Canterbury Park Monday: July 4th Analysis, Selections

By | July 3, 2022

Canterbury Park thrives on festivals that merge horse racing with a broader fan base. One of their banner days for on track attendance is always the 4th of July fireworks show. The Shakopee track hopes the fireworks will be as present on the course as they will be overhead following the last race on Monday.

Full Card Analysis

Fireworks over Canterbury Park
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Canterbury Park Race 1

Post: 1:10 PM CT; Purse: $30,000 Maiden Special Weight, 4 1/2 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 6

  • #5 COUNTESS OF CAIRO (7-2) seems well fancied on debut and is worth a look in this group.
  • #4 MO SMOKING (6-1) is worth a look here given edges in connections that send this runner to the track.
  • #2 FACCIA BELLA (9-2) has breeding to think this one is capable of winning a race early in the career.
  • #6 WILLOWMYGIRL (3-1) must have at least a little backside buzz to get a 3-1 call on the morning line.

Selections: 5-4-2-6

Canterbury Park Race 2

Post: 1:40 PM CT; Purse: $17,000 Starter Optional Claiming, 1 1/16 Miles on Turf; Entries: 6

  • #1 KALLINIKI (2-1) should be competitive today based on the horse’s speed & race flow.
  • #5 SHES GOT THE POWER (3-1) has to be respected based on the connections.
  • #6 HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY (7-2) is worth a look here given edges in pace & power rating.
  • #4 STARS OF BLUEGRASS (9-2) has been a solid runner at these turf routes and comes into the race in great form.

Selections: 1-5-6-4

Canterbury Park Race 3

Post: 2:11 PM CT; Purse: $11,500 Claiming, 6 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 7

  • #4 UNEMBELLISHED (2-1) is a major player in today’s race edging the field in several key handicapping factors including speed & early pace.
  • #5 YOU’LL BE LUCKY (10-1) is in with a great chance based on the horse’s stamina & power rating.
  • #6 NORTHERN WOODS (8-1) merits consideration in this spot given edges in speed & race flow.
  • #1 TURN THE SWITCH (3-1) should be in the right spot to have a chance late.

Selections: 4-5-6-1

Canterbury Park Race 4

Post: 2:48 PM CT; Purse: $17,000 Starter Optional Claiming, 1 1/16 Miles on Turf; Entries: 7

  • #1 SHINNY (7-5) looks like a strong prospect edging the field in several key handicapping factors including connections & power rating.
  • #4 BOB’S ALL IN (9-2) classes up well in this group.
  • #5 SEEKING REFUGE (10-1) should be competitive today based on the horse’s speed & pace.
  • #7 THORN HILL CAT (6-1) should be coming late with a rolling run.

Selections: 1-4-5-7

Canterbury Park Race 5

Post: 3:19 PM CT; Purse: $16,000 Claiming, 5 1/2 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 10

  • #1 KNIGHT’S HONOR (4-1) is worth a look here given edges in class & pace.
  • #9 FLASH FLOOD (3-1) merits consideration in this spot given edges in stamina & form.
  • #10 STONE ARCH BRIDGE (9-2) should be competitive based on the overall power rating which has it tops in the group.
  • #3 DUSTY FORD (5-1) could get a perfect pace scenario today.

Selections: 1-9-10-3

Canterbury Park Race 6

Post: 3:55 PM CT; Purse: $11,000 Claiming, 5 1/2 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 9

  • #8 BIG LEAGUE BENNY (5-2) merits consideration in this spot given edges in stamina & race flow.
  • #7 DOCTOR K (6-1) is worth a look here given edges in class & record at the distance.
  • #6 KING OF THE COURT (7-2) should be competitive today based on the horse’s speed & power rating.
  • #2 SPENDAHOLIC (9-2) will look to be on or near the lead early and carry it to the wire.

Selections: 8-7-6-2

Canterbury Park Race 7

Post: 4:26 PM CT; Purse: $31,000 Allowance, 1 Mile 70 Yards on Turf; Entries: 11

  • #5 LORD BRANCUSI (4-1) looks like a strong prospect edging the field in several key handicapping factors including class & power rating.
  • #8 MYOPIC (3-1) is a major player based on speed figures.
  • #10 KING OF THE KIDS (9-2) comes into the race signaling a big performance in the near future.
  • #4 ME B BUBBA T (15-1) has some back class to put this one in the mix.

Selections: 5-8-10-4

Canterbury Park Race 8

Post: 4:57 PM CT; Purse: $36,000 Allowance, 7 1/2 Furlongs on Turf; Entries: 11

  • #6 LORING PARK (3-1) is worth a look here given edges in class & connections.
  • #7 IMA HARLEY TOO (6-1) should be competitive today based on the horse’s speed & form.
  • #10 SILVER DASH (4-1) is in with a great chance based on the horse’s record at the distance & power rating.
  • #5 DON’T BOX ME IN (8-1) should be able to carry the speed over this one lap run on the turf.

Selections: 6-7-10-5

Canterbury Park Race 9

Post: 5:27 PM CT; Purse: $11,000 Claiming, 1 Mile on Dirt; Entries: 7

  • #2 TOP OF THE GAME (2-1) merits consideration in this spot given edges in stamina & pace.
  • #7 ALLEYCAT (7-2) is in with a great chance based on the horse’s stamina & form.
  • #6 I WILL YEAH (3-1) is worth a look here given edges in class & power rating.
  • #3 YAK (8-1) is a major player based on speed figures.

Selections: 2-7-6-3

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