2018 The Championships Day 2: Randwick Scratchings & Track Report

April 14, 2018

2018 The Championships Day 2: Randwick Scratchings & Track Report

Today, Saturday April 14, Royal Randwick is host to another four autumn Group 1 races including the Queen Elizabeth Stakes featuring Winx and below is a full track report and updated Saturday scratchings for the Sydney meet.

Winx

Winx is on show at Royal Randwick in Race 7 this afternoon. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Randwick Track Report – 14/04/2018

  • Rail: +3m Entire Circuit
  • Penetrometer: 5.11
  • Weather: Fine
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Track Rating: Good (4)
  • Irrigation: 2mm last 24 hrs; 14mm last 7 days
  • Rainfall: Nil last 24 hrs; 0.4mm last 7 days

Day 2 of ‘The Championships’ in Sydney and the weather gods have again smiled upon Randwick Racecourse, the track a Good (4) rating that will remain across the card with a partly cloudy day without a chance of rain ahead.

The Sydney racing kicks off at 11:25pm (AEST) and the bumper 10 race card continues through until the fillies and mares face of in the Group 2 $300,000 Sapphire Stakes (1200m).

Of course the event everyone is waiting for this afternoon is the Winx race at 3:05pm (AEST), Chris Waller’s flawless mare chasing her 25th win on the trot to equal the streak of Black Caviar when taking on nine rivals in the Group 1 $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m).

Along with Winx running in Race 7 this afternoon at a short $1.18 in betting at Ladbrokes.com.au, there are three other elite level features for punters to sink their teeth into.

The first is the 2018 Australian Oaks (Race 6) featuring the full 13 original acceptors led in betting by Winx’s younger stablemate Unforgotten ($4.60).

After Winx chases her 18th Group 1 turf triumph, the stayers do battle in the 2018 Sydney Cup (3200m) where the mares Fanatic and Single Gaze have both been scratched along with the Darren Weir-trained Gallic Chieftain.

Group 1 racing this afternoon comes to a close with the 2018 Coolmore Legacy Stakes (Race 9) – formerly the Queen Of The Turf Stakes – where 17 hopefuls led by the Ron Quinton-trained Dixie Blossoms ($5) face off.

Check out the full ‘The Championships’ Day 2 race program, when the Winx race takes place, Group 1 racing tips and full Randwick scratchings below.

Randwick Race Scratchings – 14/04/2018

Total Scratchings: 13

Race 1 (11:25am) – Listed $150,000 China Horse Club Mile (1600m)

  • #8 Cristal Eyes (5)

Race 2 (12:05pm) – Listed $150,000 The Agency South Pacific Classic (1400m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 3 (12:40pm) – Group 2 $600,000 DMG Percy Sykes Stakes (1200m)

  • #9 Fish ‘N’ Snitz (12)
  • #11 Bold Arial (8)
  • #12 Madam Rouge (13)

Read our insider 2018 Percy Sykes Stakes Tips & Betting Preview.

Race 4 (1:15pm) – Special Condition $500,000 Polytrack Provincial Championship Final (1400m)

  • #5 Manhattan Mist (7)
  • #14 Can’t Find Snippy (8)
  • #18e Waime Bay (6)

Race 5 (1:50pm) – Group 2 $600,000 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m)

  • #5 Isaurian (6)

Check out our exclusive 2018 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Tips & Odds Update.

Race 6 (2:25pm) – Group 1 $1,000,000 James Boag’s Premium Australian Oaks (2400m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 7 (3:05pm) – Group 1 $4,000,000 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m)

  • No current scratchings

Read our Winx Race Tips for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2018.

Race 8 (3:45pm) – Group 1 $2,000,000 Schweppes Sydney Cup (3200m)

  • #5 Single Gaze (21)
  • #11 Fanatic (16)
  • #14 Gallic Chieftain (19)

View our top 2018 Sydney Cup Betting Tips & Preview.

Race 9 (4:25pm) – Group 1 $1,000,000 Coolmore Legacy Stakes (1600m)

  • No current scratchings

Get out insider Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2018 Tips.

Race 10 (5:05pm) – Group 2 $300,000 Sapphire Stakes (1200m)

  • #1 Secret Agenda (18)
  • #12 Pecans (12)

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

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