2018 Australian Guineas Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

March 3, 2018

2018 Australian Guineas Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Winx might be in action in Sydney but the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival also features Group 1 racing at Flemington Racecourse today, Saturday March 3, the full Australian Guineas Day 2018 scratchings and track report detailed below.

Cliff's Edge

2018 Australian Guineas favourite Cliff’s Edge comes into barrier 15 of 16 in Flemington Race 7 this afternoon. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Flemington Track Report – 03/03/2018

  • Rail: True Entire Circuit
  • Weather: Fine
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Track Rating: Good (4)
  • Irrigation: 7mm last 24hrs; 48mm last 7 days
  • Rainfall: Nil last 24hrs; 0.8mm last 7 days

The Melbourne forecast is for a cloudy but fine day across the afternoon and with no chance of rain until Sunday morning, the current Good (4) Flemington track rating is set to remain making for a perfect day’s racing.

Flemington racing gets underway at 12:45pm (AEDT) and the nine-race program continues through until 5:45pm (AEDT).

The action is headlined by Flemington Race 7 where the Australian Guineas 2018 field features a capacity line-up of 16 three-year-olds with only the race emergencies coming out.

Australian Guineas betting at Ladbrokes.com.au is led by the Darren Weir-trained Cliff’s Edge ($4.80) now jumping from barrier 15, which last produced a winner of the autumn mile classic with the fellow Weir-trained Palentino in 2016.

Punters are treated to two other Group status races with nine fillies and mares left in the 2018 Frances Tressady Stakes field (Race 4) after the scratching of Savaju (3) and the 2018 Autumn Handicap (Race 6) losing Coldstone (6) and Dodging Bullets (3).

Check out the full Australian Guineas Day 2018 program, Flemington race scratchings and Australian Guineas betting tips below before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au for the best weekend racing odds.

Flemington Scratchings – 03/03/2018

Total Scratchings: 12

Race 1 (12:45pm) – Listed $120,000 3AW is Football Stakes (1000m)

  • #4 Another Bit (1)
  • #9 Viennese Star (3)

Race 2 (1:20pm) – Listed $120,000 3AW Roy Higgins Quality (2600m)

  • #1 Foundry (1)

Race 3 (1:55pm) – $100,000 Mittys Handicap (1100m)

  • #6 Sister Kitty Mac (8)
  • #7 El Rada (7)

Race 4 (2:30pm) – Group 3 $150,000 Frances Tressady Stakes (1400m)

  • #9 Savaju (3)

Race 5 (3:10pm) – $120,000 JDRF Australia Handicap (2000m)

  • #5 Calendar Lad (14)

Race 6 (3:50pm) – Group 3 $150,000 Autumn Handicap (1400m)

  • #7 Coldstone (6)
  • #9 Dodging Bullets (3)

Race 7 (4:30pm) – Group 1 $1,000,000 Australian Guineas (1600m)

  • #17e Paret (18)
  • #18e Mahalangur (4)

Read our insider 2018 Australian Guineas Betting Tips & Preview.

Race 8 (5:10pm) – Listed $120,000 ATA/Bob Hoysted Handicap (1000m)

  • #9 Sunday Escape (1)

Race 9 (5:45pm) – $120,000 Saintly Handicap (1400m)

  • No current scratchings

*All times quoted are local (AEDT) and subject to change

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