SYDNEY’S focus on Saturday might be on Randwick but that doesn’t mean that it is the only NSW venue worth watching.
Kembla Grange is hosting a solid seven race card and we’re looking forward to what’s on offer in Wollongong.
Let’s take a look at the tips for Saturday.
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Race 1 – Maiden Plate (1000m)
Exceed And Excel filly Deity looks well placed to win on debut. The Godolphin three-year-old has trialed well leading into this one and gets a softer maiden than what it would confront in the city.
Race 1 tip: Deity to win ($2.30 at Sportsbet)
Race 2 – Benchmark 67 (1500m)
Victory Anthem is a last-start winner at Nowra and while it steps up in class, the scope of that victory should hold it in great stead. It won by a dominant four length margin on that occasion, and in a smaller field there is no reason to doubt it here.
Race 2 tip: Victory Anthem to win ($3.30 at Neds)
Race 3 – Benchmark 64 (2000m)
Battle Zone’s best would see it take out this race, only problem is the horse has not been delivering as of late. From a good barrier and a slight drop in weight, we think it can be a major player here.
Race 3 tip: Battle Zone to win ($7.50 at Ladbrokes)
Race 4 – Maiden Plate (1600m)
Kentucky Diva is a first-starter that has trialed well leading into this race. In a maiden event with not a lot of form to go off the Hawkes runner can debut in a winning way.
Race 4 tip: Kentucky Diva to win ($5.50 at Sportsbet)
Race 5 – Class 1 Handicap (1400m)
Nathula looms as the likely winner here. The horse broke the maiden well two-starts back and finished in the first four on its Class 1 debut. It will benefit from that run we expect it to be taking this race out from barrier six.
Race 5 tip: Nathula to win at William Hill
Race 6 – Maiden Handicap (2640m)
Aeecee Tianhu didn’t set the world on fire in its debut, but still managed to finish fourth, just over a length off the winner. The horse has trialed well since then and looms as a winning threat in a tricky field.
Race 6 tip: Moncarta to win at Crownbet
Race 7 – Benchmark 58 (1300m)
Dependable is racing first-up, where it has previously placed in the past. The horse comes into this race on the back of a few trials and will definitely be fit enough to take this out from a decent barrier.
Race 7 tip: Dependable to win at Crownbet