Ten-time Group 1 winning Kiwi mare Melody Belle...
Mackinnon Stakes Day 2019 brings another exciting Melbourne Cup Carnival to a close today, Saturday November 9, with the full Flemington race scratchings and updated track report for the meeting detailed below.
Flemington Track Report – 09/11/2019
- Rail: Out 9m Entire Circuit
- Weather: Showers
- Track Type: Turf
- Track Rating: Good (4)
- Irrigation: Nil
- Rainfall: 2mm last 24 hours; 42.6mm last 7 days
The weather in Melbourne for Mackinnon Stakes Day is cloudy with only a moderate chance of showers across the afternoon meaning the current Good (4) Flemington track rating looks should hold true.
Flemington racing kicks off at 12:15pm (AEDT) and the nine-race card continues through until 5:45pm (AEDT).
Headlining the meeting are two elite-level spring features, the first of which is the Group 1 $2 million Darley Sprint Classic (1200m) with a star-studded filed of nine facing off in the fifth at 2:50pm (AEDT).
Santa Ana Lane is the one to beat chasing successive wins in the lucrative ‘Straight Six’ showdown for the first time since Black Caviar (2010-11).
The meeting’s marquee event is then the Group 1 $2 million Mackinnon Stakes (2000m), the capacity field led by champion New Zealand-trained mare Melody Belle who chases her 11th Group 1 success in Flemington Race 8 at 4:55pm (AEDT), while the event also serves as the swansong for retiring Godolphin great Hartnell.
See below for all the 2019 Mackinnon Stakes Day scratchings and jump times before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au for the best spring racing odds and offers.
Flemington Scratchings – 09/11/2019
Total Scratchings: 14
Race 1 (12:15pm) – $125,000 Cup Week Radio Trophy (1600m)
- #5 Mr Money Bags (10)
Race 2 (12:50pm) – $135,000 Very Special Kinds Pin and Win Plate (2000m)
- #5 Jaguary (8)
- #6 Artarmon (12)
- #10 Midas Prince (7)
Race 3 (1:30pm) – Listed $175,000 World Horse Racing Springtime Stakes (1400m)
- No current scratchings
Race 4 (2:10pm) – Group 3 $300,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m)
- #9 Sully (4)
Race 5 (2:50pm) – Group 1 $2,000,000 Darley Sprint Classic (1200m)
- No current scratchings
Race 6 (3:30pm) – Group 2 $300,000 TAB Matriarch Stakes (2000m)
- #11 Fidelia (11)
Race 7 (4:10pm) – Group 3 $200,000 Network 10 Chatham Stakes (1400m)
- #2 Widgee Turf (1)
- #14 East Indiaman (12)
Race 8 (4:55pm) – Group 1 $2,000,000 Seppelt Mackinnon Stakes (2000m)
- #17e Danzdanzdance (10)
- #18e Admiral’s Joker (17)
Race 9 (5:45pm) – $150,000 Seppelt Drumborg Grand Handicap (1100m)
- #9 Sweet Snitty (6)
- #14 Guess Again (7)
- #19e I’m Telling Ya (1)
- #20e A Good Yarn (2)
*All times quoted are local (AEDT) and subject to change
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