Hawkesbury Preview & Best Bets – Thursday September 8

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Hawkesbury Tips 08/09/2022

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



Race 6:  No.4  RACCOLTO  ($2.80 with Palmerbet)

The Team Hawkes-trained RACCOLTO is second-up today and coming off a city class gallop looks well placed here to salute. Last start, the Pierro mare resumed from a seven-month absence and clearly in need of the run, finished mid-field in a BM72 over 1400m on Randwick’s Kensington track. She still ran her last 600m, 3.7 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best here. She drops back in grade (and class) today with William Pike retaining the ride. The five-year-old steps-up to a more suitable distance here and does little early work from gate four. Already a winner when second-up, the stable replace the winkers with blinkers today and in this easier assignment, she looks the best of the day.



Race 8:  No.4  SO GOOD SO COOL  ($4 with Unibet)

Wyong-based galloper SO GOOD SO COOL is in outstanding form this time in and looks well placed here to go on with it today. Last start, the Capitalist gelding came off a win in Class 2 company at Port Macquarie when he beat all but one to the line in a BM64 Hcp over 1200m at Gosford. Beaten just half a length that day, he ran new personal best, covering the trip, 5.9 lengths slower than benchmark while posting the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. This looks no harder and after the claim for Dylan Gibbons, he carries less weight today. Rock-hard fit after three impressive runs this preparation, He will take beating here.



Race 7:  No.5  ADIOS STEVE  ($5 with bet365)

One for the value minded punters here is the David Payne-trained ADIOS STEVE who returns to the country scene and looks much better placed in this contest. Last start, the five-year-old gelding finished unplaced in a BM72 Midway Hcp over the mile at Randwick. He drew wide that day (gate 10 of 13) and used up a lot of fuel to cross and sit outside the leader, eventually emptying the tank inside the final 200m and weakening from there. He has a similar draw here but drops in grade and class today, making the assignment much easier. His first four starts this preparation were all top-four finishes and dropping back to the 1400m here looks ideal for him. He can figure in this contest.