Horse Racing Tips – Hawkesbury | Sat 30th April

Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, looks at Saturday’s NSW race meeting and singles out his top three hopes from each race for Hawkesbury  this weekend.

Rail: True

Track: Heavy 8

GREEEN SHADOWS is unbeaten in two starts, latest most impressive win in Brisbane. Up in weights but is experienced, is a winner, and certain to be handy all the way.

BASQUIAT is a maiden who was a game 2nd on debut beaten less than a length. Has since trialled well and Jay Mac rides. Certain to make a mark.

OWEN COUNTY is also unbeaten from one very strong finishing win at Kembla. This is harder but needed that run and the confidence will shine through here. Has claims.


Fascinating race. These Highways are getting better and better and this is a beauty. EXTRAVAGENT LAD is smart and fast. After winning Canberra Cl 2 he came to town and was beaten into 2nd spot in a Cl 2 Highway after leading. Is perfectly drawn and very fit.

WHO BUT ROO looked smart winning when resuming last start after being on speed throughout. Looks to be very handy and has claims.

TRUMPED UP is better this time up and after a smart win last start comes into this with a real live hope.


Tough race. MOMACK is racing in great form. He is very fit and likes to get home hard. Recent form is extremely good for this.

HARVEY’S WAY was a horse going places last prep but has taken some time to find it this campaign. Saying that, was a solid 3rd last start so may be back to his best.

ACHIRA is a bit in and out and is ready to run a beauty.




KALAPOUR is rising a little in grade but gee his debut Aussie run and win was impressive. Does get a 3kg claim here which will help. If he repeats that run he wins.

MR GEE gets a 2kg claim and that’s a big help but bad draw is a concern. Is racing very well and suited to this grade. Big danger.

This Victorian DEEPSTRIKE looks to be on the rise. He finished hard to win a BM 84 last start at Caulfield. That field was better than this race but does go up 5.5kg.


Fascinating race. This lightly raced galloper RAINBOW CONNECTION can show up. Last campaign was running terrific races, twice placing at stakes level, and resumes here with Hughie on top which suggests a very forward showing. Respect.

A VERY FINE RED is 3rd up here and has a lot of talent. Both runs this time up have been solid in better company. Big show.

Off the draw and receiving a 1.5kg allowance, SALINA DREAMING comes into play. Has had 4 runs this time up and past 3 have been solid placings at this level.


It’s a big ask for ELEVEN ELEVEN with this weight first-up but he is a genuine horse and when in the mood can overcome many things. Will get back but should dash late.

MALKOVICH may be thrown in here. He just looks perfectly placed and will lead these. Weighted win and win comfortably.

FITUESE has pace too and was a solid 5th when resuming. This race suits a lot.


This is a terrific race for the very much in form MR MOZART. he has talent and can run a particularly strong 1400m. has won his past 2 starts, latest at Gr 3 level against older horses. Could probably jump and lead this all the way. is fit and fast.

FLYING CRAZY is very honest and in great touch too winning 2 of his past 3 starts. has drawn well, brilliantly won a stakes race at Eagle Farm last start and can fly home late.

LOCH EAGLE is gifted and looks nicely placed. Big strider who needs elbow room which he should get here and is honest. Charges at them late.


Fascinating race. Lots of chances. NUDGE doesn’t win often but she does always run on well and this grade suits. Resumes here but has a neat fresh record. Respect her today.

Her stablemate BROOKSPIRE also resumes and has shown a great deal of talent while fresh before. She also has shown improvement each campaign and her trial recently was great. Has placed at this level previously.

MIRRA VISION has had 4 fairly sound runs this time up and is more than capable when the cards fall her way of winning a race like this. Is very fit.



16:10 (Local Time)

Intriguing race. OLMEDO might cause a shock here. His run at WFA last start wasn’t too bad at all and now that he is 3rd up into this, he looks well placed. Sure to run home well.

BRUTALITY is a good miler. He will get back but he is very fit and is certain to make his presence felt late in this race.

ART CADEAU probably gets a mile back from this gate but he is really racing well and is bound to run on. The weights suit him today and his past 2 starts have been full of merit making ground late each one and placing. Respect.


Great race if for no other reason than to see if this unbeaten mare NORWEGIAN BLISS can keep on winning. She has raced 5 times and won them all but steps up in class a fair bit here. Is 2nd up from a spell at a trip that suits and looks very hard to beat.

SUAVE has ability and resumes here. Can run on and goes good while fresh. His best form has been at BM 78 level. Charges at them late.

GRANDE RUMORE is hot and cold but is 3rd up and has a powerful finish on her day. Watch betting.