2020 Expressway Stakes Day: Sydney Scratchings & Track Report

February 1, 2020

2020 Expressway Stakes Day: Sydney Scratchings & Track Report

Randwick Racecourse takes over the duty of hosting Expressway Stakes Day 2020 with the heat wave in Sydney, the meeting’s official scratchings and latest track report detailed below.

Kiamichi. Photo: Steve Hart.

Golden Slipper winning filly Kiamichi has been scratched from the 2020 Expressway Stakes field. Photo: Steve Hart.

Randwick Track Report – 01/02/2020

  • Rail: +3m Entire Circuit
  • Penetrometer: 5.14
  • Weather: Fine
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Track Rating: Good (4)
  • Irrigation: 2mm last 24 hours; 24mm last 7 days
  • Rainfall: Nil last 24 hours; 1mm last 7 days

It is a cloudy morning at Randwick but with only light showers forecast across the day the current Good (4) track rating looks set to remain until the last.

Sydney racing for Expressway Stakes Day kicks off at 12:55pm (AEDT) and the nine-race card continues through until 5:50pm (AEDT).

Black-Type racing is first up with the opening two races serving as early Golden Slipper lead-ups for the juveniles.

The fillies are on show in the first with just five in the Group 3 $160,000 Widden Stakes (1100m) led in betting by the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Away Game ($2.15 @ Ladbrokes.com.au).

The second has the colts and geldings doing battle in the Group 3 $160,000 Canonbury Stakes (1100m) where the Chris Waller-trained Group 3 winner Global Quest ($2.40 @ Ladbrokes.com.au) is the favourite to defeat his five rivals.

The meeting’s headline event runs as Race 7 at 4:30pm (AEDT) with three scratchings from the Group 2 $200,000 Expressway Stakes (1200m) field.

After 10 original final acceptors there are just seven left in the mix after the withdrawal of: #3 Special Reward (2), #8 Kubrick (4) and the Godolphin-raced Golden Slipper winning filly #10 Kiamichi (10).

The Expressway Stakes scratchings have seen the price on the defending champion Alizee firm into $2.25 through Ladbrokes.com.au as the three-time Group 1 winning mare chases successive victories in the weight-for-age feature for the first time since Court’s In Session (2005-06).

See below for the full Randwick race scratchings and jump times for the Sydney races moved from Rosehill before backing your favourites at the best Saturday racing odds through Ladbrokes.com.au.

Randwick Scratchings – 01/02/2020

Total Scratchings: 16

Race 1 (12:55pm) – Group 3 $160,000 Widden Stakes (1100m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 2 (1:30pm) – Group 3 $160,000 Iron Jack Canonbury Stakes (1100m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 3 (2:05pm) – $75,000 TAB Highway Plate (1500m)

  • #7 Boom Gate (13)
  • #10 Dreaming Of Biscay (10)
  • #13 Bells Approaching (7)

Race 4 (2:40pm) – $125,000 50 Years ATC Members Recognition (1500m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 5 (3:15pm) – $125,000 Sky Racing Active Handicap (1400m)

  • #3 Twentyfour Carat (7)
  • #5 Irish Songs (9)
  • #6 My Benalla (8)
  • #10 Maddi Rocks (5)

Race 6 (3:50pm) – $125,000 Schweppes Handicap (2000m)

  • #7 High Power (7)
  • #11 Raqeeq (8)

Race 7 (4:30pm) – $200,000 Group 2 TAB Expressway Stakes (1200m)

  • #3 Special Reward (2)
  • #8 Kubrick (4)
  • #10 Kiamichi (10)

Race 8 (5:10pm) – $125,000 Ranvet Handicap (1400m)

  • #11 Common Purpose (5)
  • #12 Yonkers (12)

Race 9 (5:50pm) – $125,000 Hyland Race Colours Handicap (1200m)

  • #1 Special Reward (13)
  • #14 Agassi (10)

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

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