2021 Caulfield Guineas Day: Caulfield Scratchings & Track Report

October 9, 2021

2021 Caulfield Guineas Day: Caulfield Scratchings & Track Report

The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival action heats up at Caulfield Racecourse today, Saturday October 9th, with Neds Caulfield Guineas Day 2021 and below we take a look at the latest scratchings and track report ahead of the first.

Zaaki. Photo: Steve Hart | Races.com.au

Zaaki is the star horse on the 2021 Caulfield Guineas Day card in Melbourne today. Photo: Steve Hart.

Caulfield Track Report – 09/10/2021

Melbourne Racing Club              

  • Rail: True Entire Circuit
  • Weather: Overcast
  • Dual Track Meeting: N
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Track Rating: Good 4
  • General Comment: Finalised 9/10 – 7:45am
  • Irrigation: 4mm last 24 hours and week
  • Rainfall: nil last 24 hours, 8.2mm last 7 days
  • Track Information: Inspection 6AM 9/10; Going Stick is 8.8, shear factor 9.0.

The weather in Melbourne today is for scattered showers and heavier rainfall late in the afternoon meaning there could be a downgrade to the current Good (4) Caulfield track report.

Caulfield racing gets underway at 12:15pm (AEDT) with the Listed Magic Millions Debutant Stakes and the bumper 10-race card continues through until the stayers face off for the Caulfield Cup ballot exemption on offer in the Group 2 $300,000 Herbert Power Stakes at 5:45pm (AEDT).

The 2021 Herbert Power Stakes field is down to 12 hopefuls following the scratching of Fun Fact as well as the former favourite Floating Artist, updated markets now firmly led by Delphi.

The other Group 2 support act on the program sees a small field of eight sprinters face off for a potential slot in Sydney’s $15 million The Everest race in the 2021 Schillaci Stakes (Race 5).

Punters are treated to a triple shot of elite level racing at the meeting starting with Cox Plate-bound Zaaki dominating a small six-horse field in the Group 1 $1 million Neds Might And Power (Caulfield Stakes) due to jump at 3:10pm (AEDT) as Race 6.

The day’s marquee race is the Group 1 $2 million Neds Caulfield Guineas (1600m) – Race 8 at 4:30pm (AEDT) – and the field is set to run at just below capacity after the withdrawal of Coastwatch (running in Sydney’s Stan Fox Stakes) and Dark Rebel.

Updated 2021 Caulfield Guineas odds are dominated by the James Cummings-trained Anamoe out to atone for his second in Sydney’s Golden Rose as the beaten favourite last time out.

Race 9 brings an end to Group 1 racing on the card with the $1 million Toorak Handicap field led by the progressive I’m Thunderstruck coming off a third to fellow Toorak hopeful Sierra Sue in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.

Two horses are out of the Toorak Handicap 2021 field with Harbour Views and Aysar the scratchings.

See below for the full Caulfield Guineas Day 2021 race program, jump times and Melbourne scratchings for Saturday before visiting Ladbrokes.com.au for the top odds.

Caulfield Scratchings – 09/10/2021

  • Total Scratchings: 16

Race 1 (12:15pm) – Listed $175,000 Magic Millions Debutant Stakes (1000m)

  • #9 Cavalla (12)

Race 2 (12:50pm) – Listed $175,000 The Big Screen Company Weekend Hussler (1400m)

  • #4 Justacanta (8)
  • #8 Viral (9)

Race 3 (1:25pm) – Listed $175,000 Neds Village Stakes (1200m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 4 (2:00pm) – Group 3 $200,000 Thoroughbred Club Stakes (1200m)

  • #6 A Very Fine Red (8)
  • #7 Frost Flowers (15)
  • #10 Decent Raine (3)

Race 5 (2:35pm) – Group 2 $300,000 Lexus Schillaci Stakes (1100m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 6 (3:10pm) – Group 1 $1,000,000 Neds Might And Power (2000m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 7 (3:50pm) – Group 3 $200,000 SENET Northwood Plume Stakes (1200m)

  • #5 Rubisaki (6)
  • #7 Paul’s Regret (2)
  • #10 Pimm’s Prty (11)
  • #11 Wanalirri (8)

Race 8 (4:30pm) – Group 2 $2,000,000 Neds Caulfield Guineas (1600m)

  • #9 Coastwatch (12)
  • #13 Dark Rebel (10)

Race 9 (5:10pm) – Group 1 $1,000,000 Hyland Race Colours Toorak Handicap (1600m)

  • #7 Harbour Views (14)
  • #9 Aysar (7)

Race 10 (5:45pm) – Group 2 $300,000 Neds Herbert Power Stakes (2400m)

  • #7 Floating Artist (11)
  • #8 Fun Fact (9)

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

 

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