Daily Racing Tips – Thursday, July 7

Canterbury: Race 1 (12:50pm)
No. 4 Hell I Am

Hell I Am showed good ability during his debut prep and can break his maiden first-up at Canterbury.

The Hellbent gelding finished fifth, beaten a length and a half in the Magic Millions Wyong Classic on debut before finishing fourth in a race on the Gold Coast.

He had one start in autumn, a close-up second behind Nipotino at Canterbury, and he returned a lovely trial at Randwick last week.

Canterbury: Race 2 (1:25pm)
No. 5 Roma Avenue

Roma Avenue will take plenty of benefit from a decent first-up showing, and he too can break his maiden at Canterbury today.

The Star Witness gelding hasn’t missed placing in three appearances at the races, and though he was well beaten by Cotton Fingers a fortnight ago, I thought there was a lot to like about his performance.

With even luck, this looks his opportunity to strike.

Canterbury: Race 4 (2:35pm)
No. 4 Quatenus

Quatenus will relish a drop back to the midweeks, and she is yet to miss placing at this point of her prep.

The Exceed And Excel mare has been a consistent performer for Godolphin since debuting, and finished sixth over 1100m at Rosehill first-up this time.

She is certainly up to the class of something like this, Sam Clipperton has options from the rails draw and with even luck, I can’t find a reason why she won’t be in the finish.

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Canterbury: Race 6 (3:55pm)
No. 1 Travest

Travest gets some relief in the weights under Tyler Schiller this week, and he certainly has the ability to win the sixth at Canterbury today.

The Tavistock gelding finished off the pace in a couple of Saturday metro races earlier this prep, but finished off well for fourth here at Warwick Farm last month.

I like that he’ll be freshened and is re-launching over a mile.