Hawkesbury Preview & Best Bets – Thursday November 3

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Hawkesbury Tips 03/11/2022

Our form expert provides Hawkesbury tips for today’s horse racing at Hawkesbury Racecourse and gives his best bets.



Race 8:  No.1  KIRWAN’S LANE  ($2.60 with bet365)

To the feature race of the day and the John O’Shea-trained KIRWAN’S LANE is third-up here and looks ready to show his best today. Last start, the Charm Spirit gelding stepped-up to his pet distance and looked in need of the run when finishing just behind the placegetters in the Big Dance Wild Card over the mile at Randwick. Although beaten home by three lengths that day, he still ran the trip out, 5.8 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up by more than 2 lengths. Tom Sherry is back aboard the Group 3 winner today where his six previous rides have resulted in three wins and two runner-up prizes. The six-year-old won the Hawkesbury Cup earlier this year so he is no stranger to the track. Already a two-time winner when third-up, with a trouble-free run here, he can take this contest out.



Race 4:  No.2  BAK DA MAN  ($4 with Neds)

The Nathan Doyle-trained BAK DA MAN has been thereabouts in all five starts this preparation and after finding his mojo here last start, he looks set to go on with it today. After four-straight top-five finishes, the Reliable Man gelding finally cracked it for win last start when he finished best to beat home a BM68 field, here over 2000m. With William Pike aboard for the first time, he won by almost a length on the line and posted the fastest final 600m, 400m and 200m sectionals for the race. Meeting Class 4 company today, Pike sticks with him where he looks every chance of back-to-back victories here.



Race 6:  No.4  ROSOVO  ($4 with Palmerbet)

James Cummings saddles-up ROSOVO here who is second-up today and looking to go one better in this contest. Last start, the Animal Kingdom gelding was fresh off a lengthy eight-month absence when he beat all but one home in a BM64 Hcp, here over 1400m. Carrying 60.5kgs on fresh legs, he did well to finish within a length of the winner that day. He ran his last 600m, 5.5 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field and posted the fastest final 600m and 200m sectionals as well. Stepping up in distance here, he will strip fitter for that first-up run and looks well placed to go one better today.