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Winx is on show, albeit in only a simulated race, and there are four Group races to enjoy today at Royal Randwick Racecourse for Apollo Stakes Day 2018 – scratchings and a detailed track report for the meeting detailed below.
Randwick Track Report – 17/02/2018
- Rail: True
- Penetrometer: 5.17
- Weather: Fine
- Track Type: Turf
- Track Rating: Good (4)
- Irrigation: 2mm last 24 hours; 25mm last 7 days
- Rainfall: 0.8mm last 24 hours; 4.8mm last 7 days
It is a cloudy but fine day in for the latest Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival meeting and with no chance of rainfall the current Good (4) Randwick track rating should stay put making for a perfect day’s racing.
Randwick Saturday racing kicks off at 12:45pm (AEDT) and the nine-race card continues through until 6:20pm (AEDT).
Plenty of punters will be tuning in after Race 3 (2:00pm) when two-time Apollo Stakes winner Winx is put through her paces by Hugh Bowman in a simulated race ahead of her rescheduled first-up run on March 3 in the Group 1 $600,000 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m).
The meeting’s namesake and the event Winx was originally going to kick-off in is the 2018 Apollo Stakes (Race 6) where an eight-horse field remains after the early withdrawal of Carrington Stakes winner Lanciato.
An exciting line-up of three-year-old fillies face off in the meeting’s major support act, the 2018 Light Fingers Stakes (Race 8), won last year by Global Glamour.
There are 11 remaining chances in the Light Fingers Stakes field including the returning Alizee after four scratchings, most notably the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Warranty.
Check out the official Apollo Stakes Day race program, Randwick scratchings and autumn tips on the Group races below before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au for the best Saturday racing odds.
Randwick Race Scratchings – 17/02/2018
Total Scratchings: 21
Race 1 (12:45pm) – $60,000 TAB Highway Handicap (1800m)
- No current scratchings
Race 2 (1:25pm) – $150,000 The Luxury Network Pierro Plate (1100m)
- #7 Lucky Champion (10)
- #8 Mandalong Tapit (11)
- #11 Sundarbans (1)
Race 3 (2:00pm) – $100,000 Fairfax & Roberts Jewellers Handicap (2000m)
- #8 High Opinion
Race 4 (3:10pm) – $150,000 ACJC Southern Cross Stakes (1200m)
- #9 Supreme Effort (2)
Race 5 (3:45pm) – Derucci Handicap (1600m)
- #2 Pelethronius (4)
- #5 Nat King Cu (5)
- #7 Karavali (6)
- #12 Ready For Success (2)
Race 6 (4:25pm) – Group 2 $250,000 The Star Apollo Stakes (1400m)
- #7 Lanciato (6)
Race 7 (5:05pm) – Group 3 $150,000 Robrick Lodge Triscay Stakes (1200m)
- No current scratchings
Race 8 (5:45pm) – Group 2 $200,000 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m)
- #10 Warranty (11)
- #11 Charlayne (13)
- #14 Excellent Design (8)
Race 9 (6:20pm) – $100,000 Mostyn Copper Group Handicap (1200m)
- #1 Jaminzah (9)
- #3 Top Striker (11)
- #4 Mana (18)
- #5 Pick Me Up (1)
- #9 Reach For Heaven (16)
- #10 Virgilio (150
- #12 Last Witness (17)
- #15 Unbiased (13)
*All times quoted are local (AEDT) and subject to change
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