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Reflections on The Everest Day

The conditions aligned perfectly for Redzel achieving his twin peaks of Everest wins on Saturday. Immaculately prepared by Peter and Paul Snowden and just as immaculately ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, the six-year-old Snitzel gelding had his perfect track after Sydney’s spring rains delivered right on time for him - he did the rest, well, immaculately

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Bets on Saturday's feature races

Notable bets on Saturday's feature races - $4600 Double @ $30.80 to collect $141,680 on Awesome Pluck to place (The Kosciuszko) | Redzel {placed on October 12}

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Raceday wagering review

The wagering review of Saturday's fixed odds betting for races at The Everest meeting at Randwick and the Guineas meeting at Caulfield plus Futures market updates - it was the worst result possible for TAB with Redzel winning the TAB Everest for the second consecutive year - a slight drifter today from $6.50 to $7.50 as the majority of the money came for $5 favourite Shoals.

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Sun shines in Caulfield Guineas

Cox Plate clash with champion stablemate Winx remains on the table for The Autumn Sun after he confirmed his star status with a four-and-a-half length demolition in Saturday's Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m).

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Benbatl throws out Cox Plate challenge

Global racing giant Godolphin stands between Winx and a record fourth Cox Plate after international star Benbatl pushed the course record at Caulfield when claiming the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes in spectacular style.

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Another Toorak for Weir

Darren Weir landed his fourth Toorak Handicap (1600m) in five years when progressive entire Land Of Plenty easily accounted for his rivals in Saturday's Group 1 feature at Caulfield.

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Amphitrite flies late to win 1000 Guineas

From a Sale maiden win to a Group 1 Thousand Guineas victory and all in a matter of just five weeks - that's been the amazing progression of Sebring filly Amphitrite.

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Ball bounces back in Schillaci

Evergreen sprinter Ball Of Muscle continued the most fruitful campaign of his career with a brilliant win in Saturday's Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield.

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Two Everest's for Redzel

History repeated itself when the Snowden trained Redzel won the second running of the $13m, TAB Everest (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday repeating the win from last year

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Pierata back sprinting wins the Sydney Stakes

Class prevailed when Pierata dominated the $500,000, Group 3 Camera House (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday with the Greg Hickman trained four-year-old going away from the field to win by 2 3/4L.

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Hamada (GB) put down after injury

Hamada (GB) has been euthanised after suffering a fatal injury at Werribee on Saturday morning.

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Belflyer in long shot Kosciuszko win

The inaugural running of the $1.3m The Kosciuszko (1200m) for NSW country sprinters was won by the long shot John Shelton trained Belflyer who came with a straight-long sprint down the middle of the track under Adam Hyeronimus.

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I Like It Easy wins for Vieira family

The Gerald Ryan filly I Like It Easy won the listed The Daily Telegraph Reginald Allen Quality (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday earning black type for her pedigree, but more importantly giving the Vieira family something to smile about as family matriarch Gai stays in a coma in hospital.

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Anaheed in stylish Randwick win

A home-bred for Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum stylishly won the Harrolds Victory Vein Plate (1000m) at Randwick with jockey Tim Clark commenting that the Fastnet Rock filly Anaheed was not too sure what racing was all about

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Sydney Spring Carnival weather watch

UPDATED noon SATURDAY - Sydney Spring Carnival weather watch - Saturday - summary Max 20 - shower or two - possible rainfall: 1 to 4 mm Chance of any rain: 80%

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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Randwick

Track conditions, form and scratchings for Randwick - Track Heavy 9 - rail in the true position for the entire circuit - 3mm of rain for the last 24 hours, 66.4mm for the last seven days - weather 19c showers possible rainfall 10 to 20 mm Chance of any rain: 95% - 34 scratchings - FINAL

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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Caulfield

Track conditions, form and scratchings for Caulfield - Track Good 4 - rail in the true position for the entire circuit - 8mm of irrigation for the last 24 hours, 16mm for the last seven days - 4mm of rain for the last seven days - weather sunny 24c - 14 scratchings - FINAL

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Sydney Spring Carnival weather watch - updated

UPDATED 4.50PM FRIDAY - Sydney Spring Carnival weather watch - Saturday 20c - showers - possible rainfall: 2 to 8 mm - chance of any rain: 80%

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Weekend big bets

Big bets placed on Friday from for Saturday's racing -$5,200 @ $4.80 on Pierata (Sydney Stakes at Randwick) - $10,000 @ $4.40 on Pierata

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Hotham to Henry's Affair

Henry’s Affair has won the second running of the $75,000, The Sportsbet Hotham (1200m), Victoria's richest maiden, at Ballarat on Friday.

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