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Canterbury Tips 21/06/2023

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



Race 6:  No.6  KING OF NAPLES  ($5 with Ladbrokes)

The John O’Shea-trained KING OF NAPLES is second-up today and sporting a gear change, looks right in the mix here. Last start, the Your Song gelding resumed off a lengthy 20-week break when, in need of the run, finished mid-field in a BM72 Hcp, here over 1100m. He looked a serious chance of victory in the run home but peaked in condition and weakened, beaten 2.5 lengths on the line. He will strip fitter today and has Tyler Schiller aboard for his first ride on the three-year-old. The extra distance suits here and O’Shea removes the blinkers as well. Nicely drawn in gate four, he maps to settle just behind the early pace and looks the one they have to hold out here.



Race 5:  No.3  ARISTONOUS  ($10 with BlueBet)

Annabel Neasham saddles-up two here and while the market suggests the topweight (Asgoodassobergets) is the more likely to salute, we are running with stablemate ARISTONOUS to bring home the bacon today. Last start, the French-bred galloper made a successful (Australian) debut when he took out a BM64 Hcp over the mile at Newcastle, fresh after an eight-month break. He drew wide that day (11 of 13) and was trapped three-wide without cover but still finished best to get the job done. He steps up in grade and distance today but is in the capable hands of Chad Schofield for this contest where he is drawn wide and will likely settle back in the field today. He showed enough last start to suggest he has acclimatised quickly to his new surroundings and looks great value in this event.



Race 7:  No.4  DECADENT TALE  ($13 with Bet Right)

One for the ‘each-way all day’ fans here is the Jason Deamer-trained DECADENT TALE whose resume suggests she can figure in a contest of this nature. Last start, the Kermadec mare missed the start and still managed to finish better than mid-field (beaten two lengths) in a BM72 Midway Hcp over 1700m at Scone. Prior to that, she has found the podium five times in this campaign, including a win at Newcastle over the mile. Jason Collett has the job today and as a model of consistency (boasting 16 top-three finishes from her 21 starts), she looks outstanding each-way value in this line-up.