NSW Saturday racing continues its tour around the state with the inaugural ‘The Gong’ meeting taking place this weekend at Kembla Grange. It’s a phenomenal spectacle bringing high-quality racing to the more remote parts of the state and is sure to produce some exciting entertainment.
Blake Lalor has dived into the form to bring us his Kembla Grange racing tips below!
Kembla Grange Racing Tips: Saturday November 25th
Race 5: Midway Bm72 – 1400m (14:40 AEDT)
(4) Burning Need looks set to run well here coming out of the Four Pillars race last time where he received a good ride from a wide gate and was able to place. Some of the strongest form for this race.
(11) Eau De Vie is a promising type and although she has appeared to lack conviction at particular stages, she won nicely last time indicating she may be finding her feed 10 races into her career.
(7) Victory Lane goes in as one at odds for multiples. He hasn’t had anything go his way lately between wide draws and horrible runs. He gets a better opportunity here and can improve as a result.
(4) Burning Need e/w
$5.80/$2.40 (1 unit)
Race 6: Traffic Logistics Bm88 – 1600m (15:20 AEDT)
*SCRATCHED* (1) Loch Eagle will get plenty of favours here from a middle draw where he can find his feet early and slot in to the wide running line before peeling in the straight. If he reproduces anything similar to what he did last start he’s a clear top pick.
(3) King Of The Castle gets a similar run on the map and is a nice e/w price although he didn’t perform nearly as impressively as the favourite last start. One to keep an eye on and back if you’re looking for something at a price.
(9) Substantial comes to Sydney here 3rd up with a good record over this distance and at this stage of his preparations. The wide draw shouldn’t be a major issue as he’ll look to slot in early and work home late.
Race 7: The Illawarra Mercury Gong – 1600m (16:00 AEDT)
(2) New Mandate can win this race. He won last start at Hawkesbury on wet ground and will get similar conditions this weekend. He’s been going well this prep and finally get his deserved win which he can follow up this weekend.
(3) Osipenko is favourite here but hasn’t proven to be a prolific winner. That’s probably because he’s been taking on some very strong fields including a Turnbull, Makybe Diva and Memsie Stakes. Easier here and can produce a solid performance.
(9) Detonator Jack is flying and hasn’t run a bad race in just about his entire career. Doubt he runs a bad one this time from a solid middle draw where he can settle midfield and work into the race at the right time.
(2) New Mandate e/w
$19/$5.5 (1 units)