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Canterbury Winners - tips for Wednesday, 19th June 2024

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Tips and race by race preview by Ray Hickson for Wednesday's Canterbury meeting. Selections based on a soft to heavy track.


6. Wanaruah is yet another 2yo from the Waterhouse/Bott stable and based on his trial progress he should give a good account on debut. Tapped up late when winning his latest trial at Randwick, imagine he'll be right on the pace and take some running down.

Dangers: 8. Railway Man was an expensive yearling and while he disappointed on debut back in January he's trialled up okay for a return. Drawn alongside Wanaruah so interesting to see where he lands in the run. Keep safe. 1. French Ruler could show something on debut on the back of quite a nice trial behind I Found You and Broadsiding a month ago. That gap is probably a query but one to keep an eye on. 7. Zealously was a beaten favourite first-up at Gosford then again in the market and seemed to have his chance at Warwick Farm two weeks ago. Perhaps with gate one he gets his chance to show something.

How to play it: Wanaruah WIN ($3.60 TAB Fixed Odds).


1. Cinsault has the hoof on the till and was possibly a shade unlucky not to go close at Warwick Farm when resuming. Held up at a crucial stage and when she got to the outside she found the line nicely to go down under a length. Bit of a tricky draw but right next to the likely leader so with a bit of luck can go close.

Dangers2. Poised was game in her own right in that race when leading and absorbing some pressure. Run down late but gallant in defeat. Better for that run and if she gets any control will be hard to beat. 3. Good Sort comes through the same race and wasn't disgraced in finishing fourth at her first run since January. Hasn't been far away at both starts and stays under notice. 7. Rybakina is a half sister to dual Group winner Ringerdingding and she's had the typical Chris Waller preparation with a couple of quiet trials. Keep an eye on betting for a push.

How to play it: Cinsault WIN ($3.40 TAB Fixed Odds).


7. Summer Loving won't get a better chance to break through back into a maiden and in a small field. Wide gates hurt her chances in the spring, she was eye-catching first-up then contested the four legs of the Princess Series. Easy trial winner from the front leading in and is clearly the one to beat.

Dangers4. Grassburn found the line quite well late behind Depth Of Character here three weeks ago. Did hit a flat spot in that race but better for the experience around Canterbury and looms as a threat. 5. Khaznah has been placed in all five starts and just found Tartaglia a tough strong at Warwick Farm last time. Gate one gives her every chance to be in the finish again. 6. Madam Instrife is a half-sister to Group 1 winner Invincibella and has won her past three trials, the latest with three months between trial outings. Keep in mind.

How to play it: Summer Loving WIN ($2.00 TAB Fixed Odds).


5. Cheergal didn't settle the best well when beaten on a heavy track at Kensington then was run down as a solid favourite at Hawkesbury. If that first-up failure wasn't due to a wet track then she could hit back here.

Dangers: 10. Vivezza had her chance as a short priced favourite at Hawkesbury second-up but perhaps the heavy back to a good track was against her. Finds a soft surface and gate one here so in a winnable race she's worth another look. 3. Exposition found the line quite nicely with a month between runs when third over a mile at Kembla Grange. Had a few chances and that was his first placing in eight starts but chance to consolidate on that. 4. Lenape Vibe started odds-on at his second start and didn't show anything at all finishing near the tail. Respect that SP profile and expect improvement.

How to play it: Cheergal WIN ($3.00 TAB Fixed Odds).


4. Tajawal can be forgiven his second-up run behind Franz Josef in trying conditions, his local debut at Scone was very handy and he was in the market there behind Unusual Legacy. Sharp class drop, draws well and gets out in trip so that should see a platform to produce his best. Each-way.

Dangers1. Loco might not be far off a win. Worked home nicely at his Sydney debut at Warwick Farm two weeks ago, his second run at a mile since a year's break. The extra trip is in his favour and he's a big threat. 2. Rematch was a bit too strong in a set weights Highway at Rosehill last time and rises 1.5kg for his trouble. Has placed at 2000m and is honest so is hard to leave out of the chances. 6. Monarchs Brae showed a little improvement second-up at Canterbury at his second run at 1550m for the rep. Did win twice over this course back in December, on good ground, and stays under some notice here.

How to play it: Tajawal EACH-WAY ($16 TAB Fixed Odds).

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8. Iron Man has always shown some promise and resumes since September having undergone some airway surgery which explains his second-up failure. He's trialling strongly and with gate one should get a perfect trail. Good chance in a wide open race.

Dangers4. Molly Nails held her ground well when resuming in a stronger race behind Demiana at Warwick Farm two weeks ago. Third horse from that race has since won and she'll be fitter. Rarely far away and has strong claims. 7. Diamond Model coped well with deteriorating conditions when third at Rosehill behind Cigar Flick first-up. Barrier probably hurts her cause but sure to be running on strongly. 9. Valiancy started favourite in the race won by Demiana at Warwick Farm and she did seem to have every opportunity. Ran well fresh and blinkers go on so she's entitled to another chance.

How to play it: Iron Man WIN ($5.00 TAB Fixed Odds).


1. The Creator is an interesting runner making his Sydney debut. Not seen since winning at Warrnambool over their carnival but did trial well at Rosehill last week. Goes forward which is a plus in this race and any support would be significant.

Dangers8. Fairway Star ran a handy race behind Elson Boy at Scone, which has turned out to be a super form race, then never a chance from last at Flemington but did find the line well. If she can find the right spot in the run here she's a big chance. 4. Fernao is an import from the Neasham stable and he contested quite a strong trial that included I'mintowin, Ha Ha Ha and Eliyass to name a few recently. Favoured by a handy draw and he should be respected, especially if he's firm in betting. 3. The Little Pumper has been disappointing in two runs back but gets the blinkers on here and from the wide gate should look to lead. It's been a few runs now since he's produced his best so probably D-day for him.

How to play it: The Creator WIN ($5.00 TAB Fixed Odds).

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