Canterbury Horse Racing Tips – Wednesday March 2nd, 2022

We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Canterbury that features eight quality betting races.

It’s an extremely wet track in Sydney but punters still get quality action to bet on. We have our best value bets.


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Canterbury horse racing tips & form

Race 1. (13:45) Brazen Beau @ Darley (1100m)

#7 – Showcourt @ $3.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Showcourt finished third on debut at Canterbury and the colt by Snitzel could improve on that effort.

He is a very well-bred type that was only 3.2 lengths behind the winner, so it was a solid effort and we’re expecting improvement.

Having Hugh Bowman riding helps and that will drive his odds down.

Race 2. (14:20) First Justify Yearlings Maiden (1550m)

#4 – Spitfire @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Gary Portelli lines up the three-year-old gelding who comes off three consecutive placings.

The son of Pierro looked good running second at Canterbury last start, so this meeting getting transferred to Canterbury is a good thing.

He handles the wet and he could get through conditions best.

Race 3. (14:55) Precise Air BM72 (1200m)

#7 – Devil’s Throat @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Devil’s Throat was too classy for them at Canterbury last start and we like his chances of repeating.

The three-year-old gelding hit the line with purpose to score by just under a length and he has handled wet tracks in the past.

We expect plenty of money to come for him on race day so it could pay to take the early value.6

Race 4. (15:30) Vinery Yearlings BM68 (1250m)

#6 – Publicist @ $3.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet

The three-year-old gelding comes off a tough win at Warwick Farm and his natural speed will win him many races.

He comes off a trial win at Warwick Farm and he should have no problem handling the wet conditions at Canterbury.

Tim Clark is the best front-running jockey in Australia and punters get each-way odds worth taking.

Race 5. (16:05) Be a Mate Nominate BM72 (1900m)

#5 – Forever You @ $2.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Looking to score three wins on the bounce is Forever You, who loved the rise in distance when scoring easily last start.

Dropping back in distance isn’t ideal but the four-year-old mare by Galileo loves wet tracks and she could be one of the better bets on the card.

Punters should expect her odds to firm throughout the day.

Race 6. (16:40) Tab BM72 (1200m)

#2 – Patino Ruby @ $3.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Patino Ruby is shooting for her fourth win from 11 starts and there is nothing wrong with her form.

The daughter of More than Ready didn’t fire behind Snapdancer at Randwick, but this is a solid drop in class and she could take advantage.

Getting the inside draw on a wet track isn’t ideal, but punters should be confident.

Race 7. (17:15) Hyland Race Colours BM72 (1100m)

#5 – Smirnova @ $2.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Smirnova won all three races last preparation and she could keep her unbeaten record intact.

The Hawkes-trained three-year-old won at Canterbury by 3.8 lengths at Canterbury last start, so she has class on her side.

He could be a nice type in the making and punters get a price worth taking.

Race 8. (17:50) Stud and Stable Awards BM78 (1250m)

#13 – Roots @ $2.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Roots is a smart type who kicked off her campaign with a win at Warwick Farm and we like her chances here.

The Chris Waller-trained three-year-old owns two wins and two placings from four starts, so she hasn’t done much wrong yet.

James McDonald takes the ride and the $2.70 should shorten considerably on race day.


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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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