Canterbury Stakes Runner-By-Runner Guide

Canterbury Stakes horses


The Canterbury Stakes is a Group 1 race over the 1300m at Randwick. We assess the winning chance of the Canterbury Stakes horses.  

Here is our runner-by-runner look at the Canterbury Stakes horses.

2021 Canterbury Stakes Stakes Horses

1. BIVOUAC $2.90
The race favourite found the 1000m a tad too sharp when first up but he has never really fired when fresh and should be a force to be reckoned with at his second run back. He won the Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at this stage last year, while he was runner-up in the Everest (1200m) in the spring. The son of Exceed And Excel has had two starts above 1200m for a win in the 2019 Golden Rose (1400m) and a 5th towards the end of his autumn campaign last year in the All Aged Stakes (1400m). Enjoys a big class edge on this lot and is a clear top pick.

The George Ryder Stakes (1500m) winner from last year resumes and battled when fresh last year in the Winx Stakes (1400m) but has perfumed well when resuming in the past. A winner at his only start at the track and trip and will settle in the first few. Will take some running down.

Resumes after 18 months off the scene but has been kept safe in the betting on the back of a couple of dominant trial performances. Won the Winx Stakes (1400m) when fresh in 2019 and is another that will head forward.

Broke a long run of outs by taking out a Group 3 race in Perth last December. That was his first win since the 2018 Randwick Guineas (1600m). Not for me and good luck if you back him.

The six-year-old from Port Macquarie is a few lengths off the likes of Bivouac and it is hard to see him landing in the top three.

Placed in the Silver Eagle (1300m), Golden Eagle (1500m) and the Gong (1600m) last year and resumes after a winning trial. Should be thereabouts on the heels of the placegetters

The four-year-old was a bit costly last spring but resumed with a very nice win in the Southern Cross Stakes ahead of Southern lad recently. Went 7.7 lengths faster than standard, which is a personal best, but will need to raise the bar higher to get near the likes of Bivouac.

8. SAVATIANO $4.50
The stablemate of Bivouac sticks to the 1200m and defeated Kolding in the Expressway Stakes (1200m) when resuming. Has been kept fresh for this run and was runner-up behind The Bostonian in this race last year. She has drawn barrier 3 with Hugh Bowman to ride and should land in the top three.

An honest mare from the Chris Waller stable but probably better suited against her own sex.

10. MIZZY $101
Not here.

11. PRAGUE $26
Ran 3rd behind Peltzer in the Eskimo Prince Stakes but went just 0.1 lengths faster than standard and will need to lift on that.



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