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A very different looking Dane Ripper Stakes Day 2020 takes place at Eagle Farm Racecourse today, Saturday June 13, as the COVID-19 affected Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival continues and below are the official scratchings and latest track report.
Eagle Farm Track Report – 13/06/2020
- Rail: +5m 1500m-W/P; +4m Remainder
- Penetrometer: 4.77
- Weather: Fine
- Track Type: Turf
- Track Rating: Good (4)
- Irrigation: Nil last 24hrs; 6mm last 7 days
- Rainfall: Nil last 24hrs; 8.5mm last 7 days
- Track Information: Going stick – Index – 11.3 Penetrate – 12.1 Shear – 9.8
The forecast in Brisbane is for a partly cloudy but otherwise fine day and without any chance of serious rainfall until early evening, the current Good (4) Eagle Farm track rating looks set to remain across the card.
Eagle Farm racing gets underway at 11:35am and the nine-race program continues through until the meeting’s marquee race closes the action with the Group 2 $175,000 Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m) due to jump at 4:35pm.
The 2020 Dane Ripper Stakes is a weight-for-age event this year and the field features 15 female gallopers after the early scratching of the Chris Waller-trained Sure Knee (14).
Waller chases a fifth win in the race and his third on the trot after the back-to-back wins by Red Tracer (2012-13) and Invincibella (2018-19), and even with Sure Knee out he is in the mix this year with Fiesta and Romani Girl.
Updated Dane Ripper Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au are led by the Dark Jewel Classic winner Irithea ($3.80) in barrier one with the dangers including last weekend’s Stradbroke Handicap graduates Outback Barbie ($6.50) and Winter Bride ($7.50).
Earlier in the day there are three other Group status features starting with Race 5 – the Group 3 $175,000 Tattersall’s Cup won last year by subsequent Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare.
The Tattersall’s Cup 2020 runs over 2400m and 10 stayers remain in contention following the withdrawal of Yulong Prince (3) who runs in Sydney’s Listed Winter Cup (2400m) at Rosehill instead and Romakash (2).
Usually it is the Queensland Oaks hopes racing in the Group 2 The Roses over 2000m, but without an Oaks in 2020 The Roses field runs over 1800m today in Race 7 with the 14 hopefuls led in betting by the flying Vanna Girl ($2.10).
Just before the Dane Ripper closes the card, the Group 3 Eagle Farm Mile (1600m) featuring 15 middle distance gallopers including $2.80 favourite Niccanova backing-up off a third in the Stradbroke takes place as Race 8.
See below for the full Eagle Farm race times and Dane Ripper Stakes Day scratchings in Brisbane before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au for the top winter racing odds and offers.
Eagle Farm Scratchings – 13/06/2020
- Total Scratchings: 13
Race 1 (11:35am) – $65,000 XXXX Dry, C,G&E BM 85 Handicap (1300m)
- #3 Tawfiq Boy (7)
- #4 Defence Missile (10)
Race 2 (12:10pm) – $65,000 Lexus F&M BM 85 Handicap (1300m)
- #14 Zofgold (14)
Race 3 (12:45pm) – $65,000 The Village Kitchen BM 78 Handicap (1600m)
- #2 Amicitia (17)
- #3 Bryneich (12)
- #8 Tatcee (20)
- #15 Enterprise Jack (16)
- #19e Ella Divine (14)
Race 4 (1:22pm) – Listed $85,000 TAB Long May We Play Dalrello Stakes (1200m)
- No current scratchings
Race 5 (2:02pm) – Group 3 $175,000 Sky Racing Active Tattersall’s Cup (2400m)
- #2 Yulong Prince (3)
- #9 Romakash (2)
Race 6 (2:42pm) – $85,000 TAB Ascot Handicap (1200m)
- #6 Fiesta (2)
Race 7 (3:22pm) – Group 2 $175,000 Magic Millions The Roses (1800m)
- #15e Hallowed Girl (1)
Race 8 (4:00pm) – Group 3 $125,000 Ascot Green Eagle Farm Mile (1600m)
- No current scratchings
Race 9 (4:35pm) – Group 2 $175,000 Quincy Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m)
- #13 Sure Knee (14)
*All times are local Queensland time and subject to change
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