Canterbury Stakes Race Tips
Race: Canterbury Stakes
When: 10thMarch 2018
Where: Royal Randwick Racecourse
This Saturday, the Canterbury Stakes will take place at theSydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse. This meeting will be one of the firstGroup 1 race days during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. In fact, the Canterbury Stakes is one of the major support act on the card. It offers $500,000 worth of prize money.
Previously, this race was run at Canterbury Racecourse and was finally transferred to Randwick in 1997. The winner of this race will be exempted from theballot for the upcoming George Ryder Stakes and Doncaster Mile run at Rosehill and Randwick Racecourses respectively over the following four weeks.
1. Happy Clapper
The trainer of this horse is Pat Webster. Together, they are returning to the trackfor the Autumn. Also, they are looking forward to becoming the first winnersince More Joyous in 2012 to win the race first-up. The big breakthrough for Happy Clapper camein the Epsom in the Spring over the 1600m at Randwick. With this win, trainer Pat Webster obtained his first G1 win. He comes out of a strong form trial that has produced 3 Group winners this Autumn already and has a tidy, fresh record of 9: 3-2-1.
2. Endless Drama
This 6YO came back strong in the Listed Carrington Plate, coming in second just underone length behind the winner Lanciato. Also, this gave further motivation forEndless Drama to secure his first win since arriving in Australia to win theG2 Apollo Stakes.
Last Autumn the entire was given his shot in the G1 Chipping Norton following a 3rd in the Apollo behind Winx, while this prep Waller dodged Winx and drops him back to the 1300m after both runs back this prep have been at 1400m. The Canterbury Stakes could get another victorious win for Endless Drama.
3. Clearly Innocent
Kris Lees has his eyes set on securing his secondsuccessive Canterbury Stakes. Alongside Clearly Innocent, both have trained hard for this race. Resuming in the G3 Southern Cross,Clearly Innocent carried 60.5kg when finishing 2.5 lengths from the winner Kaepernick. Last winter, this horse stepped by showing a dominant win in theLuskin Star at Scone.
His Spring was fair without hitting any heights where he was 3rd on return in the Premiere Stakes and then four lengths from Redzel in the Everest. He will be lining up at his favorite distance of 1300m in the Canterbury Stakes.