2022 Apollo Stakes Day: Randwick Scratchings & Track Report

February 12, 2022

2022 Apollo Stakes Day: Randwick Scratchings & Track Report

The countdown to the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival majors continues in the form of Apollo Stakes Day 2022 today, Saturday the 12th of February, and below we have a look at the latest Randwick track report and scratchings ahead of the first.

Verry Elleegant (Photo: Steve Hart) | Races.com.au

Resuming Melbourne Cup winner Verry Elleegant is the drawcard horse on Apollo Stakes Day 2022. Photo: Steve Hart.

Randwick Track Report – 12/02/2022

Australian Turf Club                    

  • Rail: +5m Entire
  • Penetrometer: 5.29
  • Weather: Overcast
  • Dual Track Meeting: N
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Track Rating: Soft 5
  • General Comment: Finalised 12/2 – 7:45am
  • Irrigation: Nil
  • Rainfall: 1.6mm last 24hrs, 52mm last 7 days

The weather in Sydney is for continued showers across the day meaning there could be a downgrade to the current Soft (5) Randwick track rating as the meeting progresses.

Randwick racing gets underway at 12:25pm (AEDT) and the bumper 10-race card continues through until 6:00pm (AEDT).

Punters are treated to five Group status races on the program starting with the Group 3 $160,000 Southern Cross Stakes (1200m) running as Race 6 at 3:25pm (AEDT).

The 2022 Southern Cross Stakes field is down to 11 sprinters with the scratching of Quantico (8) and the retuning The Everest fourth placed Lost And Running is favourite in the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au.

The three-year-old Surround Stakes-bound fillies are next-up in the Group 2 $200,000 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) at 4:05pm (AEDT) where Mallory (17),  Forzanini (11) and Rocklily (16) have come out.

Light Fingers Stakes 2022 betting is dominated by the undefeated Chris Waller-trained Espiona odds-on for her highly-anticipated return.

The meeting’s feature is set to run as Race 8 at 4:45pm (AEDT) with an outstanding edition of the Group 2 $250,000 Apollo Stakes (1400m) scheduled.

The Apollo Stakes 2022 field will be absent Godolphin’s reigning Doncaster Mile winner Cascadian (11) who has been scratched in favour of a run in Melbourne’s Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.

Apollo Stakes betting is led by Think It Over, but hot on his heels and the drawcard of the day is the resuming Melbourne Cup winning mare Verry Elleegant.

Black-Type racing comes to an end in the penultimate event with the mares facing off in the Group 3 $160,000 Triscay Stakes (1200m) and Magic Millions Fillies & Mares winner Snapdancer is favourite from the Maher/Eustace stable.

See below for the full Apollo Stakes Day 2022 race scratchings, track report and race times before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au for the weekend’s top racing odds and offers.

Randwick Scratchings – 12/02/2022

  • Total Scratchings: 20

Race 1 (12:25pm) – $150,000 Coolmore Pierro Plate (1100m)

  • #11 Revolutionary Miss (6)

Race 2 (1:00pm) – $100,000 TAB Highway Handicap (1800m)

  • #8 But I Know (17)
  • #9 Sucrose (3)
  • #16e Outahand (6)
  • #17e Spritely Emily (11)
  • #18e Blazing Sunrise (4)
  • #19e Port Douglas (5)

Race 3 (1:35pm) – $130,000 Bisley Workwear Handicap (2400m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 4 (2:10pm) – $100,000 Midway Handicap (1000m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 5 (2:45pm) – $130,000 George Mullen Farewell Mile (1600m)

  • #7 Off Shaw (4)

Race 6 (3:25pm) – Group 3 $160,000 Southern Cross Stakes (1200m)

  • #12 Quantico (8)

Race 7 (4:05pm) Group 2 $200,000 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m)

  • #6 Mallory (17)
  • #10 Forzanini (11)
  • #14 Rockily (16)
  • #17e She’s All Class (9)

Race 8 (4:45pm) – Group 2 $250,000 The Agency Apollo Stakes (1400m)

  • #3 Cascadian (11)

Race 9 (5:25pm) – Group 3 $160,000 Robrick Lodge Triscay Stakes (1200m)

  • #11 Matchamker (12)

Race 10 (6:00pm) – $130,000 Sharp Extensive IT Handicap (1300m)

  • #3 Coastwatch (9)
  • #6  New Arrangement (13)
  • #11 Mokulua (6)
  • #14e Sikandarabad (12)
  • #15e Starla (14)

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

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