Today in Sydney Day 2 of The Championships, Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day, takes place on another rain-affected Royal Randwick track with a bumper day’s racing headlined by four Group 1 races set to play out.
Overnight rain in Sydney has turned out another mud track that now stands as an official Heavy (8) as of 7:45am (AEST) this morning.
That means the mudlarks are out to play and are firming in the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au including the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Criterion in the $4 million Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m), the four-year-old boasting a win and a third from his three previous Heavy track starts.
Randwick Track Report – 11/04/2015
- Track Rating: Heavy (8)
- Rail: +6m 1600m to Winning Post, +3m Remainder
- Weather: Overcast
- Penetrometer: 6.06
- Rainfall: 11.2mm last 24hrs, 52mm last 7 days
The 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes running as Race 9 at 4:35pm (AEST) is the day’s marquee event and has a significant scratching from the field with the former hot favourite Contriubter out.
The John O’Shea-trained Ranvet Stakes winning import was found to be lame in his off foreleg, the announcement made last night, and so comes out of the field leaving a dozen hopefuls.
New favourite at $3.50 is Japanese raider To The World ($3.50) followed by the aforementioned Criterion ($3.80).
There are is a host of other big name scratchings from the Group 1s at Randwick today, which Ladbrokes.com.au are offering Best Tote or SP + 20% markets on.
In Race 6, the 2015 Australian Oaks, three fillies are out with Vinery Stud Stakes winner Fenway, Chris Waller’s Wine Tales and the Gai Waterhouse-trained Adrift all withdrawn.
And in the Sydney Cup 2015 over the two miles, Red Cadeaux has been out for a few days with confirmation he takes them on in the Queen Elizabeth.
See below for the full Randwick race scratchings so you know who is in and who is out across the 10-race program before placing your bets online at Ladbrokes.com.au!
Randwick Race Scratchings – 11/04/2015
Total Scratchings: 17
Race 1 (11:30am) – $150,000 Listed Adina Apartment Hotels Fernhill Handicap (1600m)
#5 Alittle Loose (4)
Race 2 (12:10pm) – $150,000 Listed McGrath Estate Agents South Pacific Classic (1400m)
#1 Nostradamus (2), #7 Courtza King (1), #8 Puzzling Wonder (7)
Race 3 (12:45pm) – $300,000 Provincial Championship Final (1400m)
#16e Kayjay’s Joy (3), #17e Choice Larga (2), #18e Kanguru (17)
Race 4 (1:20pm) – $500,000 Group 3 Girvan Waugh Percy Sykes Stakes (1200m)
#6 Perignon (6), #7 Denpurr (3)
Race 5 (1:55pm) – $500,000 Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m)
#1 Scissor Kick (7), #11 Earthquake (8)
Race 6 (2:35pm) – $1,000,000 Seven News Australian Oaks (2400m)
#3 Fenway (8), #7 Wine Tales (5), #8 Adrift (3)
Race 7 (3:15pm) – $1,000,000 Cellarbrations Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m)
No current scratchings
Race 8 (3:55pm) – $1,600,000 Group 1 Schweppes 150th Sydney Cup (3200m)
#3 Red Cadeaux (12)
Race 9 (4:35pm) – $4,000,000 Group 1 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m)
#1 Contributer (13)
Race 10 (5:15pm) – $300,000 Group 2 Drummond Golf Sapphire Stakes (1200m)
#5 Politeness (7)