Vee Cece sets the bar for OTI weekend runners

Vee Cece kicked things off on the most positive of notes, scoring an ultra-impressive win on debut for OTI at Tauranga. Drawn the outside in a field of nine, Craig Grylls settled the 4yo mare at the rear of the field. With the pattern of the day against, she blended in perfectly approaching the bend and despite a fleeting wobble upon straightening let down powerfully to score. Exciting times ahead for connections and a great effort by Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman in having her ready to roll first up at a mile!

A busy few days beckon with five runners set to represent us across the weekend, kicking off at Cranbourne tonight.

Tiifu (barrier four) steps out to 2060m in an open maiden affair (Race 4 – 7:30pm AEDT). The filly had genuine excuses last time out when she was subsequently found to be in season. An in-form Billy Egan, who is a very good rider of staying horses, takes the ride for the first time and a much improved showing is expected.

High Bridge will attract the eyes of many as twilight racing returns to Flemington on Saturday. Lining up in the 2520m Handicap (Race 7 – 7:00pm AEDT), he will renew hostilities with last start Bagot victor El Don and look turn the tables with the benefit of a 1kg weight swing for that narrowest of defeats on New Years Day.

To be piloted again by Dwayne Dunn who gave him every possible in the Bagot with a rails hugging ride, we hope to see things pan out similarly once more after coming up with barrier one. High Bridge has been a model of consistency this campaign and we go to headquarters confident of another great display.

Favourable draws are the order of the day as Le Juge & Master Zephyr both tackle a 1600m Open Handicap at Eagle Farm. (Race 5 – 4:22pm AEDT). Le Juge (barrier five) gets the services of Larry Cassidy and comes in after holding his own in superior races. From the draw he should secure an economical run and with even luck figures to be right in the finish.

Iron horse Master Zephyr (barrier three) arrives to the race after a credible run alongside Le Juge in the Listed Bernborough Handicap on December 28 when only beaten four lengths. Mark Du Plessis sticks and the three week break after deriving further benefit is ideal.

On Sunday, we have accepted with Mighty Quinn at the Sunshine Coast in a 2200m 0-62 Handicap (Race 3 – 3:15pm AEDT). After coming through his last start 5th at the track very well, he should enjoy the rise in distance in what shapes as an easier assignment than recent runs.

Wishing all our connections the best of luck!

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All roads lead to the Karaka Million for Hasstobegood

Hasstobegood, the most recent of our acquisitions, tuned up beautifully for the $1M (NZD) Karaka Million when finishing 2nd over 1500m at Ellerslie on Sunday.

After taking 200m to find her stride, she was afforded a run just behind the leaders. Straightening up she was slightly hampered when angling off the heels of eventual winner Pimlico, who led throughout to score by a length and a half. Her slick 22.5 seconds for the last 400m was a positive indicator for her to now step out to the 1600m of the Karaka Million.

The effort on Sunday delighted both her jockey Vinny Colgan and trainer Roger James. Roger believes the run will bring her on perfectly for the Karaka race.

*View Hasstobegood’s most recent run at Ellerslie below*


The purchase of this daughter of leading NZ stallion Per Incanto was on the back of several promising Group performances, close up behind New Zealand’s very best 3yos in Yourdeel, Probabeel and Saturday’s Group 1 winner, Travelling Light. The filly has an exciting future has in store in Group races once she relocates to Australia.

To learn more about Hasstobegood, please CLICK HERE or contact the office on (03) 9670 0255.

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Exciting colt in France now on offer

OTI is delighted to offer a colt who already shows excellent potential and who is trained by one of the world’s best trainers. With a superior international pedigree and a career plan that will ultimately see the colt in Australia, this New Bay colt has all one could wish for.


The key attractions of the colt are as follows:

  • André Fabre, France’s champion trainer, will prepare him.
  • OTI has had tremendous success when buying yearlings from Europe – such as Harbour Views, Fastnet Tempest and Mantastic
  • Has shown superior ability in his early work.
  • The colt is very well bred – he is by Dubawi’s G1 winning son New Bay out of a G3 winning daughter of Rock of Gibraltar, Savanne.
  • He is expected to race towards the end of his 2yo career in France (August – November 2020), before campaigning for French classics as a 3yo in 2021.
  • At $7,450.00 for 5%, the colt is a most attractive acquisition.

Overall, partners in the New Bay colt can not only expect to be part of an exciting racehorse, but they can so in an international environment in the confidence that their horse is being trained by one of the best.

For the very latest on the colt, please see his the video report below:


If you have an interest in joining us in racing this colt, CLICK HERE to request further information OR Call the office on (03) 9670 0255

A Product Disclosure Statement and Syndicate Deed will be forwarded upon interest being declared.

OTI Management Pty Ltd (AFS Licence No 510646)
Address: 204/425 Docklands Drive, DOCKLANDS VIC 3008
Telephone: (03) 9670 0255;

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