Hawkesbury tips & form for Thursday, April 5

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HAWKESBURY is racing this Thursday and the punters have a great eight race card to wager upon.

Interested in having a punt in Sydney? Check out our tips below.

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Race 1 – Maiden Plate (1500m)

Given Time impressed on debut and looks likely in its very next start. The Waller runner draws well here and should be hard to beat.

Race 1 tip: Given Time to win ($1.60 at William Hill)

Race 2 – Class 2 Handicap (1000m)

And So It Goes has been rock solid this preparation, winning twice and placing in its last-start race at Class 2 level. The horse looks suited to this grading and has more than enough ability to record a third win this campaign.

Race 2 tip: And So It Goes to win ($7.50 at Neds)

Race 3 – Maiden Handicap (1100m)

The resuming Military Academy presents as a strong winning hope. The colt trialed beautifully at this track on March 19 and we believe it will get the job done after the five month break.

Race 3 tip: Military Academy to win ($2.75 at Sportsbet)

Race 4 – Maiden (1300m)

The resuming runner Sokudo is going to be the elect to beat. The runner has trialed twice leading into this, and has the best winning hope in a field littered with first starters.

Race 4 tip: Sokudo to win ($2.15 at Sportsbet)

Race 5 – Maiden (1300m)

Mr Plow has two second placed finishes across a pair of career starts and it looms as a huge chance here. The horse comes back after a short layoff and it should be good to go fresh.

Race 5 tip: Mr Plow to win ($2.10 at William Hill)

Race 6 – Class 2 Handicap (1600m)

Last-start winner Live And Free is going to be hard to beat here. The O’Shea-trained gelding torched the field at Kembla Grange by a length and a half and we think it can back it up nicely here.

Race 6 tip: Live And Free to win ($1.75 at Neds)

Race 7 – Benchmark 63 (1400m)

Appetizing can follow up its resuming second placing with a win. The gelding has a win at this distance in the past and we think it can go one better on the first-up performance.

Race 7 tip: Appetizing to win ($4 at Ladbrokes)

Race 8 – Benchmark 66 (1100m)

Tapavino looks to be a nice price based on recent performances. The Murtajill mare has not missed a placing across four runs this campaign, including a last-start win at Wyong. We’re backing it in to deliver in the last at double figures.

Race 8 tip: Tapavino to win ($12 at Crownbet)