Flemington Racecourse is the scene for today’s headline meet, and boasts four black type races highlighted by the featured Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m).
It is a fine day in the greater Melbourne metropolitan area today and the Flemington track has been rated a Good 3 following only 2.4mm of ran over the surface through the last seven days.
The day’s action gets underway with the running of the Curragh Racecourse Trophy (1600m) at 12:35pm local time and concludes with the Hong Kong Jockey Club Trophy (1200m).
Flemington Track Report – 20/02/2016
- Rail: True Position
- Weather: Fine
- Irrigation: 5mm last 24 hours, 40mm last seven days
- Rainfall:2mm last 24 hours, 2.4mm last seven days
- Track Rating: Good 3
Race 2; the Listed Talindert Stakes (1200m) figures as 2016 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Day’s first black type race, and has drawn a talented field of fifteen two-year-olds.
Weatherly arguably figures as the class horse of the field, but faces plenty of resistance in the likes of Clockwork Orange and Pearl Congenial.
Some of the Autumn Carnival’s most exciting three-year-olds will line up for the Group 3 The Vanity (1400m) including Crown Oaks winner Jameka and leading Perth filly Perfect Reflection, while a number of leading Australian Guineas contenders will complete their final tune-ups in the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) including Bon Aurum, Lizard Island and Palentino.
Chautauqua, Terravista, Delectation and Exosphere have all been confirmed to line up for the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes, in what is shaping as the most exciting edition of the Group 1 feature race in years.
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Flemington Scratchings – 20/02/2016
Race 1 – 12:25pm The Curragh Racecourse Trophy (1600m)
No Current Scratchings
Race 2 – 1:00pm Listed Talindert Stakes (1100m)
#12 Queen Magdalene
Race 3 – 1:37pm Auckland Racing Club Trophy (1000m)
#6 Hotel Sierra
#67 Aunty Mo
Race 4 – 2:12pm Japan Racing Association Trophy (2000m)
#8 Mr Journeyman
Race 5 – 2:47pm Group 3 The Vanity (1400m)
#9 Euro Angel
Race 6 – 3:25pm Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m)
No Current Scratchings
Race 7 – 4:05pm Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1200m)
Race 8 – 4:45pm Ascot Racecourse Trophy (1400m)
#14 Chile Express
Race 9 – 5:22pm The Hong Kong Jockey Club Trophy (1200m)