Full preview and tips for Thursday’s meeting in Hawkesbury

He chased genuine pace and struggled down the straight in a fast race with decisive margins to confirm form. That race earned the highest overall rating relative to the meeting when comparing time, class and additional factors historically.

The Hawkes-trained gelding has an edge on the fitness/tactical fitness map over his main rivals, and William Pike can either lead or sit in the box. Also, a repeat of the last starting figure from him lines up well and will put him well in the finish.

Dangers: 2. Shine resumes, and he had the pace/bias against him first in the last prep when he was running hard at Gosford. The three-year-old gelding has been enthusiastic in his trials on the synthetic, but has been closing out well under light riding.

1. verb is ultra-consistent and is the first without an official trial. He has strong figures over a longer distance and is a key market watcher late. 7. Lord Savaluca it also resumes and can run well fresh off a light test with the blinders off.

How to play it: Givara wins.

Odds and Pairs: EVENTS.


Lots of speed compromised. d-day for 8. Why hesitate? which gets a favorable race setup and is in rock shape on a 10-day backup with the turn signals on for the first time.


The three-year-old filly got to the line well in the last start at Canberra in a fast time race, and Gambler’s Intelligence recorded running the second fastest 400m-200m split of the entire meet at 10.76. He can soak up the high anticipatory pressure and do his best work late while everyone else gets tired. Every path.

Hazards: 5. Weather It comes out of the same race as Why Doubt’s last start at Canberra and had a similar starting price. The three-year-old filly showed early speed, led at a brisk pace and gamely held on to run second after being gobbled up in the final 50m. She has improved this preparation every race and hopes that she looks like a winner at some point. top first 1. Ottilie and 2. thunder they were solid in their first build and have proven themselves well enough for this event.

How to play it: Why doubt E/W.

Odds and Pairs: PULL APART.


At debut, 5. Miss Nautical it beat market expectations when it started at $61 on a strong Kembla maiden 30 days ago. The three-year-old filly settled in worse than midfield, and although she ran with enthusiasm throughout, she ran well running the second-fastest closing sectionals of the race. She brings the clearly superior figure to the last start relative to her rivals and maps well with her brood, suggesting wet ground won’t be a problem.

Hazards: expect an improvement 6. The cave after chasing for over 1000m the last start at Gosford. She tested well before and was rock solid on the market and the combination of a bigger track and longer distance suit. Late Market Watch 12. Jewel of Poseidon who hasn’t had an official test and ran well in the last hard-time race preparation. 4. Moon watcher he’s a first starter who didn’t run second in a test at Muswellbrook 13 days ago.

How to play it: Miss Nautica WIN & The Cave WIN.

Odds and Pairs: PULL APART.

Race 5 – 15:40 KOHNKE MAIN PLATE (1500 METERS)

14. Harassment she came back well first at Kembla, her race was full of merits and she was only narrowly beaten to fail in the last step. The three-year-old filly had a lot to do after backing up too far in traffic and then had her run through the lower ground while she still ran the fastest 200m final leg of the entire meeting in 11:30.

He has key factors in his favour, with the ideal distance increasing, the rain-affected ground suits and all of his top rating figures coming with the blinders off. Expect him to keep running strong under the guidance of Hugh Bowman with the anticipated smooth/fast tempo.

Hazards: three year old fillies 8. Legal Choice and 5. Few choice words trained by Chris Waller look primed and ready to take third place. Legal Choice was not of the same suit and passed/blocked at a critical stage the last outing at Newcastle. 5. Few choice words he will need some luck in the draw, but he improved to second with the flashing lights on in the last Kembla outing. 2. Lucas Lucas is another one with a tough draw but he ran wide during the last start at Kembla and struggled to get to the line. He is crying out for the 1500m and Hawkesbury suits.

How to play it: Harassment WIN.

Odds and Pairs: EVENTS.



3. Steplee he has had excuses and factors against all preparation. The relatively light-running four-year-old gelding didn’t run well when he strayed too far in a big field and ran well to run an honest sixth.

In addition, he had a bumpy ride in the final stages and was still able to run one of the fastest final 200m tests of the entire meeting in 12.12. He will appreciate the step up to 1600m from a friendly draw and has figures that line up well relative to his opposition.

Hazards: 1. Fine ruby represents value. It resumes after a gentle test with the synthetic. He was impressive in his last fresh race prep, where he ran strong closing sectionals and posted a career-high figure of himself at this track/distance in second place. The G Ryan & S Alexiou partnership is famous for having its riders prepared to run well first and expect him to hit the line hard.

7. Beautiful violet he’s fit as a rock and has been competing well at the metro level. She’s coming off a quick time and maps run to get all the favors with Hugh Bowman stuck. 5. Vandalism He has been a model of perseverance on the country circuit and has a positive map.

How to play it: Steplee WINS and Fine Ruby wins.

Odds and Pairs: ODD.


Impressive last starting winner 10. Blue Riviera represents value, ran solid sections held in Newcastle 19 days ago. That race with the highest overall rating relative to the meeting when comparing time, class and additional factors historically.

Also, there has been a subsequent winner to confirm the form. The three-year-old gelding wore blinders for the first time, and he excelled in heavy terrain with a clear running figure. He will need luck in the draw; stepping forward in away suits and a repeat of his last performance will put him over the finish line. Good in every way.

Dangers: 12. What a peach he is racing this prep well and was a winner in this grade on wet last start at Newcastle. 13. Shanjomi he comes out of the same race and started significantly shorter on the market and gets a 3kg swing. 5. The Poacher it was wide and gave him no peace, but he won first place dominantly at Goulburn. 2. Battle of streams he was wide in the last start at Canterbury after a 29-day break and is set to take third in a friendly draw.

How to play it: Blue Riviera E/W.

Odds and Pairs: EVENTS.


d-day for 7. Laurelin who was disappointing in first place at Kensington after being heavily supported throughout the day and was $1.75-$1.60 at the end of the betting. The three-year-old filly had every opportunity and put up a good fight in the closing stages. She has always promised skill and will benefit from a rain-stricken track that could improve quickly.

The wide shot is of little concern coming out of the 1000m parachute with just one turn, and Hugh Bowman will have options to follow any obvious patterns.

Dangers: 4. Dear Lady he is competing well and brings a physical advantage over his main rivals. 2. He is very lucky and 3. Major Murphy are knockout chances that will be run hard with career-best performances on wet ground. 5. Way to the stars It has had problems at the metropolitan level and is adapting again to the provincial circuit. He has tested well between races and will ride forward.

How to play it: Laurelin WINS.

Odds and Pairs: PULL APART.

Best bet: Race 2: (4) Givara.
Next best: Race 5: (14) Stalking.
Best value: Race 7: (10) Riviera Blue E/W.