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Epsom Handicap Day 2017 steals the show in Sydney this afternoon at Royal Randwick Racecourse, the full race scratchings and updated track report for the latest spring meeting detailed below.
It is a partly cloudy day in Sydney today, but with zero chance of rain the current Good (3) Randwick track rating is set to remain across the afternoon making for a top class day of racing.
Randwick Track Report – 30/09/2017
- Rail: True Entire Circuit
- Penetrometer: 4.99
- Weather: Partly Cloudy
- Track Rating: Good (3)
- Irrigation: 3mm last 24hrs; 23mm last 7 days
- Rainfall: Nil
Sydney racing on Epsom Handicap Day kicks off at 12:20pm (AEST) and the bumper nine-race card closes at 5:25pm (AEST).
It is a massive line-up of spring features headlined by a triple shot of Group 1 racing that kicks off with the fillies facing off in Race 5 for the $500,000 Flight Stakes (1600m), where Alizee ($2.90) is tipped as the one to beat at Ladbrokes.com.au.
The meeting’s marquee race is the Group 1 $1 million Epsom Handicap (1600m) scheduled for Race 7 with 11 remaining runners after four official scratchings including the rails-drawn mare Egg Tart.
Updated Epsom Handicap odds have the veteran Happy Clapper ($2.80) as the one to beat in the dwindling line-up after the good second to Winx last start in the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m).
Group 1 racing rounds out with the $750,000 The Metropolitan (2400m) running as the penultimate event, two scratchings from the mile and a half event leaving 10 gallopers including the firming Chris Waller-trained favourite Life Less Ordinary ($4.20).
Check out the full Epsom Handicap Day 2017 races, Randwick scratchings and Group 1 spring tips below before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au to get behind your favourites across the card.
Randwick Scratchings – 30/09/2017
Total Scratchings: 14
Race 1 (12:20pm) – Listed $150,000 Arrowfield Breeders’ Plate (1000m)
- #2 Exceltic (10)
- #11 Knievel (7)
Race 2 (12:55pm) – Listed $150,000 Keeneland Gimcrack Stakes (1000m)
- #8 De Lady Deluxe (17)
Race 3 (1:30pm) – Listed $125,000 Schweppes Dulcify Quality (1600m)
- #3 Hypnotist (1)
Race 4 (2:05pm) –Group 2 $500,000 ILive Appliances Hill Stakes (1800m)
- #2 Red Excitement (6)
Race 5 (2:40pm) – Group 1 $500,000 Flight Stakes (1600m)
- No current scratchings
Race 6 (3:20pm) – Group 2 $500,000 Santos Coffee Premiere Stakes (1200m)
- No current scratchings
Race 7 (4:00pm) – Group 1 $1 million Epsom Handicap (1600m)
- #4 He’s Our Rokkii (5)
- #7 I Am A Star (2)
- #10 Egg Tart (1)
- #14 Embley (11)
Race 8 (4:45pm) – Group 1 $750,000 The Metropolitan (2400m)
- #4 Amralah (12)
- #11 Loresho (10)
Race 9 (5:25pm) – $100,000 Snitzel Sprint (1200m)
- #1 Supreme Effort (6)
- #3 Sweet Serendipity (12)
- #13 Pumpkin Pie (14)
*All times quoted are local (AEST) and subject to change
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