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OTI Racing | Weekend Preview

The gold and navy will be represented only in Australia this weekend, with some of our exciting Spring Carnival contenders having the first run of their campaigns.

Saturday 14th of August

Caulfield

Current Track Rating: Good

Barade

Returning from a successful summer/autumn campaign, Barade has worked well leading into his first start this preparation. He’ll be improved by the run.

Race 2 – 12:40 pm | 1600m Hcp | T: Archie Alexander | J: Declan Bates 54kg | Barrier 3 | Saddlecloth 6

Inverloch

This consistent campaigner trialled very well on Monday. Despite being his first start back, he’ll be hard to run down especially if there is give in the track.

Race 2 – 12:40 pm | 1600m Hcp | T: Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young | J: Craig Newitt 59.5kg | Barrier 7 | Saddlecloth 1

Kembla Grange

Current Track Rating: Good

Young Rascal

Returning to NSW where he was successful in 2020, he will be improved by the run. He has pleased Richard Freedman in his work so far this preparation.

Race 3 – 12:25 pm | 2000m Premier’s Cup Prelude | T: Richard & Michael Freedman | J: Rachel King 61kg | Barrier 5 | Saddlecloth 1

Ashim

Ashim looks very well placed in this race. He is ready to win.

Race 5 – 1:35 pm | 1200m Midway BM72 | T: Matthew Smith | J: Hugh Bowman 59.5kg | Barrier 10 | Saddlecloth 3

Cepheus

Having his first start in Australia, this exciting young stallion has trialled well leading into this race. Short of his ideal distance, he will be improved by the run.

Race 7 – 2:55 pm | 1400m Spring Preview Handicap | T: Matthew Dunn | J: Jason Collett 54kg | Barrier 8 | Saddlecloth 6

Hasstobegood

Joe Pride is delighted with the progress of this mare. Despite the wide barrier, she is expected to be in the finish.

Race 9 – 4:15 pm | 1400m F&M BM78 | T: Joseph Pride | J: Regan Bayliss 59kg | Barrier 11 | Saddlecloth 3

Goulburn

Current Track Rating: Heavy

Seven Twenty

Having her first start with the stable. This talented filly is expected to be very competitive.

Race 5 – 2:40pm | 1200m Maiden | T: Matthew Smith | J: Dylan Gibbons 54kg (3kg claim) | Barrier 3 | Saddlecloth 8

Sunday 15th August

Sunshine Coast

Current Track Rating: Good

Taaffeite

Since resuming with Matt Dunn, this daughter of Tavistock has been most consistent. Again she should run well and is a winning chance.

Race 6 – 3:55 1800m Class 1 | T: Matthew Dun | J: Zac Lloyd (3kg claim) 54kg | Barrier 4 | Saddlecloth 11

We wish all of our connections the best of luck over the weekend!