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Ladbrokes Cox Plate Qualifier Day takes place at Moonee Valley Racecourse today, Saturday the 4th of September, with the latest John F. Feehan Stakes Day 2021 scratchings and track report detailed below.
Moonee Valley Track Report – 04/09/2021
Moonee Valley Racing Club
- Rail: True Entire Circuit
- Weather: Overcast
- Dual Track Meeting: N
- Track Type: Turf
- Track Rating: Soft (7)
- General Comment: Finalised 4/9 – 7:45am
- Irrigation: nil
- Rainfall: 30mm last 24 hours, 33.8mm last 7 days
- Track Information: Inspection 6:10AM 4/9; Going stick 8.3, Shear 9.8, Penetrate 7.5. Moisture 30.5%
The weather in Melbourne sees scattered showers and the potential for heavier afternoon rainfall on the radar, and following 30mm of rain over the past 24 hours there is a current Soft (7) Moonee Valley track rating.
Moonee Valley racing gets underway at 12:30pm (AEST) and the exciting nine-race card continues through until 5:25pm (AEST).
There are four Black-Type races on the card including a double-shot of Group racing starting with Race 5 at 2:50pm (AEST) when a small but class field of sprinters do battle in the Group 2 $300,000 McEwen Stakes (1000m) led by Oakleigh Plate winner Portland Sky.
Of the Listed races on the card there’s a stellar field gathered for the Listed $160,000 Ladbrokes Chautauqua Stakes (1200m) running as Race 7 at 4:10pm (AEST) where the one-time favourite and widely-drawn class mare Away Game is the notable scratching.
The meeting’s marquee race is the Group 2 $500,000 Feehan Stakes (1600m) – formerly the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes – now worth half a million dollars and offering the winner a ballot free ride into the $5 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate in October.
Danny O’Brien’s The Valley specialist Sovereign Award has been scratched from the 2021 Feehan Stakes field leaving 13 Cox Plate hopefuls led in betting by the undefeated, rails-drawn Kiwi Elephant.
Check out the full The Valley race program, jump times and latest John F. Feehan Stakes Day scratchings below before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au for the weekend’s best racing markets.
Moonee Valley Scratchings – 04/09/2021
- Total Scratchings: 16
Race 1 (12:30pm) – $130,000 PFD Food Services Handicap (1500m)
- #7 Saint Tropez (1)
- #11 Madame Solario (5)
Race 2 (1:05pm) – $75,000 Drummond Golf Handicap (1600m)
- #4 Nikau Spur (9)
- #6 The Regiment (12)
- #9 Alcyone (2)
Race 3 (1:40pm) – $150,000 Inglis 2022 Yearling Sales Series Plate (1200m)
- #9 Brigantine (6)
Race 4 (2:15pm) – $130,000 Powerflo Solutions Handicap (2040m)
- No current scratchings
Race 5 (2:05pm) – Group 2 $300,000 Mitty’s McEwen Stakes (1000m)
- No current scratchings
Race 6 (3:30pm) – Listed $160,000 Point Motors Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200m)
- #5 Picarones (13)
- #13 Asteroidea (12)
Race 7 (4:10pm) – Listed $160,000 Ladbrokes Chautauqua Stakes (1200m)
- #2 Wild Planet (10)
- #7 Away Game (19)
- #9 Kahma Lass (17)
- #10 Riddle Me That (4)
- #15e Never Again (3)
- #16e Front Page (14)
Race 8 (4:50pm) – Group 2 $500,000 Clamms Seafood Feehan Stakes (1600m)
- #12 Sovereign Award (7)
Race 9 (5:25pm) – $130,000 Ladbroke It! Handicap (1600m)
- #3 Skyman (12)
*All times quoted are local (AEST) and subject to change.
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