Canterbury Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday September 21

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Canterbury Tips 21/09/2022

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



Race 5:  No.2  INUWASHI  ($2.90 with Unibet)

In outstanding form this time in, the Chris Waller-trained INUWASHI looks the real testing material in this contest. Last start, the Free Eagle gelding clobbered his rivals in a BM72 Hcp, here over the 1900m journey. On a Heavy 8 and with William Pike aboard, he put three lengths on them over the line, after coming from last on the turn. He also posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. He meets similar company today and has to carry 3kgs more in the saddlebag but he has the services of Pike again and in similar conditions today, he looks the one to beat.



Race 4:  No.2  SAVOURY  ($4 with TAB)

The Bjorn Baker-trained SAVOURY found his mojo when third-up and looks set to go on with it here. Last start, the Savabeel gelding had two runs under his belt when he found the winning post first in a BM72 Hcp over 1400m at Warwick Farm. He ran his last 600m, 4.4 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best here by more than 3 lengths. He also posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. He comes to Canterbury today where he is a four-time winner (two of those over today’s trip) and receives a 3kg weight relief after the claim from Dylan Gibbons. Fitter for those three runs back and meeting similar company, he can give this a real shake today.



Race 6:  No.1  MISS  JAY  FOX  ($9 with Palmerbet)

Bjorn Baker saddles-up MISS JAY FOX here who ticks every box and looks a genuine winning chance at big odds today. Last start, the Written Tycoon mare made it a hat-trick of podium finishes when she took home third prize in a BM78 Hcp over 1100m on a Heavy 9 at Randwick. Unwanted in the market ($20), she came from well back to get within half a length of the winner, running her last 600m, 6.1 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. Down in grade today, she carries just 1.5kgs more (after the 3kg claim by Dylan Gibbons), and maps to settle near mid-field again from gate six (after early scratchings). Rock-hard fit after five starts this preparation, she looks well worth an each-way ticket in this contest.