Saturday Racing Tips - Kembla Grange Racecourse 25/11/23

The midweeks return to Kembla Grange and there’s a stacked ten race card with a bunch of sprints on the card and the lone staying race to kick off the card over the 2000m. There’s a total of $2.4 million in prize money available on the card and the feature of the day is the listed The Illawarra Mercury Gong, a $1 million race run over 1600m. It should make for an exciting day of racing, follow me below as I outline my best betting spots for Saturday’s racing at Kembla.

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Best of the DayKembla Grange R2
# 5 - Zouatica
Win: $4.00
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Place: $1.75
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Next BestKembla Grange R8
# 8 - Insurrection
Win: $6.50
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Place: $ 2.35
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Roughie of the DayKembla Grange R7
# 1 - Cepheus
Win: $8.00
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Place: $ 2.80
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Kembla Grange R2 - HAPPY 60TH- JUDY GRAHAM MAIDEN (1300m)

#5 - Zouatica (BEST BET) - $4.00
#2 - Tribeca Star - $2.80
#4 - Unrelenting - $11.00
#11 - Associate - $10.00

BEST BET - #5 - Zouatica (BEST BET)
Zouatica can come to Kembla and score well here on resumption to racing. He hasn’t been seen at the races since the beginning of June when he tried to lead but was posted just outside the leaders there and couldn’t overcome that tough run right at the end when just overrun late. He has trialled very well for his return and there has to be some level of intent here if he’s resuming in a tough 1400m race.

THE DANGER - #2 - Tribeca Star
There has to be some respect given to the favourite for Matty Dunn here. Tribeca Star comes off the back of a win a few weeks back at Rosehill in a Highway where he let them get out in front and smashed them to the line. The query is this distance but he likely handles it and the stable is flying.

VALUE BET  - #4 - Unrelenting
Unrelenting has the racing edge on a few of these having had two runs on the board and now coming into this approaching peak fitness third up. The last of which came a fortnight back where he sat just off the speed and was powering home in not the most economical of runs when running third to a smart horse. He can maintain a position closer to the front now hard fit and will be dangerous.

Kembla Grange R7 - The Illawarra Mercury Gong (1600m)

#1 - Cepheus (ROUGHIE OF THE DAY) - $8.00
#3 - Osipenko  - $3.70
#15 - Wicklow - $20.00
#9 - Detonator Jack - $6.00

Cepheus can hit back hard here and I don’t think Dunn would have placed him to run again if there wasn’t petrol left in the tank. He put together two sharp wins, the most recent of which being the Alan Brown before taking four weeks off and coming back to racing last time out in the Big Dance where he ran runner up to Attractable who had the perfect setup for that race. A1 form, hard fit, flying and surely can take this out.

THE DANGER - #3 - Osipenko
Osipenko is a classy horse for Chris Waller who clearly knows now that this horse is not a 2000m animal after not producing much in the Turnbull. He’s been freshened since then, comes back to the mile where he is proven and his recent trial with blinkers on at Rosehill was absolutely blasting. Top top chance.

VALUE BET  - #15 - Wicklow
I am willing to give Wicklow another look after absolutely bombing out in The Big Dance. He had returned amazingly prior to that however but he just did nothing in The Big Dance. I think that is just one poor run however and he can be forgiven, now, he comes into this fit, keen and ready to go. Over the odds IMO.

Kembla Grange R8 - The Warra (1000m)

#8 - Insurrection (NEXT BEST) - $6.50
#12 - Brudenell - $5.00
#3 - Malkovich - $7.00
#6 - Dragonstone - $5.10

BEST BET - #8 - Insurrection (NEXT BEST) 
I am a big fan of both the horses that Baker sends to this race and I think there is serious intent here from the stable to take this race out but am just leaning slightly to Insurrection who resumed off of a 14 week break from racing a couple weeks back at Randwick where he encountered some trouble early but just worked through the run to overcome things there and kept finding the line well to finish just behind the placegetters. He’s a class horse, Lloyd sticks and he will only be improved now.

THE DANGER - #12 - Brudenell 
Brudenell is a very sharp 1000m horse for Kris Lees that can resume in a big way here and the market seems to be onto that. He didn’t put in a single poor run last prep and his recent Warwick Farm trial suggests he is going well enough to give this a shake. Market is giving him plenty of respect as well so watch closely.

VALUE BET - #3 - Malkovich
Malkovich is the other Baker stable rep in this race and this horse is the class of the field on his day and can resume here with a bang. He hasn’t been seen since early into the Spring when he didn’t do much fresh behind Sigh and was sent back for some work. His two trials have been good and there’s a level of intent this year that they didn’t have with him this time last year when placed in this race.

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Jockey Of The Day –Joao Morreira

Joao Morreira has come across to Australia in the last two weeks along with Zac Purton for small stints whilst the Internationally renowned Autumn racing Carnivals have been on and the star Hong Kong Jockey has already ridden multiple group winners here and gets an excellent booking of rides for tomorrow. I have outlined them below:

R1 - #6 - Bright Red - $5.75
R2 - #2 - Beautiful Heart - $3.50
R3 - #5 - Rogue Bear - $5.10
R5 - #5 - Pungo  - $3.80
R6 - #2 - Rediener - $23.00

R7 - #4 - Hooks - $18.00

Multi Tips For Kembla Grange Racecourse

There are some pretty standout looking types, as often is the case with these midweek meetings and I also think that some of the jockey bookings are indicative of real intent by the stables to produce winners come race day. As such, I have centered my multi around my best tips, from the biggest stables and those who seem to be placed to pick up wins for ratings boosts and who look to be moving onto bigger things. Follow me below for a fun bet to track over race day:

Kembla Grange R2 - #5 - Zouatica - PLC $1.75
Kembla Grange R8 - #8 - Insurrection - PLC $2.35
Kembla Grange R7 - #1 - Cepheus - PLC $2.80

Total Odds = $11.00
$50 Stake = $550.00 Return!

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Kembla Grange Racecourse Trifecta Tip (R2)

1st: 2, 4, 5, 11

2nd:2, 4, 5, 11

3rd: 2, 4, 5, 11

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