Hawkesbury Preview & Best Bets – Thursday September 29 

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Hawkesbury Tips 29/09/2022

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

 

BEST BET 🏆

Race 6:  No.3  DIAMOND DIESEL  ($3 with Ladbrokes)

Gosford galloper DIAMOND DIESEL has hit the ground running this preparation and looks well placed here to notch-up career win number three today. Last start ,the Mossman gelding bounced back from a hiccup at Rosehill when he finished third (of 15) in a Midway BM72 over the mile at Randwick. He set a new personal best that day, running the trip, 5.8 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field by 7 lengths. The former Hong Kong six-year-old appears to have settled in to his new stable without a fuss and with both career wins coming on heavy tracks, today’s conditions look ideal for him. Back to the provincials today, he will take beating in this contest.

 

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Race 2:  No.1  SILVANITO  ($2.30 with Palmerbet)

The James Cummings-trained SILVANITO has been in the money in his two starts this preparation and looks set to salute third-up today. Last start, the Shooting To Win colt was second-up off a lengthy nine-month absence when he finished third in a three-year-old Maiden over 1250m at Canterbury. He settled last that day and on a Heavy 8, made good ground late to grab the podium finish. He ran the trip, 1.1 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best here, while running the fastest final 600m sectional as well. Cummings slips the blinkers on the Godolphin youngster today for the first time as Sam Clipperton takes the reins. Placed twice on wet tracks, the conditions look ideal today and fitter for two runs back, he can play a major role here.

 

BEST VALUE 💰 

Race 8:  No.10  ESTILETE  ($3.60 with Neds)

The Annabel Neasham-trained ESTILETE has her third race start today and although up in grade, still looks a genuine contender in this event. Last start, the Written Tycoon filly lined-up for the second time and made it clear she had learnt from her debut failure when she clobbered her rivals in a Goulburn Maiden over 1300m. On a Soft 7 that day, she put paid to them on straightening and crossed the line 3.5 lengths ahead of the pack. She ran her last 600m, 4.7 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. She also recorded the fastest final 800m, 600m and 200m sectionals for the maiden contest. She takes on tougher opposition here but coming in on the limit on a wet track evens it out a little. Alysha Collett remains aboard and she should prove hard to run down today.