BTC Cup 2012 favourite Buffering has been scratched from today’s Group 1 feature sprint after failing a vet inspection this morning following a stone bruise that became apparent after routine trackwork at Eagle Farm yesterday.
The injury is minor and the Queensland star will still take part in the Brisbane Winter Carnival but it serves as a further blow to the opening day of the Brisbane action after New Zealand star Malandrino was scratched from the Rough Habit Plate yesterday following a Hong Kong sales deal.
Apart from the two high profile scratchings, some excellent weather in Brisbane has seen the track rated as dead (4) so we should be in for an exciting card of racing in the Queensland capital with limited scratchings throughout the day.
Race 1 – 12:10pm Channel 7 Benchmar 90 Handicap (1600m)
Race 2 – 12:40pm Westfield Chermside Class 6 Handicap (1200m)
#12 General Shareef
Race 3 – 1:20pm Oaks Hotels & Resorts Hampden Stakes (1200m)
Race 4 – 1:55pm Sirromet Wines Doomben Dash (1010m)
#12 Multire Music
Race 5 – 2:30pm BOQ Albany Creek Chairman’s Handicap (2000m)
Race 6 – 3:05pm Mittys Rough Habit Plate (2000m)
Race 7 – 3:50pm Bundaberg Distilling Co. BTC Cup (1200m)
#3 Buffering #9 Title
Race 8 – 4:30pm Easy Pools Class 6 Plate
#9 Side To Side #14 Starstreamed
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