Hawkesbury Preview & Best Bets – Tuesday March 14

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Hawkesbury Tips 14/03/2023

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

 

BEST BET 🏆

Race 2:  No.1  HIGH PLATEAU  ($2.60 with Neds)

James Cummings saddles-up HIGH PLATEAU here who made a successful debut and looks in line for back-to-back wins today. Last start, the Lonhro gelding was on debut at Kembla Grange where he gave his rivals a galloping lesson by taking out a 1000m Maiden Hcp, putting two lengths on them over the line. He ran his last 600m, 1.7 lengths quicker than benchmark, second-best only to Thinking Rain who is first-up today for a new trainer. He also posted the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for that Maiden win. Brad Rawiller steered him home that day and sticks with him in this contest. The small field should suit as he maps to settle back in the pack and with a clear run to the line, the Godolphin galloper should prove hard to hold out again.

 

NEXT BEST 🥈

Race 7:  No.3  CASUAL CONNECTION  ($4.80 with Palmerbet)

The John Sargent-trained CASUAL CONNECTION sees the Hawkesbury track for the first time today but brings good form with him and looks a genuine contender in this event. Last start, the Complacent gelding came off an impressive win in a BM64 Hcp over the mile at Newcastle when he wasn’t disgraced, finishing mid-field at Randwick, beaten less than three lengths in a strong Midway BM72 field over the same trip. Although missing the podium that day, he still managed to run his last 600m, 2.9 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best effort in this line-up. Nicely drawn in gate four here, he maps to settle a little closer to the speed today and looks better placed back in Provincial company where both career wins were recorded. Given a trouble-free run here, he can give this a real shake today.

 

BEST VALUE 💰 

Race 1:  No.6  RUSSIAN ROSE  ($8 with Ladbrokes)

The Team Freedman-trained RUSSIAN ROSE has her second race start today and looks every chance of going one better here. Last start, the Russian Revolution filly made her track debut at Kembla Grange where she beat all but one home in the 1000m Maiden Hcp. She settled three-wide without cover and still impressed by chasing hard all the way to the line. With that experience behind her, she will strip fitter today and has Brett Prebble in the saddle for this assignment. Drawn nicely in gate three, she looks a little overs and well placed to break through here.