Daily Racing Tips – Tuesday 17th April

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Geelong - Race 8 5.00pm AEST

No.11 Kaiken

Kaiken didn’t have a great deal of luck last start at Ballarat and she finds herself in a very winnable contest at Geelong this afternoon. She maps to get a lovely run into the race just behind the speed with Dean Yendall in the saddle and she may never have a better chance to return to winning form.

Hawkesbury - Race 1 12:45pm AEST

No. 2 Oria

Oria finished her Summer campaign with a dominant win at Goulburn and she has trialed nicely ahead of her return to the races. She makes her own luck right on the speed and there isn’t a great deal of pace in this race. She should simply prove too quick for her rivals and she can make a winning return to the races.

Hawkesbury - Race 2 1.20pm AEST

No. 5 Prime Candidate

Prime Candidate will take plenty of benefit from what was a tough first-up effort at Hawkesbury and I like the fact that trainer Bjorn Baker has given her a barrier trial in between race starts. The booking of Blake Shinn is a big positive and he is another horse that will make his own luck right on the speed.

Hawkesbury - Race 5 3.10pm AEST

No. 1 Nicco Lad

Nicco Lad was a huge run on debut – he got caught wide, overraced and was still only narrowly denied by the talented Momentum Factor. On exposed form he does have a genuine edge over the rest of this field and if he is able to replicate his debut effort he will prove very tough to beat.