We have several top chances stepping out at Caulfield and The Curragh this weekend!
As Australian racing hunkers down for the winter, feature racing continues in Europe.
This weekend the spotlight is on the Irish Derby at the Curragh. While not having a Derby representation, OTI owners have two exciting runners on the card.
OTI is also well represented locally, where hopefully owners can enjoy the racing spoils from Melbourne and Adelaide.
Current track rating: Soft
Archie Alexander is delighted with how this favourite of the stable has trained on since his first-up effort this prep. Again he looms as a strong place chance.
1600m, BM78 (Race 4 – 1:35 PM) | T: Archie Alexander J: Ben Allen | Barrier 14, Weight 58kg, Saddlecloth 13.
Owners hope the boom on this kiwi gelding is justified, and he tackles his second race this prep. Co-trainer Mick Price believes he is a winning chance.
1440m 3yo HCP (Race 5 – 2:10 PM) | T: Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) | J: Mark Zahra | Barrier 5, Weight 56kg, Saddlecloth 6
Current track rating: Heavy
King of Camelot
Since his trainer realised that this challenging gelding was partial to female handlers and jockeys, he appears more willing in his work. On the back of his last run, all hope that his young jockey can help him produce an even better run this week.
2032m, BM78 (Race 6 – 3:02 PM AEST) T: Kristi Evans | J: Ms Scarlet So (a3/49kg) | Barrier 13, Weight 56kg, Saddlecloth 8
The Curragh (IRE)
Current track rating: Good
Hopefully, our grand mare will further endorse her credentials for a Cox Plate invitation with another win in this quality race. Willie Mullins has been delighted with her work.
2000m Group 3 International Stakes (Race 5 – 1:20 am AEST) | T: W P Mullins | J: W J Lee | Barrier 10, Weight 9 – 11 Saddlecloth 10
The Curragh (IRE)
This 4yo is ready to show why he will be a serious contention for the Australian Spring. Still well-weighted, Jessie Harrington is delighted with his progress
2400m Ragusa Handicap (Race 7 – 1:45 AM AEST) Weight: 9-8 | J: TBA | T: Mrs J Harrington, Saddlecloth 3
We wish all of our connections the best of luck!