Great to be back at Canterbury, a track that usually plays fair with a very short straight. Chris Waller, as well as team Godolphin, have some serious chances and could take out most of the card here today.
Canterbury is racing on a Good 4 with the rail true.
Sticking with the Godolphin-trained ARAMAYO who was narrowly beaten by Navigator on debut at Kembla last start and can atone for that half a length defeat here today. Will strip fitter second-up and drawn to be very competitive in the opening event of the program. Key player.
1st: No1 ARAMAYO 2nd: No3 Affogato; 3rd: No2 Horn; 4th: No6 The Summit
*SCRATCHED* RANIER (NEXT BEST BET) is another galloper out of astute Godolphin stable that looks perfectly placed to breakthrough for his maiden victory here today. Beaten on debut by Nomothaj in the Maribyrnong Trial at Flemington back in October. Will appreciate this small field and looks the one to beat.
1st: *SCRATCHED* No3 RANIER 2nd: No2 Matowi; 3rd: No7 Maid of Heaven; 4th: No1 Brilliant Choice
Fastnet Rock colt SYMI has drawn well and is sure to be very competitive at her race debut at Canterbury today. Has had the benefit of three trials leading into her debut and will be ready to fire here today. Trainer and jockey have a good strike rate when combining. Win won't shock.
1st: No6 SYMI 2nd: No1 Couvre Lit; 3rd: No3 Greysful Glamour; 4th: No2 Misteed
Chris Waller-trained *SCRATCHED* STAR OF THE SEAS (BEST BET) is looking to make it successive victories after giving his rivals a galloping lesson when winning by 3 lengths at Warwick Farm last start. Drops in weight and has the service of Hugh Bowman on board. Ticks all the boxes and looks a serious chance here today. Big show expected.
1st: *SCRATCHED* No7 STAR OF THE SEAS 2nd: No8 Metamorphic; 3rd: No4 Scream Park; 4th: No2 So Spirited
FOREIGN TERRITORY was beaten by Paret at Rosehill last start and sure to strip fitter second-up here today. Led and faded last start against a hot field so back to mid-week grade could be his go. Will jump, lead and be the one they all need to run down. Rates well.
1st: No5 FOREIGN TERRITORY 2nd: No10 Mad Fox; 3rd: No2 Dawn Raid; 4th: No6 Makdanife
Lightly-raced mare MISS WONDERLAND is resuming from a break but looked impressive when winning her latest trial and is sure to be very competitive here today. Has a good record when racing fresh and is one of the main hopes in a race with many chances. Value chance.
1st: No3 MISS WONDERLAND 2nd: No5 Puppet Master; 3rd: No6 Junglized; 4th: *SCRATCHED* No12 Zonk
CORINTH is out of the astute Chris Waller stable and looks well-placed to run a huge race in the final event here at Canterbury today. Chased hard but found one too good on the day when narrowly beaten by Fireman Sam I Am at Kembla last start. Sticking with him, win wont shock.
1st: No10 CORINTH 2nd: No12 Chain of Fools; 3rd: No8 Bochy; 4th: No2 Valentino Rossa