We’re at Hawkesbury for the Saturday provincial meeting. The track is in the good range and the rail is out 3m from the 800m to the winning post and true the remainder.
Quaddie Races – 5,6,7,8
Skinny Play: 1,2,5 – 1 – 1,2,3 – 1,3
Wide Play: 1,2,5 – 1,5,6 – 1,2,3,5 – 1,3,5,7
BEST BET – Race 6, No1 ADDICTICRAFT.
NEXT BEST – Race 2, No1 MY TRUE LOVE.
VALUE BET – Race 3, No7 BOUNDING BADGER.
NORTHWEST PASSAGE looks well set up for a debut win here off his trials. He gets blinkers on and a good claim and should be hard to beat.
GRANOLA STATE trialled quite well leading into his debut run here. Given Ryan has a Hawkesbury base, I’m sure he has had a spin around the track at some stage.
THOU SHALL has blinkers on for his debut run here. He is well educated and has had the two 1000m plus trials, which gives him a chance here.
MOHE COUNTY looks to be next best here.
SELECTIONS: No 3 NORTHWEST PASSAGE, No 1 Granola State, No 6 Thou Shall, No 2 Mohe County.
VALUE RUNNER: No 6 Thou Shall.
Race 2 2:39pm KENT JOINERY 3YO FILLIES MAIDEN HANDICAP 1300m
MY TRUE LOVE (NEXT BEST) comes out of a really good race on debut. Getting up in distance should suit her, but she does have the top weight of 59kgs to contend with. King will be able to get all out of her late and be hard to run down.
SELECTIONS: No 1 MY TRUE LOVE, No 3 Our Anniversaire, No 5 Fortunately, No 4 Come On Vogue.
VALUE RUNNER: No 4 Come On Vogue.
Race 3 3:11pm DESIGN AND CREATE KITCHENS - BARS MAIDEN PLATE 1100m
BOUNDING BADGER (BEST ROUGHIE) ran quite well on debut at his home track on cup day. They ran slick times and he started a big price there and I’m willing to back the form of that race.
GENERAL ARTIE has trialled well on two occasions leading into his debut run. He gets Robert Thompson and barrier (1) on debut and is a chance.
BLACK EYE PEA comes out of some nice races at his first preparation. He has trialled quite well leading into this first-up run.
DERRY MARY has trialled well between runs after a performance where she pulled up with an issue. Her run prior was good.
SELECTIONS: No 7 BOUNDING BADGER, No 4 General Artie, No 2 Black Eye Pea, No 9 Derry Mary.
VALUE RUNNER: No 7 Bounding Badger.
Race 4 3:46pm ALLSET ENGINEERING CLASS 2 HANDICAP 1100m
No 3 – ARGENT D’OR
No 2 – INVINCIBLE GEORGE
No 1 – PALE ALE
No 4 - YARRAPOWER
No 1 – BOAZ
No 2 – ELATUS
No 5 – LORD KINGSLEY
No 7 – COLONIAL REIGN
Race 6 5:06pm BOARD EXPRESS MAIDEN PLATE 1800m
ADDICTICRAFT (BEST BET) should be winning this if he turns up. He has proven to be a super consistent horse who does need distance. Getting out to the 1800m should suit perfectly and he has claimed well with Ryan, who is a talented rider and he gets in with only 56kgs.
SELECTIONS: No 1 ADDICTICRAFT, No 6 Guthrum, No 5 Delacroix, No 9 Street Comic.
VALUE RUNNER: No 6 Guthrum.
Race 7 5:46pm JSJ ROOFING CLASS 2 HANDICAP 2100m
No 2 – SPANISH STRIDE
No 3 – DR KIMBLE
No 1 – DOUBLE BLUFF
No 5 - CAMBAGE