After the action at Sandown yesterday that included Atomic winning the $100,000 Listed Chairman’s Stakes and earning a shot at the 2011 Golden Slipper, today six more quality TAB meets will take place around Australia.
Thursday racing is due to run at tracks right across the country from Ballarat in Victoria and Mackay in North Queensland, to a twilight meet at Launceston in Tassie.
Launceston will be host to today’s feature race with the $150,000 Listed Gold Sovereign Stakes (1200m) due to jump as Race 8 at 8:37pm (AEDST) this evening.
The 2011 Gold Sovereign Stakes field features nine promising two-year-olds including Peter Moody’s Blue Diamond Preview third placegetter Golden Archer, More Than Ready gelding More Awesome and smart two-time winning filly Millie’s Reward with the inside alley.
Ready to enjoy a late week wager on the races and add to your online betting account before the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield this Saturday?
Horse Racing Today
Ballarat (VIC) – Race 1 jumps at 12:25pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Victoria’s Ballarat Racecourse is set to host a bumper nine-race programme today starting at 12:25pm (AEDST) with the $15,000 Tracy the Placement People Maiden Plate (1400m).
After the earlier maiden races some top class handicaps are on the Ballarat card today including Race 6 – the $15,000 Optus Business Rising Stars 0 – 62 Handicap (1100m) at 3:20pm (AEDST) where we like #10 Symphonize to win after a great start to their career with three placings from as many runs.
The last two races are the richest events on the card and in Race 8, the $22,5000 Tour of Victoria Country Showcase 0 – 72 (1400m) at 4:35pm (AEDST), we are tipping #8 Wild ‘n’ Stormy to win at good odds.
Port Lincoln (SA) – Race 1 jumps at 1:10pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Racing will run in South Australia this afternoon at the Port Lincoln track with the first of eight events, the $10,000 Magic Millions / Sabois Two-Year-Old Handicap (1000m), kicking things off at 1:10pm (AEDST).
Don’t miss Race 7 – the $15,000 Carlton Draught Handicap (1750m) at 4:46pm (AEDST) where veteran nine-year-old #3 Generous Huka is out to win their fourth race on the trot.
Gosford (NSW) – Race 1 jumps at 1:15pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
The sole TAB meet in New South Wales today is taking place at Gosford with a great eight-race scheduled getting underway at 1:15pm (AEDST) with the $16,000 Paramount Function Centre Maiden Handicap (2100m).
Lots of quality horses on display at Gosford today including #8 Lifebelt who is our favourite to win Race 6 – the $16,000 Schweppes Class 1 Handicap Heat of the Rising Star (1100m) at 4:15pm (AEDST).
Mackay (QLD) – Race 1 jumps at 1:25pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
After the devastation of Cyclone Yasi in far north Queensland, folk up there have a super eight-race programme running at Mackay today to help take their minds off things.
The first race on the card is the $10,000 Carpet One & Tiles Mackay Class 1 Handicap (1500m) at 1:25pm (AEDST) and we are tipping the favourite #1 Balustrade.
Narrogin (WA) – Race 1 jumps at 5:29pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
WA’s Narrogin track will come alive later this afternoon with seven races set to run starting with the $8,000 Garrard’s Horse & Hound Maiden (1100m) at 5:29pm (AEDST).
Race 7 looks the best for punters getting in on the day there when the $10,000 Narrogin Taxi’s Handicap (1100m) jumps at 8:57pm (AEDST) and where #5 Ascot Waters has the form and draw to win.
Launceston (TAS) – Race 1 jumps at 5:46pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
The final race meeting today, Thursday February 10, will run at Tasmania’s Launceston course where a massive 10-event programme kicks off at 5:46pm (AEDST) with the $15,100 Mental As Anything Dinner & Show Maiden / Class 1 Plate (1600m).
Plenty of great racing action down in Launceston tonight including Race 8 – the $150,000 Listed Finance Brokers of Tasmania Gold Sovereign Stakes (1200m) where #1 Golden Archer is the pick of the two-year-olds.
2011 Gold Sovereign Stakes Field & Barriers
|#||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight (kg)||Hcp. Rating|
|1||GOLDEN ARCHER||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||5||57||78|
|2||MORE AWESOME||Dean Wells||Daniel Ganderton||4||57||66|
|3||MOSSGIEL VILLAGE||Charlie Goggin||Billy Egan (a)||9||57||60|
|4||LE SAMER||David Brideoake||Dwayne Dunn||2||57||61|
|5||STOCKBROKER||Ken Hanson||David Pires||8||57||59|
|6||TRIPLE ASSET||John Keys||Lincoln Coffey||6||55||66|
|7||MILLIE’S REWARD||John Blacker||Talia Rodder (a)||1||55||64|
|8||OXY ANGEL||Terence Evans||Brendon McCoull||7||55||62|
|9||PITTENWEEM||Terence Evans||Kelvin Sanderson||3||55||64|