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Hawkesbury Tips for Thursday, October 19

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

 

BEST BET 🏆

Race 7:  No.3  RAGING RUSH  ($5.60 with BoomBet)

Dubbo visitor, RAGING RUSH is a lightly-raced four-year-old who is second-up today and looks well placed to test this field. Last start, the Sooboog gelding was fresh off a six-month absence when he finished a close-up third in a BM66 Hcp over 1000m on his home track. Trainer, Clint Lundholm, must have been impressed with that effort as he makes the six-hour trip east for this event with this four-year-old the only passenger on the float. He gets all the favours from gate one today as Adam Hyeronimus is legged aboard for his ride on the gelding. He maps to be possibly box-seating and currently two from two when second-up, he has strong claims for victory today.

 

NEXT BEST 🥈

Race 6:  No.1  CHOLANTE  ($2.85 with BoomBet)

Formerly with Clarrie Conners, CHOLANTE has her first start for the Team Freedman stable today and after two recent trials, looks set and ready to go. Last preparation, the Choisir mare had just the one start where she finished third in a BM72 Hcp over 1100m on the Kensington track at Randwick. She was then spelled (while changing stables) and has since trialled twice, winning the last of those with Tyler Schiller on board for both runs. The stable has slipped the tongue tie on for the first time here and Schiller is the pilot for this assignment. She gets the gun-run from gate one and is down in grade from her last start. Already a winner first-up, the boxes look ticked for a big performance. Scratched from Tuesday’s Newcastle meeting to run here, she can land the bacon today.

 

BEST VALUE 💰 

Race 5:  No.1  TWIGMAN  ($6 with BoomBet)

The Paul Shailer-trained TWIGMAN is third-up today who has the runs on the board to suggest he will take beating here. Last start, the Preferment gelding soon found his feet when second-up, he easily accounted for a BM68 field over 1900m at Gosford. With Adam Hyeronimus on board for the first time, he settled in the one, one to the turn, then pulled out three-wide, took over on straightening and went on to win by more than a length, holding them all at bay across the line. The four-year-old is lightly-raced, with just nine starts to his name, but boasts four wins to date. Hyeronimus sticks with him here and up against similar company, his debut track appearance could well be a winning one.