HRC MOTEL MAIDEN PLATE Tips (Race 2)
Hawkesbury Best Bet - Race 2 No. 8 My Snow Queen
While there's no prizes for finding her at the current quote, the form around her good debut performance at Warwick Farm does stand out in what is a very weak Maiden line-up.
By Star Turn and out the dam Lionel Left Me, a half-sister to a Group Three winner in Amovatio, My Snow Queen stuck to the task well in that initial 1100m assignment, nearly grabbing third off Your Too Good, who ran into the smart De An Andretti prior to that.
Shihonka was runner-up in that contest and has subsequently placed at Listed level while here in a Set Weights Maiden which sees her getting weight off limited older rivals, she should be too good with natural improvement predicted.
XXXX GOLD PROVINCIAL & COUNTRY MAIDEN HANDICAP Tips (Race 3)
Hawkesbury Next Best Bet - Race 3 No. 4 Verbek
After catching the eye at cricket score odds on debut at Newcastle in February, this gelding was sent for a little spell before resuming in a two-year-old handicap over the Wagga Carnival and again was strong late.
Verbek was a Maiden runner taking on six runners who had broken that tag in prior efforts which includes the third-placed Mortal Witness, a filly with Stakes form from the Spring who had bolted in the start prior.
A progressive two-year-old that is getting to his right trip against older rivals that haven't shown a whole lot, it isn't a dissimilar setup to Race 2 and despite being short currently, we're again expecting a positive result.
ASCEND TROPHIES & SALES BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP Tips (Race 7)
Hawkesbury Value Bet - Race 7 No. 1 Admit It
Barring a second-up flop as a drifting favourite where a firmer surface was attributed to the loss, this four-year-old has been super honest over 14 starts which have netted him four wins and four placings.
After bouncing back with a brave victory on March 12 when sustaining a wide run at Port Macquarie with 60kg, Admit It has now been tried over longer journeys via his last three efforts and the May 1 performance indicated this staying trip is worth a try.
Sticking on as clearly the pick of the on-pace runners in that Newcastle contest, he has weight swings on both the winner, Wild Sheila along with the third-placed Deepwood Vale, which could prove crucial on Thursday.