Thursday Racing Tips - 23rd August
Great day of racing today with Rockhampton and Hawkesbury the meetings that we have focused on to get those winners.
We have a great day of racing ahead with today’s feature race, the Rowley Mile at Hawkesbury. Our top selection comes out of today’s feature event and looks well placed to make it back-to-back victories.
Hawkesbury is racing on a Good 4 with the rail +6m entire.
Rockhampton is racing on a Good 4 with the rail True.
Hawkesbury Race 1 - 12:40pm Richmond Club Class 1 Handicap (1800 Metres)
Sticking with the Chris Waller gelding WAIHEKE to make it back-to-back victories to open the program at Hawkesbury today. Looked impressive when defeating Stage Pass by 2.7 lengths at Wyong last start. Has drawn the rails and will fight the finish out. The one to beat.
1st: No1 WAIHEKE 2nd: No3 McMahon; 3rd: No2 Chocolatier; 4th: No6 Zourhea
Hawkesbury Race 3 - 1:50pm Royal Hotel Richmond 3yo Maiden Handicap (1000 Metres)
BANDOL (NEXT BEST BET) is a first starter out of the Waterhouse/Bott stable, so you know she will be ready to fire at her race debut here today. Has had the benefit of five trials and did win her past two, so she looks primed for a huge first-up effort over the 1000m. Has drawn well and looks to have plenty of ability. Winning hope.
1st: No6 BANDOL 2nd: No7 Gem Setter; 3rd: No10 Quenya; 4th: No3 Charm Offensive
Rockhampton Race 3 - 2:45pm DC Motors Open Handicap (1300 Metres)
WORTHY HERO won well at Mackay last start and can make it successive victories here today. Led and fought hard when headed in the straight in defeating Blue Jest by a neck last start. Has a good record over the track/distance and will take plenty of beating in this small field. Rates well.
1st: No3 WORTHY HERO 2nd: No1 Heartbreak Harry; 3rd: No5 Miss Anna; 4th: No4 Stella Knight
Hawkesbury Race 7 - 4:20pm Polytrack Rowley Mile [Listed Race] (1600 Metres)
Sticking with the consistent Godolphin gelding FLOW (BEST BET) to take out the 2018 Group 4 Rowley Mile. Racing in great form of late, including a tough half a length victory at Rosehill last start defeating I Am Serious. Will look to settle just behind the speed and will be the one flashing at them late. Has a good turn of foot and looks well-placed to make it successive victories. Sticking with him.
1st: No5 FLOW 2nd: No2 Mister Sea Wolf; 3rd: No3 Invinzabeel; 4th: No8 Alward
Hawkesbury Race 8 - 4:55pm One80TC Benchmark 67 Handicap (1400 Metres)
Hard to go past *SCRATCHED* ONTHETAKE in the final event of the program at Hawkesbury today. Chased hard when narrowly beaten by Military Zone at Rosehill last start. Looks a perfect race to atone for that narrow defeat and the small field suits. Will strip fitter third-up and has won over the distance in the past. Ticks all the boxes, the one to beat.
1st: *SCRATCHED* No9 ONTHETAKE 2nd: No5 Charming Lad; 3rd: No1 Lady Chalfont; 4th: No3 Shadow Flight