We have expert betting tips for the 2021 Canterbury Stakes this Saturday at Randwick, which features a talented field of sprinters.
Bivouac heads the market and it’s a competitive betting field. The likes of Masked Crusader and Savatiano have been heavily backed, so it should be an excellent race.
We have a runner-by-runner betting guide for the Canterbury Stakes on Saturday.
Best bets for Canterbury Stakes 2021
Savatiano @ $4.40 Bet @ Sportsbet
Best Each Way Bet:
Masked Crusader @ $6.50 Bet @ Sportsbet
Madam Rouge @ $23 Bet @ Sportsbet
Canterbury Stakes Trifecta Tips
Punters should have five runners on their ticket for the Canterbury Stakes trifecta.
- Masked Crusader
- Madam Rouge
Canterbury Stakes First-Four Tips
We have included six runners in our first-four selections for the Canterbury Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.
- Masked Crusader
- Madam Rouge
- Dawn Passage
Canterbury Stakes Form Guide & Tips
1. Bivouac ($2.45) Bet @ Sportsbet
A classy sprinter but a touch short in the betting. He comes off a fifth in the Group 1 Lightning Stakes where he was short of his best, but $2.45 is too short to recommend.
He owns only one win from eight starts at Randwick, but include him in trifecta and first four selections.
2. Dreamforce ($12) Bet @ Sportsbet
Goes well fresh up with four wins from 11 starts. A six-time winner at track and it should be ready to fire.
Barrier five is ideal and he’s too good to leave out of calculations. Punters get value odds at $12 and those odds could firm.
3. Samadoubt ($8) Bet @ Sportsbet
Samadoubt is another noted fresh-up performer that owns 10 wins from 39 starts. He is a Group 1 winner but that came over 1400m, so this might be short of his best.
He comes off a trial win at Canterbury but we wouldn’t be ruling him out.
4. Kementari ($23) Bet @ Sportsbet
The six-year-old gelding got back to winning form last start at Ascot, but that came after a long run of outs.
He is a son of Lonhro that owns two wins and two placings and although not at his best form, he’s good enough to cause an upset.
5. Victorem ($18) Bet @ Sportsbet
Shorter odds than expected but he did look good when running third at Randwick last time out.
It was a solid effort and his second-up record consists of five starts for three wins and a placing. Because of that, he enters trifecta and first-four calculations.
6. Dawn Passage ($12) Bet @ Sportsbet
Double-figure odds available for a runner that comes off three consecutive placings. Plenty to like about that form and he is a past winner on this track.
The son of Dawn Approach comes off a trial win at Gosford and although meeting a tough field here, he has upside.
7. Masked Crusader (Best Each Way – $6.50) Bet @ Sportsbet
He is an enigmatic type but he got back to his best form when winning at Randwick last start. The son of Toronado has always shown promise and punters get value odds this time around.
He owns two wins from three attempts on the track and he should get every chance from barrier two.
Look for a betting push on race day.
8. Savatiano (Best Bet – $4.40) Bet @ Sportsbet
Tough to overlook her recent form which includes back-to-back wins. She is a classy winner of 12 races and she has gone slightly under the radar in this contest.
The James Cummings-trained mare is a four-time winner at the distance and she handles all track conditions, so there is no downside.
Barrier three with Hugh Bowman in the saddle adds to her appeal.
9. Madam Rouge (Best Roughie – $23) Bet @ Sportsbet
Plenty to like about her finish for second behind Subpoenaed last start. That form should hold up nicely and she could provide the value in this race.
Two of her six career wins have come at Randwick and she often pays a handsome price when scoring.
10. Mizzy ($91) Bet @ Sportsbet
Big odds on offer for the five-year-old mare and rightfully so. She hasn’t raced well in some time and although she gets the inside draw, it shouldn’t matter.
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.