TRACKCHAT | Irish Raceday | 29 May 2021

Need an insider tip? Keen to know how the track is shaping up?

Here's your preview to our upcoming raceday complete with Craig Baker's thoughts on the day's feature race, speed maps and some tips from the office lads.


Track update

This morning the track was a Dead 6 however there's rain forecast for both today and tomorrow.

If it arrives, the track will likely move into the Slow 8/9 range for racing.


Feature race preview

Race 5 | 1.52pm | Listed $50,000 Mainland Auckland Futurity Stakes (1400m)

Lady Maroal was too strong for Atullibigeal in the Staphanos By Deep Impact Champagne Stakes on 24 April and I am expecting the same in tomorrow’s rematch.

Looking at the speed map, Atullibigeal is the likely leader with Lady Maroal sitting midfield. If Lady Maroal can get an economical run from a sticky draw, I expect her to run past Atullibigeal in the straight. That said, there's not much between the pair.

In addition to the above, the danger for me is Te Poropiti.


More good things to know about our Irish Raceday:


  • 10.30am: Gates open

  • 11.32am: Race 1 (of 9)

  • 2.30pm / 3.30pm (approx): Irish dancing performances in the Newmarket Room

  • 4.16pm: Last race

  • THEN one of our most-requested bands kicks off in the Newmarket Room (ground floor, Ellerslie Stand)

  • 6.30pm: Event closes (and you can catch the free buses to Doolan Brothers Newmarket)


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Need some tips?

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