Canterbury Preview June 7 – Wednesday Best Bets & Tips
Canterbury Tips 07/06/2023
Our form expert provides Canterbury tips for today’s horse racing at Canterbury Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 7: No.3 MANBEHINDTHEMONEY ($3.90 with Bet Right)
The Annabel Neasham-trained MANBEHINDTHEMONEY is third-up today and his wide gate looks the only hurdle that could prevent him from snagging a victory here. Last start, the former overseas galloper had his second start on Australian soil and impressed (although beaten) when finishing third (of 11) in a Class 6 Hcp over the mile at Doomben. He had no luck in the run home, caught on the fence with nowhere to go and weakening horses just held him up. Once clear, Samantha Collett got him going and he hit the line strongly, running his last 600m, 10.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up by more than 4 lengths. He also posted a new personal best, covering the entire trip, 5.3 lengths faster than standard benchmark, also the best here. Already a winner when third-up, the step-up to the 1900m today looks ideal and with J.Mac in the saddle, he only has to overcome that gate to be a genuine contender here.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 6: No.4 KING OF NAPLES ($4.20 with Picklebet)
The John O’Shea-trained KING OF NAPLES resumes from a 20-week absence today but recent trial results and a major gear change suggest he could give this contest a real shake. Last start, the Your Song gelding ended his last campaign with an impressive win at Gosford where he put more than two lengths on them in a BM64 Hcp over 1200m, back in January this year. Since returning to work, he won and placed in his two Randwick trials and is reunited with J.Mac for this assignment. Already a winner when first-up, O’Shea has also fitted a tongue tie for the first time and with a trouble-free run here, he can get the job done today.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 4: No.1 MONEY FROM THE SKY ($4.65 with BoomBet)
Wyong galloper MONEY FORM THE SKY is in great touch this time in and looks a genuine winning chance here. Last start, the Frankel gelding had his first start for the Sara Ryan stable and wasn’t disgraced when finishing fifth in a BM72 over 1500m at Rosehill. Despite missing a podium finish, he ran the fastest final 800m sectional for the race and covered the trip, 2.2 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best last-start effort here. Tyler Schiller rode the four-year-old to victory two starts back at Rosehill and returns for today’s assignment. He loves the mile journey, winning three and finishing in the minors on anther three occasions from his seven starts at the distance and he looks in the mix here today.