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Hawkesbury Tips for Thursday, November 23

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



Race 7:  No.8  CRYSTAL WATERS  ($6.10 with BoomBet)

Paul Murray saddles-up the Kembla Grange-based CRYSTAL WATERS here who ticks enough boxes to stake a serious claim for victory today. Last start the mare resumed off a 17-week spell and wasn’t disgraced when finishing fourth in a BM68 Hcp over 1300m on her home track. With Grant Buckley aboard, every gap he tried to steer her through closed on him, leaving the mare going up and down on the spot and she should really have finished a lost closer. Up to the 1400m today (where she is a three-time winner), Buckley sticks with her again as she draws gate six and maps to settle better than mid-field. Already a winner when second-up, if she can avoid the traffic jams here, she looks a genuine winning chance in this contest.



Race 6:  No.2  BEAUTY RISING  ($5.10 with BoomBet)

Having her first run for Annabel Neasham today, BEAUTY RISING is three starts into her current campaign and looks set to give this contest a real shake. Formerly with the Phillip Stokes stable, the Deep Field filly last ran eight weeks ago at Flemington where she was third-up and showed plenty of improvement by finishing second in a BM64 over 1420m. She has since trialled here with Chad Schofield who is legged aboard for this assignment. She draws to do no early work in gate one and with a clear run to the line, she can take home first prize today.



Race 5:  No.7  DONEGAL LIGHTS  ($8 with bet365)

Warwick Farm galloper, DONEGAL LIGHTS, is third-up today and looks well-placed here to break his run of minor placings and grab his second career win. Last start, the five-year-old stepped-up to 1400m when second-up and beat all but one home in a Class 1 Hcp at Goulburn. He took over at the 200m mark but the leader fought back to grab victory by half a length on the line. Andrew Calder was aboard that day and has the reins again for this contest. Stepping-up to the mile today, he placed in all three starts at the track and connections will be keen to see him shake his ‘prolific placegetter’ tag. He gets the gun-run here and from gate one maps to settle better than mid-field on the fence. Fitter for those two runs back, he can get the job done here at odds today.