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Australian Racing: Canterbury and Belmont Preview

Australian Racing: Canterbury and Belmont Preview

Winning Form bring you all of their best bets and tips for Wednesday's racing coming your way from Canterbury and Belmont. 



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Belmont Park AUS
Best Bet: BIG MAN IN THE SKY (Race 1)
Value Bet: NIGHT SESSION (Race 6)

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Race
Time
Conditions
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
1
06:39
1000m – 3yr+ Maiden, Set Weights
2
5
9
4
3
2
07:14
1000m – 2yr Set Weights + P
2
1
8
10
11
3
07:49
1000m – 3yr+ Class 1 H’cap
1
5
4
7
8
4
08:24
1000m – 3yr+ Class 5 H’cap
10
1
4
6
13
5
09:00
1200m – 3yr H’cap
6
4
9
5
1
6
09:35
2100m – 3yr+ Class 1 H’cap
8
1
10
3
2
7
10:10
1700m – 2yr+ H’cap
4
5
10
7
12
8
10:45
1700m – 2yr+ H’cap
6
3
5
14
9

Jackpot (race 5 – 8)

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
6
8
4
6
4
1
5
3
9

10
5
5

7
14
1

12
9

Cost: R250.00

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Race 1
BIG MAN IN THE SKY finished third on debut over this c&d, just 1.6L behind the winner. He would have learnt from the experience and with the natural improvement that can be expected, he looks to be the one to side with here, jumping from his handy four draw. VENETIAN JEWEL is a 3yr old filly taking on the boys. She did not show the expected improvement second time out, but that was in soft going and she may be better on a firmer track. KOHLEE is also a 3yr old filly who would have come on from her debut over the c&d when 4.8L back. His handy two gate is a plus. EMERALD ROSE is a 4yr old filly who has had four runs, but the blinkers are removed for today’s outing and she may do better as a result. 

Race 2
IRON SHARP has only had the one run where he finished fifth, 2.2L behind the winner. He is drawn one from the outside which is a concern, but he would have come on with the run under his belt and should be right up there in the dash down to the line. SPIRITED SESSION is drawn one inside the top pick but did finished second on debut over the c&d and looks to be the immediate danger to the former. SEVEN KINGDOMS has his first outing here, but has had the benefit of three barrier trial, winning the latest. Any betting support for him should be respected. MADAM TORIO returns from a 17-week rest and has put in two encouraging barrier trials. He has only had the three outing to date and could be one for the shortlist.

Race 3
MY BLUEBOY followed up his penultimate win over five furlongs with a second-place finish over the c&d. He is drawn nine out of eleven runners, but he nevertheless should be respected in this line-up. BANK ON IT is a 3yr old filly taking on boys. She has her first run after a 25-week break and her first for her new trainer, but she won her maiden race last time out before the rest and although taking on stronger here, she could be up to the task on hand. DOLCITY is a 4yr old filly who showed marked improvement last time out when second over six furlongs. She drops in distance but should be involved in the finish today. SMART PRINCESS is another 3yr old filly who won her penultimate start over the c&d, but disappointed in her next outing over six furlongs. She is likely to appreciate the drop in distance.

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Race 4
THE WITCH DOCTOR is a 4yr old filly taking on males, but she won her last outing over the c&d and could complete the double here. She has the widest draw of them all, but she has the blinkers remove for today’s run and should give the boys a good test for their money. WANNA BE GOOD on the other hand gets a set of blinkers fitted for the first time. He is seldom too far off the action and if the blinkers have the desired effect, he should be a big threat to the top choice. THE NINTH HOUR finished well last time out over the c&d and a repeat of that effort would see him being right up there in the mix. ATACAMA SKY stayed on well in his last outing over this trip and from his mid-field draw, he should not be overlooked.

Race 5
BRIGHT DIAMOND is a 3yr old filly taking on males, but she was a narrow winner of her debut outing over the c&d and despite having to deal with draw eleven, she could be good enough to complete her double today. OXBRIDGE improved to win his penultimate start over six furlongs and then put up a solid effort next time out over the same trip. He has gate five and could be the biggest threat to the former. PUCKAPUNYAL is a 3yr old filly who returns from a 18-week rest, but she won her barrier trial and although having a wide draw of ten to negotiate, she should be right up there in the firing line. REWRITE THE STARS is yet another 3yr old filly, but she has a handy two gate and should be a factor in this field. 

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Race 6
NIGHT SESSION is a 3yr old filly taking on the boys, but she was only beaten in the shadow of the post last time out over ten furlongs when heavily backed. She takes the small step up in trip and will be hoping to make amends today. ALBY’S PRIDE has consistent staying form to his name and won his maiden race last time out over eleven furlongs. He takes on stronger here, but he will have 3kgs removed from his allocated weight courtesy of his claiming apprentice to help his cause. DARING SOLEIL is a 4yr old filly who steps up in trip after two outings over a mile. If suited to the extra journey, she could be involved in the finish. MARXIAN is also stepping up from a mile, but he has pole position and could be good enough to make his presence felt here. 

Race 7
FIRESALE won a half-length last time out over 1500M and should not be troubled by the extra distance on offer here. He is drawn out at nine, but he should be right up there when they reach the finishing post. KENDEL’S MEE DAD missed out on his hat-trick last time out over a mile and from gate five, he will be hoping to get back to winning ways today. HIP WIGGLE is a 3yr old filly taking on males, but she won her maiden race last time out over the mile and should have no issue with the extra distance of today’s contest. GIFTED WARRIOR stayed on well in his last two outing over seven furlongs suggesting that he should enjoy going over this trip. He is drawn the widest, but he should be picking off the frontrunners over the closing stages.

Race 8
BARTRADER and DAWN ARMADA renew their rivalry here and the result of their last clash over the mile is expected to be confirmed. The latter finished 1.6L behind the former that day and although meeting him on 0.5Kg better terms today, he may find it difficult to turn the tables on his conqueror. RESISTANCE come out of that same form line. The 5yr old mare was 0.6L in front of the latter that day, but now faces him on 3kg worse terms and a form reversal is on the cards. That race was of course over a mile as opposed to the 1700M of today’s contest, but there should not be too much separating the trio when they reach the wire. SUSPECTUS put 2.3L between himself and the balance of the field when winning last time out over seven furlongs. He should have no issue with the extra distance as he did finish fourth over ten furlongs three runs back.

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Canterbury 
Best Bet: MILUNKA (Race 4)
Value Bet: ROYAL MARINE (Race 2)

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Race
Time
Conditions
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
1
05:25
1100m –2yr Maiden H’cap
6
1
4
9
5
2
06:00
1250m – 3yr Maiden, Set Weights
4
9
1
2
5
3
06:35
1900m – 4yr+ BM70, H’cap
2
1
4
5
7
4
07:10
1550m – 4yr+ BM70, H’cap
7
5
3
1
2
5
07:45
1100m – 3yr+ BM70 (F&M), H’cap
3
7
6
8
10
6
08:20
1200m – 3yr+ BM70, H’cap
5
8
4
12
2

Jackpot (race 3 – 6)

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
2
7
3
5
1
5
7
8


6
4


8
12


10
2


Cost: R100.00

Jockeys Ride Horses

Race 1
Only three of the entrants in today’s opening event have had runs and amongst the debutants is Winx’s sister, COVENT GARDEN who is also trained by Chris Waller and will be ridden by Hugh Bowman. She takes on the boys but will jump from a handy gate two and has had three barrier trials, winning the latest. Any betting support for her, or indeed any of the other unraced runners, should be respected. CAMERLENGO also makes his debut here and has cracked pole position. He has had the benefit of four barrier trials, winning three of them. If not too green, he looks to be a big runner here. ROCKETING BY may prove to be the best of the raced runners. He finished second on debut over five furlongs, two lengths off the winner. He would have come on with the run and should be involved in the finish here. BLOSSOM STAR is a filly who has had two runs so far. She stays with the 1100M trip and could have made enough improvement from her second outing to trouble the top three selections.

Race 2
ROYAL MARINE was a little disappointing last time out and was immediately rested for 26 weeks, during which time he was gelded. He returns today returns having had the benefit of two barrier trials, winning the latest. IRISH ANGEL is a 3yr old filly taking on males and is the stable companion of the former. If she is able to repeat her penultimate effort when beaten a head over this c&d, she would be a strong back-up for the yard. BRUTALITY is seldom too far off the action and stayed on well last time out when returning from a 19-week rest. If not in need of another run, he should be right up there when they hit the line. CALIFORNIA AUGUST drops in distance after two outings over seven furlongs. He returns from an 18-week break, but he won his only barrier trial and should not be overlooked in this line-up.

Race 3
MONSIEUR SISU finished 4.2L back last time out over the c&d, but he raced wide into the straight that day and should have finished closer as a result. Given better luck in running here, he should be a leading contender in this field. OUR GRAVANO finished well when fourth, just 1.5L behind the winner over 1895M last time out. He could be the biggest threat to the top choice. MONASTERIO takes a step up in trip after two runs over 1500M. He did, however, stay on well in those outings and may well be looking for this greater test of stamina. LADY HIGHLY is a 4yr old filly taking on boys. She also takes on more ground today but has pulled pole position and did win over 2100M three runs back, so the extra distance should not be an issue.

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Race 4
MILUNKA is a 4yr old filly taking on males, but she won her last start over 1550M when returning from a lengthy 47-week break. She likes to race up with the pace in her runs, so the eight draw should not present a problem. BENTLEY MAGIC has consistent form lines to his credit and from gate three, he is sure to turn in another honest performance today. MUBARIZ is the stablemate of the top pick. He won his last outing over a mile and although drawn eight out of nine, he should be right up there in the mix. CHALMERS is drawn one inside the latter and was just 1.3L behind the victor last time out over 1500M. He should be considered for minor money.

Race 5
A tricky F&M Handicap faces punters here, made more difficult by the fact that the top four selections are all returning from varying breaks from the race track. ZANIAH has her first run since a 22-week rest but has had two encouraging barrier trials. She did win over this trip three runs back and could be the one to side with here. LAKIA returns from a lengthy 37-week break. She too has had two barrier trial to prove her well-being, winning the latest on a synthetic track. She is however equally at home on the turf and should be a factor today. MEDITATE is another who returns from a rest, this time for some 25 weeks. She has had just the one barrier trial, but she finished second in that and is one for the shortlist. D'ORO RAIN resumes from a 29-week break and is another who has had the two barrier trials to demonstrate her fitness. She has a tricky draw of seven, but nevertheless should be included in all bets.

Race 6
BOMBASAY has consistent form and was only beaten in the shadow of the post last time out when just failing to hold off all challengers. She has drawn gate eleven, but he should use his early gate speed to move across without using up too much energy. LILLEMOR is a 3yr old filly taking on the boys, but she won her last outing over six furlongs and will get 3kgs taken off her back thanks to her claiming apprentice. She is another who like to race up with the pace and is likely to adopt similar tactics today. She might prove difficult to reel in over the closing stages of the contest. HE'S A HOTSHOT returns from a 15-week rest, but he won his only barrier trial and should be involved in the finish here. VAN GIZ is a 3yr old filly who has finished close up in her last three starts, the latest over this distance. She has a handy two gate and should not be overlooked. 

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