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Punters are in for a treat today, Saturday December 11, with 14 massive TAB race meetings set to run at country and city tracks around Australia including 10 black-type features offering some excellent betting markets.
Today’s racing action is headlined by the metropolitan meets in Brisbane and Perth, Eagle Farm hosting the re-scheduled Group 3 George Moore Stakes (1200m) while at Ascot the Group 3 AJ Scahill Stakes (1400m) headlines a crack Perth Summer Racing Carnival meeting.
As well as the George Moore Stakes, Eagle Farm will also be home to four excellent Listed races, and the Ascot race-card has both the Listed WA St Leger (2100m) and the Listed Starstruck Classic (1600m) as highlights not to miss.
There is also black-type racing at Morphettville in Adelaide with the Listed City of Marion Stakes (1200m), while in Sydney a brilliant day’s racing centres around the Listed Christmas Cup (2400m).
With quality race days are also planned for tracks including the Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Newcastle and Darwin, today is shaping up as a beauty for punters.
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Metropolitan Race Meetings – Saturday December 11
- Flemington (VIC) – Race 1 jumps at 12:45pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Today Victoria’s premier meet will take place at the famous Flemington track where an eight-race programme kicks off with the $70,000 Western Health Sponsors Plate (1100m) at 12:45pm (AEDST) for two-year-olds where only five of the horses have had a race start.
Best race of the day will be Race 7 – the $75,000 Johnstaff Projects Handicap (1200m) at 4:45pm (AEDST) where #4 Gold In Dubai is our favourite to win from a good draw and carrying a nice weight.
- Rosehill (NSW) – Race 1 jumps at 1:05pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
In Sydney a top-class day of racing will take place at Rosehill Gardens where the first of eight events, the $70,000 Rosehill Gardens Event Centre Handicap (1100m), will jump at 1:05pm (AEDST) and our pick of the field to win is #2 Hot Snitzel.
Feature event on the card is Race 5 – the $100,000 Listed Christmas Cup (2400m) where a classy field faces off, with Gai Waterhouse’s Rock Kingdom and the Chris Waller-trained Strike One the two main chances.
- Eagle Farm (QLD) – Race 1 jumps at 12:35pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Brisbane’s Eagle Farm Racecourse features the biggest Saturday race programme with a huge nine-race card featuring no less than five black-type showdowns.
Race 8 at 5:15pm (AEDST) the $200,000 Group 3 George Moore Stakes (1200m) is the major attraction, rescheduled after last weekend’s washout. #4 Temple Of Boom is still the raging favourite but there are a number of other top chances that could cause an upset including #7 Bold Glace and #8 Falco Star, a nice roughie to add into the exotics.
Other features not to miss at Eagle Farm today include Race 2 – the $100,000 Listed Phelan Ready Stakes (1000m) where #2 Internal Revenue for Gillian Heinrich is our pick of the field, and Race 7 – the $100,000 Listed Gold Edition Plate (1200m) where a wide open market provides lots of value including #2 Spirit Of Boom at juicy double figure odds.
- Morphettville (SA) – Race 1 jumps at 12:55pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
In South Australia, Allan Scott Park Morphettville has a cracker eight-race line-up today starting at 12:55pm (AEDST) with the $32,000 Sportingbet Handicap (2014m) where #2 Down Under Boy looks the pick.
Highlight event will run as Race 7 when the $80,000 Listed City of Marion Stakes (1200m) lights up the track and where #14 Anabaa’s Legacy is our favourite to win from a nice barrier.
- Ascot (WA) – Race 1 jumps at 4:10pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Later this afternoon Ascot Racecourse hosts the next Perth Summer Racing Carnival meeting with things getting underway with the $50,000 Westspeed 2YO Plate (1000m) at 4:10pm (AEDST).
The Group race of the day is the $125,000 Group 3 AJ Scahill Stakes (1400m) running as Race 6 where #5 King Kool Kat stands a good chance of upsetting the favourite.
The two other black-type features on the card are races four and seven.
Race 4 – the $100,000 Listed W.A. St Leger (2100m) has #6 Hoegaarden at nice juicy odds to win, and in Race 7 – the Starstruck Classic (1600m) our value pick to Place is #9 Little Grey Teapot.
Other City & Country Race Meetings – Saturday December 11
- Ballina (NSW) – Race 1 jumps at 10:40pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
- Newcastle (NSW) – Race 1 jumps at 12:40pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
- Stawell (VIC) – Race 1 jumps at 1:10pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
- Gold Coast (QLD) – Race 1 jumps at 1:40pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
- Armidale (NSW) – Race 1 jumps at 2:33pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
- Mackay (QLD) – Race 1 jumps at 2:47pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
- Darwin (NT) – Race 1 jumps at 4:58pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
- Esperance (WA) – Race 1 jumps at 5:04pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
- Toowoomba (QLD) – Race 1 jumps at 5:46pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
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