Canterbury for a Friday night yet again in Sydney, was great to see a big crowd out there last week and there should be more of the same this week. Smallish fields on offer here. But we have eight races to bet into. Rail true, track good.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 3,6 - 3 - 1,7,8 - 4,11
Wide Play: 1,3,6 - 1,2,3 - 1,7,8,9 - 1,3,4,11
BEST BET: R1 – 3. MOSS TRIP
Next Best Bet: R6 – 3. LEVEL EIGHT
Best Roughie: R2 – 4. MADAME MARKIEVICZ
No3 MOSS TRIP (BEST BET) started $2.50 in a much stronger race than this last start, she really ran through the line there to just miss. The step up to the 1550m is just perfect here. Avdulla sits behind the leader and pounces on the turn.
No2 JOLLY HONOUR was good enough last start closing off well and should run well.
No4 HIGH LOW BET should appreciate the step up in distance second-up.
No1 ROCKIN’ RUGA looks to be the leader, but was very poor last start.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 HIGH LOW BET
No4 MADAME MARKIEVICZ (BEST ROUGHIE) has been trialing well coming into the debut run, I like the 1250m kick off point here.
No3 HEMINGWAYS gets a good jockey change here with Clark jumping on board. From the gate she should jump and run them along.
No2 SOUTHERN LAD resumes here and was ok enough there, the two trials coming in have been quite good.
No1 CABRIERE has been going about his business well at the trials and should run well on debut.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 MADAME MARKIEVICZ
No6 FOLLOW ON is a half-brother to Criterion and won well on debut, big step up here but 1900m looks suitable.
No2 CAMPAIGN should be much more seasoned now that he has had the run at 1900m and was good enough last start.
No1 NATHULA has been in good form this time in, and won well last start. He looks to have last shot at them.
No7 HUANGSHAN won the maiden well last start, and the step up to 1900m here suits.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 FOLLOW ON
No6 SCULPTURES closed off quite well last start in a stronger race, the claim is invaluable here.
No4 AQUATIC showed why he has only won the one race last start, happy to have him in for a placing again. Must for all multiples.
No1 BON EQUUS has a very good second-up record and wasn’t suited fresh. Expect a sharp improvement here.
No5 VAIN ELAINE will be better suited at Canterbury than she was last start at Hawkesbury. The form around Sugar Bella is good.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 SCULPTURES
No6 DOMED will be much better suited third up to the 1900m and looks set to peak, she is a nice mare with good ability and could be too good here.
No3 BALMAIN BOY was quite good last start when charging through the line, he should run well again.
No1 HURRICANE HARBOUR has been in quite good form this time in and coming back to 1900m no issue.
No2 CYRUS ROCKS won well last start and looks to have come back a much better horse and should run well.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 HURRICANE HARBOUR
No3 LEVEL EIGHT (NEXT BEST BET) looks set to peak here after three very good runs this time in, he drops back in level from solid enough Saturday form and finds McEvoy. From gate 4 he gets a great run on the map and should be too good for them.
No2 NAT KING CU came back with a big win fresh at Warwick Farm, second-up to 1550m should be no issue.
No1 ESTIKHRAAJ has a good record at the track, and has trialled well since the fresh run.
No4 MULTIFACETS gets a good run on the map here from gate 2 and was very good fresh.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 ESTIKHRAAJ
No8 SOOTHING got too far back last start, from the gate Avdulla should sit closer and she should atone for the defeat.
No7 LIGHTZ comes well back in grade here and should be much better suited at this level.
No1 ROSE OF MAN is low flying this time in, while she is going well we shouldn’t jump off.
No9 BELLA VELLA should sit just off them here from the good gate (1) and has her chance.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 LIGHTZ
No11 RENEWAL resumes here and was very good in the first prep, the trial was good and the stable is starting to find form.
No4 OUR MANTRA brings some very good form to this with runs behind Goodfella and Kaonic, good enough for a Friday night!
No3 LORD CECIL is another resuming here and comes out of some very good races in the first prep and should run well.
No1 KOOL VINNIE didn’t have the best of luck last start and should get a better run of it from the inside gate here.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 LORD CECIL