Canterbury racecourse will host the feature Sydney meeting today in which it is 2016 July Sprint day. We give our tips for each of the races on the card as well as our best bet and long shot for the meeting.
Race One: 2 Tango Rain
Race Two: 12 Dylans’s Dynasty
Race Three: 1 Pioneering
Race Four: 5 Pindan Pearl
Race Five: 4 Magical Stance
Race Six: 9 Ever So Natural
Race Seven: 9 Gold Symphony
Race Eight: 5 Avonaco
Race Nine: 9 Rose Of Man
Best Bet: Race Six Number 9 Ever So Natural
Next Best: Race Four Number 5 Pindan Pearl
Best Value: Race Two Number 12 Dylans’s Dynasty
A horse bred by one of the famous names in world race calling has given his son a maiden victory at Geelong.
Australian born race caller and journalist Jim McGrath, recognised for his commentary in England, bred the two-year-old Larrikin who is trained by his son Brian.
Starting at $101, Larrikin was ridden by Jackie Beriman in the maiden race at Geelong on Friday.
Larrikin was McGrath’s 15th race starter since his first runner in August last year when he set up stables at Cranbourne after working for trainers Robert Smerdon and Chris Waller.
“I’m thrilled to have some supportive and patient owners and thank you to my father who bred this horse and will be watching in England,” McGrath told racing.com.
“I’m just thrilled to get a winner and get on the board.”