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Hawkesbury Tips for Sunday, October 08

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

 

ANCHOR BET

Race 5:  No.2  MR BUSTER  ($1.65 with Palmerbet)

The Maher & Eustace-trained MR BUSTER is second-up today and looks set to go one better here. Last start, the Irish-bred gelding was fresh off a 12-week spell when he finished second in a BM72 over the mile at Warwick Farm. Sent out a $2.15 favourite, he came from last on the turn and finished well but was unable to bridge the gap from the leader, beaten a length in the end. Stepping-up in distance here, he will strip fitter for that first-up run and has Zac Lloyd in the saddle today. He won second-up last preparation and dropping back to country class here, he looks the best of the day and well worth using as an anchor for your multiples today.

 

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Race 6:  No.9  FAIRWAY STAR  ($3.60 with Ladbrokes)

The Bjorn Baker-trained FAIRWAY STAR comes off a seven-month absence today but unbeaten in two trials, looks set to hit the scene on a winning note here. Last start, the Spieth mare ended her last campaign by finishing fifth in a Three-Year-Old Hcp over 1820m at Eagle Farm. The city class field and the step-up in distance were against her that day. Drawn nicely in gate five today, Rachel King returns for her fourth ride on the four-year-old who looks well weighted with 56.5kgs. She won on debut six starts back so fresh legs shouldn’t be a concern. She won her last trial by more than three lengths at Randwick which should have her ready for this assignment.

 

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Race 7:  No.3  MY ELOISE  ($4.45 with BoomBet)

The Nathan Doyle-trained MY ELOISE broke through for her maiden win on this track four starts back and second-up today, looks in the mix for another victory here. Last start, the Capitalist mare made her return to the track after more than eight months in the paddock when she finished unplaced in a BM64 over the 900m sprint at Newcastle. The step-up in distance here looks more suitable for her as she is joined by Koby Jennings for his first ride on the five-year-old. Placed second-up last preparation and a winner at the track and distance, Gate five should treat her well and with a trouble-free run today, she looks in the mix.