Canterbury for midweek racing in Sydney, the weather has been good leading in and we should be on a good surface come race day. The rail is in the true position.
QUADDIES (races 4-5-6-7)
Skinny Play: 1,2 - 2 - 4,5,9 - 4
Wide Play: 1,2,4 - 2,3 - 1,4,5,9 - 4,5
BEST BET: R7 – 4. CYMBALISM
Next Best Bet: R5 – 2. BEST GUESS
Best Roughie: R3 – 3. BE LIKE DAD
No2 EASY EDDIE was a good winner first-up from a spell in an ok enough maiden and was very well backed there. From gate 1 he should sit just behind the speed and go close.
No3 SHE KNOWS was a strong winner last start in highway level and was all out there late on the wet going. Back to firm going suits.
No4 CUBAN SIZZLE backs up quickly here and comes out of what looks to be a good race last week and should run well.
No5 ROYAL CASINO resumes here and was a soft winner at Bathurst on debut. The two trials coming in were good.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 ROYAL CASINO
No5 SKY BOY gets a soft run from gate 1 for Shinny here and comes out of a good race last start behind Kaonic. 1550m suits.
No2 HUANG YAOSHI has been in very consistent form this time in and gets the blinkers on for the first time.
No6 LAUSSEL was a strong winner last start in maiden grade, up to the 1550m now suits third-up.
No1 RED ZEPHYR has been winning races in strong on pace fashion as of late, Clark is low flying.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 HUANG YAOSHI
No3 BE LIKE DAD (BEST ROUGHIE) looks ready to show his best here after a few solid runs. Canterbury is a track that suits him.
No2 WAKING MOMENT should be much improved after the first-up run and getting to 1900m suits.
No4 BRACES runs his best races at Canterbury and was a strong winner last start, he will run well yet again.
No6 SHIELD WALL has been a touch disappointing for mine this time in, but now finds a suitable race.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 BE LIKE DAD
No2 BRAVISSIMO is a talented horse who absolutely trotted in last start at Wyong and would have done his confidence a world of good.
No1 INTUERI got the job done in good order last start and after the claim he is well weighted to run well again.
No4 MATE STORY should be much fitter for the last start effort, he is a tough horse to run down when he gets rolling.
No6 SOLO HEART should be much more improved for the first NSW run where he found the line well.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 SOLO HEART
*SCRATCHED* No2 BEST GUESS (NEXT BEST BET) did a very good job when brilliantly backed to win last start after coming out of a hot race first up behind White Moss. The step up now to 1250m suits perfectly here and the claim for Magorrian is another tick here as he is riding brilliantly at the moment.
No3 DRACHENFELS was solid enough first-up and should take improvement from that.
No4 COSMIC ENGINE resumes here after a very good preparation last time in. The form around Suncraze is very good.
No5 DISSOLUTE comes out of a hot race last start behind White Moss and Best Guess and should run well.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 COSMIC ENGINE
No9 DYNAMIC BID was quite good last start and they ran handy time there. From gate 1 she gets a very good run for KOH and will run well.
No5 GOLDEN ORGANIC has trialled in good style coming into the first-up run here. Newnham has his team going quite well.
No4 FANNING comes out of that Best Guess race last start and should run well yet again here.
No1 GOOD TIME CHARLIE looks set to improve here third up from a spell. Pride has his horses going quite well this time in.
VALUE RUNNER: No9 DYNAMIC BID
No4 CYMBALISM (BEST BET) looks to have come back in brilliant order this time in with a fantastic trial leading into the first-up run here. The form around her in the first prep is nothing short of fantastic, she looks very well set up here and will run well fresh.
No5 ECCELLERE will jump and run them along here. She is a very good Canterbury course and will give them something to catch.
No1 HILLARY STEP comes out of a very good race last start and should run well again here.
No2 RIGHT AS RAIN won in good style and time last start, this is a good next step.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 ECCELLERE