Winx Out of 2016 Chelmsford Stakes: Randwick Scratchings

The Sydney Spring Racing Carnival was to feature its second appearance of superstar mare Winx today, Saturday September 3, but the Chris Waller-trained champion has been scratched from Royal Randwick’s Chelmsford Stakes 2016 due to the Heavy track.

Winx

Headliner Winx has been scratched from the 2016 Chelmsford Stakes due to the Heavy track at Royal Randwick. Photo: Steve Hart.

Substantial rainfall in Sydney late in the week has the course proper at Randwick Racecourse rated a Heavy (9) leading to a host of scratchings across the bumper nine-race card, most notably Winx coming out of the $250,000 Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m).

Randwick Track Report – 03/09/2016

  • Rail: +6m Entire Circuit
  • Penetrometer: 6.21
  • Weather: Fine but cloudy
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Track Rating: Heavy (9)
  • Irrigation: Nil
  • Rainfall: 28.2mm last 24hrs, 45.6mm last 7 days

Racing kicks off in Sydney this afternoon at 12:10pm (AEST) and continues through until 5:10pm (AEST) with five Group races spread across the program.

Horses have come out of every event including two from the Chelmsford Stakes field with Waller withdrawing both Spiritjim and his Cox Plate winner Winx who was to shoot for her 11th straight victory.

Not wanting to take any chances with Australia’s best racehorse, Waller took Winx out of the mix on Saturday morning with a second-up run for the $6.8 million now to take place in a fortnight back at Randwick in the $500,000 Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m).

James Cummings’ gun three-year-old Prized Icon is now the odds-on favourite at $1.95 through Ladbrokes.com.au in Chelsmford Stakes betting to become the first of his age to win the weight-for-age showdown since 1979.

See below for the full Chelsmford Stakes Day scratchings before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au to back your favourite wet track performers at the right price!

Randwick Scratchings – 03/09/2016

Total Scratchings: 25

Race 1 (12:10pm) – $85,000 Schweppes Handicap (1600m)

#2 Zayam (7)

#4 Salthouse (9)

#6 Lanciato (8)

Race 2 (12:45pm) – $85,000 TAB Supports Jockeys Trust Handicap (2000m)

#1 Slow Pace (8)

#3 Name The Day (5)

#5 Lanciato (1)

#9 Settle The Future (9)

Race 3 (1:20pm) – $125,000 Group 3 Daily Telegraph Ming Dynasty Quality (1400m)

#6 Argentina (6)

#8 Fabvier (8)

Race 4 (1:55pm) – $60,000 TAB Highway Handicap (1400m)

#2 Luxury (16)

#14 Dalmatia Prince (17)

#15e Glitterama (9)

#17e Masking (11)

Race 5 (2:35pm) – $85,000 The Mostyn Copper Group Handicap (1400m)

#4 Decision Time (10)

#6 Super Tycoon (5)

#10 Balmain Boy (3)

Race 6 (3:10pm) – $175,000 Group 2 Fitzy & Wippa’s Fast & Furious Stakes (1200m)

#3 My Country (12)

Race 7 (3:50pm) – $250,000 Group 2 Tattersalls Club Chelmsford Stakes (1600m)

#6 Spiritjim (6)

#7 Winx (8)

Race 8 (4:30pm) – $175,000 Group 2 Tattersalls Club Tramway Stakes (1400m)

#8 Messene (10)

#11 Heavens Above (3)

Race 9 (5:10pm) – $125,000 Group 3 James Boag’s Premium Concorde Stakes (1000m)

#2 Kinglike (10)

#4 Smart Volatility (1)

#6 Boss Lane (9)

#9 Sarajevo (4)

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