Winning Form share all of their best bets and tips for Wednesday’s racing coming your way from Canterbury Park 05 October 2022.
Best Bet: SILENT IMPACT (Race 5)
Value Bet: MIRRA VIEW (Race 7)
Jackpot (race 5 – 8).
With the late scratching of one of his main rivals, the door may have opened for today’s best bet, SILENT IMPACT to chalk up his fourth career victory. He put his disappointing penultimate run over six furlongs behind him when finishing sixth last time out next time out over seven furlongs, but just 2.3L behind the winner. He tried to go from jump to wire that day and will be having his peak run after returning from a 24 week break. From gate five, he could prove difficult to reel in over the closing stages.
PRETTY AMAZING is a 4yr old filly taking on the boys, but she has finished closer to the winner in each of her last three runs, the latest when eleventh over seven furlongs, just under four lengths adrift of the victor, when returning from an 18 week rest. It should however be noted that she had to be held up at the top of the home straight that day and never really go a clear run to home, so that effort is best ignored. She is drawn one outside the top choice and could emerge as his biggest danger.
ZAKERIZ had to be eased off the heels of other runners at the 900M mark and then came three wide into the home straight before ending up in second place last time out over six furlongs, beaten a short-head in the shadow of the post. The gelding has a handy draw three and will have 3kgs taken off his back thanks to his claiming apprentice.
TING TONG is seldom far off the action, finishing second in his latest outing over a mile, 3.3L off the winner, when returning from a 15 week absence, but did his cause no good by hanging in all the way down the home stretch. He does get gate six and 2kgs removed from his allocated weight courtesy of his claiming apprentice, so he should be right up there when they hit the line.
CARBONETTI is another with consistent formlines to his credit, finishing third last time out over ten furlongs, 1.7L back from the winner. He made good late progress in that contest and from a useful draw two, he should turn in another honest performance today.
AKAHATA has finished second in his last three runs, the latest over 1900M, just under a half length behind the victor. He jumped awkwardly that day and then had to be steadied off the heels of other runners at the 600M pole and then came four wide into the home straight. Despite his wide draw twelve, he will be looking to go one better in this line-up.
The day’s value bet, MIRRA VIEW missed out on her hat-trick after two victories over 1300M when finishing second last time out when drop down to six furlongs, three lengths behind the winner, but she sat second in that contest before staying on well over the latter stages. She faces a wide gate eleven, but she should use her early gate speed to move across without expending too much energy and will be looking to bouncing back to winning ways here.
SHOHEI won her maiden race over this c&d last time out by one length at the third time of asking. She was returning from a 22 week break that day, which seems to be just what she had needed and that victory was made that much more encouraging by the fact that she jumped awkwardly and overraced in the middle stages. She is sure to put her pole position to good use.
RUSSBUSS was bumped shortly after the start, but recovered well to finish third last time out over 1300M, two and a half lengths behind the winner. She will need to over come a wide gate nine, but on the plus side, she will get 3kgs taken off her back for the services of apprentice jockey Zac Lloyd, son of ex-SA champion jockey Jeff Lloyd.
SHALAILED has consistent formlines to his name and won over six furlongs three runs back and then finished fourth last time out over the same sprint trip, just over a half length behind the winner, when returning from a 15 week rest. He was friendless in the betting markets that day and did come three wide into the home straight before staying on well. From a cozy draw three and with champion jockey James McDonald in the saddle, he could be the one that they all have to beat.
EYE PEA OH is a 4yr old filly taking on males, but she has cracked pole position and also won over six furlongs three runs back. She raced up with the speed last time out when ending up in eighth spot over 1300M, 4.2L off the winner. On that effort, she should appreciate the drop in distance.
MARS MISSION raced wide without cover and stayed on well when making solid improvement to finish sixth in his latest outing over seven furlongs, just over two and a half lengths behind the victor and was immediately rested for 26 weeks, during which time he was gelded. He returns here after having had two barrier trials, winning both of them. The gelding has pulled gate seven and could provide Zac Lloyd with another winning ride.