Seven runners will compete in Saturday's Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Royal Randwick and Bettingpro.com.au provides you with a comprehensive guide to the race.
Canterbury Stakes Final Field and Barrier Draw
The final field and barrier draw for the Canterbury Stakes:
1. MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller – Brenton Avdulla (4) 59kg
2. THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) Tony Pike – Nash Rawiller (1) 59kg
3. BEGOOD TOYA MOTHER Daniel Bowman – Declan Bates (3) 59kg
4. ALIZEE James Cummings – Hugh Bowman (7) 57kg
5. SAVATIANO James Cummings – James McDonald (2) 57kg
6. WHITE MOSS Jason Coyle – Ms Kathy O’Hara (6) 57kg
7. STANDOUT Gerald Ryan – Tommy Berry (5) 56kg
Canterbury Stakes Odds
Standout is the favourite for the Canterbury Stakes at Ladbrokes.
The Bostonian $15
Begood Toya Mother $17
Mister Sea Wolf $26
White Moss $41
Canterbury Stakes Tips
Gerald Ryan’s Standout has lived up to his name during his five-start career, winning four times and finishing runner-up on the other occasion behind Cosmic Force in the Group 2 Roman Consul (1200m) in October.
The son of Exceed And Excel won first up this preparation, with an eyecatching 1.5-length victory over Alizee in the Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m) at Randwick a month ago. He has also since won in trial ahead of the bid for a maiden Group 1.
Godolphin mare Alizee has since won second up when taking out the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) from Dreamforce and Happy Clapper.
Fellow James Cummings-trained stablemate Savatiano won the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) last start by close to three lengths over White Moss, who was also third in the Expressway.
You can make a genuine case why any of the top three in the betting could win this. Standout is a colt on his way to the top and already has had Alizee’s measure this preparation.
Savatiano disappointed in her last attempt at a Group 1 when going down in the Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) at Flemington and while the shorter distance of the Canterbury Stakes is better suited, she is going to struggle to contain Standout.