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Hawkesbury Tips for Thursday, September 21

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



Race 3:  No.3  RISE TO IT  ($2.80 with bet365)

The Maher & Eustace-trained RISE TO IT is as honest as they come and is looking for his second career-win today. Last start, the So You Think gelding came off his maiden win at Goulburn when he finished a gallant fourth at Wyong over the mile in Class 1 company. He drew barrier eight (of nine) that day and was trapped three-wide (without cover) from the outset. On the turn, he was pushed four-wide and after covering more ground than the early explorers, still managed to finish fourth (nosed-out of third prize) in the event. He won’t have that to worry about today as he gets the gun-run from gate one here. Jason Collett is the pilot and should enjoy the perfect sit behind the early pace. At his peak after three runs back, he will take beating here.



Race 6:  No.4  BALLROOM BELLA  ($2.50 with Ladbrokes)

Rosehill galloper BALLROOM BELLA is second-up today and will be out to make it two-straight here. Last start, the Russian Revolution filly was fresh off a lengthy six-month break and showed no signs of fatigue as she destroyed her opposition, here in a 1000m Maiden Hcp. With Jean Van Overmeire aboard, she box-seated from gate one, then in the run home, peeled off the leader’s heels, took control and that was all she wrote as the three-year-old went on to win by 2.5 lengths on the line. She steps-up in grade today and draws out in gate seven but maps to cross and settle near mid-field. She still looks the part in this line-up.



Race 2:  No.1  BIG BOY GEORGE  ($5 with BoomBet)

The locally-trained BIG BOY GEORGE has impressed after three starts and looks all set for back-to-back victories today. Last start, the Showtime gelding was second-up off an eight-month absence when he broke through for his maiden win, here over 1300m. Unwanted in the market ($10), he had the run of the race (settling one out, one back) and on straightening, pulled out, passed the leading two, and went on to a good win. From gate five, he maps to settle just behind the pace and with another trouble-free run, he can frank that last-start effort and land the chocolates today.