2016 Derby Day Scratchings & Track Report

October 29, 2016

2016 Derby Day Scratchings & Track Report

One of the Spring Carnival’s most highly-decorated cards will be contested today as runners descend on Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne for Derby Day 2016.

Sacred Elixir will be tough to beat in this afternoon's Group 1 Victoria Derby at Flemington. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Sacred Elixir will be tough to beat in this afternoon’s Group 1 Victoria Derby at Flemington. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

It is a fine day in the greater Melbourne metropolitan region today and subsequently, the Flemington track has been rated a ‘Good 4’ and will suit horses who relish a reasonably firm surface.

2016 Derby Day action will officially get underway with the running of the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) for three-year-olds at 11:45am local time, and will conclude with the Group 2 Salinger Stakes (1200m) at 5:20pm.

Flemington Track Report 29/10/2016

  • Track Rating: Good 4
  • Rail: True Entire Circuit
  • Weather: Fine
  • Irrigation: 2mm last 24 hours, 20mm last 7 days
  • Rainfall: Nil last 24hours, 10.6mm last 7 days
  • Penetrometer: 4.87

The Carbine Club Stakes was won by Mahuta in 2015 and several similarly-talented horses have been confirmed in this year’s field, including Hey Doc, Morton’s Fork and Comin’ Through.

Some of the spring’s most exciting fillies will contest the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m), while all of Wild Rain, Sheidel and Vezalay will line up for the Group 3 Sensis Stakes (1100m).

The winner of the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) will be granted ballot-free entry into Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup, while the day’s Group 1 racing will begin at 2:25pm local time with a particularly exciting edition of the Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m); featuring all of Astern, Extreme Choice and Star Turn.

The Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) is a particularly open affair this year and will run as Race 6 on Derby Day, while the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) will peg a capacity field of three-year-old stayers against one-another for one of the Spring Carnival’s most highly-coveted prizes.

2016 Derby Day will draw to a close following the running of the Group 1 Cantala Stakes (1600m) and the Salinger Stakes.

Leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au is currently offering the best odds on all 2016 Derby Day races, including Enhanced Odds on the Coolmore Stud Stakes!

Flemington Scratchings – 29/10/2016

Race 1 – (11:45am) Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m)

#1 Throssell
#12 So Poysed

Race 2 – (12:20pm) Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m)

No Current Scratchings

Race 3 – (1:00pm) Group 3 Sensis Stakes (1100m)

#21e Belsapphire

Race 4 (1:40pm) Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m)

No Current Scratchings

Race 5 (2:25pm) Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m)

#1 Capitalist
#8 Archives

Race 6 (3:05pm) Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m)

No Current Scratchings

Race 7 (3:50pm) Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m)

#17e Peter John
#18e Anaheim
#19e Shine Tak Star
#20e Zoffman

Race 8 (4:35pm) Group 1 Cantala Stakes (1600m)

#17e Entirely Platinum

Race 9 (5:20pm) Group 2 Salinger Stakes (1200m)

No Current Scratchings

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