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Hawkesbury Rowley Mile Favourite Short Odds On

Thursday, 24th August 2017

All eyes will be on cleverly named Arbeitsam in this afternoon's Listed Rowley Mile (1600m) at Hawkesbury west of Sydney. With the forecast for another beautiful day, the son of Snitzel and Work Hard (hence the Arbeit, or labour, connection) has been backed to the exclusion of the remainder of the field. Arbeitsam is at $1.50 to make it four wins from his past 5 starts for Dynamic Syndications and the Waterhouse-Bott yard. His race distances have been 1400m, 1800m, 1400m and 1800m, so he should have no issues with dropping back to 1600m. Throwing some interest into the equation is that he likes to lead but will have to contend with the extreme barrier in the 10-horse field. Quite a few down in the weights have solid form including Kingsguard, Pelethronius and Reiby The Red, while top weight Lasqueti Spirit is a Gr1 winner who also finished runner-up at odds in the Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) last February. Another big run at $31 wouldn't surprise.

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