2020 Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes Day: Moonee Valley Scratchings & Track Report

September 5, 2020

2020 Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes Day: Moonee Valley Scratchings & Track Report

The race towards the $5 million Cox Plate heats up today with Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes Day 2020 at The Valley and below we take a look at the latest Moonee Valley race scratchings and track report ahead of the first.

Surprise Baby Horse Form (Photo: Jenny Barnes) | Races.com.au

Melbourne Cup favourite Surprise Baby kicks off his spring in the 2020 Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes at The Valley today. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

Moonee Valley Track Report – 05/09/2020

  • Rail: True Entire Circuit
  • Weather: Overcast
  • Dual Track Meeting: N
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Track Rating: Good (4)
  • General Comment: Finalised 5/9 – 7:45am
  • Irrigation: Nil last 24 hours, 3mm last 7 days
  • Rainfall: 0.2mm last 24 hours, 0.8mm last 7 days

The forecast in Melbourne is for a partly cloudy but otherwise fine day meaning the current Good (4) Moonee Valley track rating looks set to stay across the afternoon.

Racing at The Valley gets underway at 12:30pm (AEST) and the nine-race program continues through until the last at 5:20pm (AEST).

There’s a double-shot of Group racing action starting with the Group 1 Moir Stakes-bound sprinters facing off in the Group 2 McEwen Stakes (Race 6) at 3:30pm where returning Blue Diamond runner-up Hanseatic ($3.50 @ Ladbrokes.com.au) takes on in-form Moonee Valley specialist Brooklyn Hustle ($3.50).

The meeting’s feature race is of course the Group 2 Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes (1600m) offering the winner a Cox Plate ballot exemption.

The 2020 Feehan Stakes field is down to eight following the early scratching of All-Star Mile winner Regal Power who is headed back to Perth due to a lung infection.

Race day betting on the Feehan Stakes has the Melbourne Cup favourite Surprise Baby ($3.20 @ Ladbrokes.com.au) as the one to beat with connections bullish over the son of Shocking ahead of his return.

Check out the full Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes Day 2020 program, Moonee Valley scratchings and jump times below before visiting sponsor Ladbrokes.com.au for the best odds across the card.

Moonee Valley Scratchings – 05/09/2020

  • Total Scratchings: 13

Race 1 (12:30pm) – $125,000 Ladbrokes Same Race Multi Handicap (1200m)

  • #9 Lady Loft (8)

Race 2 (1:05pm) – $75,000 PFD Food Services Handicap (1600m)

  • #5 Five Kingdom (11)
  • #8 Royal Crown (3)
  • #15 Seas No Limit (12)

Race 3 (1:40pm) – $135,000 Drummond Golf Handicap (1500m)

  • #6 Suceed Indeed (5)

Race 4 (2:15pm) – $125,000 Powerflo Solutions Handicap (1600m)

  • #1 Captain Cook (9)
  • #9 Prince Ziggy (10)

Race 5 (2:50pm) – Listed $140,000 Strathmore Community Bendigo Bank Stakes (1200m)

  • #4 Heptagon (7)

Race 6 (3:30pm) – Group 2 $200,000 Mittys McEwen Stakes (1000m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 7 (4:10pm) – Listed $140,000 Inglis Ready2Race Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200m)

  • #5 Unstoppabelle (10)
  • #11 Gypsy Choice (11)

Race 8 (4:45pm) – Group 2 $250,000 Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes (1600m)

  • #2 Regal Power (9)

Race 9 (5:20pm) – $135,000 Lockdown Legends Handicap (2040m)

  • #11 Sir Pippin (13)
  • #13 Pelonomena (4)

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

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