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February 4, 2016

A total of 123 runners have accepted for the nine-race Thoroughbred Breeders NSW Breeders Classic Race Day at Royal Randwick this Saturday, 5 February.

The Summer Super Saver will be available for purchase where for $20, racegoers will receive $45 worth of value including entry to the racecourse, one standard drink, one Vili’s pie, a $5 TAB voucher and free entry to any other summer race day on the calendar.

Australian Turf Club Chief Operating Officer Tony Partridge said that the quality of horses entered for this Saturday’s meeting will ensure an entertaining day of racing.

“With only three weeks until the opening Group 1 event of the Sydney autumn, we have seen an increase in the competitiveness of the race fields, which is a great sign of the strength of our upcoming Carnival,’’ said Mr Partridge.

“Week by week racegoers are being introduced to the juveniles who will help shape the feature two-year-old races of the autumn, as well as welcoming back to the turf a number of fan favourites.”

The racing highlight of the day, the Group 2 $175,000 Thoroughbred Breeders NSW Breeders Classic, has seen Peter and Paul Snowden’s Dublin Lass open as the early $2.50 TAB Fixed Odds favourite. Proven over the distance, the five-year-old mare holds a strong first up record.

Stablemate I’ve Got The Looks ($4.20 TAB Fixed Odds), has also been shown support as a result of her impressive record of six wins from eight starts over the distance.

Group 1 winner Amicus for Chris Waller has opened on the third line of betting at $4.60 TAB Fixed Odds. The top weight will have the advantage of leaving from barrier 1, with in form jockey Hugh Bowman in the saddle, for her return to the track from a spell.

Star colt Pride of Dubai is another who will return to the track and will have his first start following the Group 1 Inglis Sires Produce Stakes win last April. The three-year-old has been supported into $3.20 TAB Fixed Odds favouritism in the Group 3 $150,000 Eskimo Prince Stakes.

The Snowden-trained colt will come up against Gerald Ryan’s Spill The Beans ($9.00 TAB Fixed Odds) in the sprint and will be hoping for Soft track conditions. The Snitzel progeny has a record of two wins from two starts on a similar surface and also claimed a solid barrier trial on a Soft Royal Randwick track on 29 January.

The $250,000 Inglis Classic has Wonderful Story at the top line of betting at $4.00 TAB Fixed Odds in a wide open race. The Chris Waller-trained colt has been nominated for two feature two-year-old races during the Sydney Autumn Carnival; the Longines Golden Slipper and the Inglis Sires’ Produce Stakes.

Punters have forgiven Rafha’s Choice ($9.00 TAB Fixed Odds) for finishing in a poor seventh place on 12 December and will be expecting him to return to the form he displayed in his prior two runs.

Following the races, those who are searching for the next track star will be able to access a free shuttle service to the Inglis Classic Yearling Sales. The service will depart Royal Randwick from bus bay 5 on Alison Road at 5.20pm and 5.40pm to transport patrons to the sales complex.

Gates Open at 11.30am with the first race at 12.40pm.

Royal Randwick offers a bus service running from Eddy Avenue directly to the course, with return services later in the day.

For all ticketing, hospitality, racing and general information visit www.theraces.com.au.

 

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