Canterbury for our Friday night meeting, we have 8 races on the card here and as we have seen as of late the racing has been quite good and the crowds have been brilliant. A few nice types engaged here which should give us a great nights racing. Rail is +3m and the track is good.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 1,5,6 - 1,4 - 5,8 - 3
Wide Play: 1,4,5,6 - 1,3,4,6 - 2,3,5,8 - 1,2,6,8
BEST BET: R4 – 3. DEPRIVE
Next Best Bet: R8 – 3. SO HARD TO CATCH
Best Roughie: R2 – 6. GAYTIME GIRL
No2 SCHOOLMATES should be much improved for the debut run here, where he drifted off the track and let the stablemate get up inside him. 1550m suits.
No6 SEMPER FIDELIS comes into this first-up and has been trialing up well. She gets a good run from just behind the speed here and looks hard to beat.
No1 ASTERIUS gets the blinkers on for the first time here and has been good in both starts and should complete the Waller trifecta.
No3 SMILING MANOLITO closed off hard fresh to just miss, he should be improved for that run and has his chance.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 ASTERIUS
No6 GAYTIME GIRL (BEST ROUGHIE) has been solid enough in both runs back this time in, she gets a soft run on the map and has her chance.
No4 LETS GET NAUTI GAL has found the line well in both runs this time in and has some solid enough form.
No2 QUEEN OF HEIGHTS comes back in grade from Saturday level last start and ran well there, she was a winner at the track two back.
No5 TENNESSEE HUSSY found the line well last start against the bias and was good enough there.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 GAYTIME GIRL
No2 FRANCESCO goes well enough with his runs spaced and has a good record at the track and distance. He will run well again.
No3 JEMADAR was the beneficiary of the positive ride last start and was strong through the line there. He looks the leader again.
No7 HONEYWINE ran through the line well enough upon resumption and gets a soft run from gate 1.
No1 KARAVALI has been trialing up in good order coming into this, the claim for JVO is beneficial.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 HONEYWINE
No3 DEPRIVE (BEST BET) resumes here, and boy oh boy did he look good in the trial. His debut win was nothing short of fantastic and he has come back in brilliant order. He is stakes grade for sure, maybe a race like the Arrowfield Sprint over the carnival is his aim?
No4 NATIONALITY has been doing a good job for us down at Newcastle winning her two races this time in, this is a logical next step.
No1 PENDELOQUE has been fantastic winning both runs this time in, this is tougher, but the claim helps.
No7 PROBLEM SOLVER has been very good in both runs this time in and comes out of a good race last start.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 NATIONALITY
No6 MALAIGO has been solid enough at his last two and gets a soft run from the gate and has his chance.
No5 KOOL VINNIE won at this track two back and didn’t have the best of luck last start, and he has his chance.
No1 VIRGILIO comes back in grade here after a solid enough effort last start against the bias and he gets a good run on the map.
No4 ARGENT D’OR has let me and the market down this time in, third-up I’m giving him one last chance.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 VIRGILIO
No1 ALLEZ BIEN will roll forward from the gate here and give them something to catch, she is in the best form of her career at the moment.
No4 RESORT has been doing a great job at the provincials winning the past two and the time is right to come to town.
No3 ATLANTIC FOX pulled up with an issue last start, forgive that and go off previous form and he has his chance.
No6 SEA SHARP has been going well enough as of late and gets a soft enough run on the map here to run well.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 ATLANTIC FOX
No8 TENORINO should have gone close to winning last start and didn’t have the best of luck, he is low flying and looks hard to beat.
No5 VICEROY is going very well, and won on protest last start, up in weight and a tougher run here.
No2 MANA second-up should be much better than she was fresh with the big weight, she gets a great run on the map here.
No3 SATIRICAL MAGIC comes back to the scene of the crime here, he loves Canterbury and has won his past three here.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 TENORINO
No3 SO HARD TO CATCH (NEXT BEST BET) smashed them with the big weight at the provincials last start. She gets a good jockey change with Clark on board, looks the likely leader and is the one to beat.
No2 DUCHESS PEDRILLE has been in ok enough form this time in and looks a chance.
No6 O’ SO HAZY comes to town after big wins at Wagga the past two, jockey a concern for mine.
No1 KOPITE gets a good claim here down to 56.5kg and gets a good run on the map here.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 O’ SO HAZY