Hawkesbury for the Thursday provincial meeting this week, fields are very disappointing. Only 60 runners for the seven race card here, shows there is too much racing on. Track will be good and the rail is +3m 1000m-800m, +5m 800m-W/Post, True Remainder.
QUADDIES (races 4-5-6-7)
Skinny Play: 4,5 - 1,2 - 4 - 1,3
Wide Play: 1,4,5 - 1,2,4,6 - 4,6 - 1,3,4,5
BEST BET: R6 – 4. SEAGLASS
Next Best Bet: R3 -7. GROUNDBREAK
Best Roughie: R2 – 1. OROKONUI
No1 DASHING SPECIAL comes out of an ok enough Class 1 last start and comes back to maiden level here. This is his chance to win.
No8 STATE OF PLAY up to 2000m should be much more suited, she hit the line well enough last start and gets a soft run.
No4 RATIONALE gets blinkers on for the first time here and they should spark him up, from gate 1 Shinn should stalk the speed.
No2 EIGHT OVER up to 2000m should be much more suited here and should run well.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 RATIONALE
No1 OROKONUI (BEST ROUGHIE) gets blinkers on for a debut run and has been trialing well coming into a weak race.
No4 CITY OF LOVE was good enough on debut in a better race than this and should run well here.
No5 COOL ONE gets a good run of it from barrier 1 and Brown on board. The trial was good enough.
No8 AUSBRED DIAMOND has been trialing up ok enough coming into the debut run here.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 OROKONUI
No7 GROUNDBREAK (NEXT BEST BET) comes out of some very good races in the first preparation. Being one length from Veranillo, two from Dicimus is pretty handy form and the trial since the first-up run was quite good. The form out of the fresh run has stood up too and he should be winning.
No1 SMOOTH WHISKEY has had many chances, but was ok fresh.
SCRATCHED No8 SCHOOLMATES is well bred and has trialled well coming into the fresh run.
SCRATCHED No11 WARRANTY has had a good grounding coming into the debut run.
VALUE RUNNER: No11 WARRANTY
No4 MOLLYFIED has trialled in good fashion coming into the fresh run here. Her form last time in was more than good enough.
No5 NOT SURPRISING has been in quite good form this time in and gets a good run of it from gate 4 with Avdulla on.
SCRATCHED No1 PHOEBE’S LASS comes out of a better race than this last start and wasn’t too far off them there.
No8 VIXEN LASS will lead them up and give them something to chase.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 PHOEBE’S LASS
SCRATCHED No2 MR TINDALL resumes for Lees here and comes out of a good race at the Valley last start. The trial coming in was good.
No1 I AM CAPITAN gets a good claim for JVO here and finds what is a winnable race for a country horse.
No6 PRINCE DYLAN pulled up with an issue last week when starting fav, willing to forgive that effort and go off previous form which is good enough.
No4 BEAU HOFFA was well backed last start and comes out of the same race as I Am Captain. From gate 3 and with a good claim for Van Der Werf he gets every chance.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 BEAU HOFFA
No4 SEAGLASS (BEST BET) resumed with a good win at Newcastle and was very well backed to get the job done there. She is building quite a good record and now steps up to 1300m which is much more suitable for her. As is the claim for Heywood and she gets in with 57.5kg and looks the winner here.
No6 TORVILL brings good form to this and looks to be the main danger here.
No2 SHIELD WALL has trialled well coming into the first-up run here and gets all chances with Shinn.
No1 OUR ANNIVERSAIRE comes out of a good race last start and drops back to Class 2 level here.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 OUR ANNIVERSAIRE
No1 SPRINTING TO WIN has been quite good winning the past two starts, also in on Wednesday, but this is a better option / weaker race.
No3 ALL FROM SCRAP has been going quite well this preparation and finds a winnable race here.
No5 KRAVCHENKO has been good in both starts and the form out of the last start run at Kembla is quite good.
No4 CHAVO resumes here and brings solid enough form to a race like this and gets a good run of it from barrier 1 .
VALUE RUNNER: No5 KRAVCHENKO