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Today Flemington Racecourse will host the third Melbourne Cup Carnival raceday with a bumper nine-race program scheduled for Crown Oaks Day 2011, and below punters can view the latest Flemington field scratchings and track report before getting their bets down for the day.
Flemington Track Conditions
- Weather: Fine
- Track Condition: Dead (4)
- Penetrometer: 4.74
- Rail: Rail Out 3m Entire Circuit
Racing kicks off at Flemington this afternoon with the older gallopers contesting the $100,000 La Vie En Rose Vase (1800m) at 12:20pm (AEDT).
From there the racing and betting action just gets better and better with the opening black-type on the Crown Oaks Day card being Race 3 at 1:40pm (AEDT) – the $150,000 G.H. Mumm Stakes (1100m) where class mares including Ortensia, Valentine Miss and Miss Octopussy face off.
Small time punters that just like a spring carnival flutter will want to hang around for Flemington Race 5 today, the greys-only showdown which is always a major attraction on Crown Oaks Day.
Of course the big one today is Race 6 – the $1 million Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) due to jump at 3:40pm (AEDT).
With boom filly Atlantic Jewel sidelined with injury, Graeme Rogerson’s Kiwi raider Dowager Queen is the Crown Oaks betting favourite at Luxbet paying $3.70 to break her Group 1 maiden today.
Other smart fillies engaged include Robert Smerdon’s Thousand Guineas runner-up Mosheen ($4.40) having her first test at a distance greater than 1600m, the Bart Cummings-trained Gliding ($7) out to give the master his 10th Crown Oaks success and surprise Wakeful runner-up Rahveel ($6).
Below are the current Flemington scratchings for Crown Oaks Day 2011 as well as the favourites in the betting markets at Luxbet so you can see who is in, who is out and who is favoured to snare a Melbourne Cup Carnival victory today.
Remember, when you’re ready to get your Crown Oaks bets down the only place to go is Luxbet who are offering Best Tote Exotics + 5% Bonuses on every single Flemington race today!
Crown Oaks Day 2011 Scratchings & Favourites
Race 1 – La Vie En Rose Vase (1800m) – 12:20pm (AEDT)
- Scratched: #8 Gail (2), #15 Sea Galleon (20), #16 Altonio (15), #20 Cabasso (3)
- Favourite: #6 Dead End – $4.20 – Bet now at Luxbet
Race 2 – Crown Promenade Trophy (1700m) – 1:00pm (AEDT)
- Scratched: #9 Heavenly Jewel (6)
- Favourite: #1 Cliques – $3.30 – Bet now at Luxbet
Race 3 – G.H. Mumm Stakes (1100m) – 1:40pm (AEDT)
- Scratched: #14 Lady Mahler (3), #16 Rue Maple (20), #17 Miss Elvee (2), #20 Maquina (15)
- Favourite: #8 Valentine Miss – $2.35 – Bet now at Luxbet
Race 4 – Gucci Stakes (1200m) – 2:20pm (AEDT)
- Scratched: #14 Ebony Eyes (8)
- Favourite: #3 Anise – $3.50 – Bet now at Luxbet
Race 5 – TCL 3D TV Plate (1400m) – 3:00pm (AEDT)
- Scratched: #1 Jungle Ruler (4), #3 Alpha Proxima (17), #5 Zaira (19), #7 Coll And Tiree (18), #15 Not A Copy (12), #18 Resolvere (13), #19 Ruber Rex (20)
- Favourite: #9 Dash For Viz ($5.50) – Bet now at Luxbet
Race 6 – Crown Oaks (2500m) – 3:40pm (AEDT)
- Scratched: None currently
- Favourite: #2 Dowager Queen – $3.70 – Bet now at Luxbet
Race 7 – Myer Spring Fashion Stakes (1800m) – 4:25pm (AEDT)
- Scratched: #7 Rosewall (9)
- Favourite: #8 Now You Know – $4.00 – Bet now at Luxbet
Race 8 – Swisse Vitamins Stakes (1000m) – 5:10pm (AEDT)
- Scratched: #3 First Command (9), #9 Eight Bills (8), #11 Noble Heir (18), #20 Nicholls Court (15)
- Favourite: #5 Master Harry – $2.80 – Bet now at Luxbet
Race 9 – The Grazia Ultimate Style Guide (1600m) – 5:50pm (AEDT)
- Scratched: #4 Fasmoss (17), #16 Stroemsky (15), #17 Mild Mannered (12)
- Favourite: #4 Cosmic Causeway – $4.40 – Bet now at Luxbet
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