Hawkesbury for the provincial meeting for this Easter Thursday, we have small acceptances again with only 77 horses in eight races. But some intriguing maidens early on in the day. The rail is 5m 1300m to WP, True Remainder and we have a soft track.
QUADDIES (races 5,6,7,8)
Skinny Play: 3 – 5,6,7 – 1,4,9 – 1,2
Wide Play: 3,5,6 – 5,6,7 – 1,4,8,9 – 1,2,4,5
BEST BET: R1 – 1 OBSCURA
Next Best Bet: R2 – 4 IDENTIC
Best Roughie: R8 - 1 LORD DE AIR
No 1 OBSCURA (BEST BET) is now third-up from a year’s break and won well last start after a good fresh run. He looks as if he is on the path to the QLD Derby and a win here would help him with that.
No 2 SHOW ‘EM ran on quite well last start and now up to the mile suits.
No 6 LUMBERJACK made up good ground against the bias at Wagga and has a chance.
No 4 SACAMANO won well at scone upon resumption, the step up now to 1600m suits.
VALUE RUNNER: No 6 LUMBERJACK
No 4 IDENTIC (NEXT BEST) won brilliantly on debut, this looks to be a good next step up after the debut win. Wet track shouldn’t be an issue.
No 1 WORLDLY IMPACT has been good enough in recent times and has a chance.
No 2 I’M NO PHONY didn’t handle the wet going last start, drier ground here suits.
No 3 SMILING ALL has the inside barrier and should be able to hold that and give some cheek.
VALUE RUNNER: No 2 I’M NO PHONY
No 6 KATHAIRE
No 1 ALL CARISMA
No 3 STONEBROOK
No 2 RED NOTICE
VALUE RUNNER: No 3 STONEBROOK
No 13 COORG has better form than these and probably should be two form two. Maiden fresh is good.
No 4 PATRIOT has been trialing well and has found a winnable race fresh.
No 7 BLONDE INTUITION has been trialing well leading into a debut run here.
No 9 MISS DEMI should be over the odds due to the trainer / jock combo and has trialled well.
VALUE RUNNER: No 9 MISS DEMI
No 3 BYE SEE
No 5 LATTIMER
No 6 AHERN
No 7 LADY CHALFONT
VALUE RUNNER: No 6 AHERN
No 6 PLEASED
No 5 SPRING CREEK STAR
No 7 ROSETTAS WHEY
No 4 PINCHME
VALUE RUNNER: No 4 PINCHME
No 4 ESCAPADO
No 1 CALABASH EXPRESS
No 9 LETTER TO JULIETTE
No 8 COSMIC TURBULENCE
VALUE RUNNER: No 8 COSMIC TURBULENCE
No 1 LORD DE AIR (BEST ROUGHIE) drops back well in grade – forget the last two runs and go off his previous form and he is hard to beat here.
No 2 CLASSIC RECORDS going quite well as of late in this grade and he has a chance yet again here.
No 5 PARAGON drops back in grade after a solid run last start at the midweeks. This is his level.
No 4 CROSLEY HOTSHOT won the Orange cup well last start and goes up 2.5kgs for that effort, similar sort of grade here.
VALUE RUNNER: No 1 LORD DE AIR