Hawkesbury for the midweek provincial meeting from NSW racing. We have eight races on the card here with some smaller fields on offer. The rail will be in the true position and the track is currently a soft 7, but will get to a 5.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 1,2 - 11 - 2,5,6 - 1
Wide Play: 1,2,8 - 6,9,11 - 1,2,5,6 - 1,2,4
BEST BET: R8 – 1. TUTU
Next Best Bet: R1 – 6. OLEKSANDRA
Best Roughie: R4 – 2. IMAGE NEAT
No6 OLEKSANDRA (NEXT BEST BET) has trialled up in imposing fashion leading into the debut run here. I like how the last hit out was over the 1000m course here and she did it well within herself. She looks to be a very progressive filly who is well set up for a debut win.
No3 ELEAZAR brings a strong SP profile to this, but was quite poor on debut. A stronger run expected.
No4 BRUNCH comes out of a good race on debut and has trialled in good style coming into this.
No1 GOOD AS DONE should be improved for the good effort on debut at the home track.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 BRUNCH
No3 JUNGLIZED resumes here and brings solid enough form from the first preparation to this and at home fresh should run well.
SCRATCHED No1 EXAGGERATE looked all over a winner last start at Canberra and was run down late. If he gets a soft lead he will catch them out.
No6 SHANTOU trotted in when breaking the maiden fresh at Orange. This is a little tougher though.
No4 RIBANDS is a get back fly home type who always gives his all and won’t shock in winning.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 RIBANDS
No4 HIGH POWER won in good order on debut and gave the impression that further would suit, Avdulla on adds to confidence.
No5 ALLIED POWER has been going well enough as of late and gets down to Class 1 level and should be in the finish.
No3 SOLAR PATCH comes out of a good race last start and looks to take up the lead here and give them something to chase.
No1 BEIJING BOARD looks to have improved with a spell, and to be honest he needed to.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 ALLIED POWER
No2 IMAGE NEAT (BEST ROUGHIE) started a huge price on debut, but ran very well. With natural improvement he is in the finish.
No6 GREATER GOOD gets Avdulla, and that is really the only positive here. Her last chance.
No7 KITTY’S OWN has been doing a good enough job at the trials and should run well here.
No8 WHITNEY’S STAR was good enough first-up and should improve off that.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 IMAGE NEAT
No11 SWEET VICTORY should be winning this race, I don’t know what Glyn was doing last week. He must have fallen asleep. Up to 1500m no issue.
No9 SANSA has been quite good in both starts so far and the 1500m should hold no issues at all.
No6 BANTRY debuts here and has looked to be doing a good enough job at the trials and should run well.
No3 NOBLE TRUTH finished off well enough last start and should run well again here.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 NOBLE TRUTH
No2 LORD KINGSLEY has been going quite well as of late winning the last two well, I see no reason as to why that form won’t continue.
No6 ALL TOO HUIYING got the job done well last start when winning, he has quite solid form and should run well.
SCRATCHED No1 BRILLIANT JET drops in grade and distance and has been going well enough as of late for a race like this.
No5 LIFELINE PRINCESS has been going well enough as of late and with Hutchings on board should run well.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 BRILLIANT JET
No1 TUTU (BEST BET) should just be winning this. Her win two starts back was fantastic before taking on a tougher race at Warwick Farm where the form has held up well. She comes back in grade here and should be winning here despite the big weight.
SCRATCHED No2 SEEBLUME was quite poor first-up, but should improve up to 1400m second-up.
SCRATCHED No4 FLAME OF LOVE was just touched off first-up, she gets a good jockey change here and should be improving.
SCRATCHED No8 ORGANZA was a good winner when breaking the maiden last start and this is a logical next step.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 FLAME OF LOVE
SCRATCHED No1 JAUNTY was quite good in the first preparation and probably should have broken the maiden by now. The trials were good.
No2 METAMORPHIC brings solid form to this race and shouldn’t be a maiden for too much longer off the trials.
No8 EXTREME MEASURE was quite good on debut and comes out of what looks to be a solid enough race there and should improve at start two.
No12 SASUBA has been trialing up in good order coming into the debut run and will be closing late.
VALUE RUNNER: No12 SASUBA