 1. (12:45) Tab Maiden (1200m)
#9 – Selous @ $5 – Bet @ PlayUp
Selous comes off a trial win at Warwick Farm and they often start with a bang from the James Cummings stable.
The two-year-old colt by Shooting to Win gets the inside draw for his debut effort and punters are getting value odds from bookmakers.
There are more experienced runners in the field, such as Zambezi River, but Selous has plenty of upside.
Race 2. (13:20) Schweppes Maiden Plate (1200m)
#5 – Kin @ $3.40 – Bet @ PlayUp
We’re going with another Cummings-trained runner in Kin, who hasn’t been too far away in three race day starts.
The two-year-old filly wasn’t far behind Paris Dior last time out and that form has since been franked at a very high level.
Her first two starts were nice efforts at Flemington and she only needs a touch of luck from a wide barrier to figure in the finish.
Race 3. (13:55) Pariah @ Arrowfield Maiden (1250m)
#6 – Aircraftman @ $5.50 – Bet @ PlayUp
Aircraftman has finished second in three of his four starts this preparation and there is nothing wrong with that form.
The three-year-old son of Starcraft was only a nose behind the winner at Newcastle last time out, which followed a second placing at Canterbury behind a smart type.
His form stacks up and we can’t see him staying in maiden grades for much longer.
Race 4. (14:35) Proven Thoroughbreds BM72 (1550m)
#3 – Too Much Caviar @ $4.20 – Bet @ PlayUp
Too Much Caviar is getting close to scoring another win after three placings, so punters should stick with him.
The four-year-old son of All Too Hard has been backed and beaten a handful of times, but he battled on well in tough conditions last time out.
He shouldn’t find this any harder and dropping in grade helps, so punters should enjoy the each-way odds available.
Race 5. (15:10) Hyland Race Colours BM64 (1900m)
#10 – Yggdrasil @ $9 – Bet @ PlayUp
Yggdrasil has been in solid form this preparation, including a win at Scone in heavy track conditions.
The Chris Waller-trained mare by Sacred Falls then finished second behind Travelling Kate, who has since scored an easy win on Saturday.
The form checks out and having James McDonald in the saddle only helps her cause. She is paying value odds and we expect them to shorten on race day.
Race 6. (15:50) Pinatubo New @ Darley BM72 (1100m)
#6 – Billiondollarbaby @ $3.10 – Bet @ PlayUp
Billiondollarbaby started her career with back-to-back wins and anything close to that form would be good enough.
The daughter of I Am Invincible failed to fire at Randwick last time out, but she has since been prepared with five trials, including a last-start placing.
Betting markets will be interesting as we’d love to see money come for her, so it could pay to watch for late moves.
Race 7. (16:25) Vinery Yearlings BM72 (1250m)
#14 – Democracy Manifest @ $2.40 – Bet @ PlayUp
Democracy Manifest comes off an impressive win at Warwick Farm and he could mature into a handy type.
The three-year-old son of Flying Artie scored by 1.8 lengths going away from the field, so he has more wins in store.
Getting James McDonald in the saddle is a bonus and the odds reflect his chances.
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.