Seven races will be run and won at Canterbury on Wednesday, June 8th.

The rail will be set out six metres around the entire course and at publish, we’re faced with a track rated in the Heavy (8) range.

Race 1 - 12:40pm

Maiden Handicap (1200m)

There’s hardly any form to study ahead of the first at Canterbury on Wednesday and at publish, several debutants are prominent in betting.

I’m happy to stay out of this one from a betting perspective.

No Bet

Race 2 - 1:20pm

Schweppes Plate (1250m)

It’s a similar scene in Race 2, with just four of the ten confirmed starters boasting previous raceday experience.

I’m going to wait until Race 3.

No Bet

Race 3 - 2pm

Ranvet Plate (1100m)

Ever Bella showed promise during her brief debut prep, and she can make a winning return at Canterbury on Wednesday.

The Headwater filly raced home well to finish third, beaten less than two lengths on debut at Warwick Farm in December, and she repeated that performance and result at Gosford.

Her recent trial suggested that she is ready to fire fresh, and I am happy to have something on.

3 Units Ever Bella

Race 4 - 2:35pm

China Horse Club’s The Chase Handicap (1900m)

There is a case to be made for a few of them in Race 4 at Canterbury on Wednesday, including Colour Sergeant.

Colour Sergeant has been in excellent form since arriving in Australia, winning at Canberra back in April before easily striking in a Midway race at Scone last month.

He is four weeks between starts, but he has been kept up to the mark with a trial, and he should relish a wet track.

4 Units Colour Sergeant

Race 5 - 3:10pm

Ghaiyyath @ Darley Handicap (1100m)

This looks a lovely campaign launchpad for Bartoselli.

Bartoselli hasn’t been seen at the races since December, but he didn’t return a poor effort last time in, winning over 1200m at Warwick Farm and placing on the three other occasions.

He’s been good at this pint of his prep previously and has had the benefit of a couple of trials in the lead-up to his return.

4 Units Bartoselli

Race 6 - 3:45pm

Precise Fire Handicap (1100m)

Zain’s Girl has raced consistently this time in, and she can return to winning form at Canterbury on Wednesday.

The Mark Newnham-trained mare was too good in Class 1 company at Goulburn when resuming, and she was last seen finishing third in BM72 company at Randwick-Kensington.

She takes her place in this contest at full fitness and get some relief in the weights under Tyler Schiller.

3 Units Zain’s Girl

Race 7 - 4:20pm

Vinery Yearlings Handicap (1550m)

I thought that Karlstad was quite good through the line at Randwick-Kensington when resuming, and he will only improve into this race.

The Waller-trained galloper has been a credible performer at this sort of grade throughout his career, and he raced well around some quality horses last time in.

His best work was definitely kept for late behind Comme Bella Fille first-up this time, and he is drawn to receive a lovely run this week.

4 Units Karlstad