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Kembla Grange Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds for August 28

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  • They host the New South Wales Metropolitan meeting on August 28
  • A trio of Group Three's feature on Saturday's program
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Kembla Grnage Tips for 28.08.2021
Kembla Grange host the feature NSW program on Saturday. (Getty)
Alex Marsh 27 Aug 2021
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  • Kembla Grange Tips August 28
  • Race 1 - 11:30AM TAB HIGHWAY CLASS 2 HANDICAP Tips (1400 METRES)
  • Race 2 - 12:05PM MIDWAY HANDICAP Tips (1300 METRES)
  • Race 4 - 1:15PM NSWROA TROPHY Tips (2000 METRES)
  • Race 6 - 2:30PM XXXX SAN DOMENICO STAKES Tips (1100 METRES)
  • Race 8 - 3:50PM RANVET HANDICAP Tips (1200 METRES)
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Kembla Grange Tips August 28


Selections: 5,4,6,8.

5. DANZADEL stuck on behind Mr Hussill before being caught wide in a strong Highway second-up, placing in another Class 3 edition here on August 14. Strips fitter again, now with three runs under her belt, including a 1400m effort and is much better suited back to a Class 2 Highway, the weakest one we've seen in a while. Wet track is a plus and if she's to win one, then this is her chance.

4. Hurn Court was costly earlier in the year, a gelding that's always shown potential, but never put it together until now, going back-to-back in his last two. Some of the form around him is quite poor, but he's still quite progressive and this is a weak Highway.

6. The Fossil is a blowout chance ($26.00 @ Unibet). A Provincial Maiden winner in June, he's since been mixing his form prior to a nice last start win, making a stack of ground in the process. More effective when ridden cold, he could figure late off a good speed.

8. Propose A Toast was very brave fresh at Canberra, sticking on after doing plenty of work on the speed and he's unbeaten in two 1400m attempts. This gelding has strong claims if there's any improvement second-up.

Race 2 - 12:05PM MIDWAY HANDICAP Tips (1300 METRES)

Selections: 6,2,5,8.

6. ROYALZEL is honest and although he probably can't land a three-year-old major, there's plenty of money to be made around the fringes (Bondi Stakes?). Irrespective, this is superb placement as a Listed winner that carried weight to now facing what is effectively a midweek field. His trial was average; however, it was a very strong heat and he may have just needed some cobwebs blown off.

2. Exceltic landed good bets for us first-up on the Kensington circuit and was the pick of the closers via the Midway a fortnight ago.  He's much better suited on a wet track, but almost all of his form has come first or second-up, which is my main knock here.

5. Bowery Breeze has some class as a multiple city winner, the last of those coming first-up on June 14 when well backed at Warwick Farm. She was honest when chasing here on August 14 and a return to wet ground is a big tick this Saturday.

8. Obvious Step was good late behind subsequent Group winner Kiku back in March and that followed a Provincial win. Her prep fell away after that, but her recent Rosehill trial was fair and she might be one for the exotics at a longer price ($26.00 @ bookmaker).


Selections: 4,3,5,9.

4. HASSTOBEGOOD was strong in her first run for Joe Pride (shared similar closer splits to the winner/equal best last 600m). A four-length winner back in January, she also placed multiple times at Stakes level back in New Zealand and although was only fair second-up, the blinkers go back on. Tough race, but they often fan wider at Kembla Grange when it's wet, which is what she'll need.

3. Foxborough never developed into the Stakes winner she promised to be early days, but is still very honest and is a mare that can handle any conditions. She's backing-up from last Saturday and did win on seven day turnaround back in December.

5. Steel Diamond looked set for a nice first prep under Waller following an excellent June performance, but then put in two shockers before a much-improved effort on August 14. Has won twice on heavy ground, but is seemingly resenting it now? Confusing runner.

9. Majella I'm convinced is good enough to handle this rise in grade, a seven-year-old that was unlucky no to go back-to-back last Saturday. She's flying this prep, however, her form on any surface worse than a Soft 5 is terrible.

Race 4 - 1:15PM NSWROA TROPHY Tips (2000 METRES)

Selections: 2,1,3,13.

2. MANKAYAN was impossible to miss in his Australian debut behind a handy D'aguilar at Flemington, with his final 200m rating well for that August 21 card. A big and long striding import, this is a much easier race and the step up to 2000m is ideal. Weight rises can be overrated for the Europeans in these lower Benchmarks and this looks extremely winnable, especially if they're blending in out wider.

1. Great House hasn't lived up the early hype, despite a first-up win which suggested he'd matured form that initial prep. Back to 1500m, he finished off well on August 7 and he's far more effective on a wet track. This lacks the depth of some his prior events.

3. La Chevalee recorded a much-deserved win on July 17 and then was very flat behind So Wicked on July 31, the winner putting in a clear personal best there. Was that an end of prep run, or is she simply just a wet tracker?

13. Onemore Sapphire lacks the class of the above three and although I'd be a little surprised if he won, this gelding has raced so consistently this winter. He thrives on soft tracks and his first 2000m attempt was a good one.


Selections: 3,1,2,6.

3. ARNAQUEUR was a galloper I was keen to see this spring as the Champagne Stakes came a little soon for him in the autumn, but he still whacked away well and completely against the pattern, he was outstanding a week prior in the Fernhill behind Converge, the JJ Atkins winner who'd be $1.50 in this. I think he's the most talented horse in the race, just not sure it's the perfect set up.

1. Subterranean drifted in the betting prior to his return in the Up & Coming Stakes and never fully got motoring, racing in restricted room before being chopped out of a run late. Doesn't win irrespective, but his performance had as much merit as the favourite.

2. Coastwatch is that market elect, a Chris Waller-trained gelding that should be close to a peak and his sole win came on a Soft 7 in March, beating Gin Martini who was Group placed following that. Good chance, but short enough in a race with many hopes.

6. Military Expert was excellent on debut when just touched off by King Of Sparta (bolted in here a fortnight ago) beforea  flat one at start two and then got a Provincial kill on August 7. I really like him to 1400m, but this may have come a little soon.


Selections: 4,1,6,8.

4. PAULELE has looked far more dynamic now kept to the sprint trips, bolting in twice over the 1100m which included the sensational Rosebud return which was completed in 1.01.98 for the 1100m with a 33.09 last 600m (flying). He actually meets Remarque 1kg better off from that and he did win strongly on a Soft 7 prior to a spell. Does he book Godolphin's Everest slot after Saturday?

1. Stay Inside was the most professional two-year-old from last season, a no-nonsense sprinter that did everything right, as was evident in the Golden Slipper. We did see Farnan fail as a three-year-old, a colt with a similar profile. Does Stay Inside break the Slipper curse?

6. Remarque was the subject of debate after the Rosebud, with opinions split as to whether he would've won with even luck. For mine, he still would've fallen a little short and although he can still turn the tables, this colt strikes me as more a 1400m-1600m horse in time.

8. In The Congo also had some excuses in that Rosebud and although he's likely a rung off the above three right now, he's still got plenty of upside if the spring has come a little early. He'll likely look for the front with Maotai who'll cross from out wide.


Selections: 12,13,5,2.

12. HARPO MARX has been very consistent, winning five races in Australia, the last three at 78 level, so while he needs to lift, this gelding deserves his chance at this level. Carrying 62.5kg to salute on August 7, he plummets in the weights and drops to 2000m, a trip he may be more effective at, especially with a sprint versus more dour types here. He's an each-way chance in a very open race.

13. Heart Of Puissance got scratched with an upgrade The Valley last week which always leaves me nervous (soundness), but he could well be the X Factor in this field and is in on the 53kg minimum. Gets the soft track they're looking for, not sure gate one is ideal though.

5. Inverloch can be a little hit or miss these days, hence his price ($17.00 @ Palmerbet), but he's another that thrives on wet ground and the Caulfield effort off a let-up was honest, where he just lacked a turn-of-foot at a mile on a good track. He'll look to grind away in the lead.

2. Dashing Willoughby is an interesting runner resuming, one that was terrible in the Caulfield & Melbourne Cups, but Waller has given him plenty of time and he has looked very forward in two winter trials. J-Mac takes the reins.

Race 8 - 3:50PM RANVET HANDICAP Tips (1200 METRES)

Selections: 3,8,7,5.

3. MADAM LEGEND was a brilliant first-up winner over the 1100m at Rosehill and missing a run, still stepped to the 1400m on July 31 where she loomed as the winner in the straight before hitting the wall at the 100m. Kept on the fresh side again, she drops back to the 1200m third-up with another trial and back on a wet track with the 2kg claim, I want to give her another look on an each-way basis.

8. King Of Sparta beat Military Expert fresh (second fav in the Ming Dynasty) before pulling badly second-up and on August 14, got the favours after settling and cashed in for an easy win. This is harder as an early three-year-old coming from a BM72, but is seemingly the one on the up.

7. Tycoonist has been up a long time, but he continues to race well and with any luck, would've recorded another win or two this time in. He was wide at Randwick and although up in grade,  draws for a soft run and is suited dropping in the weights for weak BM88.

5. Animate comes out of the Big Parade race a fortnight ago, a leader dominated event and he was the pick of the closers late. This gelding has won three of four second-up attempts and four of his five victories have come on soft ground.


Selections: 6,4,14,13.

6. ANDERMATT was Stakes-placed as in the autumn behind Wild Ruler and that followed a fresh win on a Heavy 8 over Vulpine who won at Group level via her next outing. A lightly raced Godolphin galloper that returns as a gelding, he worked comfortably when trialling at Hawkesbury on Monday without the blinkers, which go back on for race day. This looks a nice starting point over the 1000m.

4. Majestic Shot has been outstanding for connections, quickly working her way through the grades over just two campaigns and got a city win before spell, which came after a second to Ballistic Lover, a Listed winner in Melbourne last Saturday. She's better than 78 grade.

14. Gleneagles could well be the best horse from this race in time, however, the above two are more out-and-out sprinters whereas this colt looks your typical seven/eight-furlong type. He oozes class though and the August 13 trial win was excellent.

13. Duchess is a mare who might be outclassed, but she's hard fit and in-form, having won three of her last four, being luckless in the other attempt. Is better suited on to wet ground and for the exotics, she goes in at a fair price ($19.20 via BoomBet).


Selections: 8,17,13,4.

8. KINGSHEIR recorded a slick last 600m of 32.89 when saluting in arrogant fashion first-up at Randwick and is suited by the rise to 1500m now. A lightly raced five-year-old that stays at 78 level, he's likely a $2.50 favourite here off that performance if this track was in the good range, having not handled a Heavy 9 last prep. Will he handle a soft track if there's an upgrade? The betting may tell the story.

17. Toomuchtobear steps well up in grade, but he continues to improve with racing, winning a Bendigo Maiden with the blinkers going on and off a six-week let-up, was much more dominant at Newcastle. Is one of very few with genuine upside in this field.

13. Yiyi bolted in first and second-up before remaining in a 72 on August 4 where she was defeated fair and square as a $1.50 favourite by Canyonero, who although performed well in a Midway last Saturday, is probably a 40/1 chance in this. Back onto softer ground could be the key.

4. Above And Beyond can't exactly be trusted, hence the bolters quote ($41.00 @ Neds), but he's won twice at 78 level this year and although was plain second-up, he was going 1200m to 1500m. The fresh effort on July 24 was quite good and this gelding is capable on his day.


Race 7: 2,5,9,12,13
Race 8: 3,5,7,8
Race 9: 4,6
Race 10: 4,8,13,17

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Mankayan (Race 4) and Andermatt (Race 9) will run as our best bets on a strong Kembla Grange meeting this Saturday.

Madam Legend is double figure odds in Race 8 and each-way, was happy to give her another chance.

Best Bet: Mankayan To Win $3.60 at Topsport - 4 Units
Next Best Bet: Andermatt To Win $3.50 at Topsport - 4 Units
Value Bet: Madam Legend Each Way $10.20 at Boombet - 2 Units

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