2016 Zipping Classic Day Scratchings & Preview

November 12, 2016

2016 Zipping Classic Day Scratchings & Preview

Today, Saturday November 12, Sandown’s Ladbrokes Park hosts an all-Black Type card for Zipping Classic Day 2016 – scratchings and a full track report for the meeting found below.

Who Shot Thebarman

Who Shot Thebarman defends his title in the 2016 Zipping Classic in the feature race at Ladbrokes Park this weekend. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

It is cloudy at Ladbrokes Park with a high chance of rainfall across the afternoon meaning there could be a bit more give in the ground for the later races than the current Good (4) track rating.

Ladbrokes Park Track Report – 12/11/2016

  • Rail: True Entire Circuit
  • Weather: Showers
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Track Rating: Good (4)
  • Penetrometer: 5.38
  • Irrigation: 5mm last 24 hours, 40mm last 7 days
  • Rainfall: 3.55 last 24 hours and week

The Sandown racing action kicks off at 12:25pm (AEDT) this afternoon and the bumper 10-race program continues through until the card closer at 5:55pm (AEDT).

Six of the 10 Sandown races today hold Group status including Races 6 & 7 – the 2016 Sandown Guineas and 2016 Zipping Classic.

Of the four Listed support acts the highlight is early on the line-up with the 2016 Sandown Cup running as Race 3 over the two miles.

Check out the full Ladbrokes Park Zipping Classic Day preview and scratchings below before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au to back your tips for the day at the meeting’s sponsor at the right price!

Ladbrokes Park Scratchings – 12/11/2016

Total Scratchings: 11

Race 1 (12:25pm) – $120,000 Listed Thoroughbred Club Merson Cooper Stakes (1000m)

  • #2 Explicitly (7)

Thirteen of the fourteen final acceptors remain in the mix for the card opener, a set weights sprint for two-year-olds where only three have previous race experience. Betting is led by the unraced Easy Choice colt Kedleston ($4.60) who has D. Oliver aboard for his debut. It’s wide open and a tough race for punters, but Written Tycoon filly Herrera for Robbie Laing won a Cranbourne trial recently in nice fashion and is well priced at $8.50 to bring that form to the races today.

Race 2 (1:00pm) – $150,000 Group 3 Yarramalong Racing Club Stakes (1500m)

  • No official scratchings

All seven acceptors for the Sandown Stakes are still in the mix, with money continuing to come in for Hong Kong expat Redkirk Warrior ($2.40) who can beat these in his second run down under. Challenges come from the Darren Weir-trained duo Stratum Star and Royal Rapture.

Read our full 2016 Sandown Stakes Tips & Preview.

Race 3 (1:35pm) – $150,000 Listed Ladbrokes Sandown Cup (3200m)

  • #6 Cinnamon Carter (5)
  • #9 Sly Romance (6)
  • #11 Bullish Stock (8)

Just eight left for the staying showdown with the English raider Qewy now odds-on at $1.80 to win after his Geelong Cup victory on debut down under and the brave Melbourne Cup fourth. Can’t see him getting beaten by any of these, but money coming in for De Little Engine ($7 into $4.40).

Read our full 2016 Sandown Cup Betting Tips.

Race 4 (2:10pm) – $120,000 Listed OTI Racing Doveton Stakes (1000m)

  • #4 Swinging Arms (4)
  • #9 Sunday Escape (2)

Handicap sprint for the short-distance specialists has nine remaining hopefuls with the markets led by the rails-drawn O’Malley ($3.50) who comes off a Moonee Valley win over 955m. Inside draw isn’t ideal at the track however and opens it up for the likes of the returning Husson Eagle ($7.50) who races well fresh and the Brockhoff ($6) second-up with Kerrin McEvoy riding.

Race 5 (2:45pm) – $120,000 Listed City Of Greater Dandenong Twilight Glow Stakes (1400m)

  • #8 Sweet Varden (17)
  • #13 Astro Diva (16)
  • #17e Madam Mouton (19)

Still a full field of 16 lining up in this middle distance sprint for the three-year-old fillies and Prompt Response ($3.30) is clear favourite after her two brave seconds in similar class at the Valley and Flemington over 1200m and 1400m respectively. Beaten a nostril flare on Melbourne Cup Day and will get a better run from closer this time. Value in the undefeated Moonlites Choice ($9.50) and McEvoy’s mount Petition ($5.50) coming off a second to subsequent black-type winner Jennifer Lynn.

Race 6 (3:25pm) – $250,000 Group 2 Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas (1600m)

  • No official scratchings

Just nine runners in the Guineas this spring – with Odds Boost Extra Available at Ladbrokes.com.au on the race (T&Cs apply). Odds-on favourite is Morton’s Fork ($1.95) who was narrowly beaten by a half-brother of the great Criterion last time out on Derby Day. Jennifer Lynn ($3.70) shoots for four straight and takes on the boys here from a favourable gate.

Read our 2016 Sandown Guineas Betting Preview & Tips.

Race 7 (4:00pm) – $300,000 Group 2 Quayclean Zipping Classic (2400m)

  • No official scratchings

Eight runners vying for the day’s top prize and good money up for grabs here. Defending champion Who Shot Thebarman ($3.80) is travelling well again, only needs to stay out of trouble from the inside alley. International raider Big Orange ($3.90) looks like he’ll have the best improvement out of the Melbourne Cup run. Three-year-old So Si Bon ($4.50) is the danger.

Read our exclusive 2016 Zipping Classic Tips.

Race 8 (4:40pm) – $150,000 Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m)

  • No official scratchings.

All eleven original acceptors still set for this weight-for-age sprint where betting is led by Illustrious Lad ($3.10) who goes up notably in weight after the Group 2 Derby Day win over 1200m at Flemington. Value in other proven WFA stars including Under The Louvre ($4.60) and Lucky Hussler ($5.50).

Read our full 2016 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Betting Tips.

Race 9 (5:20pm) – $150,000 Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m).

  • #4 Puccini (8)
  • #15 Temps Voleur (11)

Thirteen remaining chances in this quality handicap where money is rolling in for Cool Chap ($4.20) who looks set to peak after back-to-back seconds in the lead-up. Genuine winning chance for Alaskan Rose ($6.50) to atone for a luckless run last time out.

Read our 2016 Eclipse Stakes Tips & Preview.

Race 10 (5:55pm) – $150,000 Group 3 Le Pine Funerals Summoned Stakes (1500m)

  • No official scratchings

Full field of 16 mares remains in the card closer and it’s full of depth this set weights plus penalties clash. Punters are coming for Shillelagh ($3.90) who is racing in career best form, but Silent Sedition ($4.20) from the outside barrier has been racing so well and could be the one to beat.

Read our full 2016 Summoned Stakes Betting Tips.

*All odds quoted are Fixed Win from Ladbrokes.com.au and subject to change / times are local (AEDT)

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