Big Richie Callander’s best bets and tips for every race Canterbury







RAIL: +6m                             TRACK: Slow 7 (5.47)



Race 3             No.5    Mutarakem                C Waller                     K McEvoy


No Disrespect but it isn’t a classic city quality race with five of the seven runners prepared in the country but it doesn’t mean we can’t collect the same money as backing the Melbourne Cup winner. MUTARAKEM prepared by Chris Waller has started to find his feet putting a few solid runs together at his first Australian campaign. A repeat of his latest second placing here a fortnight ago would have hard to hold out. I think he just needs room to build momentum and he should be too good.


Race 5             No.1    Cismontane                Waterhouse & Bott               A Hyeronimus


To my eye it’s a two horse race between CISMONTANE and Estikhraaj whom is yet to win past the mile having raced here at Canterbury seven times over the 1900m for four second placings. Only a week ago he loomed looking a moral here at this trip to be found wanting in the final 50m with Life O’brien kicking back to win. That said he is the danger to my top pick.

Cismontane has also failed to win past the mile but he has been placed at 2200m at Warwick Farm and I believe he will control this race and be hard to run down. Cismontane resumed after an 80- day let up to finish second at Kembla over 1400m on 10 June but today’s extra journey will be right up his alley. The soft surface is an added bonus as he relishes wet ground.





RACE 3                      NO.5   MUTARAKEM $3.90 BET NOW 


RACE 5                      NO.1   CISMONTANE $2.70 BET NOW






RACE ONE                  8-6-7-10


RACE TWO                 5-7-6-2


RACE THREE             5-2-3-4


RACE FOUR               1-5-10-6


RACE FIVE                 1-3-2-5


RACE SIX                   2-5-4-7


RACE SEVEN             13-9-5-16





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