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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.
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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