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.
The track reading this morning (Friday) was a Dead 5 after 8mms of irrigation was applied last night.
We expect the track to be a Dead 4 tomorrow and be upgraded to a Good 3 at some point through the day.
See what our track manager, Jason Fulford, had to say this morning about how the track's shaping up (ft. a cameo window appearance from our rookie cameraman, Craig Baker):
Feature race preview
Race 6 | $70,000 Mitchell Family Bonecrusher Stakes | Group III | 1400m | 3YO | SW | 5.05pm
This year’s Mitchell Family Bonecrusher Stakes is an even edition without any stars at this early stage of the season.
However, many will be looking to run well prior to starting in feature three-year-old races over our SkyCity Christmas Carnival.
I really liked the way Jason Belltree hit the line when winning his most recent start at Counties on 31 October. He does have an awkward draw to overcome but, with the services of Leith Innes, I expect him to sit worse than midfield, peel out on straightening, and charge over the top of them.
Need some tips?
CEO Paul Wilcox rates:
Race 6 - Group III Mitchell Family Bonecrusher Stakes - 5.05pm - Moana (#7) - Take her for the win
Sponsorship Manager Bill Heap rates "three of the best":
Race 3 - Westinghouse 1200 - 3.18pm - One More Time (#11)
More good things to know about The Rising Foundation Raceday:
Gates open: 1.00pm
Hospitality precincts open 1.30pm
First race: 2.08pm
Last race at Ellerslie: 7.05pm
THEN join us in the Newmarket Room (ground floor, Ellerslie Stand) where our resident DJ will be playing live
General admission is FREE
Limited space in shared hospitality precincts remains - see what's available
Click here or on the box below to download the day's speed maps