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Today racing fans around Australia are in for a midweek treat with five TAB meetings set to run including the bumper Mornington Cup Day programme in Victoria.
The Melbourne Racing Club will host a massive 10-race meeting at their Mornington track this Wednesday February 16 headlined by three features.
Firstly Race 6 – the $250,000 2YO Inglis Premier (1200m) will take place at 2:25pm (AEDST) – where a field of top two-year-olds will take to the track.
Many runners in the 2011 Inglis Premier are vying for a spot in the $1 million Blue Diamond Stakes field Saturday week at Caulfield, including the two Inglis Premier favourites Masthead and Delago’s Lad.
Currently the Lee Freedman-trained Masthead, 28th on the Blue Diamond Stakes order of entry, is the $4 favourite at Luxbet to win Mornington Race 6 this afternoon while Delago’s Lad is at $4.20.
The other highlight events in Victoria today are Mornington Race 7 – $100,000 Listed Mornington Stakes (1200m) and Race 8 the $300,000 Listed Mornington Cup (2400m).
Stay tuned to Races.com.au throughout the day for the Mornington race fields and our exclusive tips on all three feature showdowns.
The other major meets taking place today are the cracker metro race days at Randwick and Eagle Farm.
Leading online bookmaker Luxbet has odds open an all the exciting Wednesday races including the 2011 Mornington Cup right now so visit them to get in on the action!
Today’s Horse Racing
- Mornington (VIC) – Race 1 jumps at 12:00pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Today’s elite racing action at Mornington kicks off at 12:00pm (AEDST) with the $30,000 Schweppes Maiden Plate (1600m).
Headline events not to miss on the bumper 10-race card at Mornington today are:
– Race 6 – the $250,000 Inglis 2YO Premier (1200m) at 2:25pm (AEDST)
– Race 7 – the $100,000 Listed Mornington Stakes (1200m) at 3:20pm (AEDST)
– Race 8 – the $300,000 Listed Mornington Cup (2400m) at 4:00pm (AEDST)
We will be publishing our insider Mornington Race Tips shortly so bookmark us here at Races.com.au.
- Murray Bridge (SA) – Race 1 jumps at 1:08pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
South Australia’s Murray Bridge Racecourse is set to host an eight-race programme today kicking off at 1:08pm (AEDST) with the $10,000 SABOIS / Terry Critchley Accountant 2YO Maiden Plate (1000m).
The final three races of the day are the highlights for punters here including Race 6 – the $10,000 Maughan Thiem Hyundai Mt Maker Rating 0 – 72 Handicap (1600m) at 4:08pm (AEDST) where we are tipping #6 Countess Of Tiba to win.
- Randwick (NSW) – Race 1 jumps at 1:50pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Randwick’s Kensington track in Sydney has a top seven-race programme scheduled for this Wednesday, things there getting underway with the $27,000 Free Entry Today Maiden Plate (1800m) at 1:50pm (AEDST).
Race 7 looks the best at Randwick today with the $27,000 The Col Tidy Handicap (1400m) bringing things to a close at 5:40pm (AEDST) and we fancy #1 Artistic to win for Bart Cummings and the punters as they are the favourite in the odds.
- Eagle Farm (QLD) – Race 1 jumps at 1:58pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Queensland racing is top class today with seven races due to run at Brisbane’s Eagle Farm track starting at 1:58pm (AEDST) with the $13,000 Sky Racing Fillies & Mares Class 3 Handicap (1200m) where we are tipping #4 Catalan Miss to win for trainer Gillian Heinrich.
- Bunbury (WA) – Race 1 jumps at 3:33pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
In Western Australia Bunbury Racecourse is set to host the final Wednesday race meet this afternoon, the first event on the huge 10-race programme being the $10,000 Transpacific Cleanaway 2YO Maiden (1016m) at 3:33pm (AEDST).
The penultimate event on the card, Race 9 the $11,500 Transpacific Cleanaway Rating 57 – 68 Handicap (1705m) at 20:35pm (AEDST), is shaping up as a beauty and for the win we are back the lightly-raced #8 Short Lap drawn well in barrier three.
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