Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, previews Wednesday’s Canterbury meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 8 races. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Heavy 10
Rail Position: True entire
What a tough race. CADETSHIP is unrated from the waller yard and Hughie to ride. Did win a trial leading all the way on the synthetic, then in a very strong trial, came from last of 7 to run 4th without being touched. Heavy track that day. may be quite talented.
FERRARI MAN no doubt goes to the early lead now that he has had a few starts and should battle along gamely. Big show.
WOLLOMBI made up many lengths when resuming last start on a heavy. Fitter now and expect a bold showing this trip. Respect her.
There is more than a quiet tip around that this grey horse, BRECHEN, who is unarmed, may be a bit better than these. Trialled really impressively without being pushed along. Wet track may be only hinderance although did win a trial in the heavy. Watch betting.
THE ART OF FLYING has raced 5 times and has placed on 4 of them in this grade. Jay Mac throws the leg over and that all ads up to a big play here.
With very little weight to carry the filly CHILKO LAKE may find herself right in this. She has a bit of ability too, having placed three times at this level.
This former Hong Kong horse REGGIEWOOD seems to be thriving in Australia. He came with a barnstorming run to win a BM 72 last start carrying 5kg more than rival here again MAIN STAGE. He has since trialled well and today only carries 4kg more than Main Stage. So must be a top hope again.
The run of this former English horse, MILITARY MISSION last start when resuming from a long spell here in the mud at this level, to grab 3rd was excellent. If he has come on he rates very highly.
SWITCHED hadn’t shown much in 3 runs after a spell, until last start where she struck a heavy track. Led and ran a blinder to just miss. Heavy again here and should lead and run well again.
EYEWITNESS talented mare with a lot of speed also. Probably lets Switched go and sit right on her coat tails. Is strong and in form.
IMPULSE CONTROL deserves a crack at this level. Her form has been first rate around the provincials. Is fit and significantly, loves it heavy.
Good betting race. I think this up and coming mare CROSS THE RUBICON can command respect here. She is up in grade but has won her past three and seems to be getting stronger with every run. Have in your numbers.
VITTORIOSA is a chance here too. Normally runs on speed but last start, in this exact grade, she was back in 7th to the bend and then ran home hard when resuming. Fitter now and won 2nd up last prep.
KOUKLARA is just so honest. Will get back and will run on into a place no doubt.
FANTASTIC BABY is just a willing trier every start. Resumed from best campaign of his career with a great 2nd in a Midway this grade. Fitter now, drops out and charges. Has won in the wet.
VIGOROUS FLOW is handy, certainly while fresh and showed that with a powerful finish to win similar race when resuming. Replicates that, he can nearly win again.
ATON OF DELIGHT is up in class here but is racing with style and is very fit. Jay Mac rides and has claims.
Tip: FANTASTIC BABY
Tough race to access. NIKAU SPUR is a Victorian up here having not raced for 6 months. Has form at this level and has good form while fresh so watch market.
VRENELI has foot on the till. Is 3rd up here, great 3rd last start this grade and could lead all the way.
GRACILISTYLA is very handy and consistent galloper getting better every run. He was a game 2nd when resuming in this grade and you just know he is fitter now having won 2nd up. Hughie to ride too. Can do again.
Gee, I think punters may under-estimate the improvement in this bold free-wheeling galloper TOO MUCH CAVIAR. He resumes here and has won two recent trials. Watch betting.
CALGARY QUEEN is pretty honest and is 2nd up here after a nice first-up 5th this grade. Fitter now and Jay Mac rides.
Big rise in grade for I AM BRAZEN but has won two from two since resuming so the penny has dropped. Chance.