Hawkesbury has its standalone Saturday meeting this week and the card is packed with feature racing.
The nine-race card features the Hawkesbury Cup, Guineas and Rush. It’s always a popular meeting with punters and we have free tips and form for every race.
Hawkesbury free tips & form
Race 1. (11:50) Richmond Club BM78 (2100m)
#4 – Raqeeq – Bet Now
Burst onto the scene last season when looking good in town, but hasn’t been able to replicate that form since.
Despite that, we believe the Chris Waller-trained import could return to that form with some luck in running here.
The five-year-old hasn’t been all that far behind the winners this season and if they go hard up front, he could be the one finishing off the best.
Punters should expect nice odds.
Race 2. (12:25) Ascend Sales Trophies BM78 (1500m)
#4 – Bastia – Bet Now
Kris Lees lines up the five-year-old, which has finished in the money in 12 of his 21 starts and that’s a solid enough record for this.
His most recent form hasn’t his best but he should be fitter for three runs this preparation and this isn’t the hardest field he’s ever faced.
Drawing the inside barrier is ideal and he should be in this for a long way.
Race 3. (13:00) Claredon Stakes (1300m)
#1 – Erno – Bet Now
Kim Waugh has a nice type on her hands here after the two-year-old has won both race day starts to date.
The son of Rubick scored on debut at Wyong before winning by over a length at Warwick Farm last time out. That was a nice win and it showed he’s got class at this level.
Likes to hug the rail and drawing barrier one is only going to help with that.
Race 4. (13:35) Hawkesbury Crown (1300m)
#6 – Multaja – Bet Now
Multaja is showing the form which saw her win her first two starts and impressively at that. She burst onto the scene with a win at Werribee before winning at Moonee Valley.
She then contested some tough races and struggled, but she has rebounded nicely this campaign with consecutive wins.
Her most recent win at Randwick was a flashy performance when she came from well off the pace and if she can reproduce that run, she wins this race.
Still improving and she could mature into a nice type.
Race 5. (14:10) Tab Highway Handicap (1100m)
#3 – Mick The Hat – Bet Now
Three-year-old gelding which has run in the money in six of his seven starts to date. That’s good consistency and although he’s drawn wide, he should be right in the mix.
His run for second fresh up at Port Macquarie was a good indication of things to come this season and he should be able to score a Highway Handicap win soon.
Punters will likely get solid each-way odds.
Race 6. (14:50) Hawkesbury Rush (1100m)
#1 – Tactical Advantage @ $2.60 – Bet Now
Tactical Advantage is a potential fresh up performer with four fresh starts for two wins and two placings.
He’s always ready to go and he has been primed with a trial win at Newcastle by over a length. That should have him ready to fire in this and be tough to beat.
He’s a nine-time winner with plenty of class on his side.
Race 7. (15:30) Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m)
#9 – Kylease @ $2.40 – Bet Now
Looking for four wins in a row and the three-year-old filly has many more wins to come. She scored her first win in maiden company at Gosford and has gone through the grades since.
Her last start win came with 59kg on her back and dropping to 54kg against a harder field is going to help her chances.
There’s plenty of nice chances in this race but she has the most upside and there has been a stack of money coming for the three-year-old daughter of Choisir.
Race 8. (16:10) Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m)
#2 – Tom Melbourne @ $5 – Bet Now
He’s an enigmatic type but we love him. The Chris Waller-trained gelding is rising nine but he has won over $1.2 million and he could add to that here.
Rarely running out of the top grades, Tom Melbourne should appreciate this level of opposition and he ran back into form after finishing third at Rosehill last start.
Drawn well here and he should be put into a good position and run well.
Race 9. (16:50) Blakes Marine BM78 (1300m)
#2 – Wagner – Bet Now
Scored a good fresh up win at Randwick this preparation but hasn’t quite impressed in two runs since.
The James Cummings-trained three-year-old ran slightly better when fifth at Gosford last start and that was an encouraging run to prepare for this.
This field is there for the taking and punters should get each way odds in the final race on the card.