2017 The Championships Day 2: Randwick Scratchings & Track Report

Sydney autumn racing hits fever pitch today at Randwick Racecourse with Winx headlining The Championships Day 2 action – full race scratchings and an updated track report ahead of the card kick-off at 11:30am (AEST) found below.


Winx shoots for her 12th Group 1 win in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2017 at Royal Randwick this afternoon on a likely Heavy track. Photo: Steve Hart.

It is a partly cloudy day in Sydney meaning the current Heavy (8) track is set to stay the same if not firm into Soft territory late on the bumper 10-race card.

The Winx race is scheduled for 3:15pm (AEST) with Race 7 – the $4 million Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) set to steal the show.

She’s proven on a bottomless track however so, however the field plays, Winx will be winning her 17th-straight race today.

Randwick Track Report – 08/04/2017

  • Rail: Out 4m 1600mW/Post; Out 3m Remainder
  • Penetrometer: 6.03
  • Weather: Fine
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Track Rating: Heavy (8)
  • Irrigation: Nil
  • Rainfall: Nil last 24hrs; 36.2mm last 7 days

There are four Group 1 races set to be run and won at Randwick this afternoon with the: Australian Oaks (Race 6), Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Race 7), Sydney Cup (Race 8) and the Queen Of The Turf Stakes (Race 9) known this year as the Coolmore Legacy Stakes.

Winx may be the one they’re all out to see trackside today, but the champion is a very short-priced favourite at $1.10 in Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting at Ladbrokes.com.au.

There’s also a clear favourite in Sydney Cup odds in the next race in the form of Darren Weir’s Chairman’s Handicap winner Big Duke who is weighted for victory.

Check out the full Randwick scratchings, The Championships Day 2 program and our Group 1 Sydney racing tips for Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day below.

Randwick Scratchings – 08/04/2017

  • Total Scratchings: 9

Race 1 (11:30pm) – $150,000 Listed Adina Apartment Hotels Fernhill Handicap (1600m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 2 (12:10pm) – $150,000 Listed TCL South Pacific Classic (1400m)

  • #1 Echo Effect (1)

Race 3 (12:45pm) – $600,000 Group 2 IG Share Trading Percy Sykes Stakes (1200m)

No current scratchings

Race 4 (1:20pm) – $390,000 The Provincial Championships Final (1400m)

  • #16e Knit ‘N’ Purl (5)
  • #17e What Could Be (3)
  • #18e Appoint Percy (2)
  • #19e Hammond Lane (11)

Race 5 (1:55pm) – $600,000 Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m)

  • No current scratchings

Check out the full 2017 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Tips.

Race 6 (2:35pm) – $1,000,000 Group 1 James Boag’s Premium Australian Oaks (2400m)

  • #14 Zambesia (13)

Read our insider 2017 Australian Oaks Tips.

Race 7 (3:15pm) – $4,000,000 Group 1 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes

  • No current scratchings

Read why Winx is the horse to back in 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting.

Race 8 (3:55pm) – $2,000,000 Group 1 Schweppes Sydney Cup (3200m)

  • No current scratchings

Get the best 2017 Sydney Cup bets and selections.

Race 9 (4:35pm) – $1,000,000 Group 1 Coolmore Legacy Stakes (1600m)

  • #15 Alaskan Rose (11)

Read our exclusive 2017 Queen Of The Turf Stakes tips.

Race 10 (5:15pm) – $300,000 Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m)

  • #8 Serene Majesty (13)
  • #10 Denmagic (2)

*All times quoted AEST and odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au – subject to change


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