Selections and Best Bets for Canterbury : 26th May 2021

Selections and best bets from Chris Scholtz for the Canterbury meeting on May 26 plus Trial Watch and Blackbook Reports.

Picture: Steve Hart


Best Bets

RACE 2: (8) Penciled (EW)

RACE 6: (5) Sir Aglovale (EW)

For Value

RACE 7: (4) Upper House

RACE 1: 2-6-4-1

RACE 2: 8-2-11-12

RACE 3: 4-1-6-2

RACE 4: 2-3-1-5

RACE 5: 3-1-9-2

RACE 6: 5-4-6-10

RACE 7: 4-5-11-1


Noted Trial Runners May 26

CANTERBURY WEDNESDAY: Santorini Sun (R1); Cape Breton (R2); I Am Good At This (R2); Penciled (IR2); Fenton (R2); Stick To Your Guns (R2); Comporta (R4)

GOSFORD THURSDAY: Kittyhawk Flyer (R2); Shotgun Alli (R2); Daphne Jean (R7); No Laughing Matter (R7); That's Better (R7)

GOULBURN FRIDAY: Campeedo (R2); Honey Dew (R4); Stormborn (R6)

RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Fenech; Goofy Mick; Bitcoin Baby; Stoical; Wicklow; Escape Artist; In The Congo; Katalin; Ballistic Lover; Eduardo; Linden; Colour De Roy; Cadenabbia; Boketto. 


RANDWICK MAY 13: The unraced 2YO PENCILED appeals as a hot prospect as he looked a class above his rivals winning his debut trial over 1040m (64.36; 36.53) under the kindest ride from Tommy Berry. He's a strong colt with a beautiful action typical of the Written Tycoon breed and couldn't have been more impressive travelling easily three and four deep before taking control of his heat over the last 200m. The fastest 2YO heat win over 1040m was recorded by STICK TO YOUR GUNS (63.10; 36.11), an unraced Capitalist gelding and previously noted after a good placing when he trialled at Warwick Farm on April 30. The maidens SHOTGUN ALLI and KITTYHAWK FLYER are certain to be fancied to win races in the near future after smart wins in their heats. SHOTGUN ALLI surged to the line for an easy 2.5 lengths in the 3YO heat over 1040m (64.46; 36.61) while the More Than Ready filly KITTYHAWK FLYER, placed in three of her five runs, won her 740m heat (44.76; 33.93) with something in hand.

HAWKESBURY May 10: The Matt Dunn-trained I AM GOOD AT THIS won his 1000m heat in good style (60.46; 35.55) after showing talent in four previous trials.

RANDWICK May 3: STORMBORN, a strong filly Mark Newnham has inherited from the Lindsay Park stable, was an impressive 3YO heat winner in good time (42.68; 33.12),. The form in her heat has already proven to be a solid guide.


Eligible Blackbook Runners – May 26


RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Realm Of Flowers; Reloaded; Laure Me In; Baller; Zaaki; Cherry Tortoni; Embracer; Daring Belle; Real Sensation; My Swashbuckler.

Blackbookers – Selected May 22

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BLONDEAU: Closing sectionals quickest of the day. Needs 1400m. 

LA BELLA COSTA: Chased keenly first-up. Promising effort.

LA GRISA: Positive return. This could be her best prep.

OUR PLAYBOY: Liked his late work. Should pay his way in Brisbane.

STOCKMAN: Genuine stayer. Close to a win.

THE ASTROLOGIST: Excellent opener to his Brisbane campaign. Eagle Farm will suit. 

TOFANE: Class act. Sure to be a threat in the Stradbroke.


Racing and Sports

Chris Scholtz

Managing Director Tronta Media P/L; Contributing Editor Racing & Sports
Chris is an award winning racing media professional working in the print, radio and online mediums since 1971 and managing director of his own racing industry media company since 1988. He has covered all of Australia’s major racing carnivals, numerous international events and is widely recognised as a leading form assessor and race analyst. Chris brings his passion for racing to as its contributing editor since its launch in 2000.