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Australian Racing: Soobooco one to watch at Hawkesbury

There are four meetings set to take place on Thursday including at Hawkesbury, where an eight-race card is scheduled.

Race 6 Hawkesbury

Soobooco @ 4.00

Race 1 Pakenham

Tertulia @ 4.20

Race 6 Wagga

Offspring @ 2.90

Soocoobo looking good at Hawkesbury

The sixth race of the day at Hawkesbury is a competitive looking 1100m Benchmark 64 handicap contest.

The three-year-old Broadway Bouncer is expected to have his supporters, having lost out by a narrow margin over this course and distance last time out.

The gelding placed second on that occasion, with the shorter distance seeing him return to form after finishing last of eight over 1200m at Newcastle prior.

The youngster went close to registering his second win at this venue on that occasion, having taken out a Class 1 handicap over 1300m here back in August.

Anna Roper, on board last time out is again in the saddle with the apprentice set to take two kilograms off the son of Kermadec’s back.

However, preference in this contest is for SOOBOOCO, who is returning from a spell.

The four-year-old has gone well first up in the past, including when runner-up in a similar race to this over track and trip in October.

The 4.00 pick came home just over a length behind the winner in an eight-runner contest that day and acquitted himself well in defeat in three of his four subsequent starts.

Those efforts included a good fourth when contesting the $150,000 1200m Magic Millions Wyong 3yo & 4yo Stakes at Wyong in December.

Mark Minervini’s gelding was spelled following a seventh at Randwick subsequently and, with the return to provincial racing in his favour, he is taken to return with a win.

Tertulia to break her maiden

Pakenham’s opener is an interesting 2000m maiden plate which is likely to see Alma Rise jump as an odds-on favourite stepping up in distance.

The three-year-old lost out by a narrow margin when runner-up in a 1500m maiden at Sandown on debut earlier this month.

The filly is bred to appreciate this step up in distance, however, the twice-raced TERTULIA is the pick on this occasion.

The Mick Price & Michael Kent-trained galloper showed plenty of ability when debuting with a second in a maiden over 1600m on the synthetic track here back in September.

The 4.20 pick was beaten less than one-and-a-half-lengths that day and she was spelled following that effort.

The daughter of Lope De Vega kept on nicely in behind when wearing nearside blinkers for the first time when switched to turf here on her return earlier this month.

The selection shaped as if the step up in trip she gets here would be no issue last time out and jumping from an inside alley she is selected to break her maiden.

Offspring to salute at Wagga

The penultimate event at Wagga is a 1400m Benchmark 82 handicap set to take place on a good 4 surface.

OFFSPRING demonstrated good form earlier this season, winning twice at Canberra including over 1600m in a Benchmark 65 handicap in November.

The pick was spelled following a third of four having jumped at odds of $10 in a metro Benchmark 68 handicap at Warwick Farm subsequently.

The 2.90 four-year-old started at big odds when contesting a valuable Class 5 set weights event over 1400m at Moruya on her return to action at the start of the month.

While Keith Dryden’s filly beat just one rival home that day, she is expected to have improved markedly for the run and gets in off a nice racing weight here.

The selection has shown a liking for this venue in the past and looks capable of registering the fifth win of her career.

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