OTI Racing | Weekend Preview

A relatively quiet weekend before the more serious racing commences in September. Kembla Grange will be our key focus as some budding stayers look to display their credentials for the spring ahead.

Saturday 26th of August

Kembla Grange

Current Track Rating: Soft


While Hasstobegood likes the sting out of the ground, she will not start if the track is heavy. If she runs, she’ll be hard to beat.

Race 3 – 12:40 pm | 1500m F&M BM78 | T: Joseph Pride | J: Regan Bayliss 58.5kg | Barrier 11 | Saddlecloth 4


Montabot loves soft ground and will welcome the heavy surface, should it arrive. In such conditions he’s expected to be very competitive.

Race 4 – 1:15 pm | 2000m BM78 | T: Matthew Smith | J: Jay Ford 57kg | Barrier 2 | Saddlecloth 9


This grand warrior thrives on a soft track. He has worked well and his trainer believes he’ll be in the finish.

Race 7 – 3:10 pm | 2000m Group 3 Premier’s Cup | T: Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young | J: Sam Clipperton | Barrier 3 | Saddlecloth 5

Quick Thinker

After two below par runs on firmer tracks, Quick Thicker get his ideal conditions. His caretaker trainer, Bjorn Baker, says that the entire is in great condition.

Race 7 – 3:10 pm | 2000m Group 3 Premier’s Cup | T: Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman | J: Hugh  Bowman 58kg | Barrier 4 | Saddlecloth 3

Young Rascal

After a good first up run for his new stable, Young Rascal is fitter and ready to be competitive. The wide draw may hurt his chances, but an improved showing is expected.

Race 7 – 3:10 pm | 2000m Group 3 Premier’s Cup | T: Richard & Michael Freedman | J: Jean Van Overmeire (a) 57kg | Barrier 14 | Saddlecloth 4


Current Track Rating: Good


Returning from injury, Artarmon is likely to need a run or two to become competitive.

Race 6 – 3:46 pm | 2000m Sheep Hills Cup | T: Matthew Williams | J: Harry Grace 57.5kg | Barrier 5 | Saddlecloth 4


After excelling in his last preparation, the stable is looking forward to Darvin progressing to open staying class this prep. Despite being his first up run, he’s expected to be competitive.

Race 6 – 3:46 pm | 2000m Sheep Hills Cup | Matthew Williams | J: Ms Christine Puls 58.5kgt | Barrier 2 | Saddlecloth 3

We wish all of our connections the best of luck on Saturday!