A bumper day of racing is set to take place at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse today, with the nine-race card highlighted by the prestigious 2012 Doncaster Mile.
Rain has bucketed down in Sydney for much of the week which has seen the track rated as heavy (8) this morning and caused a total of 22 scratchings across the day.
The good news is there have been no more scratchings in the Doncaster after Rekindled Interest, King’s Rose and Single were withdrawn earlier this week.
It means glamour mare More Joyous will start despite talk from the connections she may be scratched if the track was heavy which gives her an opportunity to rectify last year’s result when she finished a disappointing 11th.
The day’s other highlights include the 2012 Australian Oaks which will see Streama start as odds-on favourite and the Galaxy which will test a high class group of sprinters over 1100 metres.
All the action kicks off with the Fernhill Handicap at 11:45am so be sure to get to bookmaker.com.au quickly to place your bets!
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Randwick Raceday Scratchings – 21/4
Race 1 – 11:45am Medina Apartment Hotels Fernhill Handicap (1600m)
Race 2 – 12:25pm Brookfield Multiplex Keith Mackay Quality (1200m)
#7 Calamba #10 Varanasi
Race 3 – 1:04pm The Keystone Group Handicap (1400m)
#8 Saint Encosta #11 Superior Instict #12 Kimberley Kid
Race 4 – 1:40pm McGrath South Pacific Classic (1400m)
#1 Free Wheeling #8 Unpretentious #9 Velrosso #13 Shadow West
Race 5 – 2:16pm Patinack Farm Australian Oaks (2400m)
Race 6 – 2:55pm Japan Racing Association Plate (2000m)
#3 Extra Zero #6 Fibrillation #11 Bid Spotter #12 Happy Trails
Race 7 – 3:35pm BMW Doncaster Mile (1600m)
#4 Rekindled Interest #12 King’s Rose #20 Single
Race 8 – 4:15pm The James Boag Galaxy (1100m)
#15e Second Effort #16e African Pulse
Race 9 – 4:52pm TAB Sportsbet Sprint (1200m)
#2 Vilakazi Street #12 Fitness Fanatic
All times quoted are local (AEST).