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The $15 million The Everest headlines the Sydney race card at Royal Randwick today, Saturday October 16, and below we take a look at the latest scratchings and track report for the huge meeting.
Randwick Track Report – 16/10/2021
Australian Turf Club
- Rail: True
- Penetrometer: 5.72
- Weather: Overcast
- Dual Track Meeting: N
- Track Type: Turf
- Track Rating: Soft 7
- General Comment: Finalised 16/10 – 7:45am
- Irrigation: Nil last 24hrs, 1mm last 7 days
- Rainfall: 0.8mm last 24hrs, 32.3mm last 7 days
The weather has been awful in Sydney leading-up to the fifth edition of the world’s richest turf race and while the rain should hold for the actual race day, we’ve been left with a Soft (7) Randwick track rating.
Randwick racing gets underway this afternoon at 12:30pm (AEDT) and the bumper 10-race program continues through until 6:10pm (AEDT).
Punters are treated to two Group status races and two special condition events starting with Race 5 at 2:50pm (AEDT) with the country gallopers facing off in the $1.3 million The Kosciuszko (1200m).
The 2021 The Kosciuszko field is at capacity with Front Page the notable withdrawal and the reigning champion Handle The Truth favourite at Ladbrokes.com.au with the top weight.
Next-up in Randwick Race 6 at 3:25pm (AEDT) there’s half-a-million on the line in the Group 3 $500,000 Sydney Stakes (1200m) for the sprinters that missed out on a slot in the 12-horse The Everest field.
The meeting’s headline event is of course the $15 million The Everest (1200m) due to jump at 4:15pm (AEDT) and where the Chris Waller-trained Nature Strip is firming favourite on the wet track to win the event at his third attempt.
There’s also a sizable $750,000 on offer in the last of the feature events – the Group 3 $750,000 Craven Plate (2000m) – where six horses have come out (#3 Keiai Nautique, #5 Best Of Days, #6 Cepheus, #7 Kiss The Bride, #8 Alakahan, #11 Hungry Heart) making things easer for clear favourite and last start $1 million Hill Stakes winner Think It Over.
Check out the latest Randwick race scratchings and full The Everest Day 2021 program below before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au for today’s best betting opportunities!
Randwick Scratchings – 16/10/2021
- Total Scratchings: 33
Race 1 (12:30pm) – $130,000 Fujitsu General Handicap (1400m)
- #5 Irish Songs (7)
- #9 Visinari (13)
- #11 Kateru (8)
- #13 Mnementh (14)
Race 2 (1:05pm) – $130,000 The Star Mile (1600m)
- #1 Rock (5)
- #6 Alakahan (7)
- #9 All Hallows’ Eve (8)
Race 3 (1:40pm) – $100,000 TAB Highway Handicap (1100m)
- #3 More Sundays (7)
- #13 Katgully Red (18)
- #15 Invincible Ninja (19)
- #17e Satin Ruby (15)
- #18e Testator Silens (20)
- #19e Emeriz (1)
- #20e The Snooperstar (9)
Race 4 (2:15pm) – Listed $140,000 Bisley Workwear Reginald Allen Quality (1400m)
- #12 Mystic Mermaid (8)
Race 5 (2:50pm) – $1,300,000 The Kosciuszko (1200m)
- #2 Front Page (14)
- #16e Another One (16)
- #17e Tim’s Principal (17)
- #18e Kattegat (18)
Race 6 (3:25pm) – Group 3 $500,000 Moet & Chandon Sydney Stakes (1200m)
- No current scratchings
Race 7 (4:15pm) – $15,000,000 The TAB Everest (1200m)
- #13e Kementari
- #14e Signore Fox
- #15e Standout
- #16e Chat
Race 8 (4:50pm) – Group 3 $750,000 Yulong Craven Plate (2000m)
- #3 Keiai Nautique (1)
- #5 Best Of Days (5)
- #6 Cepheus (3)
- #7 Kiss The Bridge (7)
- #8 Alakahan (12)
- #11 Hungry Heart (10)
Race 9 (5:30pm) – $500,000 Bentley St Leger Stakes (2600m)
- #3 Attorney (13)
- #6 Great House (9)
Race 10 (6:10pm) – $130,000 Heineken 3 Handicap (1400m)
- #11 Calgary Queen (15)
- #13 Tim’s Principal (4)
*All times quoted are local (AEDT) and subject to change.
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