Canterbury for our Wednesday meeting. The winter stalwart has been playing brilliantly this year and all horses have had their chance. 7 races on the card here, some rain has been around and we will be on soft to good surface here. The rail is +3m.
QUADDIES (races 4-5-6-7)
Skinny Play: 1,2 - 11 - 4,6 - 1,8,10
Wide Play: 1,2,6,7 - 2,6,11 - 4,6,11 - 1,4,8,10,14,15
BEST BET: R5 – 11. MIDNIGHT DELIGHT
Next Best Bet: R6 – 4. GAUGUIN
Best Roughie: R2 – 5. SHUDABEEN
No3 HONG QIGONG comes out of some nice races in the first preparation. The trials coming in have been good and he looks a nice 3yo.
No1 FAEGER gets the blinkers on finally and looks well set up to break the maiden coming out of a nice race behind Songlike last time.
No6 BEZZINA comes out of a good race on debut and has trialled well enough behind Hong Qigong coming into this.
SCRATCHED No8 SPENCER took on some nice horses in the first preparation and was thrown into the deep end late and the trials were good.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 BEZZINA
No3 MARISHKA has been trialing in stylish fashion coming into the debut run here. The last over 1045m was very good and I want to be on her side.
No4 PRINCESS MIA gets the blinkers on for the debut run here and from Gai’s yard she should jump and run here.
No5 SHUDABEEN (Best Roughie) was a well backed horse in the Wellington Boot before causing a fall there. The trial coming in was very good.
No6 WILD ABOUT HER is well bred and should be an improving horse as a 3yo.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 SHUDABEEN
No1 FOUR CARAT gets to his distance range here, he has been warming up well enough in stronger races as of late.
No3 NAPOLEON won in good order last start over 2900m at Newcastle. He has always been a strong stayer and should run well again.
No7 RED DREAM has been in good form as of late and staying around at this distance range suits.
No2 ASHKANND has been quite poor as of late, but the race he ran in last start has stood up form wise.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 RED DREAM
No1 ESTIKHRAAJ gets a dream run just in behind the speed here for Bowman, he closed off well enough last start to be a chance here.
No2 TAIKOMOCHI has won well at the last two starts and has been running good times, he looks to get on speed favors here.
No6 DYLAN’S ROMANCE gets in with a good claim here for Panya and ran quite well last start.
No7 SEVENTHCHIC has been going ok enough as of late and can run into a place here.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 DYLAN’S ROMANCE
No11 MIDNIGHT DELIGHT (BEST BET) finds a very weak race here after the maiden win in fast time at Newcastle. The win fresh was really good and now she drops 5kgs for that effort and finds McEvoy who has been in great form as of late. I am happy to be with her.
No6 TAHSIN was quite poor last start, but may have been flat after a really good fresh run.
No2 FORTENSKY has been going ok enough as of late and gets in with a good claim to be a chance.
No5 NO PUSHOVER was good last start when starting fav here last start, the two wins in the country previously were strong.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 TANSHIN
No4 GAUGUIN (NEXT BEST BET) looks to be a very nice horse in the making and has gone to Sargent's stable for this preparation. The two trials coming in were quite good, he has always looked a horse who would develop later on and after the three runs in summer / autumn he looks like he has furnished into a good animal.
No6 BRAVISSIMO had nothing go his way last time in, missed races and trials always had him a run behind. But he is a nice horse.
No11 MALAHAT wasn’t too bad fresh, he should take a lot of improvement from that.
No1 PURE REBEL has been doing a good job at the provincials and now steps up.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 BRAVISSIMO
No8 REGIMEN has been very good at winning both starts, this is quite a deep race, but here with 55kg on the back and Brown sticking, I want to follow her.
No1 MISSILE CODA just belted them last start and gave no one else a chance. I expect the tactics to be the same again here.
No10 SEXY EYES was a strong debut winner at Gosford, this looks a step up, but there was something to like about how she won there.
No14 DEVOLVING draws a sticky gate here and will probably have to go back, but she should be much fitter second-up.
VALUE RUNNER: No10 SEXY EYES