Nine talent-rich races will be contested on 2015 Emirates Stakes Day at Flemington this afternoon, highlighted by two impressive Group 1 feature races; the Darley Classic (1200m) and Emirates Stakes (1600m).
The Flemington track has experienced plenty of inclement weather and rain through the entire 2015 Melbourne Cup Carnival so far and while skies are current clear over the greater Melbourne metropolitan area, the track remains at a ‘Heavy 8’ rating with soft conditions all over the course.
All the Stakes Day action is set to get underway with the running of the Group 3 Maribyrnong Plate (1000m) for the fresh crop of two-year-olds at 12:20pm local time and with conclude with the Emirates Airline Handicap (1400m) at 5:40pm.
Flemington Racecourse Track Report – 7/11/2015
- Rail: +6m entire course
- Weather: Fine
- Track Type: Turf
- Irrigation: Nil last 24 hours, 4mm last 7 days
- Rainfall: 2mm last 24 hours, 50.4mm last 7 days
- Penetrometer: 5.22
- Track Rating: Heavy 8
Only two runners in the confirmed field of seven for the Maribyrnong Plate have appeared on course competitively, and the Darren Weir-trained Dalradian will be looking to extend his perfect career start to three wins with a maiden black type victory.
Seven talented stayers will contest the Group 3 Queen’s Cup (2600m) at 1:40pm, including the likes of Beaten Up, Dandino and Bonfire, while some of the world’s best sprinters including Chautauqua and Terravista will take to the stalls for the Darley Classic.
Several talented international raiders will lock horns with some of Australia’s best milers in the Emirates Stakes, including Arod and Magic Artist, while the Matriarch Stakes (2000m) at 5:05pm figures as the day’s final black type race.
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Flemington Racecourse Scratchings – 17/9/2015
Race 1 (12:20pm) – Group 3 Maribyrnong Plate (1000m)
#4 Nine Clouds
Race 2 (1:00pm) – Starlight Children’s Foundation Plate (2000m)
#2 Lucky Lucky Lucky
#7 Crime Fighter
#9 Killarney Kid
#12 Ring Da Belle
#15 Honey Steel’s Gold
Race 3 (1:40pm) – Group 3 Queen’s Cup (2600m)
Race 4 (2:20pm) – Listed Hilton Hotels & Resorts Stakes (1400m)
#5 Ragazzo Del Corsa
Race 5 (3:00pm) – Antler Luggage Handicap (1600m)
#3 Streets Away
#7 Freshwater Storm
#8 Harada Bay
#11 Trade Commissioner
#13 Lord Anthenaeum
#15 Prix D’Or
Race 6 (3:40pm) – Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m)
#9 Bring Me The Maid
Race 7 (4:20pm) – Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m)
Race 8 (5:05pm) – Group 2 Matriarch Stakes (2000m)
#2 Thunder Lady
#7 Ballet Suite
#18e Holy Cow
Race 9 (5:40pm) – Emirates Airline Handicap (1400m)
#1 Good Value