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) Vinery Stud Maiden Handicap (1200m)
#5 – Headliner @ $2.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Headliner comes off a disappointing run at Randwick but it came behind Stay Inside, which is a terrific form guide.
The Chris Waller-trained two-year-old also finished second behind Stay Inside on debut at Randwick and dropping to maiden company should be ideal.
$2.50 is a value price and race-day betting could hold the key.
Race 2. (13:20) Darley Roster Maiden Handicap (1200m)
#10 – Overmann @ $3.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Hawkes-trained two-year-old won’t take long to break maiden status and punters should be confident on Wednesday.
He comes off a fourth placing at Canterbury behind some smart types and he has drawn much better this time around.
Barrier five is ideal and Tim Clark is an excellent judge of speed, so expect him to sit handy to the pace and kick strongly.
Race 3. (13:55) Davali Thoroughbreds Maiden Handicap (1250m)
#5 – Sur La Mer @ $3.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Waller-trained filly comes off two second placings and although three lengths behind the winner last start, she won’t take long to win.
She is a daughter of Nicconi that was only a nose behind the winner on debut and she will continue to strengthen this season.
$3.30 is a fair price from bookmakers and she only needs luck from the draw to figure in the finish.
Race 4. (14:35) Ranvet BM72 (1100m)
#7 – Patino Ruby @ $6.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Patino Ruby is shooting for three consecutive wins after scoring at Scone. The three-year-old filly won by two lengths over 900m and rising in distance won’t be an issue.
She is a daughter of More Than Ready and she has been primed with a half-length trial win at Muswellbrook.
It will be her toughest test to date but carrying 54.5kg brings her into contention at each-way odds.
Race 5. (15:10) Tab BM72 (1250m)
#3 – Bethencourt @ $4.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Bethencourt couldn’t muster against good opposition at Randwick last start but his best form comes early in the campaign.
The Kim Waugh-trained four-year-old owns a win and placing fresh up and he looked good at the Newcastle trials when running second behind Special Reward.
Punters get value each-way odds and he should get every chance in the run from barrier four.
Race 6. (15:50) XXXX BM64 (1900m)
#6 – Eva’s Deel @ $12 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Value is with Eva’s Deel, which scored a win five back and she hasn’t been too far away since.
The Kody Nestor-trained four-year-old owns four wins and three placings from 15 starts, so she is rarely too far away.
Her run for third at Orange was solid and although this isn’t an easy field to get past, she represents good betting value at double-figure odds.
Race 7. (16:25) The Agency Real Estate BM72 (1550m)
#2 – Game of Thorns @ $6 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Kris Lees-trained four-year-old has been around the mark throughout her career and she deserves another win.
She finished fifth behind Cristal Breeze at Randwick last start and dropping to midweek company should be right up her alley.
She will likely drop back from barrier 12 and look to enter the race around the home turn. If she gets a nice drag into the race, expect a tidy effort at value odds.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
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