Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, previews Thursday’s Canterbury meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 7 races. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Heavy 10
Rail Position: out 3m entire
What a interesting race. HELL I AM was well backed last campaign when 2nd this grade in town after leading and since being spelled has easily and very impressively won a barrier trial. May just plough through this bog track out on the lead and win this.
MOSCOW NIGHT is one of the ones to beat as he will be in front and has had race experience. Must be considered.
On debut HELL’s FURY might run on well. Not knocked about in recent trial and heavy track can make anything happen. Watch market.
Tip: HELL I AM
COSMIC MINERVA has arc ed once and ran a creditable 3rd. Coming into this that is a nice resume. Tim Clark rides and has drawn well.
ROMA AVENUE will benefit a great deal from the solid first-up 3rd last start at this level. That was 3 x placings this company from 3 starts so looks hard to beat.
MY ELOISE is on the improve and last start 2nd this grade supports that. Sure to be in the fray.
Tip: MY ELOISE
ARTERO resumes here but has had the most racing and has performed the most. Gets the most weight too, of which 2kg will be offset by Reece Jones. Classy enough.
TUHINGA also is first-up but really did look relaxed in trial and is up for this.
FLYING STYEP is lightly raced but is also very fit and has talent. Likes it wet too and is in well at the weights.
Tip: FLYING STEP
BOMBDIGGITY Resumes here but should be in the fray too. Won first-up last prep and this is no harder although the mud will even the playing field.
On that, CURTIS ISLAND seems to grow a leg when it is wet and can storm home here. Won two on the bounce recently in the rain.
QUATENUS has had one run and finished it off fairly when resuming. It was in a stronger race too. Boasts the best overall form so if improved from that, should win.
Good betting race. SNITZONFIRE resumed last start, went hard and fought on gamely for 5th. Should strip a whole lot fitter and this looks a nice race for his talents.
ADELAIDE’S LIGHT will get back but as they all get weary in the home straight he should pick them off one by one. Ran 4th this grade last start and should be much fitter now.
GREEN REIGN has placed twice since resuming from two starts. Looks fitter now, well placed and is back better than ever.
TRAVEST looks nicely placed. Especially now that he receives a 2kg weight allowance. Will get back, hook wide and come with a powerful run. Is very fit and doesn’t mid it damp.
DEFICIT just has to be in your numbers. Is 4th up, ready to win and is honest by nature.
MAD AS ZARIZ is a prolific winning bush horse who was caught wide all the way last start before wilting. Is better than that. Big show.
I think if they ride CALGARY QUEEN up on pace today she can run a huge race. Is very fit and loves it wet. Has a strong record at this level including a solid 2nd last start. Big show.
ICECRUSHER is 2nd up after a slashing 2nd placing this level when resuming. Nicely drawn here too.
TAWFIQLASS has been up a long time but is a strong finisher at this grade and did that last start when 2nd. Likes it wet too. Has claims.
Tip: CALGARY QUEEN