R1 1.15pm MCGRATH HANDICAP 1900m

DUKE DE VEGA was runner-up at Warwick Farm and Wyong. Ridden forward last start and not convinced that worked. Expect him to be ridden quieter here and ready to win.

STORM SYSTEM just missed at Randwick last start. One of his two wins have been at Canterbury and gets the chance to go one better from an ideal gate.

HURRICANES was runner-up in the Grafton Guineas last start. Still scope for improvement and expected to be right in the finish again with the advantage of the inside gate.

FAT CHAP has won two of his last four. Weakened over the final stages over 2000m at Randwick last start. Makes his own luck on speed and 1900m around Canterbury looks ideal.

SELECTIONS: No6 DUKE DE VEGA, No1 Storm System, No5 Hurricanes, No2 Fat Chap

VALUE RUNNER: No4 Multitude

Multitude - 1pt @ 5.00

R2 1.45pm TAB.COM.AU HANDICAP 1900m

OBSIDIAN hit the line strongly finishing on the placegetters’ heels at Rosehill two runs back then never totally clear at Rosehill last start. Looking for the step up in distance and the one to beat.

SIGNPOSTED controlled the race in front for a soft win at Hawkesbury last start. Placed at this track and distance three runs back and definite place prospects again.

JUST GOOD only a length away when third in a Highway Handicap at Rosehill two runs back before back in distance last start. The extra distance looks a plus and definite place prospects.

QUARTERMASTER finished his race off strongly when close up here last start. Doesn't win out of turn but the extra distance suits and worth including in the wider exotics.

SELECTIONS: No2 OBSIDIAN, No1 Signposted, No6 Just Good, No4 Quartermaster

VALUE RUNNER: No6 Just Good

Just Good - 1pt @ 21.00

R3 2.15pm CASINO PRINCE @ VINERY HANICAP 1200m

SAXOPHONE chased home a smart one at Canterbury on debut. He gets the chance to go one better with the race experience.

KING OF WAR finished his race off nicely when runner-up at Wyong last start. Will be fitter and the extra 200m suits.

OVERSTEP is having a first start for the Waller stable and trials have been good. Beaten odds on favourite only race start when third at Bendigo. Looks ready to go fresh.

Market watch on the first starters with LOOK FIRST prominent.

SELECTIONS: No2 SAXOPHONE, No3 King Of War, No14 Overstep, No7 Look First

VALUE RUNNER: No17 The Happy Lady

The Happy Lady - 1pt @ 21.00

R4 2.45pm TAB REWARDS HANDICAP 1100m

LUCKY FISH having his first run for his new stable. Has above-average ability. All three runs this preparation have been over 1200m and the slightly shorter journey brings him right into play. SECRET TRAIL finished on the placegetters’ heels at Doomben resuming. Has a very good second-up record and right up to winning this from a good gate. CHEEKY BABE Just a run short at Canterbury resuming. Five weeks between runs but has been placed in a Randwick trial in the interim. Ready to win.

VALIANT MATE has led before finishing in the placings both runs to date over 1200m at Warwick Farm. Gets his chance to win a race over the slightly shorter journey.

SELECTIONS: No3 LUCKY FISH, No5 Secret Trail, No6 Cheeky Babe, No9 Valiant Mate

VALUE RUNNER: No9 Valiant Mate
Valiant Mate - 1pt @ 13.00

R5 3.15pm HYLAND RACE COLOURS HANDICAP 1250m

CANNYESCENT resumes after being scratched from Canterbury Saturday. Has trialled well on two occasions leading into this. Randwick winner resuming last time in and looks ready to go fresh.

PIRATE BEN is chasing four wins on the trot. Seven weeks between races but kept up the mark with a Wyong trial win and a winning chance again.

ECHO PRINCE did a good job to win at Kembla last start. Harder stepping up to midweek city grade but still one of the main chances.

RAIJINZ placed at Wyong resuming then wasn't far from the winner at Rosehill. Gets a soft run from the gate and worth including in the wider exotics.

SELECTIONS: No4 CANNYESCENT, No2 Pirate Ben, No3 Echo Prince, No9 Raijinz

VALUE RUNNER: No2 Pirate Ben
Pirate Ben - 1pt @ 6.5

R6 3.45pm TAB MORE THAN JUST WINNING HANDICAP 1250m

KNIT 'N' PURL won two of last three with the victories coming at provincial tracks but wasn't far from the winner here two runs back. Goes in everything with the advantage of the inside gate.

MY AMAZING COOL is chasing back to back wins after a strong victory at Warwick Farm last start. The 61kg looks a test but still a place chance.

BONETE has been close up last four. Is a winner this track and distance and goes in everything from an ideal gate.

WAHNG WAH had eight weeks between runs before finishing on the placegetters’ heels at Warwick Farm last start. Runner-up this track and distance three runs back and expected to be right in the finish again.

SELECTIONS: No2 KNIT ‘N’ PURL, No1 My Amazing Cool, No5 Bonete, No7 Wahng Wah

VALUE RUNNER: No2 Knit ‘n’ Purl
Knit N Purl - 1pt @ 10.0

R7 4.15pm #THERACES HANDICAP 1550m

QUICK DEFENCE was run down late at Warwick Farm last start. Should be right at his peak and 1550m around Canterbury looks ideal.

SPIRITOS needed the run at Newcastle Beaumont resuming. Is a winner this track and distance and set to improve sharply with the first-up run under his belt.

KANJI needed the run at Rosehill resuming. Generally improves second-up and did win at Randwick at the same stage of the preparation last time in.

IT'S A SHAMOZZLE placed both runs this time in at Muswellbrook and Scone. Has a good record third-up and a knockout hope at odds.

SELECTIONS: No4 QUICK DEFENCE, No10 Spiritos, No5 Kanji, No2 It’s A Shamozzle

VALUE RUNNER: No2 It’s A Shamozzle
It's A Shamozzle - 1pt @ 15.0

R8 4.45pm SCHWEPPES HANDICAP 1100m

LUCKY FISH having first run for his new stable. He has above-average ability. All three runs this preparation have been over 1200m and the slightly shorter journey brings him right into play.

DIAMOND FEVER finished on the placegetters’ heels at Canterbury resuming after covering ground in the run. All the better for that run and goes in everything with the advantage of the inside gate.

SECRET LIES placed at Canberra when resuming. Is a winner this track and distance and fitter second-up. Rates as one of the chances from a good gate.

ADABOY ROSS resumes here and has had the benefit of a trial. Big run at Randwick first-up last preparation. Knockout hope at odds here.

SELECTIONS: No3 LUCKY FISH, No6 Diamond Fever, No12 Secret Lies, No5 Adaboy Ross

VALUE RUNNER: No5 Adaboy Ross
Adaboy Ross - 1pt @ 61.00