Daily Racing Tips – Thursday, May 19

Hawkesbury: Race 3 (12:50pm)
No. 9 Whatafox

Whatafox can break her maiden at Hawkesbury this afternoon.

The daughter of Foxwedge is an eight-start maiden, but she has been competitive since making her debut, placing on six occasions.

She steps out today at peak fitness, and she might not be offered a better opportunity to win than this.

Hawkesbury: Race 6 (2:45pm)
No. 4 Tiva Bay

Tiva Bay will take plenty of improvement into his second campaign start at Hawkesbury today, and he too can break his maiden.

The Kris Lees-trained gelding was unlucky not to get the monkey off his back during his debut prep, and I thought that there was a lot to like about his resuming effort at Newcastle last month.

I’m expecting plenty of improvement from that effort, and Hugh Bowman will have options today from the rails draw.

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Hawkesbury: Race 7 (3:20pm)
No. 4 Hinchinjive

I thought that Hinchinjive was over the odds in the seventh at Hawkesbury today ($8.50 at publish).

The Hinchinbrook has improved with each of her four starts back this time, finishing second in a pair of races at Newcastle before breaking her maiden at Kembla Grange last time.

This is harder, but it looks to be the next logical step, and importantly, she has good form on the heavy-going.

Hawkesbury: Race 9 (4:35pm)
No. 4 Sepoy Star

Sepoy Star hasn’t been seen since July, but she clearly has plenty of ability, and this looks a lovely launchpad for her.

The Sepoy mare stamped herself as one to watch with an easy win on debut at Kembla Grange, and she was last seen finishing second in BM64 company at Randwick-Kensington.

She has had a couple of trials in the lead-up to her return, including a nice performance on Heavy here at Hawkesbury earlier this month.