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Hawkesbury Tips 22/04/2023

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



Race 1:  No.2  ZARDOZI  ($2.05 with Bet Right)

The James Cummings-trained ZARDOZI is unbeaten in two starts and looks a solid chance of remaining that way after this contest is run. Last start, the Kingman filly improved even further from her Maiden win two starts back when she clobbered them in a Two-Year-Old Hcp, here over 1300m on a Heavy 9 that day. She ran the trip out, 2.8 lengths slower than benchmark, setting a new personal best and running the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race as well. Chad Schofield remains on board as he too shoots for a hat-trick with the filly and now a winner at the track, the Godolphin youngster will take beating here again.



Race 7:  No.9  RAZETA  ($6 with BlueBet)

Kris Lees saddles-up RAZETA here who has bounced back to her best and looks right in this contest. Last start, the Deep Field filly returned from an unplaced effort in the Group 2 Kewney Stakes at Flemington and turned it all around at Randwick, taking out the Listed South Pacific Stakes over 1400m. On a Heavy 8 that day, she gave that field a galloping lesson, putting almost three lengths on them over the line. The three-year-old covered the trip, 10.8 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field and set a new personal best as well. She also ran the fastest final 600m and 400m sectionals. Rock-hard fit after four starts this time in, she does little to no work from gave five and should be there at the finish.


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Race 9:  No.8  NEW MANDATE  ($8 with Ladbrokes)

The Chris Waller-trained NEW MANDATE is second-up here and is capable of big improvement in this contest. Last start, the British-bred gelding was fresh off a 15-week spell when he finished mid-field in the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude over 1500m. Jumping from the car park that day (gate 14 of 16), he settled back in the field, was never on the track and never really in the hunt for a top-three finish. He has since placed in a Rosehill trial. Fitter for that run and J.Mac in charge for this assignment, the five-year-old could surprise at odds here.