The four emergencies for today’s Melbourne Group 1 have all now been officially scratched confirming the 16-starter field for the $500,000 Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) with the make-up of Flemington’s major races all unscathed so far.
Flemington Track Update
- Rail Position: Out 9m Entire Circuit
- Previous Rail: True Entire Circuit (07/09/2013)
- Track Condition: Dead (4)
- Weather: Fine
- Penetrometer: 4.72
In one of the first major Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival race meetings, Turnbull Stakes Day features a crack 10-race program headlined by the $500,000 Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) scheduled as Flemington Race 8 at 4:25pm (AEST).
The field features 16 runners and the Turnbull Stakes barriers have now been confirmed 100 percent with the emergencies #17 Precedence (16), #18 Waldpark (7), #19 Whisper Downs (11) and #20 Bit Of Hell (5) all officially withdrawn.
Turnbull Stakes betting is currently led by the Gai Waterhouse-trained Fiorente ($4.80) who has overtaken Melbourne Cup fancy Puissance De Lune ($5) at the top of the odds.
The Flemington race card is also supported by a triple shot of Group 2 races and all three also feature their original fields with no current withdrawals.
See below for the full Flemington race scratchings to see who is in and out of all the features today before heading over to our No. 1 recommended online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au to back a winner!
Flemington Race Scratchings – Turnbull Stakes Day 05/10/2013
Race 1 (11:50am) – $120,000 Listed Maribyrnong Trial Stakes (1000m)
#4 Felarof (15), #11 Stingray (3)
Race 2 (12:25pm) – $120,000 Listed UCI Stakes (1800m)
Race 3 (1:05pm) – $120,000 Listed Yellowglen Vintage Stakes (1410m)
#4 Lucky Striker (13), #7 Pyrrolic (10)
Race 4 (1:45pm) – $120,000 Listed Cap D’Antibes Stakes (1000m)
#15 Freindwithbenefits (13)
Race 5 (2:25pm) – $120,000 Listed Headquarters Tavern Stakes (1410m)
Race 6 (3:05pm) – $120,000 Listed The Bart Cummings (2520m)
Race 7 (3:45pm) – $220,000 Group 2 TAB Edward Manifold Stakes (1610m)
Race 8 (4:25pm) – $500,000 Group 1 Tunbull Stakes (2000m)
#17e Precedence (16), #18e Waldpark (7), #19e Whipser Downs (11), #20e Bit Of Hell (5)
Race 9 (5:05pm) – $220,000 Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m)
Race 10 (5:45pm) – $220,000 Group 2 Blazer Stakes (1410m)
#17e Perfect Offering (14)
*Times quoted are local (AEST)