Kembla Grange Classic 2022

Friday March 11, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: The Kembla Grange Classic is a good lead-up into the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes for fillies

The Kembla Grange Classic – registered as the Keith F Nolan Classic – is a Group 3 mile race run over 1600m held by the Illawarra Turf Club at Kembla Grange Racecourse* on a Friday in March on the eve of Sydney’s Coolmore Classic Day at Rosehill.

*Note: The 2022 Kembla Grange Classic was been moved from the abandoned Kembla Grange meeting to Goulburn Racecourse on the same day due to heavy rainfall.

Offering $200,000 in prize money, the 1600m event is a set weights plus penalties race for three-year-old fillies.

First contested in 2003 it has held Group 3 status since 2010 and the registered race name is in honour of the founding chairman of the Illawarra Turf Club, Keith F. Nolan.

Despite its short history the Kembla Grange Classic has been won by many nice mares including Hot Danish (2007) who now also has a race named in her honour, the Group 2 Hot Danish Stakes (1400m) held in November.

The Kembla Grange Classic can serve as a nice lead-up into upcoming Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival features for the fillies including the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) run at the end of the month.

Single Gaze (2016) was the last runner to complete the Kembla Grange Classic – Vinery Stud Stakes double.

The latest edition of the Kembla Grange Classic ran on Friday March 11, 2022 at Goulburn Racecourse with the Group 3 moved from the abandoned Kembla Grange meeting on the same day and saw the Chris Waller-trained filly Pretty Amazing ($2.90F) win as race favourite.

Kembla Grange Classic Race Info

  • Date: Friday March 11, 2022
  • Track: Kembla Grange Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties – 3YO Fillies
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 2003

2022 Kembla Grange Classic Results

The complete Kembla Grange Classic 2022 Results & Finishing Order will be published right here once the race is run on Friday March 11, 2022.

  • 1st: #6 Pretty Amazing ($2.90F)
  • 2nd: #3 Hope In Your Heart
  • 3rd: #2 Gin Martini 

Chris Waller’s American Pharoah filly Pretty Amazing ($2.90F) scratched out of Saturday’s Group 2 Kewney Stakes at Flemington in favour of a run in the wet in Sydney and saluted for the punters in the 2022 Kembla Grange Classic results at Goulburn. 

Kembla Grange Classic Betting

Kembla Grange Classic odds favour the better performed young fillies in the mix coming off a winning Sydney lead-up and those with a previous record over the distance. 

Any runners down in grade off a Group 1 Surround Stakes performance will also usually sit higher up the Kembla Grange Classic betting markets. 

Pohutukawa ($1.65 in 2019) followed by Pretty Amazing ($2.90 in 2022) are the latest favourites in Kembla Grange Classic betting to salute for the punters. 

2022 Kembla Grange Classic Odds

Our top Kembla Grange Classic 2022 betting odds on the hopeful fillies will be available right here the week of the race so bookmark this page for the best autumn racing markets.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Kembla Grange Classic will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Kembla Grange Classic Field

The Kembla Grange Classic field attracts a line-up of promising autumn fillies, many that are eyeing off a tougher assignment in the coming weeks’ Group 1 races. 

Fillies in the Kembla Grange Classic field may come via a host of different lead-up races perhaps even the Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m) run in late February. 

The better fillies out of the Kembla Grange Classic field will go on to run in races including the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) and the Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m) held over the mile and a half at Randwick during April’s ‘The Championships’. 

Kembla Grange Classic Winners - Luvaluva (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) | Ladbrokes

2018 Kembla Grange Classic winner Luvaluva (pictured at Flemington). Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Kembla Grange Classic nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field and barriers out on the Wednesday.

2022 Kembla Grange Classic Field

The official Kembla Grange Classic 2022 field and barrier draw will be released by Racing NSW on Wednesday March 9, 2022  and published below so bookmark this page to see what gallopers make the cut in the Vinery Stud Stakes lead-up.

The 2022 Kembla Grange Classic final field is headlined by Chris Waller’s Press Statement filly Roots with the race moved from the abandoned Kembla Grange meeting to Goulburn on the same day.  

2022 Kembla Grange Classic Nominations

The early Kembla Grange Classic 2022 nominations close the Monday of race week and will be published below once confirmed. 

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2111026×71 HINGED F 3 Chris Waller 1 58kg     100
2 4x3111x15 FANGIRL F 3 Chris Waller 2 57kg     93
3 1x23204x54 HERESY F 3 James Cummings 3 56kg     84
4 11×23 ESPIONA F 3 Chris Waller 4 55kg     94
5 36×7217110 SWEET RUBY F 3 Kim Waugh 5 54kg     76
6 123×1 ROOTS F 3 Chris Waller 6 54kg     71
7 6238×2811 GIN MARTINI (NZ) F 3 John Sargent 7 54kg     68
8 62x3451x12 LEKVARTE (NZ) F 3 Joseph Pride 8 54kg     68
9 4211x FINEPOINT F 3 Chris Waller 9 54kg     70
10 74x141x336 HOPE IN YOUR HEART F 3 Kerry Parker 10 54kg     68
11 24x8521x42 CHARITY SPIRIT F 3 Gary Portelli 11 54kg     61
12 811 PRETTY AMAZING F 3 Chris Waller 12 54kg     65
13 131 ELLENMAC F 3 Matthew Smith 13 54kg     63
14 342×31 DALCHINI F 3 Lee & Cherie Curtis 14 54kg     60
15 8×711 SUMMERBEEL (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 15 54kg     63
16 8x3x232 RUINART F 3 John O’Shea 16 54kg      
17 x8209x6483 GALACTIC ANGEL F 3 Anthony Cummings 17 54kg      
18 31 SANSTOC (NZ) F 3 Mark Newnham 18 54kg     61
19 27418983 MISS MADISON (NZ) F 3 Bjorn Baker 19 54kg     67
20 7×10 I’M DIVINE F 3 Edward Cummings 20 54kg     61
21 453×2 ULTIMATE PRIDE (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 21 54kg      
22 6×165 YASAMINE F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 22 54kg     56
23 0x3723x5 YOUTHFULL F 3 Brad Widdup 23 54kg      
24 1×3 EMPRESS EL (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 24 54kg     62
25 3×3 CHANCE REWARD F 3 Nell Foley 25 54kg      
26 4 NAUTICAL MISS (NZ) F 3 Gwenda Markwell 26 54kg  

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Kembla Grange Classic Tips

Looking for previous Group status winning fillies out of similar grade Sydney races and those with a good strike-rate over the mile and further are good Kembla Grange Classic betting tips. 

2022 Kembla Grange Classic Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Kembla Grange Classic 2022 betting tips and exotic Group 3 racing selections will be detailed below soon after the field is out so stay tuned for the fillies to get behind in the race this autumn.

  • To Win: #10 Charity Spirit ($26 at time of publish) 

Going for a blowout and have Charity Spirit as the roughie of the day at 25/1 to upset a field of better fancied fillies in the relocated Kembla Grange Classic. She’s proven at the Goulburn track, is a genuine miler and so gets the course and distance to suit. The Heavy track is an unknown for many of these, but her only other run in the going was a very close second over 2000m as the beaten odds-on favourite on a Heavy (9). She gets through it and can surprise at a big price. 

Kembla Grange Classic Form Guide

The Kembla Grange Classic form guide details all of the key information punters need including saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form of the fillies in the final field. 

The Kembla Grange Classic form has gone on to stack-up in better grade Sydney races many times over the years including in the Vinery Stud Stakes. 

2022 Kembla Grange Classic Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Kembla Grange Classic 2022 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Kembla Grange Classic Results

Notable Kembla Grange Classic / Keith F Nolan Classic winners throughout history include: La Nikita (2004), Hot Danish (2007), the previous spring’s VRC Oaks winner Brazilian Pulse (2011), Appearance (2012) and Single Gaze (2016). 

Kembla Grange Classic Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2022 Kembla Grange Classic 1st Pretty Amazing 1 minute 39.21 seconds
2nd Hope In Your Heart
3rd Gin Martini 
2020 Kembla Grange Classic 1st Miravalle 1 minute 35.76 seconds
2nd Elizabeel
3rd Pippali
2020 Kembla Grange Classic 1st Asiago 1 minute 36.10 seconds
2nd Shout The Bar
3rd All Saints’ Eve
2019 Kembla Grange Classic 1st Pohutukawa 1 minute 37.57 seconds
2nd Frankely Awesome
3rd Scarlet Dream
2018 Kembla Grange Classic 1st Luvaluva 1 minute 35.55 seconds
2nd Torvill
3rd Wedgie
2017 Kembla Grange Classic 1st Dawn Wall 1 minute 36.6 seconds
2nd Lubiton
3rd Faraway Town
2016 Keith F Nolan Classic 1st Single Gaze 1 minute 37.3 seconds
2nd Dixie Blossoms
3rd Asinara
2015 Keith F Nolan Classic 1st Slightly Sweet 1 minute 35.4 seconds
2nd Wine Tales
3rd Heavens Above
2014 Keith F Nolan Classic 1st Zanbagh 1 minute 37.8 seconds
2nd Role Model
3rd Metaphorical
2013 Keith F Nolan Classic 1st Cameo 1 minute 35.1 seconds
2nd Royal Descent
3rd Gold Epona
2012 Keith F Nolan Classic 1st Appearance 1 minute 38 seconds
2nd She Goes To Rio
3rd Aliyana Tilde
2011 Keith F Nolan Classic 1st Brazilian Pulse 1 minute 52 seconds
2nd Fibrilation
3rd Honor Net
2010 Keith F Nolan Classic 1st Slapstick 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Mirrasalo
3rd Spinnawitch
2009 Keith F Nolan Classic 1st Aleez Wonder 1 minute 34.6 seconds
2nd Above Perfection
3rd Miss Darcey
2008 Keith F Nolan Classic 1st Bernicia 1 minute 37.5 seconds
2nd Raise
3rd Heavenly Glow
2007 Keith F Nolan Classic 1st Hot Danish 1 minute 37.21 seconds
2nd Miss Pageantry
3rd Rose Of Sharon
2006 Keith F Nolan Classic 1st Pasikatera 1 minute 36.81 seconds
2nd No Name For A Lady
3rd China Jade
2005 Keith F Nolan Classic 1st Ponte Piccolo 1 minute 36.28 seconds
2nd Pleasure Ground
3rd Villa Bled
2004 Keith F Nolan Classic 1st La Nikita 1 minute 35.21 seconds
2nd Timbourina
3rd Touched By God
2003 Keith F Nolan Classic 1st Ain’t Seen Nothin’ 1 minute 34.80 seconds
2nd Domielle
3rd Huit