Bad attitude leaves Walter feverish about favourite

HE admits she looks the ‘obvious’ one at first glance, but one major concern has John Walter looking to bet around Diamond Fever in the final race on Wednesday’s Canterbury card.

The Bjorn Baker-trained mare is $3.50 in the market for Race Eight, a Benchmark 67 Handicap over 1100m.

But Walter believes there is little value in that price due to one prevailing factor.

“This looks an incredible soft race on paper and I really wouldn't be surprised by any result here.

“Diamond Fever presents as the obvious one after racing wide and sticking on okay first up.

“She draws the inside and should be on pace throughout but I’m just concerned about her attitude. She’s not one I could ever take shorts odds about.

Thorsborne ($4.40) is the one that looks well suited on the quick backup. She has quality on these and should get on pace cheaply and can run very well.

“Elite Hong Kong ($19) is capable of giving them something to catch while Secret Lies ($5.50) is a better 1000m horse but is well placed class wise and should see the right run.”

To find out which way Walter is betting in this event and across the entire Canterbury card, purchase his full set here.