Today the 2014 Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival kicks off at Doomben Racecourse with a stellar eight race program running for BTC Cup Day.
After all the hype this week of heavy rain and a likely mud track, only a few light showers have fallen over the past couple of days and there’s only a 10 – 20% chance of more showers in Brisbane today.
As such the Doomben track conditions are perfect for a Group 1 race meet today currently a Good (3) with the rail in the true position the entire course.
Doomben Track Report
- Rail Position: True Entire Course
- Track Condition: Good (3)
- Weather: Overcast
- Penetrometer: 4.9
The action is headlined today by Race 7 at 3:40pm with a diminutive but top class field of seven left in contention for the $400,000 Group 1 Bunderberg Distilling Co. BTC Cup (1200m).
Originally there were eight final acceptors for this year’s BTC Cup field.
However Sydney’s Gerald Ryan was forced to scratch his Group 1 winning mare Snitzerland from the event after she pulled up sore in her shoulder after a gallop yesterday morning.
There are still four individual Group 1 winners in the mix including the odds-on favourite Buffering now into $1.85 to post his fourth elite level success.
The next best in BTC Cup betting at $5.50 is then recent William Reid Stakes winner Spirit Of Boom ($5.50) for fellow Brisbane-based trainer Tony Gollan.
BTC Cup Day racing meanwhile kicks off today at 12:10pm and continues through until the $80,000 Listed Bribie Handicap (1100m) at 4:20pm where two have come out of the field.
Along with the 2014 BTC Cup there are three other Group races on the program including the $175,000 Group 2 Bollinger Champagne Classic (1200m) featuring a field of 11 two-year-olds.
The other two major support races are then the $125,000 Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap (2000m) at 2:30pm followed by the $125,000 Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2000m).
The three other Group races all have no current withdrawals with the nice conditions ensuring good sized fields today.
See below for the full BTC Cup Day program and scratchings before you place your bets online at Ladbrokes.com.au.
Don’t forget, Ladbrokes.com.au are also offering juicy Best Tote or SP + 20% markets on the BTC Cup today so make sure you check them out soon!
2014 BTC Cup Day Program & Scratchings
Race 1 (12:10pm) – $50,000 Grinders Coffee Fillies & Mares Handicap (1350m)
Scratched: #5 Sari (6), #6 Splendora (10)
Race 2 (12:45pm) – $50,000 XXXX Gold BenchMark 90 Handicap (1600m)
Race 3 (1:20pm) – $100,000 Listed Channel Seven Mick Dittman Plate (1100m)
Race 4 (1:55pm) – $175,000 Group 2 Bollinger Champagne Classic (1200m)
Race 5 (2:30pm) – $125,000 Group 3 Landfill Logistics Chairman’s Handicap (2000m)
Race 6 (3:05pm) – $125,000 Group 3 Mittys Rough Habit Plate (2000m)
Race 7 (3:40pm) – $400,000 Group 1 Bundaberg Distilling Co. BTC Cup (1200m)
Scratched: #7 Snitzerland (6)
Race 8 (4:20pm) – $80,000 Listed Yellowglen Bribie Handicap (1100m)
Scratched: #7 Kempelly (9), #11 Pickabee (13