2021 Chelmsford Stakes Day: Randwick Scratchings & Track Report

September 4, 2021

2021 Chelmsford Stakes Day: Randwick Scratchings & Track Report

The Sydney Spring Racing Carnival continues at Royal Randwick today, Saturday September 4th, with 2021 Chelmsford Stakes Day and below we take a look at the latest scratchings and track report ahead of the first.

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

Nature Strip is one of the headline horses on display at Royal Randwick in today. Photo: Steve Hart.

Randwick Track Report – 04/09/2021

Australian Turf Club                    

  • Rail: +4m Entire
  • Penetrometer: 5.23
  • Weather: Fine
  • Dual Track Meeting: N
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Track Rating: Soft (5)
  • General Comment: Finalised 4/9 – 7:45am – Late Rider Race 9 No. 19
  • Irrigation: Nil
  • Rainfall: Nil last 24hrs, 0.2mm last 7 days

The weather in Sydney today sees scattered showers on the forecast and the potential for heavier rain later in the afternoon meaning there could be a downgrade to the current Soft (5) Randwick track rating as the meeting progresses.

Randwick racing gets underway at 11:40am (AEST) and the bumper 10-race card continues through until 5:10pm (AEST).

Punters are treated to four Group status races starting with Race 5 at 2:00pm with a small field of The Everest hopefuls led by odds-on favourite Nature Strip doing battle in the Group 3 $160,000 Concorde Stakes (1000m) where Wisdom Of Water (5) is the only scratching.

Race 6 at 2:35pm (AEST) is the Group 2 $200,000 Furious Stakes (1200m) for the Flight Stakes-bound fillies and there are 13 remaining in the second leg of the Princess Series led in betting at Ladbrokes.com.au by the returning She’s All Class for Chris Waller.

Annabel Neasham’s resuming seven-length Doomben Cup hero from the winter, Zaaki, is first-up favourite in Race 7 with all 10 final acceptors still in the mix for the Group 2 $200,000 Tramway Stakes (1400m).

The meeting’s marquee race is then the Group 2 $250,000 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) running as Race 8 at 3:50pm (AEST).

The 2021 Chelmsford Stakes field is down to 13 with the race’s six-time winning trainer Waller opting scratch Dashing Willoughby (11) for a run in Friday’s Listed Wyong Gold Cup where the returning stayer only managed to run ninth as the beaten favourite.

Updated Chelmsford Stakes betting at Ladbrokes.com.au has the autumn’s Doncaster Mile winner Cascadian at a firming price to win second-up off his eye-catching fifth in the Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) last start.

See below for the full Chelmsford Stakes Day 2021 race program, jump times and Sydney scratchings before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au for all the top racing odds and offers.

Randwick Scratchings – 04/09/2021

  • Total Scratchings: 24

Race 1 (11:40am) – $100,000 TAB Highway Handicap (1200m)

  • #1 Rari (10)
  • #12 Dancing Dollar (8)
  • #15 Bean Hot (19)
  • #18e Endymion (11)

Race 2 (12:15pm) – $130,000 Vale Nini Vascotto (1100m)

  • #11 Molly Nails (8)

Race 3 (12:50pm) – $100,000 Midway Handicap (1800m)

  • #4 Bazooka (17)
  • #15e Chateaux Park (9)
  • #16e  Microna (15)
  • #17e Chief Kidder (8)

Race 4 (1:25pm) – $130,000 Cleanaway Handicap (1300m)

  • #1 High Supremacy (2)
  • #8 Noble Soldier (12)

Race 5 (2:00pm) – Group 3 $160,000 TAB Concorde Stakes (1000m)

  • #5 Wisdom Of Water (5)

Race 6 (2:35pm) – Group 2 $200,000 Darley Furious Stakes (1200m)

  • #9 Larkspur Run (12)
  • #11 Lovemetender (14)

Race 7 (3:10pm) – Group 2 $200,000 Fujitsu General Tramway Stakes (1400m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 8 (3:50pm) – Group 2 $250,000 Heineken Chelmsford Stakes (1600m)

  • #5 Dashing Willoughby (11)

Race 9 (4:30pm) – $130,000 ACY Securities Handicap (1200m)

  • #4 Irish Songs (11)
  • #14 Bright Rubick (3)
  • #18e Dubai Tycoon (16)
  • #20e Stolen Jade (1)

Race 10 (5:10pm) – $130,000 Shapr Extensive IT Handicap (1500m)

  • #3 Charleise (12)
  • #7 Blue Soldier (15)
  • #8 True Detective (19)
  • #12 New Arrangement (2)
  • #18e Never Listen (14)

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

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