Canterbury Preview & Best Bets – Thursday July 7

Canterbury Preview & Best Bets

Canterbury Tips 07/07/2022

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




Race 5:  No. 1  FLASH FLOOD  ($3.60  bet365)

If ever there was an appropriate omen bet it is right here as the Maher & Eustace stable saddle-up FLASH FLOOD who is in great touch and in search of his second win this preparation. Last start, the four-year-old came off a BM70 win on a heavy Warrnambool track when after a four-week let-up, finished fourth in a BM72 over 1400m at Rosehill when making his Sydney debut. He ran that out, 3.1 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. He sees Canterbury for the first time today where he maps to be box-seating on settling from gate three. Tyler Schiller’s 2kg claim will help his cause and already a two-time winner in the wet, today’s conditions are ideal for him. At his peak after four runs this time in, he should take beating here.



Race 3:  No. 5  FLOWER MOON  ($4.40  Unibet)

The Maher & Eustace-trained FLOWER MOON revels in the heavy going and will taking beating here today. Last start, the Shalaa filly faced her toughest test to date when she took on city class company for the first time and wasn’t disgraced, finishing third in a BM64 Hcp over 1300m at Warwick Farm. She ran the trip, 2.7 lengths slower than benchmark, the second-best here to Flying Step (who is on a seven-day back-up today). She sees the Canterbury track for the first time today and unbeaten in heavy going, the conditions are ideal here. Fitter for two runs back, she has strong claims for victory today.



Race 4:  No. 4  QUATENUS  ($4.60  Palmerbet)

The James Cummings-trained QUATENUS is second-up today and looks a major player in this company. Last start, the Exceed And Excel mare was fresh off a lengthy 21-week break when she finished mid-field in a BM72 over 1100m at Rosehill. She ran that out in even time, second-best to Distillate (who has drawn wide and is making her track debut today). The four-year-old has drawn the fence here and maps to be sitting better than mid-field with cover. Sam Clipperton has the reins for the first time and already a winner when second-up, The Godolphin mare should prove hard to hold out here.