Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, previews Wednesday’s Canterbury meeting, with horse racing tips & analysis for all seven races on the card. Good luck, punters!
Rail Position: Out 8m, entire circuit
Track Condition: Soft 5
FROSTY ROCKS looks nicely placed following some good runs in Saturday grade races. Has moved out to win and just been held out past 2 starts by one or two better. Down in grade here and trip probably suits too. Similarly, CAPTAIN STARDUST has placed in all 3 starts to date and is fit, fast and determined. Looks likely to be in the finish this grade. TISANE showed speed and fight on debut when 2nd this class. Well-bred and should be in the fray all the way.
Tip: FROSTY ROCKS
Team Snowden present a strong hand here with ISLAND MISSILE and SNIPPETSPEED, both of whom look very nicely placed. They could very well run down the likely leader and perennial placegetter, SEEINGISBELIEVING. Should be keen on the top end all way which should really suit Island Missile.
Tip: ISLAND MISSILE
This may well be an easy kill for ROME. He resumes here after just one trial but last campaign was Gr 3 placed. Still a mdn, but has enormous talent and has the rails draw. Interesting to see who leads here as both YOU RANG and DEFERENCE are natural-born speedsters and they have drawn next to each other. Both placed after leading last start. They going lickety-split will just set it up for Rome.
A very even affair. SELES gets back and sometimes runs on hard. This grade should suit and is very fit but was disappointing last start when 7th. Also has a history of in and out runs and this is her ‘in’ turn! Her stablemate, HIGH LOW BET, may look the better play as she is very fit too and last start made enormous ground late in stronger grade to grab 4th. And, significant to note, the first 2 home that day have since won. Respect all that. MONEGAL is racing in good touch and can place again.
Tip: HIGH LOW BET
Fascinating race. METAMORPHIC looks ready to rumble. Form in 3 starts this time in has been useful but last campaign was better. Drawn to receive a cushy run so expect a bold showing. SUPERBOWL SUNDAY won much easier race first up in good style and looks to have speed aplenty. Will charge across from out wide and be in the hunt. TRANSMITTER made good ground late for solid 3rd this grade last start and will be hitting the line hard again.
ROOSEVELT has the perfect draw and comes into this off a couple of useful trials and boasting a nice first-up record. Has shown talent at this level and rates very highly. CALABASAS has not won for a while but has a neat first-up record and resumes here. Perfect draw and should be in the hunt all the way. IRISH SONGS is smart and won a Highway last start with big weight. Can hit the line hard and this isn’t overly strong.
Chris Waller’s pair of FLYING PIERRO and McMAHON are fit, perfectly placed this level and in form. Both can scoot home and there will be sufficient pace to allow that to happen. They look the quinella. SILENT EXPLORER is in and out but can return to form here with a good draw. One this grade 2 starts back.