Canterbury, Wednesday 3 February 2016
Weather Forecast: www.bom.gov.au
Wednesday 3rd – Max 28. Mostly Sunny 30% chance of a shower 0-1mm.
Race 1 Schweppes Plate 2YO SW Maiden 1100m
An exciting bunch of 2YO’s gather in the first from Canterbury with a combined total of 4 starts amongst the field. Canterbury has been racing well and the wet weather in Sydney should have evened the track out.
2. Canny Rocket: The most experienced runner in the field with 2 starts under his belt. He was game on debut when trapped wide in a Gosford Maiden, which was won by My Country. He was sent to town on the back of that run and stuck on well when beating by the promising Tessera and My Country. Up on speed and back in grade is ideal.
4. Earth: We all know Chris Waller doesn’t push his 2YO’s and he certainly hasn’t ask a lot of Earth in his two debut trials. Back on the 4th of January he trialed just as well as Defcon before costing to the line in his latest trial on the 19th of January. Expect him to be finishing off late.
5. Gravitate: A first-starter with the same connections as Capitalist is sure to be well found in the market. He’s had 4 debut trials including an impressive 2nd at the first official Randwick 2YO heats. He’s returned with two sound efforts and will be finishing off late.
6. Kings of Leon: He appears a talented horse with a few mental issues at this stage of his career. His debut trial was outstanding albeit at Hawkesbury before running off the track on debut at Randwick. He gets the blinkers on which should really tell us where he is at.
7. Pewter: Three really good trials under his belt now and is finally set to debut after being scratched on Saturday. The stable knows how to get them up and running and his trial form ties in nicely with Saturday’s Widden Stakes winner Honesty Prevails. He looks a likely type.
11. In The Vanguard: Two fantastic career trials, spaced 12 weeks apart tells us this girl is the real deal. She won her home trial with ease beating two subsequent metro winners before a short break and another dominant on speed display, this time at Rosehill. She looks a jump and run type with Brenton Avdulla likely to lead from barrier 3. She’s the standout with race pressure her biggest threat.
13. Piping Hot: She’s had two career trials, both times running second to the Widden Stakes winner Honesty Prevails. She looks a little one paced but she will be the fittest of the first starters, which has proven a winning method for Gai over the years.