Expert tips: Hawkesbury - 18/04/24

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RACE 1 - SUMMER SOIREE (1) improving with each run in first prep and has her hoof on the till after sitting on the pace when a close-up third over 1250m at Newcastle on April 5. Backs-up quickly and should prove too strong for these. OUTCAST GIRL (7) handy filly resuming after bumping into some smart types last time in. Came to the end of her prep when sixth over 1600m at Kembla Grange on November 18. Since fitted with a recent trial and expected to have top-three claims. BIANCO NERO (6) in need of the run when resumed from a six-month spell when a plugging sixth over 1250m at Newcastle on April 3. Fitter now and the extra trip suits. Maps to get the right run. NEGRONIS (5) resumes after a six-month break. Failed to fire in two runs last time in and is expected to have developed further over the break. Had two trials in readiness for this and must be kept safe.

RACE 2 - ROYALIFY (1) promising gelding who can shed his maiden status today third-up. Tried hard with the 58.5kg when second over 1500m at Newcastle on April 6. Firmer deck helps and gets total control from the soft gate. Go close. HIMEROS (6) enigmatic type kept fresh for this after tiring sharply when fifth over 1500m at Kembla Grange on March 5. Has the figures to play a leading role but will need luck from the sticky gate. THE FAVORITE SON (10) improving gelding who looks ready to win. Caught the eye late when a close fifth over 1600m at Tamworth on April 8. Backs-up quickly and the blinkers go on. Has leading prospects. MORE VOLTAGE (7) holding form well and looks well in with the claim. Trained on the track and expected to play a leading role here.

RACE 3 - WILD FLASH (10) improving colt who looks to have come back well judging by his game sixth over 1300m at Warwick Farm on April 1. Has a high cruising speed and will take plenty of catching from the inside gate with Adam Hyeronimus booked. Go close. GUSTAV (5) sound debut here two back when a close-up second over 1100m on March 9. Taken back from the wide gate and failed to get into the contest when tenth over 1200m at Beaumont (Newcastle) on March 25. Blinkers go on today and expected to improve sharply. DEVILS DAUGHTER (13) surprised at big odds at first outing when she got through the heavy (10) going to run a gritty second over 1400m at Kembla Grange on April 9. Wide gate is no help but further improved now. GOOD ONCE (2) finished in the minor money at seven of his 10 starts. Due for a change of luck after hitting the line late from out wide when third over 1350m at Wyong. Extra trip suits and looks good value. ZERKHAN (11) showed a ton of potential last time in. Respect fresh.

RACE 4 - FIDDLERS GREEN (6) progressive gelding who had too much to do from a wide gate when sat on the speed before tiring late when fourth over 1500m at Newcastle last time out. Expected to go forward again from the draw and has a fitness edge over most of these. OSMAN (2) made up many lengths late when resumed with a fast-finishing victory over 1200m at Mudgee on March 31. Has a tidy win record and goes as equally as well second-up. Claim helps and even better suited over this trip. Has solid top-three prospects. MONTE MAXIMUS (7) two runs back have been sound and will relish a firmer track. This looks tougher after running on when fourth over 1400m at Kembla Grange on March 23. Can stalk the speed and play a leading role. EYEQUE (5) warmed up late when resuming with 60kg to finish seventh over 1400m here on March 28. In the right grade and has a second-up win to his name.

RACE 5 - LADY DEVINE (5) lightly raced mare who resumed with a fast finishing second two runs back behind the handy Wolves over 1300m here on Match 19. Drifted back from the inside gate at the latest when a disappointing 11th over 1500m at Newcastle on April 3. Extra trip suits and can turn things around quickly today. DARK GLITTER (1) smart filly building a nice win record and back in class here. Taken back from the wide gate and total forgive when tenth over 1400m at Newcastle on April 3. Claim helps and has a win on her home track. GENDARMERIE (8) had mixed luck in three runs back and one of her two wins came at this course. Faded late from a wide gate when eighth over 1400m at this track on March 28. Will hold a forward position and give plenty of cheek. JUSTELA (2) promising mare who returned for a slick 0.5 len victory at the Sapphire Coast over 1408m on April 5. Will need a good ride from the gate but looks to have come back well.

RACE 6 - KINGDOM OF LOGRES (4) nice staying gelding with a future. Third-up for this after holding on well from the wide gate when fourth over 1850m at Newcastle on April 3. Finally drawn an inside gate and will relish this trip and further. BY NINE (3) thereabouts of late and go on strong second here two back over this trip when assessing his chances. Leading apprentice takes the ride on the quick back-up. OPEN SKY (5) Dundeel gelding at his top for this fifth-up. Anchored with the 60kg when a gritty on-pace third over 1600m at Nowra in easier company on March 31. Has the ability to run this trip out. FINAL RESET (2) slow maturing staying type desperate for this trip and further now. Strong through the line when third over 1850m at Newcastle on April 3. Value chance.

RACE 7 - SNATCHREILLY (4) handy Trapeze Artist colt who looks to have come back well for third prep after tiring late when a nose second over 1000m at Gosford on March 16. Latham keeps the ride from the middle draw and will prove hard to hold out. NY KEE (7) thereabouts of late and a win looks imminent fourth-up. In leading Randwick yard and has the right figures to take this out. SUPER ZIPPI (13) most improved effort at third career run when sprouted wings late to go under narrowly when a head second over 1000m at Wyong. Extra trip suits and shapes as a genuine threat. ENHANCE (8) returns from a let-up and faces a massive drop in grade today. Came out of a strong maiden when fourth to Gatsby's over 1100m at Canterbury on February 25. Will need some Clark magic from the awkward gate.

RACE 8 - BOJANGLES (2) classy gelding returning from a four-month break. Won two-in-a-row last time in before jumping in grade when a plugging sixth in the LR Gosford Guineas over 1200m last December. Not asked to do much when sixth in a trial at Beaumont (Newcastle) over 1000m recently. Expected to sprint well fresh. MR ROCK IT (4) consistent gelding with his hoof on the till. Chased hard late when second over 1008m at the Sapphire Coast on April 5. This stronger but deserves his chance here. ROADWAY BOUNCER (3) strong through the line when covered ground late to score a 1.75 len victory here over 1100m on March 28. Looks up to this despite drawing out. SOOBOOCO (12) set to peak third-up after sitting on the speed with the 57kg when fourth over 1200m at Newcastle on April 6. Claim helps again from the good gate.