May 26, 2016
Royal Randwick will host the Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation Race Day this Saturday, 28 May which will feature the running of the Listed $100,000 Fujitsu Air Conditioning McKell Cup over 2400m.
Racegoers can bring their family and friends along for an affordable day at the track with the Club offering a ‘Three and Free’ ticketing bundle, where customers who buy three general admission tickets will receive the fourth for free. This ticketing offer is available for pre-purchase at ticketek.com.au.
Australian Turf Club Chief Operating Officer Tony Partridge said the Club is providing a number of great incentives for groups of people wanting to attend the races this winter.
“The races is a great place to be leading into throughout the cooler months,” said Mr Partridge.
“Not only can groups of people attend the racecourse at an accessible price, there will also be a menu including winter favourites at various food outlets for punters to enjoy throughout the day.”
On the track, following the conclusion of Race 1, there will be an Exhibition Gallop over 1200m by John O’Shea-trained Holler (Tim Clark) and stablemate Federal (Sam Clipperton).
Shamalia (Glyn Schofield) for James Cummings will also complete an Exhibition Gallop over 800m after the running of Race 2.
The feature race of the day, the Listed $100,000 Fujitsu Air Conditioning McKell Cup has Darren Weir-trained Raw Impulse open as the short priced $1.50 TAB Fixed Odds favourite.
The four-year-old import has impressed with three convincing wins from three starts since coming to Weir’s Melbourne-based stable earlier in the year.
Havana Cooler for John O’Shea falls on the second line of betting at $7.00 TAB Fixed Odds. The chestnut was good last start coming from second last in the field to finish a respectable third.
Gai Waterhouse’s Ecuador ($9.50 TAB Fixed Odds) is the only other competitor to fall under double figures in the betting market having won the Listed Lord Mayor’s Cup last start by 1.5 lengths.
Inz’n’out ($2.70 TAB Fixed Odds), trained by Gerald Ryan, is the one to watch in the $85,000 Wilson Asset Management Handicap. The six-year-old has run two good second places leading into this race.
I Am Zelady ($4.40 TAB Fixed Odds) for Joseph Pride will be returning to the track for the first time since January and has completed two barrier trials in preparation.
Snowden Racing has entered Princefamous in the sprint who has also opened at $4.40 TAB Fixed Odds. Proven over the distance, the gelding ran a close fourth place first up last start and will be looking to go one better when he faces the starter on Saturday.
Punters cannot split Scherzoso ($4.60 TAB Fixed Odds) for Tony McEvoy and Godolphin’s Duca Valentinois ($4.60 TAB Fixed Odds) in the $85,000 Harvey Norman Handicap.
Scherzoso won first up at Flemington on 7 May following a five-month spell and has been successful over the 1800m.
Four-year-old Duca Valentinois is three runs into this preparation with a record of one win and one place.
Well-bred Testa Rossa gelding Spy Decoder for Anthony Cummings has also accepted into the race and will be having his sixth run this campaign. This will be the first time the five-year-old will compete over the distance.
Gates Open at 10.30am with the first race at 11.20am.
Royal Randwick offers a bus service running from Eddy Avenue directly to the course, with return services later in the day.
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