By Sean Morris

Canterbury Park Picks & Analysis for September 16

By Sean Morris
We have 13 races at Canterbury Park this Wednesday
We have 13 races at Canterbury Park this Wednesday

Up to $200 in bonuses

New Customers Only,21 +

Our in-house handicapper loves a bit of Canterbury Park and he's taken a look at the card this Wednesday, made his selections and has some notes on the better races down below...

  • Canterbury Park Picks

Canterbury Park Picks

  • Race 1: 7-5-4-9
  • Race 2: 5-6-9-7
  • Race 3: 3-4-6-5
  • Race 4: 4-5-1-3
  • Race 5: 5-1-8-6
  • Race 6: 4-10-7-9
  • Race 7: 6-9-1-2
  • Race 8: 2-6-8-7
  • Race 9: 3-9-4-8
  • Race 10: 7-4-11-5
  • Race 11: 10-7-9-4
  • Race 12: 6-7-3-1
  • Race 13: 5-9-8-10
  • Most Likely Winner: Bandurria (Race 8)
  • Best Value: Royal Privacy (Race 12)

Most Likely Winner:  Bandurria (Race 8) - This pick is equal parts ability and lack of competition. Bandurria hasn’t set any stopwatches ablaze yet in his career but he’s run consistently fast enough to beat this field, which is a lackluster bunch even for the level. His last race came against a next-out stakes winner in Northern Playboy, and if he runs back to that effort there’s no one here capable of getting between him and the winner’s circle.

Best Value:  Royal Privacy (Race 12) - I’m not sure why this horse was switched to turf after opening the meet 2-for-2 on the main track here, but he’s finally getting another opportunity on dirt for his new connections after a string of underwhelming turf outings. The two races he won at Canterbury came against much cheaper competition, but Royal Privacy showed sharp early speed and ran fast enough on both occasions to compete in this spot. If he has anything left in the tank, he should be able to wire this field — which is largely devoid of early speed as many of the top contenders are turning back in distance — at a generous price.

Other Races of Interest:  Race 4 - Cinco Star (#1) is probably going to be the favorite in this race, but I’m not sure how good he really is on turf. He won a Minnesota-bred stake on the lawn earlier in the meet, but he was allowed to set a tepid pace and was all out to prevail. I prefer confirmed turf horses like Giant Payday (#4) and Noble Egyptian (#5). The former has been beaten twice at the meet by Tut’s Revenge, who’s in the midst of a four-race win streak and would be a heavy favorite in this spot. He seems very likely to run his race again, which is going to make him tough to beat. Noble Egyptian hasn’t compiled the resume of Giant Payday yet, but he’s a 4-year-old who ran very well last out and could be peaking now for Robertino Diodoro.

Race 13 - I usually try to avoid betting bottom-level maiden claimers if at all possible, but this one comes at the end of a Pick 5 carryover sequence and there’s actually a horse I really like. Twirlincottoncandy (#5) didn’t take to the turf last out in his first start with Clinton Stuart, but he’s run consistently well enough on dirt to beat this field. The move to Stuart was a significant trainer upgrade, though he didn’t get a chance to prove that last time. He now adds blinkers and gets back to his preferred surface; if he improves at all on the dirt races he was running earlier in the meet, he’s going to be tough to beat.

$300 risk free bet

New Customers Only,21+

$300 risk free bet
New Customers Only,21+
Bet $25,get $25
New Customers Only,21+
Up to $200 in bonuses
New Customers Only,21 +