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 9

Rail Position: True

What a tough race. ARCH OF TITUS is beautifully bred and is talented too. Led and run down late in town on debut when 2nd. Should strip fitter for the run and can spear out from this gate, find the front and keep going.

OLIVIA’S SPIRIT was cantering in a recent trial when swamping them late to win. Was making ground late despite being ridden cold.  Might be smart enough.

YOSHINO resumes here. Raced twice previously in strong juvenile races and went ok. Trial form is nice and expect a bold showing.



Off the inside draw this LADY HARLEM looms large. She has been bothered by these darn heavy tracks and gets one again here. But she is slowly getting sued to them and is much fitter now. Will run home hard.

MUSICAL AFFAIR is trained by Gai and Adrian and the stable has a very big opinion of her. Has raced twice and both times finished 5th but this is easier and she is fitter.

POZESANA is on debut here but has talent. Is by deep Field so will LOVE these wet conditions. Not asked at all for an effort when 3rd in recent trial. Watch betting.


Last prep ROMA AVENUE was doing everything right. In two race starts ran very well at this level placing both times. Money has come for him following a great trial win recently.

COTTON FINGERS was 4th this level on debut and since spelled. recent trials say he’s worth a good look at.

SIRENS STAR has impressive on debut making up many lengths late to run 3rd in this grade in town. Sure to be fitter now.


This horse MARALAGO can get home and is very fit. Plugged on from 4th on the bend in a maiden at the provincials last start. Extra trip suits.

Poor gate for GRECIAN LASS is a worry but she has form enough to make her presence felt here. is 2nd up. Placed when resuming and the run was impressive.

HIDE YOUR HEART has run 2nd at past two runs in weaker class but is showing enough talent and improvement to be a force here.



Good betting race. KIRKEBY is 3rd up and that makes a different. Once he got fit he raced wonderfully last campaign. Sure to be handy in this.

First up TIDAL CREEK ran on hard to grab 4th this grade. Fitter now and the smallish field suits. Big show.

SPROUT WINGS is now ready. Hit line hard in tough race last start when 2nd up this trip in the mud to win.  Super fit now, is primed and this trip suits. Big show.


The rails draw and Hughie to ride brings NO LAUGHING MATTER right into this. Is 2nd up after only a fair run when resuming but has won 4 races in impressive fashion and looks nicely placed to spring a surprise here. Goes very well 2nd up.

If SNITZONFIRE returns to his best in this, he wins. Is fast and tough and won 3 on the bounce last campaign. Resumes here. Watch betting.

MAROONIYAH is getting better with every run and last start maiden win was very strong. Is up in class here though but has finishing power.


Tough race to access. Very even field.

NARRATED is so consistent and honest and tough at this level. Will be on pace all the way and is 3rd up. Nash rides and he is a master on speed horses.

CAMAGUEY has foot on the till having been runner up in this grade at past three starts. That consistency deserves to be rewarded and he will run home hard.

CHATEUAX PARK, similarly gets back and charges late. Will appreciate this race.