The Baron’s Midweek Racing Guide – Canterbury, Cranbourne & Eagle Farm

Baron’s Best Bet Cranbourne Race 7, No.9 Desert Wizard Is 2 from 2 in his career, winning on both occasions with plenty up his sleeve. Trainer Nigel Blackiston has pencilled in a light spring for him with richer autumn targets in mind. This BM78 looks a soft option for him to resume in. Damien Lane rode him in his last start and he sticks. He should have Desert Wizard just tucked in behind the speed from barrier 1 and with 56kg on his back, sprint too well for his rivals. Circuit Bets Canterbury Race 5, No.1 Ecuador Settled last the rails and absolutely flew home first-up over unsuitable 1100m. Holds a Cox Plate nomination so the Waterhouse stable clearly have an opinion of him. Too classy for this lot. Cranbourne Race 8, No.8 Rich Jack Showed sustained speed on debut and made a mess of his rivals. Distant third was Text’n Hurley who has since won three straight in good company. Drawn wide but can tag Handsome Tycoon. Eagle Farm Race 8, No.7 Smasher Rob Heathcote has always held this gelding in very high regard and although he hasn’t quite lived up to the expectations, he looked brilliant in a recent trial. Reckon the penny has finally dropped. Canterbury quaddie 1,2,3 / 1 / 5,8,11,12 / 1,2,3,4. $50 for 104.16%. Bet on the latest thoroughbred markets.