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XXXX GOLD 2YO MAIDEN PLATE Tips (Race 3)
Hawkesbury Next Best Bet - Race 3 No. 7 Rupertaar
Bjorn Baker prepared the smart Winning Rupert to win five of six races before an early retirement to stud and he brings this two-year-old for Thursday's debut assignment, a daughter of his former start sprinter.
A half-sister to the smart Isotope (triple Stakes winner), Rupertaar has looked a very smooth mover in all of her public showings and has had the benefit of two June trials leading into this, the last of those a big win in fast time for the Rosehill set on June 12.
Along with that latest hit-out being on a wet track, her February 17 heat was on a Heavy 8 and the most pleasing aspect of that win was that she was put under pressure and then responded, so we've at least seen her off the bridle, i.e. a real race day scenario.
ST JOHNS PARK BOWLING CLUB BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP Tips (Race 5)
Hawkesbury Value Bet - Race 5 No. 1 Coco Cuber
Team Snowden and Tommy Berry team up in the fifth from Hawkesbury with this returning gelding, who was super consistent in town last preparation, with a win and four placings from his last five attempts.
His last two first-up flops are the reason an each-way price is available on Thursday, albeit he has won fresh and for a galloper that won a Randwick Benchmark 72 winner only two starts ago, ability should take him a long way in a modest Provincial 64.
Over short course sprints, big weights can be near on an irrelevant factor and off two trials ahead of this return where he's been good through the line on each occasion, Coco Cuber can figure as a galloper that handles any conditions.
KILLAHY EQUINE CG&E BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP Tips (Race 8)
Hawkesbury Best Bet - Race 8 No. 1 Black Bolt
Ciaron Maher & David Eustace have elected to dodge two Warwick Farm Benchmark 72 options on Wednesday for this 1300m BM64 and it's certainly the right move if they're looking for a fresh win with Black Bolt.
As is common with many of the Savabeel progeny, we saw improvement from the two-year-old to the early three-year-old season with this gelding, who went back-to-back to start his summer campaign prior to a third behind the subsequent QLD Derby winner, Kukeracha.
The gamble on Thursday is that he's first-up on a wet track, but off two trials including a strong piece of work behind the handy Vrenelli on June 18 and in what's quite a poor race overall, he may just prove a little too classy for this lot.