We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Canterbury, which features seven quality betting races.
Spring racing is well and truly in full flight now. That carries over to the Wednesday meetings where we could see the next superstars of the turf.
Canterbury free tips & form
Race 1. (13:25) Holler @ Darley Maiden (1550m)
#4 – Way Back When – Bet Now
The Chris Waller-trained colt has potential and faces a relatively weak maiden field here.
He’s a son of Redoute’s Choice which should improve with time and he wasn’t all that far away last time out.
That was a sixth at Warwick Farm but he has since performed well at the trials. He finished third on this track and it’s good to see Hugh Bowman take the ride.
He could make the difference and he should run well.
Race 2. (14:00) Headwater @ Vinery BM70 (1200m)
#2 – Dance Hall Girl – Bet Now
Dance Hall Girl defied a massive betting drift to score last start and the form out of that should stack up nicely.
Trained by Tim Martin, the four-year-old mare is now looking for her third consecutive win after also winning at Kembla Grange.
That came by six lengths in a dominant display and she backed that up with a 1.8-length win at Warwick Farm.
Betting will be interesting this time around.
Race 3. (14:35) Everest Carnival Maiden (1250m)
#1 – Papal Warrior – Bet Now
Papal Warrior is a three-year-old colt which has promised to break through and could do that here.
The well-bred son of Fastnet Rock finished third on this track on debut before running fourth as the odds-on favourite at Canterbury.
He was another well-backed runner last start when running second at Newcastle. He has since won a trial at Rosehill and that’s a good sign.
James McDonald has been booked to ride and he should be well-backed come race day.
Race 4. (15:10) ANZ Bloodstock News BM74 (1100m)
#6 – Kylease – Bet Now
Kylease is looking to rebound after a disappointing last-place finish at Hawkesbury.
The Joe Pride-trained four-year-old had won her last three starts prior to that failure and we’re prepared to forgive that run.
She might have come to the end of the campaign and the spell was needed. She has been primed with two trials wins at Warwick Farm to prepare for this.
Drawn wide but she only needs some luck.
Race 5. (15:45) TAB BM74 (1250m)
#7 – Erno – Bet Now
Punters were distraught when Erno was beaten a nose at Warwick Farm last start but they could get their money back here.
The Kim Waugh-trained three-year-old has yet to finish outside the first two home from four starts. That consistent record shouldn’t be tarnished here either.
He’s a quality type which didn’t get every chance to win last time out. A better ride from James McDonald should be enough to turn the tables.
Punters should get a good price given the quality of this field.
Race 6. (16:20) Australian Turf Club BM70 (1900m)
#14 – Misty Summer – Bet Now
Chris Waller lines up the last-start winner which did it well at Gosford. That didn’t come against much opposition but she really hit the line nicely.
The four-year-old mare by Dundeel showed a nice turn-of-foot to score by 1.8 lengths and anything close to that would see her fighting out the finish again.
Getting in with 54kg is ideal and she should get a good run from barrier four.
Race 7. (16:55) ATC Member Tours BM70 (1550m)
#11 – Almerheri – Bet Now
Almerheri scored a good win two back at Warwick Farm and that form has stacked up nicely.
The John Thompson-trained four-year-old then went up in grade and finished third last start, but that was a good run considering.
Drawing barrier 11 shouldn’t matter too much as she likes to drop back and work home nicely. That should play into her hands here and she could run at value odds.
Glen Boss rides and each-way odds should be on offer.