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‘Renewed by Weir, now a Galleywood winner’

Please click here to read Racing.com’s article on Renew following his impressive win in the Galleywood.

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Kellstorm impresses in Australian debut

The impeccably bred son of Galileo, Kellstorm, produced a stellar first-up win at Warrnambool on Wednesday. Trained by Darren Weir, the entire is a full-brother to the multiple Group 1 winner, Order Of St George.

Kellstorm showed glimpses of good ability in his five starts in the United Kingdom before being purchased by OTI and transported to Australia.

The flashy chestnut certainly commands attention in the mounting yard and his appearance on Wednesday is testament to the work the Weir stable have done.

There was little expectation heading into Kellstorm’s Australian debut over the unsuitably short 1400M. His trials had been modest, albeit he had shown improvement, the Weir stable were hoping to see the 4YO hit the line with an eye to future races over further.

Ridden by Brad Rawiller, Kellstorm drifted back to the second half of the field and always travelled comfortably for the expert hoop. Coming to the home bend he moved into the race strongly before taking the lead in the shadows of the post for a narrow, but decisive win.

Exact plans for Kellstorm are undecided at this stage, but being lightly-raced he will be slowly progressed through his grades. OTI would like to congratulate all partners on Wednesday’s win and hopefully it’s the first step in an exciting journey.

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A Preview: Warrnambool Day 2

As the Warrnambool Carnival rolls into its second day, OTI will again have a strong hand.

Renew has been somewhat of a revolution since commencing his jumping career for Darren Weir. On Wednesday, 7YO Sandown Cup winning son of Dansili will attempt to win the prestigious Galleywood Hurdle at just his third jumps start.

At his first attempt over the jumps Renew bypassed a Maiden field and tackled a BM120 race at Warrnambool. He jumped well and quickly took control of the race on the point of the home bend, racing away to win by a widening ten lengths.

Jockey, John Allen, was again on board when Renew travelled to Oakbank when he put in another faultless jumping display to win with consummate ease.

Wednesday undoubtedly poses Renew’s toughest hurdling test but he goes into the contest off a strong trial win at Warrnambool on April 26. The Weir stable have reported he’s in tremendous order and there’s no doubt he will acquit himself very well up in grade.

Kellstorm, an Irish-bred son of Galilelo, will make his first Australian appearance over 1400M (Race 4 – 12.50pm). Also trained by Darren Weir, the 4YO entire will be more proficient as the distances get longer, but we look forward to seeing him step out in the OTI colours.

It promises to be another huge day at the ‘Bool and we wish our partners all the best with both runners.

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