2016 Australian Guineas Day Scratchings & Track Report

There is one Group 1 highlight on Australian Guineas Day 2016 at Flemington Racecourse today, Saturday March 5, as the action of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival continues.

Tulsa (outside)

Tulsa (outside) has scratched out of the 2016 Australian Guineas field in Melbourne to take on Press Statement in Sydney’s Randwick Guineas this afternoon. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Melbourne has a partly cloudy day ahead with a top of 27 degrees and no chance of rain so the Flemington Good (4) track rating will remain steady across the Australian Guineas Day card.

Flemington Track Report – 05/03/2016

  • Rail: True Entire Circuit
  • Weather: Fine
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Irrigation: 3mm last 24 hours, 39mm last 7 days
  • Rainfall: 2mm last 24 hours, 2.8mm last 7 days
  • Penetrometer: 4.85
  • Track Rating: Good (4)

A bumper nine-race program kicks off this afternoon at 12:40pm (AEDT) and continues through until the card closer at 5:45pm.

The major race of the day is of course Flemington Race 7 at 4:30pm (AEDT) where the sole scratching from this year’s $750,000 Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) is the Michael Moroney-trained Tulsa who heads to Sydney for a shot at the $1 million Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) instead.

Leading the latest Australian Guineas odds at Ladbrokes.com.au – home of Odds Boost! – at $2.90 for the win is the market moving Kiwi raider Xtravagant who debuts down under from barrier three shooting for a third Group 1 success.

The two key support races are Race 5 – the Group 3 TAB Rewards Stakes (1400m) and Race 8 – the Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes (1400m).

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Flemington Race Scratchings – 05/03/2016

Total Scratchings: 15

Race 1 – 12:40pm $100,000 Saintly Handicap (1400m)

#6 Data Point (3)

Race 2 – 1:15pm $120,000 Listed 3AW 693 News Talk Sport Stakes (1000m)

#15 River Goddess (2)

Race 3 – 1:55pm $100,000 Mrs Mac’s Family Bakery Sprint (1100m)

#7 Japhils (1)

Race 4 – 2:30pm $120,000 Listed 3AW Roy Higgins Quality (2600m)

#1 Signoff (6)

#7 Mujadale (10)

Race 5 – 3:10pm $150,000 Group 3 TAB Rewards Stakes (1400m)

No current scratchings

Race 6 – 3:50pm $120,000 Listed ATA/Bob Hoystead Handicap (1000m)

#9 Kinglike (11)

#13 I’m A Flying Star (13)

Race 7 – 4:30pm $750,000 Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m)

#12 Tulsa (15)

Race 8 – 5:10pm $150,000 Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes (1400m)

#7 Vital Importance (4)

Race 9 – 5:45pm $100,000 Antler Luggage Trophy (1800m)

#1 Good Value (14)

#5 Metaphorical (18)

#9 Doumaran (10)

#13 Siegestor (21)

#20e Auld Burns (3)

#22e Tenacitus (20)

*All times quoted are local (Melbourne) and subject to change

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