2021 Canterbury Stakes Betting Tips & Predictions

We have expert betting tips for the Canterbury Stakes this Saturday at Randwick which features a quality field of nine.

It’s not going to be easy on the heavy track but punters get an even betting field to enjoy.

We have a runner-by-runner betting guide available for the Canterbury Stakes, which runs at 4:00 pm.

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Best bets for Canterbury Stakes 2022


Best Bet:

Forbidden Love @ $5.50 Bet @ Sportsbet


Best Each Way Bet:

Private Eye @ $5.50 Bet @ Sportsbet


Best Roughie:

Dalasan @ $23 Bet @ Sportsbet


Canterbury Stakes Trifecta Tips

Punters should have five runners on their ticket for the Canterbury Stakes trifecta.

  • Forbidden Love
  • Private Eye
  • Dalasan
  • Lighthouse
  • Laws of Indices

Canterbury Stakes First-Four Tips

We have included six runners for our Canterbury Stakes first-four.

  • Forbidden Love
  • Private Love
  • Dalasan
  • Lighthouse
  • Laws of Indices
  • Dice Roll

Canterbury Stakes Form Guide & Tips

2. Kolding ($41) Bet @ Sportsbet

Kolding hasn’t shown much for a while now and he might have lost his zest for racing.

The six-year-old is an 11-time winner, but he has yet to perform on heavy tracks and we can’t see that form changing at Group 1 level.

3. Private Eye (Best Each Way – $5.50) Bet @ Sportsbet

Private Eye is a wet track lover and that’s why he’s going in as our best each-way.

The Joe Pride-trained gelding is unbeaten in heavy conditions and with eight wins from 15 starts overall, he has class on his side.

Punters get value odds and they’re worth taking.

4. Dalasan (Best Roughie – $23) Bet @ Sportsbet

Dalasan runs his best races fresh up and punters get generous odds for the Canterbury Stakes.

He owns two wins fresh up and he has placed in three runs at Randwick, so he likes the track as well.

He’s yet to race in heavy conditions, but with four wins and placings on soft surfaces, he doesn’t mind the sting out of the ground.

5. Special Reward ($14) Bet @ Sportsbet

The Kris Lees-trained gelding scored at Randwick by a length two back before placing behind Think It Over at the top level.

It was a nice effort from the wet track specialist who runs his best races at Randwick, so we wouldn’t leave him out of first four calculations.

6. Wild Planet ($23) Bet @ Sportsbet

Wild Planet would prefer there to be plenty of speed in the race and we’re not sure if he’s going to get it.

He hasn’t won in some time and we’re unsure if he’s at his best, so we’re prepared to leave him out of our selections.

7. Dice Roll ($23) Bet @ Sportsbet

Dice Roll looked the goods when first arriving in Australia before struggling at his last two, but he might be a wet tracker.

He didn’t show anything at Flemington and that’s a concern, but with the spell under his belt, he could run a big race at odds.

There has been specking for the former Hong Kong runner, so include.

8. Laws of Indices ($6) Bet @ Sportsbet

Annabel Neasham lines up the former French runner who ran fifth second-up in Australia behind Lost and Running.

It was a nice effort given the circumstances and he ran some good sectionals, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see him winning.

He almost went in as the best each-way.

9. Forbidden Love (Best Bet – $2.90) Bet @ Sportsbet

Forbidden Love couldn’t have been more impressive when winning by 3.3 lengths in heavy conditions last start.

It was a devastating effort and she grows a leg in the wet conditions, so that’s why she’s going on top at Group 1 level.

Having Hugh Bowman riding helps and she has been well-backed to score.

10. Lighthouse ($4) Bet @ Sportsbet

Punters shouldn’t leave out Lighthouse, who ran second behind Tofane at Group 1 level last time out.

The former American kept fighting to the line and she has been a model of consistency since arriving down under.

James McDonald rides and she throws her hat into the ring as a winning contender.

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About the Author: Daryl Curnow

After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.

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