We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Hawkesbury that features nine quality betting races.
Hawkesbury has a standalone meeting that features the Cup and Guineas. We have our best value bets for every race on the card.
Hawkesbury horse racing tips
Race 1. (11:50) St John’s Club Clarendon Stakes (1400m)
#2 – Aslav @ $3.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Chris Waller-trained two-year-old scored a win on debut at Hawkesbury and he’s capable of remaining unbeaten.
He scored by a length and although rising in class for this, the son of Vancouver looks capable of handling this field.
$3.80 is a value price in the opening race.
Race 2. (12:25) Blakes Marine BM78 (1500m)
#5 – Archanna @ $4.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Archanna didn’t enjoy the worst part of the track at Randwick and she is better suited in these conditions.
The Waller-trained mare has since had a quiet trial at Rosehill and she should be ready to peak now after two starts this preparation.
Expect a better effort and the each-way odds are appealing.
Race 3. (13:00) Tab Highway Handicap C2 (1400m)
#9 – Tipping Point @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old gelding comes off a win at Orange where he paid $1.75. It was a tidy 2.8-length victory and it bodes well for this contest.
He is bred to show early speed and although drawing barrier 11 doesn’t help, he gets in with only 55.5kg on his back.
$5 is well worth taking in an even contest.
Race 4. (13:35) Living Turf BM78 (1800m)
#12 – Yangtze Rapids @ $3.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The well-bred son of Frankel comes off an impressive win at Canterbury last week and he can handle the rise in class.
Chris Waller lines up the three-year-old that gets in with only 52kg on his back. It’s a luxury weight for a runner with loads of potential.
We’re not surprised by the shortening odds.
Race 5. (14:10) Porter Plant C1 Handicap (1100m)
#5 – Athiri @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Athiri is a professional winner of five from 19 starts and she is always around the mark.
The James Cummings-trained daughter of Lonhro comes off a trial win at Hawkesbury by 3.3 lengths and that should top her off nicely.
The inside draw is ideal and the $2.80 could continue to firm.
Race 6. (14:45) Hawkesbury XXXX Gold Rush (1100m)
#12 – Black Magnum @ $23 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Mark Newnham-trained runner has drawn wide in barrier 16, but he doesn’t deserve to be paying $23.
He comes off a tidy third placing at Canberra behind Mossman Gorge and he has yet to finish worse than second in two starts at Hawkesbury.
53kg is ideal and punters should love the odds.
Race 7. (15:25) Blacktown Workers Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m)
#3 – Ellsberg @ $2.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Ellsberg has emerged as a quality three-year-old and he won impressively by three lengths at Randwick last start.
The son of Spill the Beans owns three wins and three placings from six starts, so he has yet to produce a poor effort.
$2.10 is worth taking and he should give punters a good sight.
Race 8. (16:05) Evergreen Turf Hawkesbury Cup (1600m)
#7 – Royal Celebration @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Coming off a third placing behind Rocha Clock is Royal Celebration, which looks ready to show his best form.
The Ron Quinton-trained miler placed at his only start at Hawkesbury and although he’s struggling to win races, he has been facing tough opposition.
Big bets are coming and it’s not surprising.
Race 9. (16:45) Happy 70th Evelyn BM78 (1300m)
#6 – Grande Rumore @ $3.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Grande Rumore is an imported runner that showed off his skills when winning at Canterbury last time out.
It was a driving finish to nab Willowheart on the line and it was a great way to start her Australian campaign.
International form bodes well and punters haven’t missed her.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.