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Pre-race favourite Arcadia Queen is out of the $5 million The All-Star Mile at The Valley today, Saturday March 13, after failing to pass her third vet check on the morning of the big event.
Below we take a look at the full Moonee Valley scratchings, latest track report and jump times of the entire meeting ahead of the first.
Moonee Valley Track Report – 13/03/2021
- Moonee Valley Racing Club
- Rail: True Entire Circuit
- Weather: Raining
- Dual Track Meeting: N
- Track Type: Turf
- Track Rating: Good (4)
- General Comment: Finalised 13/3 – 7:45am
- Irrigation: nil last 24 hours, 41mm last 7 days
- Rainfall: nil last 24 hours, 3.2mm last 7 days
- Track Information: Inspection 5:35AM 13/3; Track was mowed Tuesday at 4″. Going stick 9.2, Shear 13.1, Penetrate 7.2. Moisture 26.8%
It is raining across Melbourne today and with plenty of rain on the afternoon’s forecast there is a potential for a downgrade to the current Good (4) Moonee Valley track rating later in the day.
Racing on All-Star Mile Day gets underway at 12:15pm (AEDT) and the exciting nine-race program continues through until 5:20pm (AEDT).
Of course, the big news is around the scratching of the Grant & Alana Williams-trained three-time Group 1 winning mare Arcadia Queen from the third edition of the $5 million The All-Star Mile (1600m).
The daughter of Pierro was the highest vote-getter during the public vote for the Top 10 in The All-Star Mile 2021 field, but her quest to hand the stable back-to-back wins in the race came to an end on this morning before the official 7:30am (AEDT) scratchings deadline.
She was found to be 1/5 lame on Thursday after shifting a plate and needing to be re-shod, which then went to a 2/5 in her right off-fore at her next inspection.
Arcadia Queen underwent a third and final examination by Racing Victoria vets on race day morning, which she failed to pass, forcing her withdrawal and paving the way for first emergency Fifty Stars ($21 @ Ladbrokes.com.au) to start from barrier five.
Updated The All-Star Mile odds online at Ladbrokes.com.au are now led at $3.50 by Probabeel coming off the lead-up win over Arcadia Queen at Caulfield in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m).
Hot on her heels is the notable market mover, Danny O’Brien’s Cox Plate third-placegetter at the track last spring Russian Camelot ($4.50) drawn ideally in gate two first-up since his run in the Melbourne Cup.
See below for the full Moonee Valley All-Star Mile Day race program, jump times and scratchings before heading over to Ladbrokes.com.au for the weekend’s best racing offers.
Moonee Valley Scratchings – 13/03/2021
- Total Scratchings: 15
Race 1 (12:15pm) – $150,000 Ladbroke It Grand Handicap Classic (2500m)
- #9 Rising Archie (6)
Race 2 (12:50pm) – Listed $150,000 Charter Keck Cramer Valley Pearl (1200m)
- #6 Awe (7)
Race 3 (1:25pm) – $150,000 Xtreme Freight Handicap (2040m)
- #5 Hang Man (5)
Race 4 (2:00pm) – Listed $150,000 Ranvet Abell Stakes (1200m)
- No current scratchings
Race 5 (2:35pm) – Group 2 $200,000 Dalton Consulting Engineers Alister Clark Stakes (2040m)
- #8 Mr Pocket (1)
Race 6 (3:15pm) – $250,000 Adapt Australia Country Mile Series Final (1600m)
- #6 Flandersrain (18)
- #16e Young Hostess (16)
- #18e Just Stellar (5)
- #19e Tea Tales (2)
Race 7 (3:550pm) – $200,000 Powerflow Solutions VOBIS Gold Reef (1600m)
- #12 Choisir Lane (3)
Race 8 (4:40pm) – Special Condition $5,000,000 All-Star Mile (1600m)
- #10 Arcadia Queen (5)
- #17e So Si Bon
- #18e Sovereign Award
- #19e Affair To Remember
Race 9 (5:20pm) – $150,000 Chandler Macleod Grand Handicap Sprint (1200m)
- #2 Evening Glory (7)
- #7 Gold Spark (1)
*All times quoted are local AEDT and subject to change
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