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OTI Racing | Weekend Preview

This weekend of racing is highlighted by our Group 1 international runner Under Your Spell. The 3yo filly will tackle the Garden Province Stakes in Greyville, South Africa. In Australia, we have Ostile making his debut in the Listed Taj Rossi Series Final at Flemington.

Saturday, July 2

Rosehill

Current Track Rating: Soft

Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington has been building towards a winning performance and should the rain stay away, will be given a good chance to do so at Rosehill. His best form is over 2400m and he’s now at peak fitness. Hopefully he can step up here and feature in the finish.

Race 4 – 12:45pm | 2400m BM78 | T: Matthew Smith | J: Jason Collett 57kg | Barrier 4 | Saddlecloth 3

Dick Whittington pre-race in the mounting yard.

Sunshine Coast

Current Track Rating: Good

Barade

We know Barade is better suited over further, though this race will set him up well for a more suitable event at Doomben on July 13. His first run in Queensland this campaign had merit and his best form would see him be very competitive in this field.

Race 1 – 12:53pm | 1800m BM80 | T: Jack Bruce | J: Jaden Lloyd 59kg | Barrier 1 | Saddlecloth 2

Barade (FR) ridden by Declan Bates wins the Very Special Kids Pin and Win Trophy at Flemington Racecourse on November 07, 2020 in Flemington, Australia. (Brett Holburt/Racing Photos).

Flemington

Current Track Rating: Soft

Ostile

Ostile will make his debut in Listed company following three preparatory trials. He is one for the future, with the autumn of his three-year-old season likely to be where we see the best of him. Hopefully he has a good experience here first-up, settling towards the rear early before finding the line.

Race 4 – 1:35pm | 1600m Listed Taj Rossi Series Final | T: Mitch Freedman | J: Ms Tahlia Hope 54.5kg
| Barrier 13 | Saddlecloth 6

Ostile pictured as a yearling.

Sunday, July 3

Greyville (SA)

Current Track Rating: Good

Under Your Spell

To read more about this top-class filly, click here.

Race 8 – 12:45am | 1600m Group 1 Garden Province Stakes | T: Sean Tarry | J: C Habib 59kg | Barrier 3
| Saddlecloth 3

Under Your Spell G1 Win at Scottsville (Copyright Candiese Lenferna Photography)

Pakenham

Current Track Rating: Synthetic

Struck Twice

The full brother of I’m Thunderstruck is another ready to make his debut. He is more of a staying type, one who we hope to see feature in a Derby next season. He will take a world of good from this outing, which will hopefully set him up well for the future.

Race 5 – 1:30pm | 1400m Maiden | T: Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr | J: Beau Mertens 57kg | Barrier 2
| Saddlecloth 12

Struck Twice during his Pre-training at Wangaratta in April 2022

Best of luck to all connections, and our partners overseas!