This Weekend in Racing: Everything is Gold

Aug 26, 2021

No shortage of action for our TRL trainers with Golden Slipper winner Stay Inside returning for the Freedman Brothers in the Group 3 San Domenico to be staged at Kembla Grange. In Melbourne, it’s Memsie Stakes Day at Caulfield along with Probabeel returning in the Cockram. While up north, they race the Goldmarket Handicap on Friday at the Gold Coast and back up on Saturday at Doomben on a Good 4 track. Let’s try and find some winners from our TRL trainers.



Sydney remains in lockdown and our feature meeting is at Kembla Grange for the second time in three weeks, it’s also the running of the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes. There’s a thing called the Golden Slipper curse, but judging by his two barrier trial performances Stay Inside (Race 6) looks to have come back in fantastic style after his Slipper success and the Soft track won’t be a concern. The Freedman Brothers also have two great eachway chances On The Lead (Race 9) and Duchess (Race 9). Favouring Duchess who’s coming off a win and the Soft track will only help her chances.

BET: Stay Inside – Win (Race 6)

BET: Duchess – Each Way (Race 9)



 Joe Pride will have his NSW Tycoons ready to race horse, Penso a Lei arriving at his Warwick Farm stable on Monday with a record of seven career starts for two wins and a third. Joe has had a terrific start to the new season and it could get even better with Hastobegood (Race 3) and Silent Agenda (Race 4). Silent Agenda won last start on a four day back-up, is obviously a tough horse and can certainly win again at odds. Hastobegood was unplaced last start but was up in distance and caught wide for much of the trip, with a bit more luck will be super competitive.

BET: Hastobegood  – Each Way (Kembla Race 3)

BET: Silent Agenda – Each Way (Kembla Race 4)



 Fingers crossed fine weather is predicted for Caulfield on Saturday with a Soft 5 track expected with the Rail in the true position. Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young could have a massive day with four runners including Sierra Sue (Race 8) in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes. This is a hot field including Behemoth and Tofane, the obvious standouts. Sierra Sue, has won her last two starts, has done well since according to Busuttin and has been specked in the early markets. Rich Hips (Race 6) is coming up against the mighty mare Probabeel in the Cockram Stakes, while it would be a fairytale to knock over Probabeel, Rich Hips has a tremendous fresh record and can run a hole.

Bet: Sierra Sue  – Each Way (Melb Race 8)

Bet: Rich Hips – Place (Melb Race 6)



 Vic Husslers owners are hoping their newly named two year old Eureka Storm becomes the stable star for MIck Price and Michael Kent junior and while they are aiming Eureka Storm at the early October juvenile races, there’s no doubt the current star of the yard is Ayrton (Race 9). Ayrton looks to be something right out of the box and his sectional times during the Brisbane Winter Carnival stamped him as a star of the future. He should just be too good for this bunch on Saturday.

BET: Ayrton – Win  (Melb Race 9)



Eight time premiership winning trainer Tony Gollan could be in for a massive two days with 3 runners in the Listed Goldmarket on the Gold Coast tomorrow (Friday) and 6 gallopers to saddle up on Saturday at Doomben. Of his three runners in the Goldmarket, Tony has put Ef Troop on top of Snitch and Macewen “I really like him even from that wide draw”. 

Race 1 – Lyrical Girl: “She’s going great but has a bad barrier to overcome and will be better for the run”. Race 1 – The Move: “He worked well on Tuesday morning and is the horse to beat”. Race 3 – Miami Fleiss: “She’s my best of the day will be very hard to beat and has overcome that tough first-up run”. Race 9 – Angus The Gold: “Needs some scratchings to get a run but is my best each-way chance”

BET: Ef Troop – Each Way (Gold Coast Race 7)

BET: Miami Fleiss – Win (Bris Race 3)

BET: Angus The Gold – Each Way (Bris Race 9)