Canterbury Preview & Best Bets – Friday February 10

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Canterbury Tips 10/02/2023

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



Race 3:  No.4  ESSONNE  ($4.80 with Ladbrokes)

Warwick Farm galloper ESSONNE brings an impressive resume to Canterbury tonight and looks the pick of the crop here. Last start, the Reliable Man mare was third-up when she took care of a BM72 Hcp, here over the 1250m trip. She finished best (out wide) to take home the chocolates and covered the distance, half a length quicker than benchmark, the best last-start effort here. Chad Schofield was aboard for that victory and sticks with the mare for this assignment. She meets similar company here and already a track and distance winner, they will have to be at their best to prevent this little lady from going back-to-back tonight.



Race 6:  No.3  REGAL POM  ($4 with bet365)

Annabel Neasham saddles-up REGAL POM here who has improved in three starts this time in and now looks ready to win. Last start, the Press Statement gelding stepped-up to a more suitable distance when he beat all but one home in a BM72 Hcp over 1400m at Warwick Farm. He covered that trip, 4.9 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up by more than three lengths. That was also a new personal best for him. Chad Schofield was aboard that day and is in saddle again for this assignment. He steps-up to the mile tonight where both his career wins to date were recorded and with three starts already behind him now, he should be at his peak for this contest and prove hard to hold out.



Race 5:  No.4  FIELD LEGEND  ($6 with Palmerbet)

The Chris Waller-trained FIELD LEGEND found his mojo last start and ticks enough boxes here to suggest back-to-back victories are a distinct possibility tonight. Third-up last start, the Snitzel gelding was joined by Brenton Avdulla for the first time and from the back of the field, he drove the gelding home to get there in time to claim the major prize in the BM72 Hcp over the 1900m. He ran his last 600m, 5 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field while posting the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race as well. Avdulla sticks with him tonight as he meets similar company over the same journey. Now a track and distance winner, a déjà vu performance is on the cards here.