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Group 1 racing is back in Sydney today, Saturday September 19, for George Main Stakes Day 2020 and below we take a look at the race day scratchings and Randwick track report ahead of the first.
Randwick Track Report – 19/09/2020
- Rail: True
- Penetrometer: 5.04
- Weather: Overcast
- Dual Track Meeting: N
- Track Type: Turf
- Track Rating: Good (4)
- General Comment: Finalised 19/9 – 7:45am
- Irrigation: Nil last 24hrs, 11mm last 7 days
- Rainfall: 3.2mm last 24hrs, 3.2mm last 7 days
There are some scattered showers forecast across the afternoon in Sydney, but with only light rainfall on the radar the current Good (4) Randwick track rating should stay in play.
Racing at Randwick gets underway at 12:15pm (AEST) and the nine-race card continues through until 5:15pm (AEST).
Punters are treated to four Group status races starting with the Flight Stakes-bound fillies facing off in the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (Race 4).
True Faith (10) for Friday’s Newcastle Cup winning trainer Kris Lees comes out of the 2020 Tea Rose Stakes field, which is shaping up as a two-filly affair between Hungry Heart ($2.10 @ Ladbrokes.com.au) and the Silver Shadow – Furious Stakes double winner Dame Giselle ($2.80 @ Ladbrokes.com.au).
Next-up the Epsom types do battle in the Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap (Race 5), the field for which is down to nine after four scratchings including the now Team Snowden-trained The Candy Man (3).
The meeting’s marquee event is the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) running as Race 6 at 3:15pm (AEST) and all seven original acceptors remain in the mix including the hot favourite Verry Elleegant ($2.35 @ Ladbrokes.com.au).
Following the Group 1 there will be plenty of interest in Race 7 with a field of potential The Everest horses facing off in the Group 2 The Shorts including the resuming favourite Bivouac ($4.50 @ Ladbrokes.com.au).
The last of the Black-Types and the penultimate race is then the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (Race 8) where the notable withdrawal is the in-form Paths Of Glory (9).
See below for the full Randwick race scratchings and jump times for George Main Stakes Day 2020 before heading online to Ladbrokes.com.au for the day’s top racing offers.
Randwick Scratchings – 19/09/2020
- Total Scratchings: 24
Race 1 (12:15pm) – $125,000 Quincy Seltzer Handicap (1200m)
- #9 November Man (6)
Race 2 (12:50pm) – $75,000 TAB Highway Class 3 Handicap (1000m)
- #2 Tchaikovsky (19)
- #6 Lord Tony (20)
- #7 Star Of O’Reilly (17)
- #9 Pace Stick (15)
- #16 Alternative Facts (13)
Race 3 (1:25pm) – $125,000 Shoot Out Mile (1600m)
- #2 Kubrick (14)
- #13 McCormack (13)
- #15 Nudge (15)
- #16 Nimalee (5)
Race 4 (2:00pm) – Group 2 $200,000 Darley Tea Rose Stakes (1400m)
- #12 True Faith (10)
Race 5 (2:40pm) – Group 3 $160,000 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m)
- #3 Quackerjack (2)
- #4 The Candy Man (3)
- #6 Chief Ironside (11)
- #13 Nudge (13)
Race 6 (3:15pm) – Group 1 $500,000 Fujitsu George Main Stakes (1600m)
- No current scratchings
Race 7 (3:55pm) – Group 2 $500,000 Bowermans Commercial Furniture Shorts (1100m)
- No current scratchings
Race 8 (4:35pm) – Group 3 $160,000 Schweppes Kingston Town Stakes (2000m)
- #13 Paths Of Glory (9)
- #18e Morton’s Fork (8)
- #19e Masaff (13)
- #20e Kinane (1)
- #21e Think It Over (20)
Race 9 (5:15pm) – $125,000 Tresemme Handicap (1400m)
- #2 Animate (10)
- #7 Mirra Vision (17)
- #16 Air To Air (12)
- #17e Archanna (14)
*All times quoted are local Sydney time (AEST) and subject to change
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