Hawkesbury for our Thursday provincial meeting in Sydney this week. We have eight races on the card here, with some nice enough races. The rail is in the true position and with some rain around in Sydney we may get to a soft track.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 1,2 - 4,7 - 3,6 - 1,2,3
Wide Play: 1,2,4 - 1,4,7 - 3,6,7,11 - 1,2,3,7
BEST BET: R3 – 13. SOOTHING
Next Best Bet: R7 – 6. EMPEROR’S WAY
Best Roughie: R2 – 3. VALIANT MATE
No4 REGAL RAGE comes out of a good race on debut that has held up quite well. Back to this grade is much easier than that and he has his chance.
No5 TRIUMPH STAR found the line well last start in what looks to be a good race from Newcastle, this looks a touch easier.
No7 GRACIOUSNESS gets out in trip here which is what she has been looking for. Angland on from a good gate gives her a chance.
No6 BLAME IT ON PARIS has been going well enough and drops back in grade here.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 GRACIOUSNESS
No8 LADY MOOCHI resumes here and has trialled in good order coming into the fresh run here. She gets a soft run on the map and should be in the finish.
No6 YEAS AND NAYS resumes here and brings some good form lines to this, the stable is starting to find form now and with Avdulla on who rides this track so well, you have to include her.
No4 BLACK CHILLI won in good order on debut at the home track, he ran good time there and gets in well after the claim for Ryan.
No3 VALIANT MATE (BEST ROUGHIE) resumes here with Shinn on board from a good gate and gets a good run of it on the map.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 VALIANT MATE
No13 SOOTHING (BEST BET) has been trialing well coming into the first-up run here and looks well set up for a fresh kill. She has plenty of excuses at both of her runs in the first prep. She gets a soft run for the first time, and with Avdulla on after that trial, she should be winning.
No14 WOOSHKA has been trialing well coming into the fresh run, the debut run was ok enough with a good SP.
No10 FLEUR gets a good run of it from gate 1. The two runs at her first prep were good enough.
No7 FAME SHINES out ran the SP on debut and the form out of that race is quite good.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 FAME SHINES
No5 PRODIGY has had a change of stables since the last preparation, the two trials coming in have been good.
No1 ALBERT OF MONACO was good in the debut preparation and has trialled well coming into this.
No2 HINCHMAN has been going ok enough as of late, and with the drop in distance. This is a drop in grade.
No3 MO THE GREAT brings good enough form to this and has trialled well.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 PRODIGY
No2 LUCKY HADA was quite good on debut charging through the line. I think that was quite a good race and he should run well again.
No1 AUERBACH didn’t get the best of rides first-up and charged through the line, in saying that I think he will struggle to get past Lucky Hada. Good quinella bet.
No4 NATHULA gets the blinkers on for the first-up run and brings solid form to this and has trialled well coming in.
No5 PIERINO has been trialing well coming in, and like his sire Pierro the blinkers should fire him up and get him to show his best.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 PIERINO
No7 DAWN DAWN absolutely charged through the line when winning on debut in super impressive fashion, big step up here. Have to be with her however.
No4 POPULAR comes out of a very good race last start behind Unforgotten, big drop in grade here.
No1 LOPE DE LOPE ran well on Cup day and gets a good run on the map here from barrier 3.
No5 EXCELAMOUR just missed last start in a driving go, third-up from a spell she looks set to peak here.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 LOPE DE LOPE
No6 EMPEROR’S WAY (NEXT BEST BET) resumes here over the 1400m and that looks a perfect starting point. The two trials coming in have been quite good, I love the booking of Shinn here as he can roll forward and dominate this race from the gate.
No3 FOREVER DREAM gets out to the 1400m which he has been looking for. From gate 3 he can settle closer.
No7 JAGGER is back off a freshen up here, the form that he brings is quite good and he should be competitive.
No11 BEZZINA won in good fashion last start at Kembla, the apprentice keeps the ride and he should run well.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 JAGGER
No3 CAPEABEEL gets Avdulla on board here at the home track and the 2100m suits.
No2 AS I DO has been going quite well as of late and gets a super soft run from gate 1.
No1 HAPPY PARTNER comes out of that same race last start and rises 4.5kgs here.
No7 KINETON has been going quite well as of late and gets a good weight drop here.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 HAPPY PARTNER