Don't forget, we also have a free guide to Canterbury, courtesy of Equinometry, with historical stats, racing styles, and other thoughts that should help you if you don't have experience playing there. We'd like to thank Lenny Moon for putting the guide together.
Craig Milkowski (Chief Figure Maker for TimeformUS)
Horse in Focus at Canterbury on Thursday July 28
Life a Riley (#8)
-Third race off long layoff and improving towards best numbers; trainer 66 rating overall (TimeformUS) but 90 3rd off layoff
-Finished good closing second in dirt sprint last out while racing against strong speed bias, previously only one second in seven fast track dirt starts
-Draws third leading rider at the meet, 17% wins---big upgrade over previous rider, 5%
12/1 on ML
Candice Hare (Canterbury Park national handicapping correspondent)
Best Bet: R4 #10 English Town (10-1 ml) -- By English Channel o/o a Cape Town mare he's bred to improve for this switch to turf. Not only is he back in v non-winners, but he is in for a tag for the first time for trainer Bernell Rhone who typically spots his new acquisitions realistically.
Pick 3: R4 1,2,10 w 3,5 w 2,5,7,8
Brian Arrigoni (Paddock analyst for Canterbury Park)
Early pick 4
Dave - The Track Phantom - cut his teeth as a handicapper at Canterbury and has been having an excellent meet thus far. Dave has agreed to provide this Thursday's sheet for free!
You can see it right here!
Thanks Dave. Please visit his site for more information, and to look at his other tracks.
Jeff Platt of Jcapper software also has agreed to post his core selections, directly from the software.
Here are his power ratings (as noted earlier, the first two races are Quarter Horse races, so it starts in race three)
Johnny Love's thoughts on the card from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune are available here.
Other Twitter handles to follow for Canterbury: