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Best Bets For Canterbury - July 4

Best Bets for Canterbury from Racing and Sports Form Expert Alex Steedman as heard on Sky Sports Radio.

Best Bets For Canterbury - July 4

Best Bets for Canterbury from Racing and Sports Form Expert Alex Steedman as heard on Sky Sports Radio.

R4; #6 Smart As

Smart As Horseform has placed in her past two starts, both at this track, trip and class.


They’ve been brave efforts where she’s led and just been reeled in late. The last came behind Coonawarra Horseform who won at Rosehill last Saturday so the form is looking pretty good.

It could be a case of third time’s the charm here. We know she’s going forward and around Canterbury that’s a big positive. From barrier 1 the Exceed And Excel mare should go to the front and maps to get a soft lead. There’s zero early speed in the race outside of her. Lastly, the four-year-old is proven at the trip and on rain affected ground.

She'll take some catching.

R5; #5 Empress Matilda

Empress Matilda Horseform comes here after a first up fourth on the Kensington track behind Alassio Horseform. She was posted wide early on there and had to work to take up a spot outside the lead.

She fought hard in the straight but that early work looked to tell late.

It was her first start in over six months so she’ll have taken good improvement from the run. The Charge Forward fillies lone career win came at this track and trip in a prior second up outing on a Soft 7 track.

She ran a new career peak Timeform rating to claim that maiden win by some way. That figure if replicated would see the Team Hawkes filly winning this and with a bit up the sleeve.

Brenton Avdulla can settle her in behind the early lead and the pair should prove hard to hold out in the straight.

Racing And Sports



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R4 CANTERBURY 4 July 2018
Ribchester New To Darley-Bm75 3U , 1550m
Race Synopsis: Godolphin-raced filly Laussel is building a good record, now winning three races (with three placings) from eight starts. She settled nicely back in second last place in the seven-horse field, improved well (deep) rounding the home turn, hit the front at the 100m and held on to win well from the late-finishing Hammond Lane who had been handily placed before running on when finally clear in the latter stages.

FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
5. LAUSSEL (AUS)
4yo Mare
JAMES CUMMINGS
TYE ANGLAND
56.0
$2.88
 
ANIMAL KINGDOM (USA) - MORAVANY (AUS)
Godolphin Australia Syndicate (Mgr: Vin Cox)
2nd  
2. HAMMOND LANE (AUS)
7yo Gelding
JEFF ENGLEBRECHT
COREY BROWN
58.5
$8.00
 
DREAMSCAPE (AUS) - MANDRA (AUS)
P S & Mrs B F M Frampton
May 13, 2013 Scone Select Yearling Sale, Widden Valley NSW, $7000, S Grills, NSW
 
3rd  
3. HE'S A GIVEN (AUS)
7yo Gelding
CLARRY CONNERS
JASON COLLETT
58.0
$13.00
 
ANY GIVEN SATURDAY (USA) - SHE'S RED HOT (AUS)
L D J (Mgr: K J Matthews), D A Crowe, D J Monington, Mrs J A Monington, M G Chant, Mrs J V Crane, P N McKern, Mrs L J McKern & Miss B K Young, D C Wilson & Ms N Hood, A Dinelli & P D Ruyters
 Apr 13, 2013 Vobis Gold Yearling Sale, Moorooduc, Passed $8,000,
 
4th  1. IMANUI (AUS)
6yo Gelding
R J QUINTON
ANDREW ADKINS
60.5
$5.00
5th  6. SMART AS (AUS)
5yo Mare
JOSEPH PRIDE
JAY FORD
54.5
$4.00
6th  7. LIGHTNING NIC (AUS)
5yo Mare
JASON COYLE
KATHY O'HARA
54.0
$10.00
7th  4. SEE THE MASTER (IRE)
4yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
JAMES MCDONALD
57.5
$15.00


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