2017 George Main Stakes Day Scratchings & Track Report

George Main Stakes Day has attracted nine outstanding fields to Royal Randwick this afternoon, highlighted by the third campaign appearance of champion mare Winx in the Group 1 feature race.

Winx is the main attraction on 2017 George Main Stakes Day this afternoon. Photo: Steve Hart

Winx is the main attraction on 2017 George Main Stakes Day this afternoon. Photo: Steve Hart

It is a fine day in the greater Sydney metropolitan region and the Randwick course has been rated a ‘Good 3’, after the penetrometer returned a reading of 4.95 this morning.

Royal Randwick Track Report – 16/9/2017

Rail Position: +9m 1600m – Winning Post, +7m remainder
Track Type: Turf
Track Rating: Good 3
Penetrometer: 4.95
Weather: Fine
Irrigation: Nil last 24 hours, 22mm last 7 days
Rainfall: Nil last 24 hours, 0.2mm last 7 days

All nine races on George Main Stakes Day have drawn talented fields and the action is set to get underway with the running of the Highway Handicap (1000m) at 12:15pm.

Race 2 will see eight horses step out on the mile course, while the first black type race on George Main Stakes Day will be contested when a classy field of three-year-olds step out in the Listed Heritage Stakes (1100m) at 1:25pm.

This is winning potential across the field in both the Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m) and Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m), while Winx will face seven other horses in the George Main Stakes at 3:15pm.

Some of The Everest’s leading contender will contest an outstanding edition of the Group 2 The Shorts (1100m), while Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) and TAB.com.au Handicap (1200m) complete the George Main Stakes Day card.

Leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au is currently offering the best odds across all races on 2017 George Main Stakes Day!

Royal Randwick Scratchings – 16/9/2017

Race 1 (12:15pm) TAB Highway Handicap (1000m)

#1 Azzie’s Ready

Race 2 (12:50pm) Shoot Out Mile (1600m)

#1 Imposing Lass
#2 My Nordic Hero

Race 3 (1:25pm) Listed Heritage Stakes (1100m)

#5 All Too Huiying
#10 Lucky Louie

Race 4 (2:00pm) Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m)

#1 McCreery
#5 Spectroscope

Race 5 (2:35pm) Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m)

#4 Whispered Secret
#11 Regimen

Race 6 (3:15pm) Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m)

#6 Tom Melbourne

Race 7 (3:55pm) Group 2 The Shorts (1100m)

No Current Scratchings

Race 8 (4:35pm) Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m)

#5 Destiny’s Kiss

Race 9 (5:15pm) TAB.com.au Handicap (1200m)

#4 Top Striker
#7 Theanswermyfriend
#9 Skylight Glow
#16e Art D’Amour
#17e Marsupial

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