Canterbury returns for their consecutive Wednesday meeting and we have identified a few serious chances that will prove hard to beat. The leading stables have a few nice chances, with our top selection looking to get the day off to a flyer in the opening event.
Canterbury is racing on a Good 4 with the rail +3m Entire Circuit.
Looks a perfect race for talented Godolphin colt RANIER (BEST BET) to breakthrough in the opening event of the program at Canterbury today. Resuming from a spell but has had the benefit of two trials leading into his return and will be hard to beat. Narrowly beaten by Nomothaj at his only start in the Maribyrnong Trial at Flemington. Big show expected.
1st: No1 RANIER 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No3 Vendome; 3rd: No5 Bring the Magic; 4th: *SCRATCHED* No6 So Taken
BUBBLES ‘N’ TROUBLES (NEXT BEST BET) is out of the astute Chris Waller stable and is ready to fire after a 6-week layoff. Trialed well leading into this behind the likes of Performer and Fiesta and going on her good form back in June, she will prove hard to beat. Stick with her.
1st: No1 BUBBLES ‘N’ TROUBLES 2nd: No2 Echo Gem; 3rd: No4 Altair; 4th: No7 Gentle Persuasion
Drawn to get the run of the race, STEPHAN will be hard to beat and appreciate the 3kg claim here today. Beaten by 2.6 lengths at Rosehill last start behind the likes of Sharpe Hussler and Condor Heroes. Won three straight before that defeat but can bounce back in over his pet distance. Key player.
1st: No6 STEPHAN 2nd: No2 Star Crossed; 3rd: No1 Kennedy; 4th: No3 Bella Vella
Looking for a bit of value in a very open event, TENORINO has finished in the placing at his past two starts and is due for a change of luck here today. Beaten by 2,5 lengths behind Impasse at Warwick Farm last start when chasing hard in the final stages of the race. Win won't shock.
1st: No7 TENORINO 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No5 Keep Up; 3rd: No4 Tamarack; 4th: No8 Brogue
Lightly-raced mare LADY I AM was placed behind the talented Sweet Scandal last start and can atone for that defeat here today. Did defeat Gretzky two starts back at Wyong when chasing hard to get the victory in the final few strides. Will be flashing at them late.
1st: No12 LADY I AM 2nd: No1 Zonk; 3rd: No6 Speedway; 4th: No4 Royal Fashion
WHITE BOOTS has won his past two starts and can rack-up the hattrick of victories here today. Just held on when defeating Varuska by a nose at Hawkesbury last start and looks well-placed to fire here today. First try at the distance but racing in good form and will be in this for a long way. Rates well.
1st: No6 WHITE BOOTS 2nd: No5 Fantastic Man; 3rd: No9 Bochy; 4th: *SCRATCHED* No12 Night Breaker
BULL MARKET is out of the astute Peter Snowden stable and looks well-placed to take out the final event at Canterbury today. Stormed home but found Crafty Tycoon too good when narrowly beaten at Warwick Farm last start. Will strip fitter second and look for him to be very competitive here today.
1st: No5 BULL MARKET 2nd: No3 Crafty Tycoon; 3rd: No1 Veranillo; 4th: No11 Star of the Seas