The Australian Turf Club’s nine race programme on Saturday will be conducted at Randwick after being transferred from Warwick Farm due to forecast near 40c temperatures. Randwick’s forecast is for 31c with the first race at 12.40pm and a field of six three-year-old’s in the $100,000 ATC Owners Benefit Card Bm 76 Handicap (1400m).
Overall there were 87 acceptances on Wednesday with nine for the $100,000, TAB.com.au Bm 94 Handicap (1400m). The field includes the progressive Chris Waller trained mare Noire who will be trying for four wins in succession.
The four-year-old Foxwedge Star Thoroughbred’s mare comes to Randwick after her last win on December 23rd over 1400m at Warwick Farm. She carried 58.5kg on that occasion and on Saturday she drops to 55kg with barrier seven.
The Waller stable have also accepted with So Willie who is resuming after last racing in August. The five-year-old More Than Ready gelding has 56.5kg and barrier five.
Top-weight is the Bjorn Baker trained Coolring who carries 57.5kg with apprentice James Innes Jnr’s allowance. The seven-year-old Sebring gelding comes to Randwick off two fourth placings, the last at Warwick Farm over 1400m on December 23rd.
The stable have also accepted with Show A Star who resumes after last seen at Flemington in August. Jason Collett rides with 56.5kg and barrier two.
The track was rated a Soft 5 on Wednesday after 7mm of irrigation in the last seven days, 4mm of rain in the last 24 hours and 14.6mm in the last seven days. The rail will be back in the true position.
Sydney’s weather is forecast to be cloudy and 25c on Thursday and sunny and 28c on Friday. Saturday’s forecast is for a hot and sunny day and 19c – 31c.
Rail back in the true position for Saturday's meeting, picture ThoroughbredNEWS