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THE PLAN: Hawkesbury midweek meeting today and it is not an overly exciting affair unfortunately – certainly not Metropolitan standard.


R1 #7 Lucky Jackson – Like the setup this bloke has here – strong late first up when a narrow margin winner – jumped straight to 1700m 2nd up and narrowly beaten against the older horses – big margins behind. Looks to control the tempo here – peaks fitness wise and can run very well here. If looking to save – High Dude looks the safest option – but not much in the price.

SUGGESTED BETTING: 3.5 Units Lucky Jackson @ $5.50 with Bet365 – Happy to take $5+

R4 – No official play here with a bit of pressure coming out of the race and not sure about running on today over this trip. If they are running on a bit early – Invincible Quest can certainly improve – got way out of its ground last start and found an impossible position – should be closer today and strong late. Phuket can also be strong late. Keen to be around Envy of All here – inside draw and not going that well for mine.

R5 #1 The Hipster – #7 Lisdoonvarna – Marble comes up odds on here and cannot really get my head around it – draws to be stuck behind the speed and hasn’t exactly done anything to justify the price regardless. The Hipster resumes from a decent break – has good speed and should be giving a great sight here at generous odds. Lisdoonvarna hopefully rolls forward with The Hipster and they can control the tempo – expecting Lisoonvarna to be strong late. Cymbalism scares the life out of me – was giving no winning chance last start and is much better than that – certainly waiting for it to get over further – but can be the knockout.

SUGGESTED BETTING: 3 Units The Hipster @ $7.50 with Bet365 – 3 Units Lisdoonvarna @ Best Tote/SP

R6 – Scratching of Ladder took the value and a bit of tempo out of this race. Again was keen to back Invincible George and Grimoire here – but with a touch of a lack of tempo and not knowing the pattern – inclined to let them do around. San Pablo looked the big overs of the on pacers.