Hawkesbury tips & form for Thursday, April 5


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.

Looking for a new bookmaker ahead of Hawkesbury? Take a look at the banner below see our best bet of the day and to also take advantage of Sportsbet’s sign up bonus.

sportsbet logo GET YOUR FIRST BET MATCHED UP TO $501
Hawkesbury, Race 6, Class 2 Handicap Live And Free $1.75
^New Customers only. Turnover requirements apply. T&Cs apply. Excl NSW, WA, SA & VIC. Gamble responsibly.

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)