Classic winner Olive returns

BACK: Canberra-based trainer Nick Olive. Picture: JAY CRONAN

BACK: Canberra-based trainer Nick Olive. Picture: JAY CRONAN

Nick Olive will return to the Illawarra Turf Club on Saturday for the first time since winning the Arrowfield Kembla Grange Classic (1600m) and looks every chance of leaving the track a winner again. 

The leading Canberra trainer brings promising three-year-old Fox Tales to run in the Poplar Petfood & Produce Benchmark 65 (1200m) for the boys.

Fox Tales showed a touch of class at his home track last start and looks poised to be in the money again with Brendan Ward set to ride.

The gelding is Olive’s only runner on the Kembla card.

The trainer has had just one runner at Kembla in the past 18 months and it just happened to be star filly Single Gaze on the most prestigious raceday on the South Coast.

Ridden by jockey Kathy O’Hara, Single Gaze chalked up a sensational win on Classic day before going on to salute in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Randwick during the Sydney autumn. 

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