Today's Racing Hawkesbury Preview with Chris Scholtz - 27th April 2019

Chris Scholtz previews the Hawkesbury Cup meeting on April 27 with selections for all races plus Trial Watch and Blackbook Reports.

Multaja winning the Official Memorabilia P J Bell
Multaja winning the Official Memorabilia P J Bell Picture: Racing and Sports





RACE 2: (4) Bastia (EW)

RACE 4: (6) Multaja

RACE 5 (8) Zardoro (EW)

RACE 7: (2) Military Zone

RACE 8: (4) Kaonic (EW)

RACE 9: (9) SIgnore Fox


RACE 1: 7-11-2-9
RACE 2: 4-3-5-9
RACE 3: 7-8-1-3
RACE 4: 6-3-1-2
RACE 5: 8-12-11-3
RACE 6: 6-1-11-3
RACE 7: 2-3-9-5
RACE 8: 4-2-10-11
RACE 9: 9-10-2-1



RACE 4 (6) Multaja Talented filly is in rare form with impressive wins at last two starts, carrying 60kg to score over 1100m at this course in the heavy before swamping a big field in the G3 PJ Bell over 1200m at Randwick. Meets the older mares this time but she will enjoy a kind run sitting on the back of the pace in this smaller field and the long Hawkesbury straight will give her ample opportunity to run down her main dangers.

RACE 7 (2) Military Zone: Big winner of the Gosford Guineas when second-up in December and set for a repeat performance after solid first-up effort over 1200m at that track on April 10 when he was left with too much to do from the back half on a day that favoured the leaders. Had been trialling in great style leading into that race and no doubt he will appreciate the extra 200m of this event under a favourable weight scale.

RACE 9 (9) Signore Fox : Suited by this class and distance after taking on the Listed South Pacific Classic (1400m) on a soft track at Randwick on April 13 where his effort to be beaten only 1.5 lengths had considerable merit (hampered early/raced deep) after he was beaten only a half-length in heavy going by Echo Jet when second up over 1200m at Warwick Farm under 60kg. Meets that horse 4.5kg better with the return to a good track and the booking of James McDonald from an ideal gate big factors in his favour. 




MILITARY ZONE winning the Mercedes-benz Gosford Guineas.
MILITARY ZONE winning the Mercedes-benz Gosford Guineas. Picture: Steve Hart







HAWKESBURY SATURDAY: Jailbreak (R3); Tactical Advantage (R6); Intuition (R6; Tango Rain (R6); Gibraltar Girl (R6); Sixties Groove (R8); Tumultuous (R8); Dynamited (R9)


NEWCASTLE SATURDAY:  Merlinite (R3); Intimidating (R5); Vaporizing (R5); Vedic (R5)


RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Persepolis; Reloaded; Walk The Runway; Pelorus Jack; Human Nature; A Room Somewhere; Grey Lion; Top Striker; Trekking; Plague Stone; Stardome; Aunty Pugs; White Moss; Seeingisbelieving; Estrado; Glamarama; Strome; Kylease; Re Edit; Santa Ana Lane.


EAGLE FARM SATURDAY: High Mist (R3); Viral (R4)

HAWKESBURY SATURDAY: Akasaki (R6); Trope (R7)

MORPHETTVILLE SATURDAY: Aristocratic Miss (R7); Declarationofheart (R8)

CAULFIELD SATURDAY: Saccharo (R4); Wham (R4)  

RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Libertini; Graceful Storm; Pierata; Indian Thunder; Spin; Zoutori; Invincible Gem; Multaja; All Pluck; Widgee Turf; Pohutukawa; Tumbler; Star Missile; Mishani Vaidra; Renewal; Sikandarabad.

Racing and Sports

Chris Scholtz

Managing Director Tronta Media P/L; Contributing Editor Racing & Sports
Chris is an award winning racing media professional working in the print, radio and online mediums since 1971 and managing director of his own racing industry media company since 1988. He has covered all of Australia’s major racing carnivals, numerous international events and is widely recognised as a leading form assessor and race analyst. Chris brings his passion for racing to as its contributing editor since its launch in 2000.