Kathy O’Hara did the final two years of he her apprenticeship at Kembla Grange so winning the South Coast track's biggest race for the last couple of years has been satisfying.
Sightly Sweet and Single Gaze have given O’Hara’s her two Kembla Grange Classics and she will will look for a third on Siren’s Fury on Friday.
Left: Siren's Fury (Tye Angland) returns to scale after scoring first-up at Wyong. Image by - Bradley Photographers
“It has been a thrill to win it in the past two years and I’m on one for Jason Coyle again on Friday, which is on her way up,” O’Hara said. “Although I haven’t ridden her in a race I have been on her a couple of times and she is going to be at home at the mile.
“It is hard to know with these fillies how far they will go but I think the trip isn’t going to be a problem for her, which is a start and she has a good turn of foot. ”
The Myboycharlie (Ire) filly had a spring preparation where she debuted with a second to the smart Bezel on the Newcastle’s Beaumont Track then a midweek fourth at Warwick Farm. She returned by winning a 1350m maiden at Wyong and Coyle has had no hesitation in in stepping into Group 3 company.
“It is a big step for any horse but the way she charged away at Wyong suggest the mile will not be any problem,” O’Hara said. "It would be nice to win another one."