Provincial racing from Hawkesbury to compliment the Adelaide Cup meeting. We have 8 competitive races on the card, Golden Slipper week is upon us let’s hope we can build the bank for this week. The rail is true and the track is soft.
QUADDIES (Races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny: 1,6 – 2,7,10 – 2 – 4,5,6,7
Wide: 1,6,7,8 – 1,2,7,10 – 1,2,8,9 – 3,4,5,6,7,13
Best Bet: R1 N2 ARTEMIS ROSE
Next Best Bet: R4 N2 HESSDALEN
Best Roughie: R8 N7 DARK SECRET
NO 2 ARTEMIS ROSE (Best Bet) Comes out of the best form leading into this race, she was second to Invincible Gem. That is serious form. With Shinn on from barrier 5, she looks to get all the favours and should be winning.
NO 1 A DUCK Started 1.50 on debut at Wagga and changed stables since; trialling well.
NO 4 JAPHITE Ran well at her first Australian start. She should take fitness improvement from that.
NO 5 LADY CHALFONT Looks to be next best
VALUE RUNNER: NO 1 A DUCK
NO 3 ORODORO Has trialled well leading into the debut run. He is very well bred and should get through the going.
NO 2 BASE CAMP Has trialled quite well leading in and could be over the odds at home on debut.
NO 4 SUN AND HEIR Has trialled in good fashion leading into what looks to be a weak maiden; has a chance.
NO 8 IDENTIC Is supremely well-bred and should be able to get through the going. Trials have been very good.
VALUE RUNNER: NO 2 BASE CAMP
NO 6 SPRING CREEK STAR Started fav on debut when beaten by Man From Uncle. That form is good enough for this.
NO 4 WILD FIVE Did nothing in Hong King, but has trialled quite well leading in and was good at Wyong.
NO 2 HASHTAG HERO Finally gets blinkers on here and has been thereabouts as of late.
NO 7 LADY MOOCHI Was good enough last start and is drawn to get a good run.
VALUE RUNNER: NO 7 LADY MOOCHI
NO 2 HESSDALEN (Next Best Bet) Was super second-up when winning, although could have been even more impressive over further. Could be a Derby horse.
NO 1 CLASSIC RECORDS Won in good fashion two back and was solid last start. Moore has his team flying.
NO 3 RECKLESS RUSSELL Drops out of a good race last start at Rosehill and the step to 1600m suits.
NO 7 NAUGHTY THOUGHTS Gets Avdulla which shall suit and she wasn’t disgraced last start.
VALUE RUNNER: NO 3 RECKLESS RUSSELL
NO 6 GOTHENBURG Gets a race to suit here after competing at a higher level last preparation. He is supremely bred and should get out over further.
NO 1 SACAMANO Ran well enough on debut, the step up to 1600m suits.
NO 7 KUNMING Should be better suited by getting out to 1600m.
NO 8 OMIYA Worth forgiving the last-start effort and going off the previous runs which were good enough.
VALUE RUNNER: NO 7 KUNMING
NO 2 BIG ALBERT Suited back to 1400m, and on soft going as that’s what he has performed best on previously.
NO 7 LADY SANSA Has been good in both runs recently and is suited on soft going.
NO 10 BRING ME THE BLING Changes from the Melbourne Stable to Sydney and looks suited in as weak a race as she has run in so far.
NO 1 ZADOK THE PRIEST Has good wet form and has been running well as of late.
VALUE RUNNER: NO 10 BRING ME THE BLING
NO 2 CLEVDON BAY Was a bit disappointing first up and drops in grade here. Second-up he should improve.
NO 1 AVIATOR Was a winner on debut and gets a tongue tie for the first time here.
NO 9 SPRINGER Won well on debut and should get through the wet going, she has upside.
NO 8 CREDIBLE WITNESS Changes stable since last prep and has a good SP profile leading into this.
VALUE RUNNER: NO 1 AVIATOR
NO 4 TUMULTOUS Up to the 200m suits as does Avdulla; he wants it to dry out.
NO 5 FORREEL Has been in great from since coming to Australia, she is a half-sister to It’s A Dundeel and looks to have some of his ability.
NO 6 CONCESSIONS Been in great form as of late and should continue that here.
NO 7 DARK SECRET (Best Roughie) Did a good job when winning last start and Team Collett have been going quite well.
VALUE RUNNER: NO 7 DARK SECRET