Today Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse will host a bumper nine race program for Caulfield Guineas Day 2012 with three Group 1 races highlights, the meeting’s current official race scratchings and track report detailed below.
Caulfield Track Report
- Weather: Overcast
- Track Condition: Dead (4)
- Penetrometer: 5.20
- Rail: True Position Entire Circuit
- Previous Rail: True Position Entire Circuit (30/09/2012)
The action at Caulfield gets underway today at 12:30pm (AEST) with the $120,000 Listed BMW Weekend Hussler Stakes (1400m) and the racing and betting will be going right through until race nine, the $120,000 Listed Sportingbet Sprint Series Final (1200m) for the mares, brings things to a close at 5:30pm (AEST).
The Caulfield race card is chock full of elite level racing with three majors set to steal the show, the first of which is the $400,000 Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) running as Race 5 at 2:50pm (AEST) where the injury enforced withdrawal of #1 Manighar has left Underwood Stakes winning Kiwi Ocean Park dominating the betting markets.
Race 6 then sees Gai Waterhouse’s glamour mare More Joyous shoot for her ninth Group 1 victory when she attempts to lump 60kg to victory in the $400,000 Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at 3:30pm (AEST), a race she won two years ago.
Finally the day’s namesake race will jump at 4:10pm (AEST) with the $1 million Group 1 BECK Caulfield Guineas (1600m) where another Waterhouse-trained shortie in Pierro will shoot for his ninth career win, the undefeated champ the shortest-priced Caulfield Guineas betting favourite in history.
See below for the full race scratchings for today’s Caulfield race meeting with all markets open right now at bookmaker.com.au where you can ‘Pick Your Own Odds’ in a world first offer launched just this week!
Caulfield Race Scratchings
Race 1 – 12:30pm – $120,000 Listed BMW Weekend Hussler Stakes (1400m)
Race 2 – 1:05pm – $250,000 Catanach’s Jewellers Blue Sapphire (1200m)
- Scratched: #8 Gold Rory (5)
Race 3 – 1:40pm – $150,000 Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes (1200m)
- Scratched: #4 Armed For Action (10), #12 Mrs Gray (5), #15 Sheza Single Girl (15)
Race 4 – 2:15pm – $220,000 Group 2 Schweppes Schillaci Stakes (1000m)
Race 5 – 2:50pm – $400,000 Group 1 Cathay Pacific Caulfield Stakes (2000m)
- Scratched: #1 Manighar (6), #8 Vatuvei (4)
Race 6 – 3:30pm – $400,000 Group 1 David Jones Rose Clinic Toorak Handicap (1600m)
Race 7 – 4:10pm – $1,000,000 Group 1 BECK Caulfield Guineas (1600m)
Race 8 – 4:50pm – $22,000 Group 2 Sportingbet Herbert Power Stakes (2400m)
Race 9 – 5:30pm – $120,000 Listed Sportingbet Sprint Series Final (1200m)
- Scratched: #9 Cabernet (16), #18e Aneto (10)