We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Canterbury that features seven quality betting races.
Canterbury hosts a seven-race card on Wednesday and we have our best value bets for every race.
Canterbury horse racing tips & form
Race 1. (12:50) Iron Jack Maiden (1200m)
#1 – September Run – Bet Now
It might pay for punters to overlook the form of September Run. The Chris Waller-trained filly finished fourth behind Away Game last start and she ran behind Wild Ruler on debut.
She produced a good trial in preparation for this race and it’s a good sign to see Hugh Bowman in the saddle.
It’s not a strong field and she could take advantage.
Race 2. (13:25) Too Darn Hot @ Darley Maiden (1200m)
#1 – Volterra – Bet Now
Volterra is another Waller-trained runner that has plenty of upside. The two-year-old colt ran second on debut behind Hinchbeast and then fifth behind a talented type at Randwick.
Since his run in February he has had two trials for one placing. It was a good effort last month and we’re expecting a nice effort this time around.
Having James McDonald in the saddle is going to help his chances.
Race 3. (14:00) Press Statement @ Vinery Maiden (1250m)
#1 – Papal Warrior – Bet Now
The three-year-old son of Fastnet Rock should have won last campaign but he gets his chance now. He finished just behind some talented types before producing a poor effort on this track.
He’s much better than that and his recent trial form has been steady. He’s well-bred and ready to break maiden grades after five attempts.
It’s another good ride for James McDonald.
Race 4. (14:35) Sky Racing Active BM70 (1550m)
#2 – Come Along – Bet Now
Come Along isn’t far off posting a win after back-to-back second placings. One of those placings came at Canterbury when he narrowly missed running down The Cartoonist.
The four-year-old produced a good turn-of-foot in the straight and he should settle closer off the inside barrier for this run.
He has placed five times over this distance and it’s about time he crossed the line first.
Race 5. (15:10) Ranvet BM70 (1250m)
#1 – Starspangled Rodeo – Bet Now
The former Kiwi runner is now with Bjorn Baker and although he has been given 62.5kg, he has class on his side.
He showed good form across the Tasman when winning six of his five starts, including a win over some quality Kiwi types.
He didn’t fire at Flemington last start but he’s unbeaten at the trials since and he clearly prefers going right-handed. Expect a nice run and punters should get each-way odds.
Race 6. (15:45) Hyland Race Colours BM70 (1900m)
#10 – Navy Cross – Bet Now
Navy Cross went close at Kembla Grange last start and it could go one better. The Waterhouse/Bott-trained gelding owns two wins from eight starts and he looks well-placed in this grade.
Rising from the mile to 1900m should do him plenty of good and although drawing barrier 13 isn’t ideal, he has more wins in store.
It’s a tough field and he should be paying each-way odds with bookmakers.
Race 7. (16:20) Tab BM70 (1100m)
#3 – Nindamos – Bet Now
Nindamos is a past winner fresh up and he could show early speed once again. The four-year-old gelding is a three-time winner from only 10 starts and his only failure came last start at Randwick.
He’s better than what he showed on that occasion and he gets the services of Hugh Bowman for this run. It could make the difference and this race is there for the taking.
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.