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Here's your preview to our upcoming raceday, complete with Craig Baker's thoughts on the day's feature race.
At the time of writing (Wednesday 23 December), the track is currently rated a Dead 5.
Our aim is to provide a Dead 4 track on race morning so whether we irrigate again will depend on whether we get the forecast showers.
Here's what our track manager Jason Fulford had to say about the track earlier today:
Feature race preview
Race 9 | Cambridge Stud Zabeel Classic | Group I | $200,000 | 2000m | WFA| 5.15pm
Another even edition of the Cambridge Stud Zabeel Classic with a host of chances.
Vadavar (FR) is on top for me after his eye-catching fifth in the Group III Eagle Technology Stakes over 1600 here on 28 November. The step up in distance is going to be an advantage and, while he is likely to get back, I expect him to be hitting the line well. Good each way play.
More good things to know about the SkyCity Boxing Day Races:
Gates open: 10.30am
First race: 12.30pm
Last race at Ellerslie: 5.53pm
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CEO Paul Wilcox rates the below ALL FOR THE WIN:
Race 5 - 2.50pm - Rocket Fuel (#4)
Race 6 - 3.25pm - Play That Song (#3)
Race 8 - 4.35pm - Amarelinha (#6)
Race 9 - 5.15pm - Supera (#10)
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