2022 The Championships Day 2: Randwick Scratchings & Track Report

April 9, 2022

2022 The Championships Day 2: Randwick Scratchings & Track Report

The race meeting of the autumn is here with Day 2 of The Championships running in Sydney today, Saturday April 9th, and below we take a look at the latest Randwick scratchings and track report ahead of the first.

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

Can Verry Elleegant post her 12th Group 1 success in today’s $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes? Photo: Steve Hart.

Randwick Track Report – 09/04/2022

Australian Turf Club                    

  • Rail: +4m Entire
  • Penetrometer: 6.27
  • Weather: Overcast
  • Dual Track Meeting: N
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Track Rating: Heavy 10
  • General Comment: Finalised 9/4 – 7:45am
  • Irrigation: Nil
  • Rainfall: 6mm last 24hrs, 191mm last 7 days

There is continued rain on the radar in Sydney today with yet more wet weather soaking the state this week meaning there is unlikely to be any upgrade to the current Heavy (10) Randwick track rating.

Randwick racing gets underway with the potentially Champagne Stakes-bound two-year-olds running in the Listed $150,000 Fernhill Mile (1600m) at 11:40am (AEST) and the bumper 10-race card continues through until the fillies and mares face off in the Group 2 $300,000 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at 5:10pm (AEST) where #6 Fituese (2) and #11 Jump The Broom (12) have come out.

The first of the day’s million-dollar events is scheduled as Race 4 at 1:25pm (AEST) with a field of juveniles facing off in the Group 2 $1 million Percy Sykes Stakes (1200m) and #1 Queen Of The Ball (6) and #6 Mumbai Jewel (12) are out.

Some of the season’s most exciting three-year-old sprinters are next on show in the Group 2 $1 million Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) at 2:00pm (AEST) and there are just four remaining runners with In The Congo, MazuPaulele and I Am Lethal left to battle it out after seven scratchings.

Elite level racing on The Championships Day 2 gets underway in Race 6 at 2:35pm (AEST) with the young staying fillies lining-up in the Group 1 $1 million Australian Oaks (2400m).

The 2022 Australian Oaks field is at near capacity with #11 Hardly Sweet (4), #12 Lekvarte (13) and #17 Chance Reward (16) out, while markets at Ladbrokes.com.au are led by Vinery runner-up Hinged and the Queensland star Gypsy Goddess.

Next-up the Group 1 $2 million Sydney Cup (3200m) runs over the two miles at 3:15pm (AEST) and the field remains intact with the likes of Adelaide Cup champ Daqiansweet Junior, Tancred Stakes runner-up Stockman and the flying Crystal Pegasus all in the mix.

The race all the fans are eagerly awaiting meanwhile is of course the Group 1 $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) and the star-studded field is set to jump from the gates at 3:55pm (AEDT).

The 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes features one of the best ensembles of the year with 11-time Group 1 winning mare Verry Elleegant facing off against the likes of All-Star Mile champ Zaaki, Tancred Stakes winner Duais and of course the brilliant three-year-old Anamoe.

The final Group 1 of the day is then set for Race 9 at 4:35pm (AEST) with Colette favourite for this year’s Group 1 $1 million Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) where four have come out: #4 Shout The Bar (10), #5 Hungry Heart (11), #11 Mirra Vision (2) and #16 Yearning (7). 

See below for the full The Championships Day 2 race card, jump times and Randwick race scratchings before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au for the top odds on all the wet-track stars of the day.

Randwick Scratchings – 09/04/2022

  • Total Scratchings: 29

Race 1 (11:40am) – Listed $150,000 Grainshaker Vodka Fernhill Mile (1600m)

  • #4 Field Commander (4)
  • #7 Monfiducia (1)

Race 2 (12:15pm) – Listed $150,000 Bisley Workwear South Pacific Classic (1400m)

  • #2 Flying Crazy (4)
  • #6 Cape Breton (6)
  • #8 Minsk Moment (3)
  • #11 Green Belt (10)
  • #13 Shadow Devil (13)
  • #15 Caboche (9)
  • #17e Three Wise Men (1)

Race 3 (12:50pm) – $500,000 Polytrack Provincial-Midway Championships Final (1400m)

  • #17e Noble Soldier (17)
  • #18e Highballer (18)

Race 4 (1:25pm) – Group 2 $1,000,000 Furphy Percy Sykes Stakes (1200m)

  • #1 Queen Of The Ball (6)
  • #6 Mumbai Jewel (12)

Race 5 (2:00pm) – Group 2 $1,000,000 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m)

  • #3 Marine One (7)
  • #4 General Beau (8)
  • #5 Generation (5)
  • #7 Shaquero (10)
  • #8 Ranch Hand (1)
  • #9 Bacchanalia (11)
  • #10 Maotai (4)

Race 6 (2:35pm) – Group 1 $1,000,000 The Star Australian Oaks (2400m)

  • #11 Hardly Sweet (4)
  • #12 Lekvarte (13)
  • #17 Chance Reward (16)

Race 7 (3:15pm) – Group 1 $2,000,000 Schweppes Sydney Cup (3200m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 8 (3:55pm) – Group 1 $4,000,000 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 9 (4:35pm) – Group 1 $1,000,000 Sydney’s Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m)

  • #4 Shout The Bar (10)
  • #5 Hungry Heart (11)
  • #11 Mirra Vision (2)
  • #16 Yearning (7)

Race 10 (5:10pm) – Group 2 $300,000 TAB Sapphire Stakes (1200m)

  • #6 Fituese (2)
  • #11 Jump The Broom (12)

*All timed quoted are local (AEST) and subject to change

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