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The inaugural $2 million The Invitation headlines the racing action in Sydney today, Saturday October 23, and below we have a look at the latest Royal Randwick scratchings and track report ahead of the first.
Randwick Track Report – 23/10/2021
Australian Turf Club
- Rail: +8m 1000m-W/Post, +5m Remainder
- Penetrometer: 5.08
- Weather: Fine
- Dual Track Meeting: N
- Track Type: Turf
- Track Rating: Good 4
- General Comment: Finalised 23/10 – 7:45am
- Irrigation: Nil last 24hrs, 4mm last 7 days
- Rainfall: Nil last 24hrs, 5.6mm last 7 days
The weather in Sydney is fine and clear and without any rain on the radar until the early evening the current Good (4) Randwick track rating should remain across the afternoon.
Randwick racing kicks off at 12:30pm (AEDT) and the big 10-race card – that is vying to take some of the attention away from Melbourne’s stellar Cox Plate Day program at Moonee Valley – continues through until 6:10pm (AEDT).
We have two Listed races and two lucrative Special Condition events heading the program starting with the three-year-old sprinters facing off in Race 3 – the Listed $200,000 Brian Crowley Stakes (1200m) ahead of a potential trip south for the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes at HQ Saturday week.
Race 7 features a quality line-up of stayers for the Listed $140,000 Tattersalls Club Cup (2400m) with markets at Ladbrokes.com.au led by Zeyrek for Hawkes Racing.
The first of the two seven-figure races on the card is next up when the $1 million Bondi Stakes (1600m) jumps as Race 8 at 4:45pm (AEDT).
The 2021 Bondi Stakes field is down to nine with Gary Portelli withdrawing Akihiro (7) from the event in favour of a run in Melbourne’s Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m).
The COVID-capped capacity crowd of 10,000 will then tune in for the first edition of the $2 million The Invitation (1400m) features 12 of the country’s best fillies and mares.
The Invitation 2021 betting is led by the Jamie Richards-trained New Zealander Entriviere whose stablemate Probabeel takes on Zaaki again in the $5 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate less than half an hour earlier down south.
See below for the full The Invitation Day 2021 program, Randwick race scratchings and jump times before visiting Ladbrokes.com.au for all the weekend’s best odds.
Randwick Scratchings – 23/10/2021
- Total Scratchings: 18
Race 1 (12:30pm) – $130,000 World Gym Castlereagh Kirkham Plate (1000m)
- #9 Lady Harlem (10)
Race 2 (1:05pm) – $100,000 TAB Highway Handicap (1800m)
- #9 So Say You (7)
- #12 Lucky Banner (17)
- #16e Subtly Spring (14)
- #17e Saint Ay (4)
Race 3 (1:40pm) – Listed $200,000 Daily Press Brian Crowley Stakes (1200m)
- #7 Zarastro (8)
Race 4 (2:15pm) – $100,000 Midway Handicap (1200m)
- #13 Twice As Special (13)
- #15e Don Luigi (14)
- #16e Centro Storico (3)
Race 5 (2:50pm) – $160,000 Robrick Lodge Filante Handicap (1400m)
- # Blesk (8)
- #10 Elizabeel (11)
Race 6 (3:25pm) – $130,000 Geyer Handicap (1600m)
- #3 Dancing Gidget (14)
- #9 Ma And Pa (13)
- #12 Sammy (4)
Race 7 (4:10pm) – Listed $140,000 ClubNSW City Tattersalls Club Cup (2400m)
- No current scratchings
Race 8 (4:45pm) – $1,000,000 Bondi Stakes (1600m)
- #5 Akihiro (7)
Race 9 (5:35pm) – $2,000,000 The Invitation (1400m)
- #13e More Prophets (5)
- #14e Yamazaki (2)
- #15e Belluci Babe (14)
Race 10 (6:10pm) – $130,000 Southern Cross Group Handicap (1200m)
- No current scratchings
*All times quoted are local (AEDT) and subject to change
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