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Busy day at Geelong for OTI

OTI will be represented by four runners at Geelong today, which includes a debutant from the family of our Group 1 Thousand Guineas winner, Aloisia.

Milestone is the first of our runners, set to contest the 2200m Benchmark 64. After showing a glimpse of form last start when finishing 3rd at Kilmore, he once again finds a suitable race to get his head in front (something he hasn’t done since May 2019). Though it’s hard to be overly confident given his run of outs, trainers Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young feel he can feature in the finish.

Erskine Falls, a daughter of Sacred Falls from the family of our brilliant filly Aloisia (G1 Thousand Guineas & G2 Vase winner), will make her debut in the 1300m Maiden. Like her breeding suggests, the filly will enjoy getting out further in trip and is expected to take a lot out of the race day experience. Trainer Clinton McDonald has brought the filly along in a patient manner, but feels she’s really started to hit her straps over the past month.

Erskine Falls during a spell at Rosemont Stud.

Two runners will wear our silks in the 1700m Benchmark 64, both with winning claims. Eidolon, off the back of a last-start Mornington win, has shown that the rise in trip should be to his liking. With luck from the draw, Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young are expecting him to be very competitive once again.

Eidolon (NZ) ridden by Daniel Moor returns to the mounting yard after winning the Modtech Group Electricians Plate at Mornington Racecourse on November 18, 2021 in Mornington, Australia. (Pat Scala/Racing Photos).

Our other runner, Meltdown bounced back to form last start with a strong showing at Pakenham. Though the 1700m journey is a query, her trainer Phillip Stokes believes she deserves her chance at the distance. She will be ridden patiently and can hopefully be running on late.

Meltdown (NZ) ridden by Luke Nolen wins the Ladbrokes Split Multi 3YO Fillies Maiden Plate at Sale Racecourse on February 12, 2021 in Sale, Australia. (Ross Holburt/Racing Photos).

We wish all those involved the very best of luck!