Racing returns midweek to Canterbury and the 7-race card will be run on a Heavy 9.
The weather is expected to be fine, so there’s a small chance of a track upgrade.
The rail is out 6m for the entire circuit.
QUADDIES (Races: 4-5-6-7)
SKINNY PLAY: 1,2 / 1,2 / 1,3,7,8 / 2,4,6
WIDE PLAY: 1,2,4,5,8 / 1,2,8 / 1,3,5,6,7,8,9,12 / 1,2,3,4,6,8,9,10,13
R1 1.45pm HUSSON @ VINERY HANDICAP 1550m
BLACK ON GOLD finished on the placegetters’ heels at his first two career starts and never saw daylight at Rosehill last start. Just needs luck in-running to be right in the finish.
MISTER MCILROY never got totally clear at Kembla on debut, finishing on the placegetters’ heels and looked to have something to offer.
FENCOURT never totally clear at Rosehill last start. Capable of being in the finish with even luck in-running.
SELECTIONS: No1 PREFERITO, No4 Black On Gold, No3 Mister McIlroy, No5 Fencourt
VALUE RUNNER: No3 Mister McIlroy
R2 2.15pm TAB MORE THAN JUST WINNING PLATE 1250m
ARGENTINA finished a close second on debut at Gosford in three runs in his first preparation and is at least a place chance fresh here.
ROYAL NAVY finished his race off nicely when placed at Wyong on debut. All the better for the experience and have to respect the Snowden stable.
SELECTIONS: No1 AQUATIC, No2 Argentina, No7 Royal Navy, No10 Ma Tante
VALUE RUNNER: No1 Aquatic
R3 2.45pm SCHWEPPES HANDICAP 1900m
SIGNPOSTED chasing the hat-trick after leading all the way at this track and distance last start. Winning chance again.
OLYMPIC ACADEMY has a very good record at this track and distance and is ready to win at fourth run back from a break.
MULTITUDE raced on the speed to win at Hawkesbury two runs back before chasing home More Than Fabulous at this track and distance last start. Gets all the favours from the inside gate and expected to be right in the finish again.
SELECTIONS: No3 OBSIDIAN, No2 Signposted, No1 Olympic Academy, No6 Multitude
VALUE RUNNER: No1 Olympic Academy
R4 3.15pm TAB.COM.AU HANDICAP 1250m
OVERSTEP did a good job to win her maiden when resuming at this track and distance last start. Up 6kg for the win and that is a genuine concern.
ALLUVION did a good job to win her maiden at Hawkesbury when resuming. Wasn't disgraced in stakes races at her first two career starts and can win.
PRECAUTIONS scored a tough win at Wyong on debut after covering ground in the run. Looks capable of working through the grades and is a winning chance again in the Godolphin blue.
SELECTIONS: No1 GRETNA, No2 Overstep, No5 Alluvion, No8 Precautions
VALUE RUNNER: No3 Hussterical
R5 3.45pm #THERACES HANDICAP 1250m
CANNYESCENT is a promising gelding who has looked impressive in his two lead-up trials. Won two from five in his first preparation and was close up in a couple of Group 3 races. He will go close.
BALBOA PARK resumes on the back of a runner-up finish in a Warwick Farm trial. Struggled in three runs over longer trips last preparation. No surprise to see a forward showing here over the shorter journey.
EMBLEY was well beaten at Eagle Farm last start. Close up finishes in three previous runs at Sydney metropolitan level, so willing to forgive that last start performance.
SELECTIONS: No1 CHETWOOD, No2 Cannyescent, No8 Balboa Park, No6 Embley
VALUE RUNNER: No8 Balboa Park
R6 4.15pm HYLAND RACE COLOURS HANDICAP 1550m
ANTONIO GIUSEPPE is a former New Zealand galloper who finished on the placegetters’ heels at Canterbury when resuming. The extra distance will suit.
MY GIULIANO followed placings at Newcastle Beaumont and Canterbury before winning over 1900m at Canterbury. 58-days between runs, but kept up to the mark with a Randwick trial.
AURORA GLOW did a good job to win over the mile at Wyong last start. Has been freshened up for this and looks a chance in an open race.
SELECTIONS: No8 ZABOSS, No7 Antonio Giuseppe, No5 My Giuliano, No3 Aurora Glow
VALUE RUNNER: No8 Zaboss
R7 4.45pm TAB REWARDS HANDICAP 1100m
VOLANTE resumes for new stable and was a runner-up in both recent trials at Hawkesbury and Randwick. Gosford winner when resuming last time in and looks ready to go fresh.
GOCUP BELLE resumes for new stable and the winner of a recent Canberra trial. Beaten just over a length when resuming at this track and distance last preparation and is a winning chance.
ALASKAN WOLF is putting together a good record on the country and provincial circuit with four wins from seven races. The 1100m is a genuine concern.
SELECTIONS: No2 ZIN ZAN ELSIE, No4 Volante, No6 Gocup Belle, No10 Alaskan Wolf
VALUE RUNNER: No2 Zin Zan Elsie