2015 Derby Day Scratchings & Track Report

Nine talent-rich black type races have been confirmed to run at Flemington Racecourse this after for 2015 Derby Day; highlighted by the featured Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) for three-year-old stayers.

Tarzino remains clear favourite to win the 2015 Victoria Derby. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Tarzino remains clear favourite to win the 2015 Victoria Derby. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

The weather is somewhat overcast through the greater Melbourne metropolitan region and showers are expected fall over the Flemington track a few times this afternoon, however the course remains rated a Good 3 as a result of only light rain through the last seven days.

The action is set to get underway at 11:45am local time with the running of the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) for three-year-olds; culminating in four Group 1 feature races and ending with the Group 2 Salinger Stakes (1200m) at 5:20pm.

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Flemington Racecourse Track Report – 31/10/2015

  • Rail: True position entire circuit
  • Weather: Showers
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Irrigation: 4mm last 24 hours, 35mm last 7 days
  • Rainfall: 0.4mm last 24 hours, 1.8mm last 7 days
  • Penetrometer: 4.85
  • Track Rating: Good 3

A number of the Spring Carnival’s leading three-year-olds have been confirmed to contest the 2015 Victoria Derby this afternoon, however it is the Mick Price-trained Tarzino that continues to dominate markets and appears as though he will be very hard to beat.

Group 1 racing will begin Race 4 (1:40pm local time) with the running of the Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m); a key stallion-making race for three-year-old sprinters. Exosphere is yet to taste anything but success this time but faces a tough task in the likes of Counterattack, stable mate Mogador and Singapore raider Super One.

The winner of the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (Race 5, 2500m) will gain ballot-free entry into next week’s Melbourne Cup, while a particularly talented field of local and international stars will take to the barriers for the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (Race 6, 2000m).

A strong field of fillies and mares, including a number of Group 1 winners will contest the Group 1 Myer Classic (Race 8, 1600m) in what undoubtedly figures as one of 2015 Derby Day’s standout races.

Flemington Racecourse Scratchings – 31/10/2015

Race 1 (11:45am) – Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m)

#1 Marky Mark

Race 2 (12:20pm) – Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m)

No Current Scratchings

Race 3 (1:00pm) – Group 3 Guvera Stakes (1400m)

#13 Gracious Prospect
#14 Good Project

Race 4 (1:40pm) – Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m)

No Current Scratchings

Race 5 (2:25pm) – Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m)

No Current Scratchings

Race 6 (3:05pm) – Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m)

#1 Fawkner
#9 Magic Hurricane

Race 7 (3:50pm) – Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m)

#17e Bullish Stock

Race 8 (4:35pm) – Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m)

No Current Scratchings

Race 9 (5:20pm) – Group 2 Salinger Stakes (1200m)

#11 Kuro
#13 Countryman

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