Canterbury Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday August 3

Canterbury Preview & Best Bets


Our form expert provides Canterbury tips for today’s horse racing at Canterbury Racecourse and gives his best bets.


Canterbury Tips 3/08/2022


Race 1 No. 1 SPIRIT OF VOMO – ($3.50)

Couple of unknowns here with some first starters in action but not too much support for them in early markets so going with SPIRIT OF VOMO, who has the pick of the exposed form. The Waterhouse/Bott galloper has had the two career starts for a 4th in a solid form race at Gosford back in June before heading to Warwick Farm and the 1200m sticking on well to fill the exacta behind Ammahell. Figures from the last part of that race stick up and confident he will handle the step up in trip, while he shouldn’t be too far away in the run. 



Race 3 No. 3 SPEED LEGEND – ($3.80)

Race 3 is a BenchMark 72 over the 1900m and SPEED LEGEND is worth plenty of thought. The lightly raced six-year-old has had three runs this time in and was well back in a Saturday race over the 1500m at Rosehill on July 16 before producing the fastest last 200m to finish 5th behind Alcyone. At this stage of his last preparation, the son of Star Witness improved three lengths on benchmark figures when stepping from the 1400m to the 1600m to finish runner-up at Randwick. He should enjoy the run of the race from barrier 2 and will be hard to hold out at the business end.  


Race 7 No. 5 OVERLORD – ($4.80)

Going with OVERLORD in the final race of the day. The maligned galloper from the Chris Waller stable has had a bit of a stop-start career since showing promise as a two-year-old. But I liked what I saw when the son of Sebring resumed with a win at Warwick Farm on July 13, knuckling down well to defeat Son Of Sampson. Second up form moderate but he has been an improver on figures in previous preparations at his second and third runs, while he should enjoy a nice time behind what looks to be a steady tempo. He can make it back to back.