2021 Mackinnon Stakes Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

November 6, 2021

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

The final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Headquarters in Victoria today, Saturday November 6, and below we have a look at the latest Flemington race scratchings and track report ahead of the first.

Nature Strip (Photo: Steve Hart) | Races.com.au

2021 The Everest champion Nature Strip is in Melbourne on Saturday as favourite for the Darley Sprint Classic at HQ. Photo: Steve Hart.

Flemington Track Report – 06/11/2021

Victoria Racing Club                    

  • Rail: Out 8m Entire Circuit
  • Weather: Showers
  • Dual Track Meeting: N
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Track Rating: Good 4
  • General Comment: Finalised 6/11 – 7:45am – Late Rider Race 9 No. 18
  • Irrigation: 8mm last 24 hours, 42mm last 7 days
  • Rainfall: nil last 24 hours, 32.8mm last 7 days
  • Track Information: Inspection 6AM 6/11; Going Stick 8.8 Inside 8.8 Outside 8.3 Shear 11.4 Moisture 38.6%

The weather in Melbourne is for scattered showers but with no serious rainfall on the radar the current Good (4) Flemington track rating looks set to stay across the afternoon.

Flemington racing on Stakes Day is scheduled to kick off at 12:40pm (AEDT) with the nine-race card continuing through until 5:50pm (AEDT).

The first of the meetings Group status races runs as Race 2 at 1:15pm (AEDT) with the Group 3 $300,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) featuring just six stayers including Moonee Valley Gold Cup winner Lunar Flare.

A quality field of mares is engaged for the Group 2 $300,000 Matriarch Stakes (2000m) – Race 5 at 3:15pm (AEDT) – where all 15 of the final acceptors remain in the mix.

Punters are treated to a double-shot of Group 1 racing starting with Race 6 at 3:50pm (AEDT) where Chris Waller’s $15 million The Everest champion Nature Strip is odds-on favourite in a small field of nine for the $2 million Darley Sprint Classic (1200m).

Race 7 at 4:30pm (AEDT) is the Group 3 Chatham Stakes (1400m) and #12 Handle The Truth (10) and #14 Riddle Me That (13) have come out.

The meeting’s marquee race is then slated as Race 8 at 5:10pm (AEDT) with a class field gathered in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) including scratched Cox Plate favourite Zaaki.

See below for the full Flemington scratchings, Mackinnon Stakes Day program and jump times before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au for all the top racing odds across the card!

Flemington Scratchings – 06/11/2021

  • Total Scratchings: 14

Race 1 (12:40pm) – $130,000 Incognitus Recognition Trophy (1600m)

  • #2 Gold Fields (11)
  • #3 Mystery Shot (8)

Race 2 (1:15pm) – Group 3 $300,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 3 (1:55pm) – $150,000 Very Special Kids Pin and Win Trophy (2000m)

  • #4 Takumi (1)
  • #7 Shibli (10)
  • #14 Plucky Pirouette (14)
  • #17e Royal Order (17)

Race 4 (2:35pm) – $175,000 The Amanda Elliott (1400m)

  • #2 Scissor Step (16)
  • #18e Burning Power (13)
  • #19e Oriental Legend (19)
  • #20e Yaphet (18)

Race 5 (3:15pm) – Group 2 $300,000 TAB Matriarch Stakes (2000m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 6 (3:50pm) – $2,000,000 Darley Sprint Classic (1200m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 7 (4:30pm) – Group 3 $200,000 Paramount+ Chatham Stakes (1400m)

  • #12 Handle The Truth (10)
  • #14 Riddle Me That (13)

Race 8 (5:10pm) – Group 1 $2,000,000 Paramount+ Mackinnon Stakes (2000m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 9 (5:50pm) – $150,000 World Horse Racing Grand Handicap (1100m)

  • #1 Halvorsen (11)
  • #9 Lowanna Magic (4)

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

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