Canterbury for a midweek meeting, the rail is in the true position and the track is good.
Skinny Play: 3,4 – 1,2,4 – 5,7,8 – 1,2,4,5
Wide Play: 3,4,5,6 – 1,2,4,9 – 5,7,8 – 1,2,4,5
BEST BET: R2 NO4 POTENT FORCE.
NEXT BEST: R3 NO1 MIAMI DADE
BEST ROUGHIE: R4 NO6 ASHJATA
Race 1 1:45pm MYBOYCHARLIE @ VINERY HANDICAP 1250m
SUSPENDERS won well first-up in a similar race. She has to carry a big weight here which is a touch concerning.
VIATRIX drops in grade here and has her chance to win a race. With the claim she will be in the finish.
WILD AVA hit the line well upon resuming and has a chance here.
SELECTIONS: No 4 MISS BALLANTINE, No 1 Suspenders, No 2 Viatrix, No 5 Wild Ava.
VALUE RUNNER: No 5 Wild Ava.
Race 2 2:20pm TAB PLATE 1550m
SELECTIONS: No 4 POTENT FORCE, No 1 Betcha Thinking, No 3 Polemic, No 6 Audacious Choice.
VALUE RUNNER: No 3 Polemic.
Race 3 2:55pm SCHWEPPES HANDICAP 1550m
NO RETURN looks ready to go first-up here after two trials. He hasn’t got any first-up form, but after the two openers, it’s worth giving him a chance here.
KATSWIRI with the winkers on for the first time she gets up to the 1550 also. It wouldn’t be a shock to see her take up a closer position in running with the gear change.
LADY CORELLI has been good at winning her past two races in lesser grades. The form has stacked up well out of both races and she should be thereabouts.
SELECTIONS: No 1 MIAMI DADE, No 3 No Return, No 7 Katswiri, No 8 Lady Corelli
VALUE RUNNER: No 3 No Return.
Race 4 3:35pm TAB.COM.AU HANDICAP 1250m
ASHJATA (Best Roughie) resumes after some solid form around in the Country Championships and looks to be well suited over the 1250 here.
ROCK OF MAHAL has trialled well coming into this and has found McDonald here. The two strong trials have him ready for this.
SELECTIONS: No 3 KANDINSKY, No 4 Serve And Volley, No 6 Ashjata, No 5 Rock Of Mahal.
VALUE RUNNER: No 6 Ashjata.
Race 5 4:10pm #THERACES HANDICAP 1900m
LOTHARIO was good last start in a nice race, he stays at the same weight here and gets Tommy on board replacing the apprentice. Pride has his horses going well at the moment and he has a chance here.
MARYORE has been running well as of late in this grade. Stepping up to 1900 shouldn’t be much of an issue.
LAUCALA finds Avdulla who will stand over her and get her to perform. Her only win has come at the course and the form around her has been strong as of late.
SELECTIONS: No 2 BALBOA PARK, No 4 Lothario, No 1 Maryore, No 9 Laucala.
VALUE RUNNER: No 2 Balboa Park.
Race 6 4:45pm RANVET'S SALKAVITE HANDICAP 1100m
BLAZING STEEL has trialled well leading into his resumption here. His debut win at Scone was fantastic and with the claim for Ryan he should be in the finish here.
POUND STERLING with the blinkers on gets a chance to win here. All runs this time in have been solid and another smart claim here gives him a chance.
OCEAN GRAND drops in grade here and has a chance to win another race. He has a big weight to contend with, but after a claim he is a chance.
SELECTIONS: No 5 ROGUISH, No 7 Blazing Steel, No 8 Pound Sterling, No 1 Ocean Grand.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 Blazing Steel.
Race 7 5:25pm TAB REWARDS HANDICAP 1100m
DAYSEE DOOM gets a chance to win a race, dropping well back in grade here. She had no luck when resuming and she should be hard to beat.
QUEEN MISTY has trialled well leading into this, Bridge is placing his horses quite well as of late and with even luck she will be in the finish.
SELITA with the big weight should be hard to beat. She looks to be low-flying and should be up there.
SELECTIONS: No 4 RILLITO, No 2 Daysee Doom, No 5 Queen Misty, No 1 Selita.
VALUE RUNNER: No 5 Queen Misty.