Ciarlet (Canterbury Race 4, No.1)
The Wolf is backing Ciarlet to bounce back at Canterbury. One of the most underrated form tools is knowing when to forgive and forget. Case in point for Ciarlet last start where she didn’t go a yard on the Heavy 10 surface. She was looked after in the run. Ravi went on to win the race and the start prior, there was nothing between them. The Bowman/Waller train is at full tilt at the moment and expect the run continue when he legs aboard this full sister to Zoustar here.
Niccolance (Canterbury Race 1, No.6)
Best two-year-old maiden in the country? At least of the raced brigade anyways. Was beaten a space by Astern on debut but waywardness cost him lengths (and probably even the win!). He than ran second to Golden Slipper winner Capitalist at Wyong before again finding his stablemate too sharp in the Magic Millions, running fourth. He has tuned up with two eye-catching trials and with Blake Shinn steering, should break the duck here. Fanning and Regenesis to fill the minors.
Stormcraft (Pakenham Race 4, No.6)
Burst onto the scene in Queensland before losing his way. The connections, who also race Lucky Hussler, sent the horse north to Darren Weir. Now it’s a stretch to suggest that this horse will be winning Emirates over the spring but off his first-up dead-heat win at Bendigo, his career is back on track. One these cast offs find their groove with the Wangoom wizard, they inevitably roll through the grades. Stick with this one.
Cardless Cash (Doomben Race 8, No.6)
On debut for a new stable after a dominant debut at Pakenham. Curious that he leaves the Kane Harris stable after that effort but regardless of the back story, there is money to be made following this Encosta De Lago three-year-old throughout his early Queensland career. The horse that ran second Nina’s Ballerina is a full sister to Pasadena Girl and wasn’t disgraced at Sandown in Saturday company since the run.
Miss Beneteau (Canterbury Race 3, No.5)
It’s $5 the field so there’s big value to be found if you’ve done your trial form. The Wolf liked what he saw from Miss Beneteau, saddled up by underrated trainer Jason Coyle. She was very good under a hold at Warwick Farm before making late ground in a Rosehill trial. Oklahoma Girl has also shown ability at the trials but at the $15 from a middle gate and just 53kg on her back after the claim, she’s worth an each-way ticket on debut.
1,5,7 / 2,4,11 / 5,12 / 3,5,10,12.
3,4 / 5,7 / 2,11 / 2,5,6.