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Sydney Racing Chelmsford Stakes


Chelmsford Stakes the major feature race at Randwick

The Chelmsford Stakes is the feature race for the first Saturday Racing Tips meeting of September and the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. It will be the major focus of our Sydney Racing tips form sheet with our in house analyst Blaazing Ben Perkins. 

Sydney Racing Tips – Chelmsford Stakes

Race 8 at Randwick is the Chelmsford Stakes, a Group 2 race run at weight for age over 1600m. It is flanked by two other Group 2’s on the same day with the Furious Stakes for the 3 year old fillies over 1200m. The Group 2 Tramway Stakes run over 1400m at set weights and penalties. The other big race is the dash for cash 1000m sprint of the Tramway Stakes with some of the countries best sprinters lining up.

The Chelmsford Stakes attracts the top line miler/middle distance horses who go well at the weight for age level. Out of this race horses either go on to the Group 1 George Main Stakes in Sydney over a mile a couple of weeks later. The other direction they embark on is to Melbourne to tackle the big races over the Melbourne Racing Tips Spring Carnival. 

Horses come to this race normally through the Winx Stakes (formerly the Warwick Stakes) and Winx herself is a previous winner of the Chelmsford Stakes. Cascadian is the 4-1 fav for the big race.

Sydney Racing Tips – Tramway Stakes

The Tramway is a Group 2 now run under set weights and penalty conditions. The race formerly was a handicap and is run over 1400m. Many horses use this race as a real springboard to their Sydney Spring Racing Carnival or Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival campaigns. These horses do often progress to the Group 1 George Main Stakes or the Group 1 Epsom Handicap. It is worth noting the winner of this race is exempt from ballot for the Epsom Handicap. 

Some horses come into this race fit through a race like the Group 3 Show Quality. Others come into the race fresh as a kick off to bigger races later in the Sydney Spring Carnival. The brilliant Zaaki returns here as a $3.40 fav and follows up from  career defining Brisbane Winter Carnival this year. 

Sydney Racing Tips – Furious Stakes

The Group 2 Furious Stakes is a race for the 3 year old fillies run over 1200m and is a set weights race. Fillies come into this race generally via the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes run earlier in the Carnival. A capacity 15 filly field will line up in this 

Sydney Racing Tips – Concorde Stakes

The 1000m Tramway is only a small field of 8 horses but full of quality and highly competitive. We see the return of Nature Strip as a $1.50 fav in this race for the sprint machines.

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