Race 1 1:50pm HAWKESBURY RACE CLUB MOTEL CLASS 2 HANDICAP 1600m
TREMEZZINA looks well set up here fourth up at the 1600m with blinkers on for the first time. This shows she is ready to go and with Avdulla on she’s the one to beat.
KING VIV was a strong winner first-up and I love the jump straight up to 1600m. He should be improved off the first-up run.
ZABEELIONS fresh is an intriguing one here. He has a good fresh record and Ryan has a Hawkesbury base, which could be beneficial.
LIVING CHOICE was good when winning last start and looks to be the next best.
SELECTIONS: No 2 TREMEZZINA, No 4 King Viv, No 1 Zabeelions, No 6 Living Choice.
VALUE RUNNER: No 6 Living Choice.
KING OF WAR was only two lengths behind Astern last prep, and that form is good enough for this.
MONTREAL has had the benefit of a 1000m trial coming into this and may hold a fitness edge late.
DEAD RECKONING has trialled well leading into his debut run too.
SELECTIONS: No 3 KINKA BAY, No 1 King Of War, No 4 Montreal, No 2 Dead Reckoning.
VALUE RUNNER: No 3 Kinka Bay.
TREVISO (BEST BET) has some super-hot form around him from his 2yo season. He was only three lengths off Russian Revolution and Morton’s Fork at his second start and we have seen over the carnival how hot that was, and the Kentucky Miss form is quite good too. The trial was typical for the Denham stable and if he is wound up he will be winning this.
SELECTIONS: No 2 TREVISO, No 1 Exceed The Moon, No 5 Racy, No 3 Dorf Star.
VALUE RUNNER: No 1 Exceed The Moon.
Race 5 4:15pm A.H.BEARD F&M MAIDEN HANDICAP 1300m
No6 – JOLIE’S PEARL
No2 – SHREWD
No1 – ESEMPIO
No7 – SHIELD WALL
Race 6 4:55pm VIBE PROPERTY CG&E MAIDEN HANDICAP 1300m
HOT MONEY (NEXT BEST BET) has trialed brilliantly on two occasions leading into this. 1300m looks a great starting point off the two 1030m trials which should give him a good fitness grounding here. From barrier (1) he could lead them on a merry dance here.
SELECTIONS: No 4 HOT MONEY, No 10 Special Missile, No 7 Vaucluse Bay, No 6 Pleased.
VALUE RUNNER: No 6 Pleased.
Race 7 5:35pm IRONBARK DISTILLERY MAIDEN HANDICAP 1600m
No2 – OAKFIELD MIDNIGHT
No4 – MOUNT TAISHAN
No12 – SPECIAL THING
No1 – MR TICKETS
Race 8 6:10pm LANDER TOYOTA BENCHMARK 60 HANDICAP 1400m
No6 – WILD AVA
No2 – SEASONAL
No1 – SUDDEN BLITZ
No4 – FIVE STARS PARTNER