Hawkesbury Preview & Best Bets – Tuesday February 14

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Hawkesbury Tips 14/02/2023

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



Race 4:  No.2  THE HALO  ($4 with TAB)

Locally-trained by Brad Widdup, THE HALO has come back in top-shelf form and looks the one to beat in this contest. Last start, the More Than Ready mare came off a solid win at Wyong and came within a whisker of back-to-back glory when he beat all but one home in a BM68 Hcp over 1400m at Newcastle. He ran that out, half a length quicker than benchmark, the best last-start effort here. Brett Prebble steered him to that Wyong victory and has control again today. Ideally drawn in gate three, he maps to settle mid-field with cover and a trouble-free run here has him right in the mix today.



Race 8:  No.5  ROCSTAR BOY  ($9 with TAB)

Gosford galloper ROCSTAR BOY sees the Hawkesbury track for the first time today and after three starts back, looks a prime candidate for victory here. Last start, the Maurice gelding was third-up when he beat all but one to the line in a BM64 Hcp over 1400m at Newcastle. He covered his last 600m, 3.1 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. He has the services of Brett Prebble today and from gate five, maps to settle near mid-field with cover. Fourth-up and fighting fit, he should play a leading hand in this finish at juicy odds today.



Race 6:  No.10  SAFADO  ($12 with TAB)

Third-up today, the Damien Lane-trained SAFADO ticks enough boxes to be considered a top chance of taking home the honey today. Last start, the Lonhro gelding was second-up when he did as well as possible when finishing third in a BM64 Hcp over 1100m at Gosford. Drawn the outside gate (10), he was eased back to the end of the field and despite being the widest runner on straightening, he still hit the line strongly to grab that bronze medal across the line. He ran his last 600m, 3.9 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field by more than 3 lengths and ran the fastest final 800m sectional as well. He is somewhat of a track specialist, winning two of his three visits to the track and is winner when third-up as well. After the claim here, he carries half a kilo under the limit today with just 54.5kgs on his back and is drawn nicely in gate three. With a clear run to the line, he should be there at the finish and looks a genuine each-way ticket here.