Expressway Stakes Day 2021: Rosehill Scratchings & Track Report

January 30, 2021

Expressway Stakes Day 2021: Rosehill Scratchings & Track Report

The action of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival lead-ups heats up at Rosehill Gardens today, Saturday the 30th of January, for Expressway Stakes Day 2021 and below we have a look at the latest track report and scratchings in Sydney ahead of the first.

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

Savatiano is nearing odds-on favouritism in the 2021 Expressway Stakes betting markets for this afternoon. Photo: Steve Hart.

Rosehill Track Report – 30/01/2021

  • Rail: +3m Entire
  • Penetrometer: 5.69
  • Weather: Overcast
  • Dual Track Meeting: N
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Track Rating: Soft (7)
  • General Comment: Finalised 30/1 – 7:30am
  • Irrigation: Nil last 24hrs, 19mm last 7 days
  • Rainfall: 5mm last 24hrs, 18mm last 7 days

The weather in Sydney is for scattered thunderstorms and more rain across the afternoon meaning there could be a downgrade to the current Soft (7) Rosehill track rating, paving the way for the mudlarks to salute in the wet.

Rosehill racing gets underway at 1:15pm (AEDT) and the nine-race card continues through until the last at 6:15pm (AEDT).

There are three Group status races on the program starting with a small field of eight potential 2021 Golden Slipper Stakes-bound fillies facing off in Race 2 (1:50pm) in the Group 3 $160,000 Widden Stakes (1100m).

The two-year-old colts and geldings are next-up in their equivalent lead-up into the $3.5 million Group 1 held in late March with eight also left in the Group 3 $160,000 Canonbury Stakes (1100m) following three withdrawals from the original line-up.

The meeting’s marquee event is the Group 2 $200,000 Expressway Stakes (1200m) set to run as Rosehill Race 7 at 5:00pm (AEDT).

The 2021 Expressway Stakes field has just six runners after three scratchings including last year’s champion Standout who isn’t effective on Soft tracks and the spring’s Golden Rose – Caulfield Guineas winning three-year-old Ole Kirk whose first-up run has been delayed.

Updated Expressway Stakes odds online at Ladbrokes.com.au are now dominated by the Godolphin-raced Savatiano ($2.05) who is nearing odds-on territory as a proven Soft-track performer.

See below for the full Rosehill race scratchings and jump times before heading over to Ladbrokes.com.au for all the best betting odds and offers this weekend.

Rosehill Scratchings – 30/01/2021

  • Total Scratchings: 31

Race 1 (1:15pm) – $75,000 TAB Highway Plate (1500m)

  • #5 Rich And Shameless (9)
  • #6 War Deck (3)
  • #7 Baileys (7)
  • #8 Sebago (5)
  • #10 Timerox (14)

Race 2 (1:50pm) – Group 3 $160,000 Widden Stakes (1100m)

  • #5 Divina (7)

Race 3 (2:25pm) – Group 3 $160,000 Canonbury Stakes (1100m)

  • #2 Conexy (9)
  • #3 Construct (2)
  • #10 Retrieval (7)

Race 4 (3:00pm) – $125,000 ANZ Bloodstock News Handicap (2000m)

  • #5 Amoretti (12)
  • #6 Tochi (7)
  • #7 California Longbow (2)

Race 5 (3:40pm) – $125,000 Rosehill Bowling Club Handicap (1400m)

  • #1 Starla (8)
  • #2 Matowatakpe (2)
  • #3 Bluff ‘N’ Bluster (11)
  • #10 Return With Honour (5)
  • #12 Brazen Gem (10)

Race 6 (4:20pm) – $125,000 Schweppes Handicap (1400m)

  • #2 Ulysses (1)
  • #3 Juventus (10)
  • #4 Starspangled Rodeo (2)
  • #8 Off Shaw (11)
  • #11 Matowatakpe (8)

Race 7 (5:00pm) – Group 2 $200,000 Iron Jack Expressway Stakes (1200m)

  • #3 Standout (5)
  • #4 Southern Lad (4)
  • #9 Ole Kirk (1)

Race 8 (5:40pm) – $125,000 Sky Racing Active Handicap (1500m)

  • #2 Mount Popa (4)
  • #7 Ulysses (2)
  • #8 Starspangled Rodeo (7)
  • Race 9 (6:15pm) – $125,000 50 Years ATC Members Recognition Handicap (1200m)

    #2 Albumin (7)

  • #7 Masked Crusader (6)
  • #9 Somals (2)

*All times quoted are local (AEDT) and subject to change

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