2021 Thousand Guineas Day: Caulfield Scratchings & Track Report

October 13, 2021

2021 Thousand Guineas Day: Caulfield Scratchings & Track Report

The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival action moves to a mid-week meeting today, Wednesday October 13, for 2021 Thousand Guineas Day and below we take a look at the latest Caulfield scratchings and track report.

Swift Witness | Photo: Steve Hart | Races.com.au

Swift Witness is looking to return to winning form in today’s Thousand Guineas. Photo: Steve Hart.

Caulfield Track Report – 13/10/2021

Melbourne Racing Club              

  • Rail: Out 9m Entire Circuit
  • Weather: Overcast
  • Total Scratchings: 6
  • Dual Track Meeting: N
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Track Rating: Good 4
  • General Comment: Finalised 13/10 – 7.30am
  • Irrigation: 6mm last 24 hours, 24mm last 7 days
  • Rainfall: nil last 24 hours, 8.4mm last 7 days
  • Track Information: Inspection 6:30AM 13/10; Going stick is 7.9, shear of 9.4.

The weather in Melbourne today is partly cloudy but with rainfall predicted to gather later in the afternoon there could be a downgrade to the current Good (4) Caulfield track report.

Caulfield racing gets underway at 1:25pm (AEDT) and the eight-race card continues through until 5:45pm (AEDt) when the older mares face off in the Group 3 $200,000 Ladies’ Day Vase (1600m).

The 2021 Ladies’ Day Vase field is down to 13 at time of publish with Aidensfield (8) out and updated markets at Ladbrokes.com.au have the Symon Wilde-trained Sirileo Miss ($2.90) as the favourite chasing a hat-trick from gate eight with Linda Meech aboard.

The first Group race on the program is scheduled to run as Race 2 at 2:00pm (AEDT) with a potential eleventh-hour Caulfield Cup assignment three days later on the cards for the winner of the Group 3 $200,000 Coongy Cup (2000m).

All nine original acceptors remain in the 2021 Coongy Cup field, odds at Ladbrokes.com.au led by the in-form Floating Artist at $1.75 for the Maher/Eustace stable.

Before the Thousand Guineas moved to the card from Caulfield Guineas Day, the former headline race of the meeting was the Group 3 $200,000 Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m) for the Coolmore Stud Stakes-bound three-year-olds.

There are three scratchings from the 2021 Blue Sapphire Stakes field this year: Jigsaw (2), Mynumerouno (9) and Athelric (4) leaving nine in the mix led in betting by Group 1 performed Capitalist colt Profiteer ($2.40).

The meeting’s now marquee race is of course the Group 1 $1 million Thousand Guineas (1600m) running as Race 7 at 5:05pm (AEDT) and features 13 three-year-old fillies with Hinged ($3.90) the firming favourite from the Waller stable.

See below for the latest Caulfield race scratchings, jump times and full Thousand Guineas Day 2021 program before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au for the best racing odds and offers.

Caulfield Scratchings – 13/10/2021

  • Total Scratchings: 6

Race 1 (1:25pm) – $130,000 Thoroughbred Breeders Vic Handicap (1600m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 2 (2:00pm) – Group 3 $200,000 Neds Coongy Cup (2000m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 3 (2:35pm) – $130,000 Nick Johnstone Real Estate Handicap (2000m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 4 (3:10pm) – $130,000 BECK Probuild Handicap (2400m)

  • #13 Into Rio (8)

Race 5 (3:45pm) – $130,000 Hyland Race Colours Handicap (1400m)

  • #1 Arcadia Prince (2)

Race 6 (4:25pm) – Group 3 $200,000 Catanach’s Jewellers Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m)

  • #2 Jigsaw (2)
  • #5 Mynumerouno (9)
  • #7 Athelric (4)

Race 7 (5:05pm) – Group 1 $1,000,000 Schweppes Thousand Guineas (1600m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 8 (5:45pm) – Group 3 $200,000 Catanach’s Jewellers Ladies’ Day Vase (1600m)

  • #7 Aidensfield (8)

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

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