2020 Memsie Stakes Day: Caulfield Race Scratchings & Track Report

August 29, 2020

2020 Memsie Stakes Day: Caulfield Race Scratchings & Track Report

The first Group 1 race meeting of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival takes place with Memsie Stakes Day 2020 today, Saturday August 29, and below we take a look at the full Caulfield scratchings and track report ahead of the first.

Arcadia Queen Horse Form (Photo: Steve Hart) | Races.com.au

Arcadia Queen the big scratching from the Memsie Stakes Day races in Melbourne today. Photo: Steve Hart.

Caulfield Track Report – 29/08/2020

  • Rail: True Entire Circuit
  • Weather: Fine
  • Dual Track Meeting: N
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Track Rating: Good 4
  • General Comment: Finalised 29/8 – 7:45am
  • Irrigation: Nil
  • Rainfall: Nil last 24 hours, 29.8mm last 7 days
  • Track Information: Inspection 6:20AM 29/8

The weather trackside is currently fine and sunny, but there is a chance of afternoon showers in Melbourne and the current Good (4) Caulfield track rating should stay in play across the day.

Caulfield racing kicks off at 11:45am (AEST) and a bumper 10-race card, extended with the addition of one of the rescheduled events from last Saturday’s abandoned Moonee Valley meeting, continues through until the mares face off in the Group 3 $160,000 Cockram Stakes (1200m).

Multiple Group winner Rubisaki ($2.50 @ Ladbrokes.com.au) is favourite in the 2020 Cockram Stakes field to extend her consecutive wins to seven first-up, with #15 Felicia (1) scratched from the last.

Earlier the opening Group race of the meeting runs as Race 6 at 2:50pm (AEST) with the sprinters doing battle in the Group 3 $160,000 The Heath 1100 Stakes (1100m) where the in-form Lindsey Smith-trained #3 Great Again (12) is the notable withdrawal.

It is a cracking field gathered for the Group 3 $160,000 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes (1200m) with Blue Diamond winner Tagaloa ($3.60 @ Ladbrokes.com.au) returning in Race 7.

Punters get an early look at some of the key Caulfield Cup hopefuls in the Listed $140,000 Heatherlie Stakes (1700m) where Sircconi ($3.30 @ Ladbrokes.com.au) is the one to beat, before the meeting’s marquee race runs as Race 9.

The Group 1 $750,000 Memsie Stakes (1400m) field is down to 14 after Cox Plate hopeful #12 Arcadia Queen (13) was scratched just before the deadline due to a stone bruise.

The updated Memsie Stakes odds online at Ladbrokes.com.au are firming on the likes of the Adelaide-trained favourite Behemoth ($3.90), PB Lawrence Stakes winner Savatiano ($4.60) and Group 1 winner Mystic Journey ($8).

See below for the full Memsie Stakes Day 2020 program, race times and official Caulfield scratchings before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au for the best Saturday racing odds and offers.

Caulfield Scratchings – 29/08/2020

  • Total Scratchings: 24

Race 1 (11:45am) – $135,000 Neds Same Race Multi Handicap (2400m)

  • #6 Skelm (2)
  • #7 Dogmatic (4)
  • #8 Play Me Now (6)

Race 2 (12:20pm) – $75,000 Evergreen Turf Handicap (1100m)

  • #5 Columbia (15)
  • #10 Condo’s Express (10)
  • #17e Silverhawk (16)
  • #18e Ocular (14)
  • #19e Ginger Jones (17)

Race 3 (12:55pm) – $125,000 Allan & Helen Angus Hcp (1400m)

  • #5 Benitoite (12)
  • #6 Fabric (17)
  • #12 Southbank (16)
  • #15 Melodeon (13)

Race 4 (1:30pm) – $125,000 MRC Members’ Tipstar Hcp (1400m)

  • #3 Inverloch (14)
  • #14 Battle Torque (13)

Race 5 (2:10pm) – $135,000 Neds Price Boost Handicap (2000m)

  • #5 Dabiyr (14)
  • #10 Vin De Dance (7)
  • #14 Lord Durante (6)

Race 6 (2:50pm) – Group 3 $160,000 Neds The Heath 1100 Stakes (1100m)

  • #3 Great Again (12)
  • #15 Prophet’s Thumb (13)

Race 7 (3:30pm) – Group 3 $160,000 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes (1200m)

  • #12 Albarado (12)

Race 8 (4:10pm) – Listed $140,000 Neds Heatherlie Stakes (1700m)

  • #13 Exasperate (1)
  • #16 Shandy (8)

Race 9 (4:45pm) – Group 1 $750,000 Magic Millions Memsie Stakes (1400m)

  • #12 Arcadia Queen (13)

Race 10 (5:20pm) – Group 3 $160,000 Moet & Chandon Cockram Stakes (1200m)

  • #15 Felicia (1)

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

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