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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Hawkesbury

Track conditions, form and scratchings for Hawkesbury - Level 2 'Racing in Hot Weather' Policy in place with 37c forecast - track Good 4 - rail in the true position for the entire circuit - 3mm of irrigation for the last 24 hours, 35mm for the last seven days - two scratchings

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Caulfield to start earlier on Saturday due to forecast heat - other weekend meetings under watch

Racing Victoria (RV) announced on Tuesday that this Saturday’s feature meeting at Caulfield will now start at 11.00am to take advantage of cooler predicted temperatures earlier in the day - other weekend meetings under watch

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Carrington Stakes meeting at Rosehill on Saturday

After the Australia Day meeting at The Farm on Friday Sydney metropolitan racing moves to Rosehill on Saturday for the nine race Carrington Stakes meeting with nominations extended for all races except the Benchmark 80 Handicap (1300m), 2YO Plate (1100m) and TAB Highway Handicap (1100m).

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Black Heart Bart gallops at Terang

Five-time Group 1 winner Black Heart Bart took to the course at Terang on Tuesday, as he builds towards his autumn campaign.

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Impressive jumpout win for Merchant Navy

Three-year-old Fastnet Rock colt Merchant Navy made a winning return to the track on Tuesday with a head-turning performance in an 800m Caulfield jump-out.

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Tuesday and Wednesday form

Tuesday’s meetings include Taree, Terang, Cairns, Singapore’s Kranji, South Africa’s Vaal, France’s Cagnes-Sur-Mer, UK’s Leicester, Wetherby and Southwell-All Weather

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16 nominate for Australia Day Cup at The Farm

The Australia Day eight race programme at Warwick Farm on Friday received 130 nominations in Monday with 16 for the feature $150,000, listed Australia Day Cup (2400m).

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Winx at shortest odds ever for a race at $1.08 for the Apollo Stakes

The world's highest rated turf horse Winx has not surprisingly has firmed into her shortest odds ever at $1.08 for a race after she cruised around a Group and Listed Trial over 900m at Rosehill on Monday morning under regular jockey Hugh Bowman.

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Cruise control trial for Winx

Winx stretched her legs in a Group and Listed Trial over 900m at Rosehill on Monday morning with jockey Hugh Bowman having the six-year-old Street Cry mare in cruise control for the trip.

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Lindsay Park to split star sprint fillies

Lindsay Park will split classy fillies Catchy, Formality and Tulip at least in the early stages of their autumn campaigns.

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Blueblood blitzes them at Sale

Blueblood filly Al Naifa continued trainer Tony McEvoy’s brilliant run in two-year-old races this season by winning her maiden at Sale on Sunday.

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Raceday wagering review

The wagering review of Saturday's fixed odds betting for races at Randwick and Flemington including a Golden Slipper / Blue Diamond Futures betting update - Estijaab ($3.90-$3.40) landed some good bets in taking out the Australian Fire Hose Plate (1000 metres) - the daughter of Snitzel was the second most popular runner in terms of money taken, with Ruling Symbol ($3.50-$3.20-$3.70) being the punters' elect

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Symons Rocks punters in Kensington

Jockey Chris Symons praised the decade-long loyalty of trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra after steering their talented sprinter Rock ‘N’ Gold to a surprise win in the Listed Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington on Saturday.

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Nature Strip survives Flemington scare

He was not entirely at home in his first attempt down the Flemington straight but Nature Strip showed his class to score a strong win in the $250,000 Inglis Dash (1100m) at Flemington on Saturday.

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Randwick briefs

Trainer Jason Coyle wins at his home track for the second Saturday in succession and trebles for Chris Waller and Hugh Bowman

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D'Argento heads toward Guineas targets

The Chris Waller trained three-year-old colt D’Argento returned for a new campaign in the best possible manner winning the Nelune Foundation Bm 76 Handicap (1300m) under Hugh Bowman at Randwick on Saturday

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Aaua D'Ivina to miss autumn racing

Three-year-old Pierro filly Aqua D’Ivina will miss the Sydney Autumn Carnival, and possibly the rest of the season, after having surgery for a bout of colic.

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Estijaab into Slipper contention after Randwick debut

Hawkes Racing were asked for their opinion of the best filly at the 2017 Easter Yearling Sale and $1.7 million later Estijaab saluted on debut under Brenton Avdulla in the Australian Fire Hose Plate (1000m) for two-year-old’s in the green and white sash and cap silks of Nasser Lootah’s Emirates Park

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Sydney Specials

We will walk on the wild side this Saturday at Randwick and give a couple of costly ones another chance to deliver - the first is Flow who lines up in the Optus Systems Benchmark 82 Handicap (1400m).

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