Hawkesbury for Thursday provincial racing in New South Wales, eight races are on the card with small fields throughout the day which is a slight disappointment. The big roomy track gives all horses a chance and with the rail in the true position it will guarantee that. The track will be in the soft range.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 2,13 - 1,2 - 3 - 3,6
Wide Play: 2,4,11,13 - 1,2,9 - 1,2,3,8 - 1,3,4,6
Next Best Bet: R4 – 6. SACRED EDGE
Best Roughie: R2 – 1. CRADLE MOUNTAIN
No1 COMMANDING WITNESS
No4 THAI BOY
No2 LUCKY MACHU
VALUE RUNNER: No4 THAI BOY
No1 CRADLE MOUNTAIN (BEST ROUGHIE) has trialled well coming into the debut run, no idea about the stallion. But he looked to move well in the trial and Collett will give it every chance.
No2 HOLT STREET has been trialing in good order coming into a debut run here. There has been a lot of trials before the debut which has me worrying about his soundness.
No3 SPRIGHTLY LASS got straight on the bunny in the most recent trial and did a good job. The time was average / Team Hawkes stats at the moment are a worry.
SCRATCHED No7 ZOEASY trialled well coming into a fresh run and has ok enough form around.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 CRADLE MOUNTAIN
No1 BLENDERS EDITION
No2 MOUNT OMEI
VALUE RUNNER: No2 MOUNT OMEI
No6 SACRED EDGE (NEXT BEST BET) looks set to breakthrough here after a good run fresh at Newcastle in what looks to be a good race. Now that he is up to 1500m and second up from a good gate (4) for Glyn he should get all chances here and prove too good.
No1 DREAM BUILDER is third-up from a spell and gets blinkers on here in an effort to spark him up.
No2 HAPPY HUSTLER comes out of some solid form races as of late and has his chance.
No7 LETTER TO JULIETTE has freshened up since the last one and has trialed well coming in. The form is solid.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 HAPPY HUSTLER
SCRATCHED No13 PERETTI (BEST BET) has been trialing in brilliant order coming into a debut run here, Martin has had her entered a few times recently and has found a great race to kick her off here. Not put off by the gate as it’s a long run to the turn and it is the only turn in the run.
No11 HOSTWIN SHADOW has improved trial to trial this time in and is well prepared for a debut.
No2 BARNABAS has improved trial to trial and looks well set up here on debut.
SCRATCHED No4 HOLT STREET is in earlier in the day but also a chance if he runs here.
VALUE RUNNER: No11 HOSTWIN SHADOW
SCRATCHED No1 PARLAY VOUS didn’t live up to expectation last preparation and didn’t have the best of luck. The trial coming in was good.
SCRATCHED No2 CUDABEEN is in on Wednesday too and won well when resuming for the Snowdens.
No3 VICEMAN doesn’t seem as if he wants to win this time in but he has been running well and finds a weak race.
No9 RISEN takes on the older horses here and gets good weight relief. TC on board gives him every hope.
VALUE RUNNER: No 9 RISEN
No1 DEADLY SHADOW
No2 BASE CAMP
No8 SUGAR DANCE
VALUE RUNNER: No1 DEADLY SHADOW
No3 DRILL MASTER
SCRATCHED No1 ARIGOLD
VALUE RUNNER: No4 ROEINDA