Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: International Racing: Thursday 09 April 2020 – Oaklawn Park

International Racing: Thursday 09 April 2020 – Oaklawn Park

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We return to Oaklawn Park this Thursday the 9th April and punters will have 9 races to look forward to. KINETIC SWAGGER lands the tag as the best bet on the card and he lines up in the 5th race. He relished the drop back to this trip last time out and with a bit of luck in running he could deliver the goods for punters at a decent price. ROZAFA could be worth following in the first race, to line the pockets for the rest of the meeting. With just two useful starts to her name, she has the scope for much more. See more here. 

Other international racing tips for Thursday:
Oaklawn
Wyong
Pakenham
Gold Coast

Neil Morrice tips


Best Bet: KINETIC SWAGGGER (Race 5)
Value Bet: ROZAFA (Race 1)


Race
Time
Conditions
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
1
20:05
1200m – Maiden F&M 3 YO & Up
2
5
3
8
7
2
20:35
1200m – 3 Yr Old and Up
4
1a
3
5
6
3
21:05
1700m – 3 Yr Old and Up
1
8
9
12
5
4
21:35
1200m – 3 Yr Old and Up
10
8
7
2
9
5
22:06
1200m – Maidens 3 Yr and Up
12
4
5
2
3
6
22:36
1700m – 3 Yr Old Only
3
4
8
2
1
7
23:06
1700m – Maiden F&M 3 YO & Up
10
11
4
1
7
8
23:38
1200m – Allowance 3 YO & Up
7
5
3
2
4
9
00:09
1200m – Maiden Fillies 3 YO Only
11
7
5
6
3

Race 1 – 20:05 - 1200m
A tricky maiden to kick off proceedings, where cases can be made for a number of these contenders. With that said, it might be worth taking a flyer on a horse like ROZAFA. The daughter of Cairo Prince has only had the two starts so far, but she took off late in her last start over this course and distance to finish 3rd and she clearly has scope for more progression. If allowed to race closer to the lead this time, she could give the leading contenders some serious cheek. COLLUDE had excuses in that last effort when Ricardo Santana lost his stick. She has been knocking on the door for a while now and if things go to plan this time, she will be right there at the finish. ALENA MARIE finished just in front of the top selection last time out, but she is still a maiden after 11 outings. She probably doesn’t have as much scope as the latter but deserves respect on that good latest run.

Race 2 – 20:35 – 1200m
DREXEL has only had the 7 starts so far, all of which have come over this trip. Having won his penultimate start, he followed that up well with a solid third in his latest attempt. From a much-improved draw here, he deserves plenty of respect and should be challenging late. CH JAY has been in good consistent form since the middle of 2019 and he comes into this race on the back of an eye-catching effort last time out, when changing tactics to race handy. From a plum draw, he should find a handy position once again and that will bring him right into the equation. CALL ME DERBY has won his last two starts, beating both of DREXEL and SMELLIN CANDY in his latest. All of his 8 starts to date have been over this course and distance and he must included.

Race 3 – 21:05 – 1700m
A tricky race greets punters in the 3rd and the tentative selection goes to ESKENDEREYAS DREAM. He was caught wide throughout his run last time out and predictably had nothing left in the closing stages. From a much-improved draw this time, he has the consistent recent form to fight this out. COWBOYS DREAM has only had the two starts back since his 4-month rest and he will be cherry-rip for this. If finding that form he was showing before his break, he will be in the thick of things here.

Race 4 – 21:35 – 1200m
MONDAY CONFESSION gave a solid account of himself last time out, making it two good performances since dropping back to this trip. He is a 5-time winner from 14 attempts over the 1200m and should give his followers another very good run for their money. TRE LEE DIVINE gave a useful account of himself over a trip that was probably just short of his best. On his penultimate run over this course and distance, he will be a major factor to contend with here. In a relatively competitive race, the likes of SOUTHSIDER must be considered, having finished right in front of the top selection last time out. The son of First Defence is yet to win over this trip from 7 previous attempts, but he rallied well last time and if repeating that effort, he should be factor.

Race 5 – 22:06 – 1200m
KINETIC SWAGGER loved dropping back to this trip last time out, having contested over the mile and further for some time. That was just his second run after a 10-month absence from racing and his third as a gelding. He showed the right amount of speed in that latest run and with the scope for further improvement he will land the best bet tag. TAPIT ON RACE DAY has found some useful form in his last two starts, over what appears to be his preferred trip where he runs today. He had excuses in his penultimate run, when caught wide as they angled for home and from an improved draw here, he deserves a fair amount of respect.

Race 6 – 22:36 – 1700m
ITS MY BAG BABY has only had the 4 starts so far and he won his latest, when returning from a 3-month rest. That was over the 1200m and he steps up to the 1700m here. He has performed well over this sort of trip, having gone close to winning over mile on debut so the trip will suit. From a useful draw, he will be a big runner. ARTEMUS EAGLE has won twice from just his 6 starts so far and he gave a solid account of himself over the mile last time out, when finishing third with a sustained finish. Martin Garcia has ridden the son of Wicked Strong twice before and he regains the ride here. With plenty of scope for more, he looks to be one of the leading contenders. ICECAP is another horse worth mentioning in this medium sized field of 8 runners. He was a useful winner las time out and he may still be slightly ahead of the handicapper in these conditions. If overcoming the draw, he should be involved in the finish.

Race 7 – 23:06 – 1700m
ILLUSIONISTA has had two decent starts so far and she would’ve learned a lot from both outings. She tired late last time out but there is no doubt that she would’ve strengthened up since and the daughter of Magician will have plenty more improvement to come. If overcoming another tricky barrier, she will surely go into contention at the business end. GYPSY WIND stayed on strongly in that debut effort and the run would’ve brought him on nicely for this. With the expected improvement he should be right there.

Race 8 – 23:38 – 1200m
LOCALLY OWNED has been a consistent sort in his 8 starts so far and he now returns as a gelding. A distance specialist, he has only missed the first three places once from 4 attempts over this trip. If not too in need of this run, he must be included. AMERICAN MANDATE is another contender that is overdue a win. The son of Strong Mandate has been knocking on the door of the winner’s enclosure for some time now and despite having not won over this trip from 5 attempts, he has finished second twice and he must be respected here. TOWN CHAMP and UNION RIDE both look very dangerous and deserved plenty of respect on the form they have both shown so far.

Race 9 – 00:09 – 1200m
READYFORMYCLOSEUP
has given two solid performances so far and she boxed on well to finish third in her latest effort. With the expected improvement to come, the daughter of Liam’s Map should be involved in the finish. LIAM’S TEMPEST is another daughter of Liam’s Map, who boxed on gamely in her latest effort. She showed plenty of speed on that occasion and she too will have the expected scope to improve. Having finished well behind the top selection in her penultimate start, she may just have to settle for a minor position. GURL YOU FINE finds an improved draw here and she will be looking for a relatively handy position in the early stages. With an easier trip expected, she must be considered for wider perms. 

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