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September 1, 2016

With only one week until the start of the Sydney Spring Carnival, all eyes will be on Tattersalls Club Chelmsford Stakes Day at Royal Randwick this Saturday, 3 September featuring the Group 2 $250,000 Tattersalls Club Chelmsford Stakes.

Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller knows what it takes to win the 1600m feature after victories with Danleigh (2012) and Hawkspur (2013 and 2014).

In 2016, Waller has six of the eight contenders including $1.15 TAB Fixed Odds favourite, Winx.

The Australian Turf Club staff will be supporting the fan favourite by wearing Winx shirts at a number of catering outlets on course as she aims for her eleventh consecutive win.

Patrons will be able to support the super mare and a great charity by purchasing a Winx pin in the Pin and Win competition.

The Winx Pin and Win carries a cash prize of $1000 and all funds raised from the sale of the pins will be donated to the NSW Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Trust (TRT).

Winx will again be tested by John O’Shea-trained Hartnell ($11.00 TAB Fixed Odds) who ran a solid second to the six-year-old in the Warwick Stakes at Royal Randwick a fortnight ago.

Prized Icon ($7.00 TAB Fixed Odds), for James Cummings, opened on the second line of betting and drops a huge 10.5kgs following a respectable fourth in his first-up run in the Up and Coming Stakes on 20 August.

The Group 2 $175,000 Fitzy & Wippa’s Fast & Furious Stakes has 14 acceptors set to face the starter.

In a wide open race, I Am A Star, trained by Shane Nichols, opened as the $5.00 TAB Fixed Odds favourite. The three-year-old filly has a winning strike rate of 75%, however has not been exposed to a Soft track competitively.

Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott’s Global Glamour ($7.00 TAB Fixed Odds) will have her second career start in the sprint. The daughter of Star Witness was too good in her maiden run in January, taking out the race by 6.5 lengths.

Lightly raced Awoke from Waller Racing has also been entered and will be looking for a hat-trick of wins.

Patrick Webster-trained Happy Clapper ($4.60 TAB Fixed Odds) will resume for the first time since the Sydney Autumn Carnival in the Group 2 $175,000 Tattersalls Club Tramway Stakes.

The gelding had a good autumn campaign of two minor placings in Group 1 features and will be hoping to go one better this preparation.

Le Romain ($6.00 TAB Fixed Odds) from the Kris Lees stable will be second up this Saturday after running a strong second first up in the Toy Show County Quality on 20 August.

The gelding has only been tried once over the 1400m.

Punters cannot split Dibayani and Heavens Above with each opening at $7.00 TAB Fixed Odds. Both will be second up and have been tested over similar conditions.

Adult general admission tickets are available for $15.00 at ticketek.com.au.

Gates Open at 11.00am with the first race at 12.10pm.

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.theATC.com.au.

CONTACT: Tracey White 0407 785 994      twhite@australianturfclub.com.au    #TheRaces

 

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