Tuesday Racing Tips - 16th April
We are putting our faith in some big name trainers to deliver the goods at Hawkesbury and Bendigo today.
Our expert is really keen on the Hawkesbury card today where four of our five bets are going around. The best of the bunch comes out of the astute Mark Newnham stable and recently knocked off a Group Three winner at the trials. Looks hard to toss.
Hawkesbury is racing on a Good 4 with the rail +3m 1300m-800m, +5m 800m-WP, true the remainder.
Bendigo is racing on a Good 4 with the rail out 5m the entire circuit.
Hawkesbury Race 2 - 1:25PM SKY Racing 3YO Maiden Handicap (1100 Metres)
GORGONS looks perfectly to get her maiden win out of the way. The James Cummings-trained runner has had one run so far and that was back in October 2017 when sixth to Legislation with Fiesta running second. She has had a quiet trial leading into this when second to Light Charge at Warwick Farm with the third horse, Handspun, winning at Wyong last week. Fitness the query but definitely appears good enough for this.
1st: No5 GORGONS 2nd: No6 Madam Oaks; 3rd: No8 Mandalong Sera; 4th: No1 Go Fish Go
Hawkesbury Race 3 - 2:05PM Lander Toyota 2YO Maiden Handicap (1100 Metres)
Talented filly SINGLE BLONDE (NEXT BEST BET) looks set to score a much-deserved victory. The daughter of Not A Single Doubt has placed in both career runs so far behind two very talented youngsters in Tenley and Better Reflection. An early season two-year-old, she hasn’t raced since December but did win a trial on April 1 at Warwick Farm in preparation for this. Maps to be up on the speed and we are tipping the Waterhouse-Bott runner as one of our better bets today.
1st: No1 SINGLE BLONDE 2nd: No3 Daredevil; 3rd: No6 Kibibi; 4th No9 Sally’s Day
Hawkesbury Race 4 - 2:40PM Hawkesbury Gazette 2YO Maiden Handicap (1100 Metres)
Mark Newnham looks to have a smart youngster on his books in the shape of DIAMOND THUNDER (BEST BET). The son of Dawn Approach led and ran fourth on debut behind subsequent Black Opal winner Pin Sec on Boxing Day but hasn’t been seen at the races since. Newnham has given him two trials to prepare for this race and he won both of those, the latter when beating Bivouac who subsequently went on to win the Group Three Kindergarten Stakes. Will roll forward from gate three and should be extremely hard to beat with Josh Parr in the saddle.
1st: No1 DIAMOND THUNDER 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No2 O’Mudgee; 3rd: No4 Shielded; 4th: No9 Precisely
Bendigo Race 5 - 3:30PM Caterrowx BM64 Handicap (1100 Metres)
*SCRATCHED* MORRISSY shapes as the one to beat in what appears a strong betting race. The Snitzel colt raced on the speed throughout at Ballarat in Class 1 company last time out, hitting the front at the 400m before getting swamped late when third to Mercy Street. The runner-up (Columbus Circle) franked the form by winning at Caulfield last Saturday. Jockey Brad Rawiller should press forward five to take up a prominent spot and we are tipping they will go very close to saluting.
1st: *SCRATCHED* No6 MORRISSY 2nd: No4 Bricktop; 3rd No2 Saorsa; 4th: No1 River House
Hawkesbury Race 7 - 4:25PM Livamol Mile Benchmark 64 Handicap (1600 Metres)
NACHO LIBRE will prove hard to beat in this race. The gelding is second-up from a break and put in an eye-catching run when resuming on the Keno on April 3. Was rearward for most of the trip before finding the line nicely in finishing just over two lengths from California Concord. Gets a 3kg claim thanks to Simone Vella and maps to be back in the pack again, however, if they are running on then watch for this guy to come right over the top. Is a second-up winner twice previously!
1st: No1 NACHO LIBRE 2nd: No3 Onthetake; 3rd: No7 Foxdown; 4th: No10 Lexi’s Choice