It’s sunny skies in Brisbane this morning with only a 50% chance of showers for the much anticipated Stradbroke Handicap Day 2013 and below we take a look at the early scratchings and latest track report for the Eagle Farm meeting.
Originally a large number of withdrawals were being predicted for the bumper nine-race program which features a triple shot of Group 1 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival action however the scratchings have been kept much lower due to the unlikelihood of a wet track.
As of 7:45am (AEST) this morning the course proper at Eagle Farm Racecourse had actually been upgraded from a Dead (5) to a Dead (4) making it near perfect conditions for Queensland’s richest day of racing.
Eagle Farm Racecourse Track Report
- Rail Position: True
- Track Condition: Dead (4)
- Weather: Overcast
As mentioned there are three majors on the Stradbroke Handicap Day card today.
The first is the two-year-olds facing off in the $500,000 Group 1 J.J. Atkins (1600m) which has no scratchings in the 13-horse field led by the Gai Waterhouse-trained Romantic Touch ($2.30).
There are then capacity 18-starter fields for the two draw cards running as races seven and eight with all of the five emergencies in both the $500,000 Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) and the $1.36 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) now officially withdrawn.
See below for the full Eagle Farm race scratchings for today’s meeting.
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Eagle Farm Scratchings – Stradbroke Handicap Day 2013
Race 1 (11:30am) – $100,000 Listed Ambassador Travel Hampden Stakes (1200m)
- Scratched: #4 Real Favulous (14), #6 Bernabeu (8), #9 Hallside Rose (6)
Race 2 (12:00pm) – $80,000 Listed XXXX Gold Strawberry Road Handicap (1600m)
- Scratched: #11 Carrick (15)
Race 3 (12:350m) – $125,000 Listed McGrath Daybreak Lover (1600m)
- Scratched: #2 Jimando (10), #10 Steep (21), #21e Loves The Show (8), #22e Gold Flow (3)
Race 4 (1:10pm) – $80,000 Listed Evergreen Turf Lightning Handicap (1000m)
- Scratched: None currently
Race 5 (1:45pm) – $200,000 Group 2 Patinack Farm Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m)
- Scratched: #13 Sharnee Rose (23), #20e Diademe (19), #21e Peron (20), #22e Ametsis (14), #23e Show Affection (10)
Race 6 (2:20pm) – $500,000 Group 1 Patinack Farm J.J. Atkins (1600m)
- Scratched: None currently
Race 7 (3:00pm) – $500,000 Group 1 Channel Seven Queensland Derby (2400m)
- Scratched: #19e Save The Star (1), #20e Ambitious Champion (20), #21e Paraggi (2), #22e Tonopah (6), #23e Prize (23)
Race 8 (3:40pm) – $1,360,000 Group 1 AAMI Stradbroke Handicap (1400m)
- Scratched: #19e Riva De Lago (7), #20e Conservatorium (5), #21e Phelan Ready (20), #22e Celtic Dancer (1), #23e Miss Stellabelle (15)
Race 9 (4:20pm) – $300,000 Group 2 Croser Brisbane Cup (2400m)
- Scratched: #1 Voila Ici (18), #20e Gold Cape (20), #21e Dazzle Us (3), #22e Trajet (15), #23e I Gotta Feeling (12)
*All times quoted are local (AEST) & odds are Fixed Win from bookmaker.com.au subject to change