2020 Robert Sangster Stakes Day: Morphettville Scratchings & Track Report

May 2, 2020

2020 Robert Sangster Stakes Day: Morphettville Scratchings & Track Report

Group 1 racing moves to Adelaide today, Saturday May 2, as the autumn carnival hits full swing with Robert Sangster Stakes Day 2020 at Morphettville and below we take a look at the latest track report and scratchings for the nine-race card.

Sunlight. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Sunlight heads 2020 Robert Sangster Stakes betting second-up today in Adelaide. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Morphettville Track Report – 02/05/2020

  • Rail: True
  • Penetrometer: 6.61
  • Weather: Showers
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Track Rating: Soft (7)
  • Irrigation: Nil
  • Rainfall: 3mm last 24hrs; 68mm last 7 days

It is a cool day in Adelaide today with scattered showers forecast across the morning and into the early afternoon meaning the current Soft (7) Morphettville track rating looks set to remain.

Adelaide racing kicks off with Black-Type action in the form of the Listed Queen Adelaide Stakes (1050m) for the two-year-olds at 11:36am (ACST) and comes to a close with the 2020 The Goodwood hopefuls facing off in the Group 3 DC McKay Stakes (1100m) at 4:45pm (ACST).

There are two Group 2 support acts on the program starting with the Queen Of The South Stakes (Race 5) run over the mile for fillies and mares where the dozen remaining runners are led in betting at Ladbrokes.com.au by November Dreaming ($3.80).

Next-up the sprints do battle in the Group 2 Euclase Stakes (Race 6) with the Levi Kavanagh-trained Excess Funds (11) the sole scratching in a race the bookies are tipping Redelva Stakes winner Garner ($2.90 @ Ladbrokes.com.au) to dominate.

The first of the day’s feature races gets underway at 3:26pm (ASCT) with the three-year-old fillies stealing the show in the Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m).

Run as the 2020 Schweppes Oaks, all 16 original runners remain in the mix including the Chris Waller-trained ATC Oaks runner-up Toffee Tongue ($6 @ Ladbrokes.com.au) who has firmed into favouritism.

The meeting’s marquee event is slated for Race 8 with the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) and of the 16 star females in the line-up the markets suggest a two-horse affair between three-time Group 1 winner Sunlight ($3.10 @ Ladbrokes.com.au) and the incredibly tough two-year-old filly Away Game ($3.90 @ Ladbrokes.com.au).

See below for the full Morphettville race scratchings and jump times before heading online to Ladbrokes.com.au for the top racing odds and offers across the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.

Morphettville Scratchings – 02/05/2020

  • Total Scratchings: 19

Race 1 (11:36am) – Listed $100,000 AAMI Queen Adelaide Stakes (1050m)

  • #11 Pocket Goddess (11)
  • #13 Yes Baby Yes (13)

Race 2 (12:11pm) – $36,000 Celebration of Adelaide Hills #openforbusiness Handicap (1200m)

  • #5 Hearty Lass (14)
  • #10 Two Odd Sox (5)
  • #12 Alaskan Jade (11)

Race 3 (12:46pm) – $45,000 Terry Howe Printing Handicap (1600m)

  • #1 Easy Beast (11)

Race 4 (1:26pm) – Listed $100,000 Dominant Port Adelaide Cup (2500m)

  • #1 Ventura Storm (6)
  • #2 Neufbosc (13)

Race 5 (2:06pm) – Group 2 $175,000 Furphy Queen Of The South Stakes (1600m)

  • #4 Clarice Cliffs (7)
  • #14 Sacred Lass (12)

Race 6 (2:46pm) – Group 2 $175,000 TAB Euclase Stakes (1200m)

  • #3 Excess Funds

Race 7 (3:26pm) – Group 1 $400,000 Schweppes Australasian Oaks (2000m)

  • #17e November Dreaming (10)
  • #18e Don’ttelltheboss (19)
  • #19e Real Of Flowers (9)
  • #20e Miss Harriette (18)

Race 8 (4:06pm) – Group 1 TAB Classic (Robert Sangster Stakes) (1200m)

  • #17e Mystery Love (7)
  • #18e Kenyan Wonder (1)

Race 9 (4:45pm) – Group 3 $120,000 DC McKay Stakes (1100m)

  • #1 Trekking (8)
  • #8 Prophet’s Thumb (12)

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

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