Hawkesbury has had plenty of rain recently, so the track is currently rated a Heavy 8 with the penetrometer at 5.52.
R1 11.50pm WHITE BRIDGE BIRRALEE LONG DAY CARE BENCHMARK 65 HCP 2200m
ROYAL DYNASTY didn't get the clearest of runs in the straight at Kembla last start. Still scope for improvement.
SIR BASTIAN finished on the placegetters’ heels at Hawkesbury last start.
FLEETING gets to 2000m quickly.
SELECTIONS: No2 SAINT JEROME, No6 Royal Dynasty, No7 Sir Bastian, No3 Fleeting
VALUE RUNNER: No3 Fleeting
R2 12.34pm BIRRALEE PRE SCHOOL MAIDEN PLATE 1150m
HOUDINI HAL close up both runs this preparation.
JUST WILLIAM hasn't been far from the winner both runs this preparation including a third at Newcastle Beaumont last-start on a heavy track.
REGAL ROJO placed five from 11 including a Goulburn placing resuming.
SELECTIONS: No5 CRY FOR PEACE, No1 Houdini Hal, No2 Just William, No3 Regal Rojo
VALUE RUNNER: No2 Just William
R3 1.09pm HANSEN YUNCKEN MAIDEN HANDICAP 1250m
DAMEDGE chased hard but couldn't reel in the winner, resuming on the heavy at Newcastle Beaumont. Right in the mix.
ALDESAAR broke through for his maiden win after 12 starts at Newcastle Beaumont last-start.
DINKY DI DORA led all the way to win her maiden at Newcastle Beaumont two runs back.
SELECTIONS: No2 SCHOPENHAUER, No2 Damedge, No4 Aldesaar, No6 Dinky Di Dora
VALUE RUNNER: No4 Aldesaar
R4 1.47pm P.L. BRITT PLUMBING MAIDEN HANDICAP 1350m
VEGA $14 chance in the G2 Skyline Stakes at Randwick only career start to date. Trials have been good.
KINGS OF LEON peaks third-up and gets the chance to go one better from an inside gate.
BRITTANY Moonee Valley placed in two runs in her first preparation and finished on the placegetters’ heels at Hawkesbury when resuming.
SELECTIONS: No9 ALLUVION, No7 Vega, No1 Kings Of Leon, No8 Brittany
VALUE RUNNER: No14 Trust Me
R5 2.24pm TERALBA ROAD SURFACING 2YO MAIDEN PLATE 1350m
TIMING chasing the hat trick after successive on pace wins at Canberra and Wyong.
WINTERLAND led all the way to win at Kembla when resuming.
LION COUCHANT has won three races at this track and distance.
SELECTIONS: No6 HOLLYWOOD MISTRESS, No7 Timing, No4 Winterland, No2 Lion Couchant
VALUE RUNNER: No2 Lion Couchant
R6 3.04pm THE ASPHALT MAN CLASS 1 HCP 1150m
CALIBRA has improved at each of his three runs this time in and should be ready to win.
BELRIDGE runner-up last two. Just keeps running into one better.
LETTER TO JULIETTE trained on the track and a winner of her latest trial at Hawkesbury.
SELECTIONS: No4 PARK BENCH, No7 Calibra, No1 Belridge, No11 Letter To Juliette
VALUE RUNNER: No5 Colonial Reign
R7 3.44pm MELROSE MOBILE HYDRAULICS BENCHMARK 70 HCP 1300m
MULTITUDE ultra-impressive resuming at Newcastle Beaumont two runs back.
GOT TO THINK has been close up in three runs this preparation.
KISEKI DANE down in grade on recent metropolitan starts and rates a place chance.
SELECTIONS: No3 ELUSIVE RUNNER, No7 Multitude, No10 Got To Think, 2 Kiseki Dane
VALUE RUNNER: No6 Fired Up
R8 4.24pm BIRRALEE STAFF CLASS 1 HCP 1350m
SIANARA improved effort finishing on the placegetters’ heels at Nowra last start.
SONATA SONG is racing well this preparation.
SWEET FELLA should improve being on his home track.
SELECTIONS: No3 POSTIVE PROBLEMS, No6 Sianara, No2 Sonata Song, No4 Sweet Fella
VALUE RUNNER: No5 Quite Frankly