An exciting eight card program is due to take place on Eagle Farm Racecourse’s 2012 Stradbroke Handicap Day today, with the first race due to jump at 12pm (AEST).
With Queensland’s biggest day of racing about to commence, there have been only minimal scratchings for the big four races of the day.
The most high profile scratching came yesterday in the Group 1 Queensland Derby, where Investwas withdrawn from the field.
The three-year-old filly has suffered from a back injury and will not line up in the race’s final field.
Invest won the Group 3 The Roses in May before finishing a disappointing 13th in the Group 1 Queensland Oaks last start.
Her scratching has allowed for Rock Of Gibraltar colt Rock The Pac to gain a start in the $500,000 race.
There have been no scratchings in the biggest race of the day, the $1 million Stradbroke Handicap 2012, leading to the scratchings of all five emergencies.
Despite trainer John O’Shea being unsure earlier in the week, he has decided to run hot favourite Sea Siren in today’s race.
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2012 Stradbroke Handicap Day – Eagle Farm Scratchings
Eagle Farm Race 1 Scratchings: Ambassador Travel Lancaster Stakes – 1200m
Eagle Farm Race 2 Scratchings: XXXX Gold Strawberry Road Handicap – 1600m
#8 Skyerush and #8 Absent Friends
Eagle Farm Race 3 Scratchings: Best Security Daybreak Lover – 1600m
Eagle Farm Race 4 Scratchings: David Jones Lightning Handicap – 1000m
#11 Outstandingly and #16 Sheedy
Eagle Farm Race 5 Scratchings: Patinack Farm The TJ Smith – 1600m
Eagle Farm Race 6 Scratchings: Channel Seven Queensland Derby – 2400m
#15 Invest, #20e Keep Winning and #21e Red Unicorn
Eagle Farm Race 7 Scratchings: AAMI Stradbroke Handicap – 1400m
#19e Jetset Lad, #20e Pampelonne, #21e Mental, #22e Solzhenitsyn and #23e Carry Me Bluey
Eagle Farm Race 8 Scratchings: Timeform Brisbane Cup – 2400m
#11 Hume, #20e Maythehorsebemagic and #21e Fruehling