Pick for Monday night racing from Australia
New to Australian racing? Check out the “Six things to know” and the free international PPs in the handicapping section (note the helpful post times for North American bettors). Here’s a pick for the action we’ll be watching Monday night our time from Hawkesbury in New South Wales.
Hawkesbury – Australia Race 5A
#6 Cape Leonard (7-2) (jockey Sam Clipperton)
Former Victorian-based filly looks set to peak here at her third run for a new stable, after two solid performances in the city. In her first prep last spring, she showed decent staying promise without winning, including a seventh in a Group 3 event at Caulfield, where she made up a lot of ground late. The step up to the 1800 meters of this, combined with her fitness levels improving, as well as a couple of gear changes, are all big ticks and expect her to prove extremely hard to beat against provincial-level maidens.