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June 9, 2016

Black Type racing headlines Sydney Markets June Stakes Day at Royal Randwick this Saturday, 11 June with the running of the Listed $100,000 Sydney Markets Limited June Stakes over 1100m.

For one day only, patrons will have the chance to be a part of the WPT Poker Stakes exclusive to The Stables on Level 4 of the QEII Grandstand from 12pm. For a buy-in of $150, plus the option to re-buy for a further $150, one lucky winner will walk away from the course with a VIP package to Los Angeles for the WPT Legends of Poker Main Event and a share of $9,000 in cash.

On the track, the Listed $100,000 Sydney Markets June Stakes has fourth emergency Spieth for Bryce Heys as the short $2.50 TAB Fixed Odds favourite. The chestnut has a classy race record of three wins from six starts including back-to-back wins leading into this race.

Should the colt not get a run in the feature, he is also nominated in the $85,000 Sydney Markets Foundation Handicap and the $85,000 Glenn Wheeler Handicap.

Successful on three occasions over the distance, Brook Road ($5.00 TAB Fixed Odds) for Kris Lees will line up in the June Stakes and will face the starter for the first time since her fourth place run at Scone on 14 May.

Kim Waugh’s Oxford Poet sits on the third line of betting at $6.00 TAB Fixed Odds. The gelding has reasonable form on a wet track and will be second up this Saturday.

The $100,000 Toyota Material Handling (Australia) Stayers Cup sees Bjorn Baker-trained Zatopaz ($3.50 TAB Fixed Odds) narrowly shorter than Chris Waller’s Murphy’s Delight ($3.80 TAB Fixed Odds) in the betting.

Zatopaz was disappointing first up on 7 May after a spell, however has run two respectable placings in his two starts following.

Murphy’s Delight although has run unplaced in his last two runs, was gallant in his win over 2400m on 23 April.

Stablemate and Group 1 winning seven-year-old Opinion will start as the top weight and despite three less than impressive runs this campaign, has opened at $6.00 TAB Fixed Odds.

Vassal ($2.40 TAB Fixed Odds), also from the Waller stable, leads the market in the $85,000 Colin Gray Handicap. The Dansili gelding has won a hat-trick of races leading into this run, all of which have been over the 2000m distance.

Hawkes Racing has entered Tucanchoo who has also shown good form this preparation, winning his last two starts.

Returning to the track from a nine month spell is Kris Lees-trained Doukhan ($8.00 TAB Fixed Odds). The lightly raced seven-year-old has placed twice first up and has a 50 percent strike rate on a Heavy track.

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

Gates Open at 10.30am with the first race at 11.30am.

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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