7-race card here at Canterbury and we’re running on a Heavy 8.
The rail is out 6m for the entire circuit.
QUADDIES (Races: 4-5-6-7)
SKINNY PLAY: 1,3 / 1,2,4,5 / 2,7 / 1,3,5
WIDE PLAY: 1,3,8,10,13 / 1,2,4,5,7 / 2,5,6,7,8 / 1,3,5,8,11
BEST BET – ALLISION.
NEXT BEST BET – RETALIATION
BEST ROUGHIE - CALIFORNIA ELITE
R1 2.15pm PLUCK @ VINERY HANDICAP 1900m
SELECTIONS: No8 ALLISION, No6 My Giuliano, No3 Aurora Glow, No4 Positive Problems
VALUE RUNNER: No1 Supercoach
R2 2.45pm TAB HANDICAP 1500m
SELECTIONS: No1 RETALIATION, No2 Tumultuous, No4 Wine Bush, No7 Moqueen
VALUE RUNNER: No6 Earth
R3 3.15pm HYLAND RACE COLOURS HANDICAP 1200m
PURRARI resumes and has trialled well on two occasions leading into this. Canterbury winner in three runs in her first preparation and looks ready to go fresh.
BRIGHT LIGHTS BABY unlucky not to win at Newcastle Beaumont on debut before finishing runner-up at Warwick Farm last start. Still scope for improvement and gets the chance to go one better from an ideal gate.
ZAFINA placed in three on the trot before finishing fifth in the Silver Shadow last start. Better placed here and goes in all the exotics.
SELECTIONS: No4 ROSA CAROLINA, No2 Purrari, No6 Bright Lights Baby, No5 Zafina
VALUE RUNNER: No5 Zafina
R4 3.45pm TAB.COM.AU PLATE 1200m
MISSILE STRIKE forget the margin when a beaten favourite at Hawkesbury on debut. Should have been right in the finish. Right up to this with the blinkers on for the first time.
INVINCIBELLA resumes on the back of a Rosehill trial win. Runner up all three runs last preparation and looks right up to winning this fresh.
BRIGHT LIGHTS BABY unlucky not to win at Newcastle Beaumont on debut before finishing runner-up at Warwick Farm last start. Still scope for improvement and gets the chance to go one better.
SELECTIONS: No1 CALIFORNIA ELITE, No3 Missile Strike, No10 Invincibella, No8 Bright Lights Baby
VALUE RUNNER: No13 Zenalicious
R5 4.15pm #THERACES HANDICAP 1100m
ARISE AUGUSTUS resumes from a 60-day let-up after winning successive races at Canterbury and Randwick. Came off a 56-day break to run second at Warwick Farm three runs back. A winning hope again from an ideal gate.
REINCARNATE won three on the trot at the start of his last preparation and looks ready to go fresh here with the advantage of the inside gate.
UNTAMED DIAMOND some hope as well, especially with the 3kg claim to Deanne Panya.
SELECTIONS: No4 ALLEZ CHIVAL, No2 Arise Augustus, No5 Reincarnate, No1 Untamed Diamond
VALUE RUNNER: No7 Jack’s Jet
R6 4.45pm RANVET’S SALKAVITE HANDICAP 1550m
SPIRITOS has struck heavy tracks all three runs this preparation. Placed at Warwick Farm last start. Should be right at his peak and a likely improver on a drier surface.
TRINITY RIVER chasing the hat-trick after successive provincial wins this distance range. Makes her own luck on speed and will take plenty of running down around Canterbury.
DON PELLEGRINO placed both runs this time in. Peaks third-up and gets a soft run from the gate. Definite place prospects again.
SELECTIONS: No7 KENT, No2 Spiritos, No5 Trinity River, No6 Don Pellegrino
VALUE RUNNER: No8 Be Like Dad
R7 5.15pm TAB REWARDS HANDICAP 1250m
MARAAM resumes and placed in a recent Randwick trial. Just missed at Warwick Farm when resuming last time in and looks ready to go fresh here.
MACHINEGUN JUBS is a promising mare. Wayward manners cost her a win at Wyong two runs back and made amends with a comfortable win at Gosford last start. Still scope for improvement and looks right up to a midweek city race.
FAITH'S ENCORE had an impressive win at Warwick Farm in her first preparation. Looks a winning chance fresh from a good gate.
SELECTIONS: No3 PAINTED FIRETAIL, No1 Maraam, No5 Machinegun Jubs, No11 Faith’s Encore
VALUE RUNNER: No8 Laucala