Horse Racing Tips – Canterbury | Wed 4th May

Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, previews Wednesday’s Canterbury meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 7 races. Good luck, punters!

Track Condition: Heavy 8

Rail Position: True entire

What a tough race. On exposed form to date, ZAMBEZI RIVER appears the best of them having run 2nd in the Breeders’ plate. Resumes here and did win a trial recently.

PRIDE OF PENRAF was backed off the map on debut at Goulburn and was run down on the wire. Big striding thing who should take a lot of benefit from that run.

Of the unraced ones, SELOUS looked very fast and strong. Came home in 33 and change to win a trial and that is low flying.


There is more than a quiet tip around that this Godolphin filly KIN is flying. She hasn’t drawn great but does like to get back and find her feet. Did make ground when in a very strong race last start and 6th. This is many lengths easier.

SIBYLLA was handy on debut when getting home late and 5th in town. Tough draw but might be a bit better than many think.

In that same race WRITROSE led and was a game 2nd. Probably leads these too and should be right in the fray.


Tip: KIN

It is hard to imagine TAURASI will be a maiden for a while. His 2nd start in a race last start, was outstanding and he just went under at this level. fitter and faster now.  If he has come on he rates very highly.

AIRCRAFTMAN has been runner-up 3 of his 4 starts. Has talent and this looks right in his wheelhouse

MAROONIYAH is a smart filly. Both her starts this time up have been outstanding and she is ready to win.


VIGOROUS FLOW looks perfectly placed. Has a lot of talent at this level and is 4th up. Terrific 2nd last start. Is fit and significantly, loves it heavy.

TOO MUCH CAVIAR is probably the leader and on a wet track around here that’s a great spot to be. is also super fit and placed in all 3 runs this time up.

CHAPPELLI may drift back from this draw but should find the line well. Form is good and is on the improve each run. Loves it heavy.


Good betting race. I think this topple DR EVIL is going to run a race. Ran home evenly when 6th in the stronger Tamworth Cup recently. Loves the mud and has won twice this prep.

ZA CEIBAS is talented although was also a bit flat 2nd up last start when 5th. Lots of horses go much, much better 3rd up and I suspect he will too.

CABOTEUR steps up to this trip for the first time but he runs on strongly in shorter races and his 2nd last start this level was meritorious.


OH PLEASE DIANA  is just a willing trier every start. Resumes here and last campaign did win first up. Has won in the wet.

JULIAN ROCK resumes here and has talent when right. The last time he raced at Canterbury it was in this very grade, on a wet track and he finished hard to win. Watch betting.

This is a fair rise in class for WASHINGTON TOWERS but he has brained his bush opponents past two starts since resuming. Has a lot of speed.


Tough race to access. Some really nice types emerging.

KA BLING is very honest. tough task here 2nd up but was 2nd this level when resuming and is fitter now. Has claims.

BROKEN HILL has speed and fight. Was a terrific 3rd when resuming. Only lightly raced but showing talent enough to be in this until the end.

Boom former bush horse DEMOCRACY MANIFEST, now with Chris Waller, is a stunning specimen and won first-up with absolute authority. Can do again.