Hawkesbury Preview & Best Bets – June 30

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Hawkesbury Tips 30/06/2022 

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



OUR BAMBINO  (Race 1,  No. 1 – $4.80)

Kembla Grange galloper OUR BAMBINO has improved with every start this preparation and is now at the top of his game. Last start, the Fiorente gelding took out a BM64 on his home track, destroying his rivals as he put more than two lengths on them over the line. He ran the 2000m journey, 2.1 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this field. He also posted the fastest final 800m and 600m sectionals for the race. Jackson Searle sticks with him and his 3kg claim will make the task even easier today. The five-year-old is a two-time winner here and four of his five career wins have come on dry tracks. The scene looks set for him to shine again.




DOLLAR MAGIC (Race 6,  No. 3 – $3.50)

The Scott Singleton-trained DOLLAR MAGIC only has to overcome her wide gate here to be a real force in this contest. Last start, the Shamus Award filly came off a lengthy 22-week break when she finished fourth in a BM64 over 1000m on Randwick’s Kensington track. She ran that out, 2.3 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best here by more than 4 lengths. She will strip fitter today from that first-up effort and won second-up last preparation. Reece Jones steered her to victory in her maiden on debut and is back here looking for more success. If she can jump with them and settle early, she will be in this up to her eye teeth.




THE HIMALAYAS  (Race 7,  No. 7 – $4.80)

In an open affair here, the Brad Widdup-trained THE HIMALAYAS looks well placed in this field and is capable of landing the bacon today. Last start, the Zoustar gelding resumed after six months off the scene and on fresh legs, made it look easy as he broke through for his maiden win, here over the 1300m trip. He ran his last 600m, 2 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up and covered the entire journey, 5.4 lengths slower than standard, setting a new personal best. He also set the fastest final 200m sectional for the contest. Hugh Bowman takes control today and ideally drawn in gate two, he gets every chance for back-to-back victories here.