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The action of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival kicks into top gear today, Saturday June 11, for 2022 Stradbroke Handicap Day, and below we take a look over the latest Eagle Farm scratchings and track report ahead of the first.
Eagle Farm Track Report – 11/06/022
Brisbane Racing Club @ Eagle Farm
- Rail: 4 metres Entire Course
- Penetrometer: 5.8
- Weather: Fine
- Dual Track Meeting: N
- Track Type: Turf
- Track Rating: Good 4
- General Comment: Finalised 11/6 – 7:45am
- Irrigation: 8mm last 24hrs, 44mm last 7 days
- Rainfall: Nil last 24hrs, 8.5mm Last 7 days
- Track Information: Going stick: Index 9 Penetrate 7.9 Shear 11.1
The weather in Brisbane today is all sunny skies and we’ve got ideal racing conditions with a current Good (4) Eagle Farm track rating for the carnival’s feature meet.
Eagle Farm racing gets underway at 11:43am (AEST) and the exciting, all Black-Type, nine-race card continues through until 4:28pm (AEST) where the fillies and mares do battle in the Group 2 $200,000 Dane Ripper Stakes (1300m).
There will be plenty of eyes on Race 3 at 12:53pm when one of the country’s few remaining true Cup races – the Group 2 $400,000 Brisbane Cup (3200m) – runs over the two miles.
It may only hold Group 2 status, but Race 6 at 2:38pm (AEST) has $1.2 million in prize money on offer with Team Snowden’s Doomben Cup champ Huetor the one to beat again in the 2022 The Q22.
The Q22 field is down to 15 starters with Chris Waller withdrawing #15 Polly Grey (2) on vet’s advice.
There is a double shot of Group 1 racing to enjoy starting with Race 7 at 3:13pm (AEST) where the juveniles do battle in the $1 million J.J. Atkins (1600m).
The 2022 JJ Atkins field is now just under capacity with two scratchings, #11 Robusto (16) and #18 Amati (8), and markets have Team Rogerson’s Sharp ‘N’ Smart on top to turn the tables on Political Debate after they ran the quinella in last weekend’s The Phoenix.
Of course, the event everyone is waiting for is the Group 1 $1.5 million Stradbroke Handicap (1400m), and the marquee race is scheduled to jump at 3:53pm (AEST).
The 2022 Stradbroke Handicap field is at capacity and features the likes of Kingsford-Smith Cup winner Apache Chase, third in the same key lead-up Eleven Eleven who leads betting, and one-time favourite Ayrton drawn out near the carpark.
See below for the complete Stradbroke Handicap Day 2022 race program, jump times and official Brisbane scratchings before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au for the day’s top betting markets.
Eagle Farm Scratchings – 12/06/2022
Total Scratchings: 17
Race 1 (11:43am) – Listed $150,000 NOVA 106.9 Oxlade Stakes (1300m)
- #4 Ringmaster (7)
Race 2 (12:18pm) – Listed $150,000 RadioTAB The Wayne Wilson (1600m)
- #5 Osca Zulu (4)
- #6 Fender (1)
Race 3 (12:53pm) – Group 2 $400,000 XXXX Brisbane Cup (3200m)
- No current scratchings
Race 4 (1:28pm) – Group 3 $200,000 Channel 7 Gunsynd Classic (1600m
- #9 Finepoint (9)
Race 5 (2:03pm) – Listed $150,000 Maker’s Mark Hinkler Handicap (1200m)
- #7 Written Beauty (4)
- #12 Edit (13)
- #13 Mariamia (11)
Race 6 (2:38pm) – Group 2 $1,200,000 Sky Racing Q22 (2200m)
- #15 Polly Grey (2)
Race 7 (3:13pm) – Group 1 $1,000,000 Treasury Brisbane J.J. Atkins (1600m)
- #11 Robusto (16)
- #18 Amati (8)
Race 8 (3:53pm) – Group 1 $1,500,000 TAB Stradbroke Handicap (1400m)
- #19e Scallopini (7)
- #20e Ranch Hand (23)
- #21e Flying Crazy
- #22e Tycoonist (9)
- #23e Frankie Pinot (6)
Race 9 (4:28pm) – Group 2 $200,000 Magic Millions Dane Ripper Stakes (1300m)
- #7 Fashchanel (16)
- #17e Soubrette (11)
*All times quoted are local (AEST) and subject to change
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