Canterbury for the Friday night meeting here in Sydney, If you’re in Sydney, get down to the track. It is a great night for the family with food stalls around and plenty of fun for the kids, Plus $5 beer for the Adults, what’s not to love. Rail in true, track good.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 3,5 - 9,10 - 2,5,10 - 1,7,9
Wide Play: 3,5,6 - 2,9,10 - 2,5,10,13 - 1,7,9,12
BEST BET: R4 – 1. NOIRE
Next Best Bet: R3 – 6. AQUA D’IVINA
Best Roughie: R5 – 5. BLANCO CARA
No3 HIGHER GROUND was too far back last start at Randwick on Cup day, up to 1550m here suits and with the blinkers on he should settle closer.
No4 ZEPPELIN looks to get an easy lead here and drops back in distance from a solid race last start and should run well.
No5 SEMPER FIDELIS has trialled between runs and comes out of a good race last start behind Popular and that should hold up well here.
No1 ART OF MORE got too far back on debut. The step to 1550m here looks as if it should suit.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 SEMPER FIDELIS
No7 JAUNTY comes out of some good races in the short career thus far. The step to 1550m is quite suitable and she should run well.
No1 EQUIPPED has quite a good record without winning, the two trials coming in have been quite good and she should run well.
No3 NETHERLANDS backs up quickly from a good race last Saturday. The step up to 1550m shouldn’t be an issue at all.
No6 CHILLI BEAUTY has a solid record without winning, from gate 5 he could well lead this field with not much speed and give them something to chase.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 CHILLI BEAUTY
No6 AQUA D’IVINA (NEXT BEST BET) has been scratched a few times in the last week, not at all sure if there is an issue or not? Or maybe for the prizemoney? She brings the best form to the race here, that run behind Almanzora was fantastic where she ran through the line. Trials very good and she gets a perfect run on the map.
No4 ALMIGHTY CROWN found the line well on debut and gets the blinkers on here.
No2 PROPHET’S VOICE has been trialing up in quite good order coming into this and should run well.
No1 STEALTHY should be paid close attention too, as Gwenda doesn’t bring them to town unless they are good.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 PROPHETS VOICE
No1 NOIRE (BEST BET) is one of the best horses going around on this card and has had two good trials coming into this. She has a great record at Canterbury and won well here two starts back when doing it tough. The claim helps her here as she is down to 58kgs and she should be winning.
No6 ECCELLERE looks the leader here and is going to run them along and give them something to catch.
No7 EMPRESS MATILDA won in good order last start, and that form has held up well since.
No4 REWARD FOR FASHION resumes here and will roll forward from the gate, no trial has me wary.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 REWARD FOR FASHION
No3 SERENE MISS has done a good job in winning both starts in good fashion, the win fresh was very good and I see no reason as to why she cannot step up.
No5 BLANCO CARA (BEST ROUGHIE) resumes from an Oaks campaign here, and has had one soft trial coming in.
No9 ORRSTAR will jump and run them along here with only 51kgs.
No6 MALAIGO has a good enough record in this grade and should run well.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 BLANCO CARA
No9 FOLLOW SUIT goes in on top here on spec alone. Two quiet trials coming in and he has been gelded leading into the first Australian start.
No10 TAHSIN was quite good last start at the midweeks. Stepping up to 1550m here should be no issue at all.
No2 CELLARMAN got the job done last start in good order, I am not his biggest fan and think he has a chink.
No4 CARLUCA has been in good form as of late and will run well again, as he does.
VALUE RUNNER: No9 FOLLOW SUIT
No2 FIFTEEN SUNFLOWERS bolted in last start at this track, she is also in on Saturday. But I expect her to run here.
No5 KNIT ‘N’ PURL was solid enough last start in this same race and should run well again.
No10 QUEEN MISTY resumes here and is a winner first-up in the past, and the trials have been good.
No13 RADICAL IMPACT has gone well at the track in the past and should run well again.
VALUE RUNNER: No10 QUEEN MISTY
No7 SHIELD WALL was a good winner at the midweeks last start and will roll forward from the gate here and give them something to chase.
No1 COYS had a good run when winning last start and had the bias in her favour. She is in form and should run well.
No9 MALMAS was good last start at the first Sydney start and gets a soft run from barrier two.
No12 THINK LIKE A BIRD comes out of a very good race at the Valley last start and should run well again.
VALUE RUNNER: No9 MALMAS