Selections and Best Bets For Canterbury: 8th June 2022

Selections and best bets from Chris Scholtz for the Canterbury meeting on June 8 plus Trial Watch and Blackbook Reports.

Picture: Steve Hart


RACE 1: (13) Lucky Variety (EW)

RACE 4: (10) Yggdrasil (EW)

RACE 6: (5) Pleading (EW)

RACE 7: (9) Karlstad (EW)

RACE 1: 13-6-5-14

RACE 2: 7-10-5-2

RACE 3: 9-8-6-3

RACE 4: 10-5-8-2

RACE 5: 3-5-6-4

RACE 6: 5-8-7-9

RACE 7: 9-4-5-12



CANTERBURY WEDNESDAY: Arch Of Titus (R3); Operative (R3); Bartoselli (R5)


RANDWICK SATURDAY: Blesk; Jai Lei; Waihaha Falls; Tamerlane; Cadre Du Noir; Gilmore; Lackeen; Cliff's Art

NEWCASTLE SATURDAY: Gilmore; Asva; Chameleon Choice; Resistible; Whinchat 

RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Osipenko; Kiku; Pinnace; Parlayed; Kibou; Saquon; Cinderella Days; Emilia Romagna; Cruel Summer; Cross Talk; Marieller; Extraweird; The Rockwell Place; Koshu; Baroque Road; Zapateo; Mazu; Vegas Raider; Baltic Coast; Divine Okay.


RANDWICK June 3: The 3YO heat over 742m was won by Why Doubt in slow time (45.07; 34.28) but the runner-up BARTOSELLI worked well within himself and could have won the trial if put under the same pressure as the winner. The John O'Shea stablemates BLESK and JAI LEI took the eye finishing second and third in their 1045m heat won by the running Sneaky Paige (64.67; 34.66). They are in the right form to resume as both had their efforts noted in earlier trials last month.

GOSFORD JUNE 3: Maiden filly CHAMELEON CHOICE came from Warwick Farm to post the quickest time in the seven heats over 1000m (63.19; 37.52), doing it with some style to cruise through the heavy going and clear out to score by almost eight lengths. One placing in three starts last year before two recent trials that indicate she has improved.

HAWKESBURY May 30: In the 2YOs trials youngsters to make an impression included heat winner WHINCHAT (1000m – 59.70; 34.61) and the placegetter RESISTIBLE.

WARWICK FARM May 27: The open trials over 1200m featured an impressive late surge from last by the good mare CLIFF'S ART to finish second in her heat.

ROSEHILL May 20: The fastest win in the six 2YO heats over 900m was recorded by OPERATIVE (55.00; 34.95), an unraced Written Tycoon colt from the Waller stable who was too sharp for his rivals, sprinting home 3.3 lengths clear under an easy James McDonald ride.

RANDWICK May 16: In the 742m trials for 2YOs heat winner ASVA (46.34; 36.04) did enough to be noted as a youngster with good prospects.


Eligible Blackbook Runners – June 8

SALE WEDNESDAY: Sacred Command (R8)

RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Vinco; Political Debate; Sibaaq; Vitruvius; Surreal Step; Brosnan; Extremely Lucky; Zapateo; Twin Stars; Soxagon; Rustic Steel; Premium Choice; Aleas; Indifference; Rights Of Man; Bandersnatch; Je Suis Belle; Milford; Juan Diva; Mamounia; Enterprise Prince; El Patroness; Mr Brightside. 

Blackbookers – Selected June 4

(Follow for next 3 starts)

AMERICAIN ANGEL: Strong first-up placing. Fitter next time.

GRAND POPE: Eye catching return. Has obvious talent.

HIGH BLUE SEA: Good prospects with more experience.

HONEY POT: Sure to win a maiden.

SHARP 'N' SMART: Quality Kiwi. Watch his progress with interest.

WICKLOW: Not much went his way first-up. Sure to improve.

Racing and Sports

Chris Scholtz

Managing Director Tronta Media P/L; Contributing Editor Racing & Sports
Chris is an award winning racing media professional working in the print, radio and online mediums since 1971 and managing director of his own racing industry media company since 1988. He has covered all of Australia’s major racing carnivals, numerous international events and is widely recognised as a leading form assessor and race analyst. Chris brings his passion for racing to as its contributing editor since its launch in 2000.