2021 Winx Stakes Day: Randwick Scratchings & Track Report

August 21, 2021

2021 Winx Stakes Day: Randwick Scratchings & Track Report

Group 1 racing gets underway at Royal Randwick today, Saturday August 21, for the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival and below we have a look at the latest Winx Stakes Day 2021 race scratchings and track report ahead of the first.

Verry Elleegant (Photo: Steve Hart) | Races.com.au

Verry Elleegant is the horse to beat in today’s Group 1 Winx Stakes in Sydney. Photo: Steve Hart.

Randwick Track Report – 21/08/2021

Australian Turf Club                    

  • Rail: True
  • Penetrometer: 5.06
  • Weather: Overcast        
  • Dual Track Meeting: N
  • Track Type: Turf             
  • Track Rating: Good (4)
  • General Comment: Finalised 21/8 – 7:45am – Late Rider Race 9 No. 17
  • Irrigation: Nil last 24hrs, 9mm last 7 days
  • Rainfall: Nil

The weather in Sydney for a partly cloudy day with only a few light showers predicted early in the morning meaning there is unlikely to be any change to the current Good (4) Randwick track rating.

Randwick racing gets underway at 11:20am (AEST) and the bumper 10-race card continues through until the last at 5:00pm (AEST).

Punters are treated to four Group status races across the card starting with Race 6 at 2:25pm (AEST) with the Flight Stakes-bound fillies doing battle in the Group 2 $200,000 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m).

Chris Waller’s smart filly She’s All Class is the notably scratching from the 2021 Silver Shadow Stakes field, betting at Ladbrokes.com.au for which is led by dual Group 1 fourth placed Four Moves Ahead for John Sargent. Picarones for Godolphin has also been withdrawn from the Silver Shadow.

Next-up at 3:05pm (AEST) is the Group 3 $160,000 Show County Quality (1200m) for potential The Everest-bound horses and dual Group 1 runner-up Hilal for Hawkes Racing and star runner Viridine – the latter being saved for a softer track – are the notable withdrawals from the important sprint showdown.

Race 8 at 3:45pm (AEST) sees the meeting’s marquee race steal the show with a typically top-class field gathered for this season’s Group 1 $500,000 Winx Stakes (1400m).

The race’s six-time winning trainer Waller is in with a strong hand of continuing his outstanding record in the race, 2021 Winx Stakes betting at Ladbrokes.com.au led by his defending champion Verry Elleegant kicking off her spring.

The last of the Black-Type events is the penultimate race, the Group 3 $160,000 Toy Show Quality (1100m) set to run at 4:25pm (AEST) with a capacity field of fillies and mares where the widely-drawn favourite Entriviere from New Zealand has been sensationally withdrawn due to an unsatisfactory vet’s check.

See below for the full Winx Stakes Day 2021 program, jump times and Randwick race scratchings before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au for the day’s top racing odds.

Randwick Scratchings – 21/08/2021

  • Total Scratchings: 27

Race 1 (11:20am) – $100,000 TAB Highway Class 2 Handicap (1100m)

  • #5 Amicus Curiae (11)
  • #10 Newtown Braveheart (14)
  • #15 Skaifee (16)
  • #18e Starliv (15)
  • #20e Mo More Chicken (9)

Race 2 (11:55am) – $130,000 Gold Coast Turf Club Trophy (2400m)

  • #4 Montabot (8)

Race 3 (12:30pm) – $100,000 Midway Handicap (1600m)

  • #2 Amoretti (9)
  • #12 Segrill (14)
  • #13 Big Surprise (16)
  • #15 Chateaux Park (6)

Race 4 (1:10pm) – $130,000 SAJC Trophy (1600m)

  • #1 Dick Whittington (11)
  • #3 Papal Warrior (8)
  • #9 Monegal (13)
  • #12 Seiners Express (6)

Race 5 (1:45pm) – $130,000 Gow Gates Handicap (1200m)

  • #1  Best Stone (16)
  • #3 Love Tap (10)

Race 6 (2:25pm) – Group 2 $200,000 Darley Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m)

  • #5 She’s All Class (6)
  • #10 Picarones (2)

Race 7 (3:05pm) – Group 3 $160,000 Mostyn Copper Show County Quality (1200m)

  • #2 Viridine (11)
  • #7 Hilal (9)

Race 8 (3:45pm) – Group 1 $500,000 Winx Stakes (1400m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 9 (4:25pm) – Group 3 $160,000 Bowermans Commercial Furniture Toy Show (1100m)

  • #1 Entriviere (19)
  • #5 Ballistic Lover (1)
  • #19e Dunbrody Power (13)

Race 10 (5:00pm) – $130,000 Darwin Turf Club Trophy (1400m)

  • #9 Ventura Ocean (12)
  • #10 Outback Diva (16)
  • #13  Bullfinch (3)
  • #15 Above And Beyond (2)

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

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