Day 2 of Sydney’s ‘The Championships’ runs at Royal Randwick Racecourse today, Saturday April 9, and below is the full track report and official scratchings from the autumn card.
It is mostly sunny in Sydney today with a top of 23 degrees and with no chance of rainfall the current Soft (6) Randwick track rating is set to stay.
Randwick Track Report – 09/04/2016
- Rail: +6m 1600m – W/P, +3m remainder
- Weather: Fine
- Track Type: Turf
- Irrigation: Nil
- Rainfall: 0.4mm last 24hrs, 29mm last 7 days
- Penetrometer: 5.58
- Track Rating: Soft (6)
Racing kicks off at Randwick today at 11:30am (AEST) with the $150,000 Listed Fernhill Handicap (1600m) for the two-year-old milers and continues through until Race 10 closes the card with the $300,000 Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) jumping at 5:15pm (AEDT).
Four elite level races highlight the program starting with Race 6 (2:35pm) for the three-year-old fillies in the $1 million Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m), a full field of 14 to face off with the two emergencies now officially out.
The Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) over the two miles has $2 million in prize money on offer and the original 11 starters are all in the mix including the dominant Chris Waller-trained trio of Libran, Who Shot Thebarman and the defending champion Grand Marshal.
The Queen Of The Turf Stakes runs this year as the $1 million Group 1 The Coolmore Legacy Stakes (1600m) and after originally drawing above capacity, only 15 will run after the withdrawal of #2 Politeness as well as the two emergencies – Supara and Asinara.
Finally the marquee race of the day is scheduled for Race 9 at 4:35pm with the $4 million Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) where hoof issues have ruled out Our Ivanhowe, giving Awesome Rock a shot as the first emergency who now gets a run.
See below for the full Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day program and scratchings before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au to back your favourites across the card at the hottest odds with Odds Boost!
Randwick Scratchings – 09/04/2016
Total Scratchings: 22
Race 1 – 11:30am $150,000 Listed TFE Hotels Fernhill Handicap (1600m)
#5 Obscura (8)
Race 2 – 12:10pm $150,000 Listed McGrath Estate Agents South Pacific Classic (1400m)
#16e Dane Thunder (13)
#17e Invincible Knight (15)
#18e Not A Cherry (11)
#19e Egyptian Symbol (16)
Race 3 – 12:45pm $400,000 The Provincial Championships Final (1400m)
#16e Magic Of Dreams (14)
#17e Orcym Sam (17)
#18e Minne Sota (1)
#19e Iron George (13)
Race 4 – 1:20pm $500,000 Group 3 IG Markets Percy Sykes Stakes (1200m)
No current scratchings
Race 5 – 1:55pm $500,000 Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m)
#5 Ready For Victory (15)
#10 Sooboog (11)
Race 6 – 2:35pm $1,000,000 Group 1 James Boag’s Premium Australian Oaks (2400m)
#15e Zasorceres (4)
#16e Aurora’s Star (14)
Race 7 – 3:15pm $2,000,000 Group 1 Schweppes Sydney Cup (3200m)
No current scratchings
Race 8 – 3:55pm $1,000,000 Group 1 The Coolmore Legacy Stakes (1600m)
#2 Politeness (4)
#17e Supara (11)
#18e Asinara (13)
Race 9 – 4:35pm $4,000,000 Group 1 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m)
#4 Our Ivanhowe (4)
#16e Weary (6)
Race 10 – 5:15pm $300,000 Group 2 Sensis Sapphire Stakes (1200m)
#11 Private Secretary (15)
#16e Press Report (5)
#17e Lucky Can Be (2)
#18e Hieroglyphics (17)