Hawkesbury Preview & Best Bets – Thursday September 22

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Hawkesbury Tips 22/09/2022

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



Race 6:  No.3  ANG POW  ($3.90 with Palmerbet)

The Team Freedman-trained ANG POW missed his first podium finish in six starts at Kembla Grange but looks set to bounce back in this contest today. Last start, the well-bred Flying Artie gelding left the gates a $2.20 favourite but always in trouble, finished back in the field, beaten four lengths on the day in a BM64 Hcp over 1200m. He overraced most of the way and had to be eased several times to avoid heels in front of him. He faces open company today and is drawn out which should see him avoid the (inside) traffic and have the running room he needs. Keagan Latham steered him to victory two starts back in a BM68 Hcp at Newcastle and returns here for this assignment. I believe we will see a different galloper today.



Race 4:  No.6  CONSTRUCTIONMASTER  ($6.50 with Unibet)

The Team Lee-trained CONSTRUCTIONMASTER has been thereabouts in his past few this time in and this contest looks ideal for him today. Last start, the Nostradamus gelding beat all but one home in a BM66 Hcp over the mile at Nowra. On a Heavy 8, he ran his last 600m, 1 length quicker than benchmark, the best here and posted the fastest final 800m and 600m sectionals for the race. He meets easier opposition today as Zac Lloyd sticks with him and after the claim, carries less weight than last start. Placed here two starts back, he looks right in the mix in the small field.



Race 8:  No.2  Lord Paramount  ($8.50 with Palmerbet)

The Maher and Eustace-trained LORD PARAMOUNT has been racing in much harder company in the city this preparation and this contest looks right up his alley today. Last start, the four-year-old grey missed a podium finish by a whisker when finishing fourth in a BM72 over 1000m at Warwick Farm. Coming from last on the turn, James McDonald got every inch out of him as he covered the final 600m, 7 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field by more than 4 lengths. He also ran a new personal best that day, running the entire trip out, 2.6 lengths quicker than standard, also the best here. Despite missing the money, he still ran the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals for the race. Now, rock-hard fit after four starts this preparation, Brenton Avdulla has the reins today and (currently) at better than each-way odds, he looks a worthy investment in this event.