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LIVE: The Championships Day One

Trainer James Cummings believes the forecast wet conditions won’t slow down his stable st

Trainer James Cummings believes the forecast wet conditions won’t slow down his stable star Hallowed Crown. Source:Supplied

JOIN us when the world comes to Royal Randwick for one of Australia’s biggest international race days — Day One of The Championships.

Headlined by Australia’s premier 1600m contest — the $3 million Doncaster Mile, the world’s richest open sprint race, the $2.5 million TJ Smith Stakes, and the iconic feature race the $2 million Australian Derby, it promises to be an unforgettable Easter Saturday.

And don’t forget the $1 million Sires Produce, for two-year-olds and the second leg of Australia’s juvenile Triple Crown.

FOLLOW OUR LIVE COVERAGE FROM 1PM IN THE WINDOW BELOW

Our live coverage throughout the afternoon will keep you across the four Group 1s and a sensational support card.

We’ll bring you regular betting updates, late mail, tips, tweets and whispers from the track. Throw in race reports and photographs of the major victors and you’ll have the complete package to keep you in the winner’s queue.

Make sure you join us from 1pm.

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THE FAB FOUR

RACE 6 — $1 MILLION SIRES PRODUCE STAKES (2YOs G1, 1400m) — 3.10pm

The Blue Diamond and Golden Slipper form collide. Race lost some interest when Slipper hero Vancouver went to the paddock but his superiority will be confirmed if stablemate English (second in Slipper) or Ready For Victory (wayward fourth in Slipper) can knock off courageous Diamond winner Pride Of Dubai. Mick Price says Ready For Victory is “flying.’’

RACE 7 — $2 MILLION AUSTRALIAN DERBY (3YOs, G1, 2400m) — 3.50pm

Great Derbies are usually a trans-Tasman stoush and this is just that; star Kiwi’s Volkstock’N’ Barrell and Mongolian Khan have had busy summers back home and take on the fresh legs of Preferment, who is favourite to take out the VRC and Australian Derby double in the same season.

RACE 8 — $2.5 MILLION T.J. SMITH STAKES (G1, 1200m) — 4.30pm

Brazen Beau whacked the older stars in the Newmarket but with the 3YO not running, it again comes down to Lankan Rupee, Chautauqua and Terravista, the world’s top rated older sprinters. Lankan Rupee won it last year, but trainer Mick Price says he’s not confident after poor run at Flemington. All is good in the other two camps. Maybe it’s luckless Chautauqua’s turn?

RACE 9 — $3 MILLION DONCASTER MILE (G1, 1600m) — 5.10pm

Australia versus Japan, Sacred Falls versus history, Hallowed Crown versus age and experience, a host of runners versus perilous barrier draws and a track that could well be chopped up by the ninth race. Curve balls galore, making it an enticing Doncaster.

Compiled by Matt Stewart

Can you solve Macca’s selection for the Doncaster Mile?

Can you solve Macca’s selection for the Doncaster Mile? Source: Supplied

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Posted April 4, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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