Williams Best Placed In Kingston Town Classic

By: Ryan Clark
December 2nd, 2011
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Grant Williams is a name that features heavily on most programs in Perth and when it comes to carnival time you know he’s going to have a chance somewhere in the mix.

What even he wouldn’t expect though is to have four chances in the one race, especially when that race is the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic.

Williams boasts two of the favourites in Ranger and Tranquility as well as game stayers Lords Ransom and Battle Emblem.

The latter are on track to hit their A-game in the Perth Cup but the fact is Williams will have four shots at the stumps this Saturday in a 14 horse field.

“We’ve got no excuses they’re all fit and well,” he said.

Ranger is his top chance and has reportedly coped well after suffering severe interference in the Railway Stakes.

Ranger was caught up in the incident that eventually cost He’s Remarkable the race win, but it also cost him all momentum.

“He just dusted his knee up a little bit but that’s ok now,” he said.

“He actually didn’t miss any work, had a couple of days at the beach just after.”

Ranger has drawn well in barrier three and Williams plans to use that to his advantage.

“I think closer to the fence is good, I’d rather be there than out wide,” he said.

As for Tranquility, she’s had a bit of support from punters after running on well to finish fourth in the Railway Stakes.

She avoided the trouble in that event and gets the added bonus of top jockey Paul Harvey.

“He’ll get on with her really good,” he said.

“He rode Waratahs Secret in the Railway and his manager got on the phone pretty early after and threw his hat into the ring.”

As for the other duo, Williams knows their grand final isn’t this weekend but he’s not betting against them running a cheeky race.

“I think the distance is going to start suiting them,” he said.

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