Expert tips: Canterbury - 17/11/23

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RACE 1 - MOGWAI (4) consistent gelding who looks close to his top third-up. Started a solid $1.50 fav second-up when he sat on the speed for a gritty second over 1400m at Randwick Kensington on November 1. No excuses tonight with J Mac on from the inside gate. THERMODYNAMIC (1) lightly-raced gelding who looks to have come back in good order after sticking on well to run third over 1300m at Randwick Kensington first-up. Strips fitter and extra trip in his favour. Go close. NORTHERN EYES (5) was unwanted in betting when returning with a battling fourth over 1400m at Randwick Kensington on November 1. Looks to have come back well and is sure to be strong late. MISS REILLY (9) is improving with racing and was never comfortable on the heavy (8) going when a plugging sixth over 1500m at Kembla Grange on October 28. A firmer track helps and is not to be underestimated.

RACE 2 - JAGJIT (1) is a speedy maiden galloper resuming for the Waterhouse/Bott yard. Bumped into some handy types last time in, including third to GRIFF over 1200m at Warwick Farm on June 12. Two recent trials look to have him ready to go for this. Has the early speed to get across from the wide gate and should take catching. NEW FOREST (5) promising Justify gelding who looks ready to win at third race start. Taken to the front and showed plenty of tenacity late when a long neck second over 1200m at Gosford on November 2. Genuine contender. REGGAE FIRE (6) was strong through the line late when resumed with a solid second over 1300m at Newcastle on November 4. Maps well here and not to be underestimated. DETERMINATION (3) is a three-year-old gelding by Churchill out of Forget The Weather on debut. Two recent trials have been sound and drawn to get the right run. Big watch.

RACE 3 - POWER BALLARD (5) back for second preparation after running third on both occasions over this track and trip last time in. Two searching trials and the booking of Rawiller will see her take plenty of holding out. MISS EMMA (9) returned for third prep with a fast-finishing second over 1100m at Randwick Kensington on November 1. Strips much fitter now and drawn to stalk the speed. ZOUPHORIA (12) another of the Waterhouse/Bott fillies back for her second prep. Has looked solid in two 1000m trials and will need a good ride from the sticky gate. WATERSKI (13) fitter after resuming with a tiring eighth over 1100m at Gosford on October 26. Can sneak into the minor money.

RACE 4 - WILLINGA FREEFALL (2) classy gelding who looks near his top third-up. Ranged up to win before condition gave out late when a gritty neck third over 1400m at Randwick Kensington on November 1. Set to peak now and Tim Clark keeps the ride. Sure to go well. JUMEIRAH BEACH (4) starting to build a solid winning record and looks up to this. Sat on the pace with the 60.5kg when a slick 2 len winner over 1500m at Hawkesbury on November 9. Maps well and can win again. BLUFF 'N' BLUSTER (5) should get the right tempo tonight and back in grade. Taken back from the wide draw when a plugging seventh over 1400m at Goulburn on November 5. Go on recent second two back at Warwick Farm when assessing his chances. SCARLET PRINCE (7) holding form well this time in and is due for a change of luck. Back in trip today after finishing seventh over 1800m in the Bathurst Cup on September 24. Since fitted with a recent trial at Warwick Farm and goes well this trip.

RACE 5 - SILVAKIA (6) hard fit for this and is due for a change of luck. Bumped into some handy types of late and a repeat of her narrow second over 2100m at Beaumont (Newcastle) on October 30 will see her hard to hold out. Claim helps and maps well. INVINCIBLE DASH (3) tough old gelding who returned to form with the 61kg when a gritty 0.6 len winner over 2000m at Queanbeyan on October 29. Meets a stronger field but the booking of Rawiller is a big positive. Keep safe. CONDRIEU (4) much better run when closed off strongly with the 58kg to secure second over 1800m at Randwick Kensington on October 25. Extra trip suits and should be able to race a little closer to the speed. UNOWHO (7) Waller-trained gelding who broke his maiden status two back before running on late when third over 1850m at Newcastle on October 17. Hard fit now and not to be underestimated.

RACE 6 - STROMBOLI (2) comes out of a strong race after covering ground early when a fighting 0.7 len second over 1100m at Randwick in this grade on October 21. This is his pet trip and should relish the fast tempo anticipated. PORT ALBERT (5) Flemington-trained gelding back in class and trip after leading throughout from the outside gate when a slick 1.75 len winner over 1200m at Moonee Valley on October 27. Brings the right figures to win again. HUON (6) struggling of late but gets the right tempo tonight. Has excellent figures this track and trip and watch for him motoring late. Value prospect. CHIEF CONDUCTOR (10) fitter after two runs back and sharp improvement is expected after disappointing when tenth over 1100m at Randwick on October 28. Maps well and senior rider on.

RACE 7 - LANCASTER BOMBER (7) tough old campaigner who gets the right race shape tonight with the slick tempo anticipated. Has a good record at this track and trip and gets in light with the claim. Unsuited when sat on the speed before tiring late to run fifth over 1100m at Randwick on October 28. Looks to have solid each-way claims. ZOUOLOGIST (9) holding form well this time in and sent to Queensland when a fighting on speed third over 1400m at Eagle Farm last time out. Drop in trip suits and has the right figures to win this. WALKIN'TALKIN' (6) had mixed luck in three runs back and the extra trip in his favour tonight. Tried hard with the 58kg before fading late to finish fifth over 1000m at Randwick Kensington on November 1. Stays in the mix. FOR REAL LIFE (3) Victorian-trained mare fitter after three runs back. Place claims look best after finishing tenth over 1200m at Geelong on October 25. Stable hoping a change of scenery can switch her on.

RACE 8 - ROCKETEER GIRL (6) bumped into a smart one on resumption when a tough third behind EAGLE NEST over 1100m at Randwick Kensington on November 1. This easier and undefeated second-up. NINGALOO STAR (3) stalked the speed when a well-deserved winner over 1300m at Randwick last time out. Claim helps again and has won at this course and trip. Stays in the mix. THERE THERE (8) tough mare thriving on racing. Chasing her third straight victory after sitting on the speed with the 59kg when a solid neck winner over 1200m at Gosford on October 26. Looks up to this. QUEEN OF THE MILE (4) up in grade and had no luck from the gate when last of 10 at Randwick Kensington over 1100m in this grade on November 1. Maps well and the claim helps. Improver.