2022 Kembla Grange Classic

Race 8 at Goulburn on Friday 11th March 2022.

The Kembla Grange Classic is a group 3 race run over the 1600 and typically held at Kembla Grange but due to weather is now being run at Goulburn. It is run at set weights with penalties and is held annually in NSW.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races and past winners on the Kembla Grange Classic page.

How to pick a winner

Group 3 Kembla Grange Classic 2022 Preview

Track: Heavy   Weather: Wet

The heavy track makes things interesting. Plenty of hopes in the market in what looks like a competitive affair and a lot will come down to luck in running and how the track is playing. The market is headed by the promising Hope In Your Heart and Pike is in the saddle. The Waterhouse stable has Tim Clark representing them on Summerbeel who also has shown plenty of promise. This shapes up to be a great race.

Group 3 Kembla Grange Classic 2022

Runner by Runner

2. Gin Martini (7)

Respecting despite the record at the trip. Has come back well and this race is within range.

3. Hope In Your Heart (3)

Warrants respect and is drawn better than its rivals. Certainly a chance with the booking of Pike. Great hope and fits the profile well.

4. Lekvarte (10)

Unlucky last start when doing a bit wrong before the line. Certainly a chance in this.

5. Miss Madison (8)

Going okay but out of its depth here.

6. Pretty Amazing (13)

Very flashy and impressive type. Can launch at these late and looks an excellent chance despite the wide draw.

7. Summerbeel (5)

Lands on the speed and fights. Progressive and likeable booking. Sure to give a sight up on the speed.

8. Ellenmac (15)

Has to be respected and looks very suited over this trip. Needs luck from the draw but will be steaming home at odds.

9. Empress El (6)

Liked the way it hit the line and suited over further. Good chance at odds.

10. Charity Spirit (11)

Going okay but needs luck from the draw and prefer others.

12. Dalchini (4)

Brings in okay form for this and lands into a good spot from the draw. Giving respect at odds.

14. Ultimate Pride (1)

Can’t have.

15. Youthfull (16)

Long odds look appropriate

16. Chance Reward (12)

Can’t have.

Kembla Grange Classic 2022 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Bryce’s Tips
7. Summerbeel
6. Pretty Amazing
4. lekvarte
9. Empress El

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Australian Cup 2022 (Flemington 2000m)

Group 1 Newmarket Handicap 2022 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 2 Kewney Stakes 2022 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 2 VRC Sires Produce 2022 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 3 Shaftesbury Avenue Handicap 2022 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 3 Matron Stakes 2022 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 3 Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes 2022 (Flemington 1200m)

Listed Moomba Plate 2022 (Flemington 1100m)

Group 1 Coolmore Classic 2022 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 2 Ajax Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 3 Sky High Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 3 Magic Night Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 Maurice McCarten Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1100m)

Kembla Grange Classic 2022

The track was rated as Heavy 9.

Scratchings: 1. Roots, 11. Sanstoc, 13. Yasamine.

Result Horse Margin
1st 6 Pretty Amazing
2nd 3 Hope In Your Heart 1.04 length
3rd 2 Gin Martini 1.57 lengths
4th 12 Dalchini 1.68 lengths