Daily Racing Tips – Thursday, March 24

Hawkesbury: Race 2 (1:50pm AEDT)
No. 2 Brillar

Brillar hasn’t been seen at the races since December, but this is probably the easiest task that he has been set since debuting, and he can break his maiden at Hawkesbury this afternoon.

The Exosphere gelding had two starts at the backend of 2021, filling the minors at Gosford and Randwick-Kensington.

He’s had the benefit of a couple of trials in the lead-up to his return, and this looks a lovely launchpad for him.

Hawkesbury: Race 5 (3:40pm AEDT)
No. 14 Stalking

Stalking will take plenty of improvement into her second campaign start at Hawkesbury today, and she will take plenty of beating.

The Animal Kingdom filly wasn’t disgraced in black type company last time in, finishing fourth in the Group 2 Edward Manifold most notably, and she only just missed when resuming at Kembla Grange.

With improvement, she probably won’t be offered a better opportunity to win than this.

Hawkesbury: Race 7 (4:55pm AEDT)
No. 3 California Surreal

California Surreal steps out at Hawkesbury today in peak order and ready to win again.

The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained filly recorded a lovely win in maiden company first-up at Canterbury in January, and she was last seen finishing fourth in a BM64 race at the same track.

She’s been freshened since that run, and I think that will put her in good stead today.

Hawkesbury: Race 8 (5:30pm AEDT)
No. 7 Laurelin

Laurelin will take plenty of improvement into her second campaign start at Hawkesbury today, and she will relish a drop back to provincial level.

The Lonhro filly broke her maiden at Randwick-Kensington in July, and she returned from a decent break last month with a fair effort for sixth in city company.

With improvement and under Hugh Bowman, I think that this looks a lovely race for her.