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Australian Racing Tips – Sunday 5 December – Hawkesbury

Winning Form bring you all of their best bets and tips for Saturday’s racing coming your way from Hawkesbury for 5 December 2021.

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Winning Form bring you all of their best bets and tips for Saturday's racing coming your way from Hawkesbury for 5 December 2021.

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Best Bet: DIVINE BREATH (Race 6)
Value Bet: DUTY (Race 7)

Jackpot (races 4 – 7)

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

3

11

10

4

16

12

4

9

6

1

 

12

    
    
Cost R54.00

Race 4

There are two unraced runners in the field, so keep an eye on the betting markets to get some indication as to whether the connection believe that they can win the first time out. Any betting support for a runner or runners should be respected. Of the raced runners, SANDASTAN may prove to be the best. He was bumped at the start before finishing sixth last time out over 1300M, just over three lengths behind the winner when returning from a 25-week break and two barrier trials. The gelding would have come on with the run under his belt and from a handy draw three, he should be right up there when they hit the line.

A 3yr old and a 4yr old filly might chase him home, with the slight preference going to CHILKO LAKE who stayed on well when second last time out over seven furlongs, one and a half lengths behind the winner and the form of that race has been franked. She gets gate seven and should keep the top choice honest.

CREDIT CRUNCH has had six runs to date, chalking up two seconds, but was a tad disappointing when tenth last time out over a mile, just under eleven lengths adrift of the victor when returning from a longer 29-week break. She will be hoping to bounce back to some of her better efforts and whilst facing a wide draw sixteen out of twenty, she will get the services of ex-SA jockey Keegan Latham, so she will get all the necessary assistance from the saddle.

Race 5

A 4yr old filly and a 5yr old mare could fight out the finish to this race and secure the exacta, but GLAMOUR AND GLORY is given the nod to secure her second career victory. She had her consistency rewarded with her maiden win last time out over five furlongs by just under a length and a half. She came three-wide into the home stretch that day, but hit the front at the 100M mark and then held off all the late challengers in the dash down to the wire. She has gate seven and whilst taking on stronger here, she may well be up to the task at hand.

FLASH POINT made good late progress when ending up in sixth place last time out over 1100M, just over three and a half lengths back from the winner. She jumps from a wideish gate nine but does have her peak run since returning from a 28-week absence.

COLONEL followed up his penultimate run victory over 1100M with an eighth spot finish next time out over six furlongs, 4.3L back from the winner, but he jumped awkwardly and was then rushed to race up with the leaders, but not surprisingly had nothing extra to offer over the closing stages. He is drawn one inside the latter and will have 1.5kgs taken off his back thanks to his claiming apprentice to aid his cause.

Race 6

With the late scratching of one of her main rivals, the door may have opened for today’s best bet, DIVINE BREATH to chalk up her third career victory. She is a 4yr old filly taking on males, but her last four runs have yielded two seconds, one third and then a length and a half win last time out over seven furlongs, notwithstanding coming four wide into the home straight. She kicked clear at the 150M mark that day and then strode away from the field to record a comfortable victory. She gets a cosy draw five and will have 1.5kgs removed from her allocated weight courtesy of her claiming apprentice.

AWESOME LAD has shown marked improvement in his last two outings, the latest when third over 1300M, 1.3L back from the winner, despite being hampered at the 1100M pole and only securing a clear run at the 200M mark. He is drawn one inside the top pick and looks to be the obvious danger to the former.

LEMAIRE has a wideish draw eight, but has consistent formline to his name and tried to go from jump to wire before ending up in third place last time out over 1300M, just over a length back from the winner. The gelding was collared very late that day and should be involved in the finish here.

Race 7

DUTY won his penultimate start over nine furlongs and then finished third next time out over 1900M, three lengths adrift of the winner and was immediately moved to a new trainer and rested for 40 weeks. He has his first run for his new conditioner today but has had the benefit of two barrier trials, finishing second in the latest and if that proves that he has fully settled into his new surroundings, he should give a good account of himself here. He gets gate seven and the fact that his connections have brought him back into racing after such a lengthy absence would also seem to suggest that they believe that he still has something more to offer them. As such, he is made the value bet on the day’s program.

ADIOS STEVE has finished third and then second in his last outing over six furlongs, 0.8L behind the winner since returning from a 24-week break. He overraced in the early and middle stages in that contest and then come four wide into the home straight, but battled all the way down to the line. He will have to overcome a wide gate thirteen, but nevertheless should be right up there in the mix.

NICOCHET is seldom far off the action and did not get the clearest of passages when ending up in sixth place last time out over 1300M, just under two and a half lengths behind the winner. He is drawn in gate six and should not be lightly dismissed. 

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