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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Randwick

Early track conditions, form and scratchings for Randwick - Track Heavy 9 - rail out 11m from the 1600m to the Winning Post and 8m for the remainder of the circuit - no irrigation for the last seven days - 0.8mm of rain for the last 24 hours, 76.5mm for the last seven days - weather sunny 21c Thursday, partly cloudy showers with 3mm to 10mm possible 20c, partly cloudy 11c to 20c Saturday - one scratching

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Godolphin weekend runners update

Godolphin's trainer James Cummings comments on the stable's runners at Caulfield on Saturday - Savatiano - “She missed her intended first-up run last week due to the heavy track, but she comes here in the same shape and with similar prospects.”

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Thursday, Friday and weekend form

Thursday’s meetings are Ipswich, Sale, Newcastle, Northam, South Africa’s Vaal, France’s Deauville and Vichy, UK’s Salisbury, Hamilton Park, Bath and Ireland’s Leopardstown and Tramore - including Randwick, Caulfield, Eagle Farm and Morphettville on Saturday

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Barman surprises at Sandown

Ears The Barman (NZ) continued to belie his pedigree when he registered an upset first-up victory at Sandown Hillside on Wednesday.

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Hard against the fence the order of the day in Warwick Farm's opening events

The early pattern for success at Sydney's midweek meeting staged at Warwick Farm was to be 'hard up against the fence' as the first two races of the day went the way of horses leading around the home turn and sticking next to the running rail in the straight.

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Wednesday's wagering review

Wednesday's wagering review of TAB.com.au fixed odds markets for feature races at Randwick, Caulfield and Morphettville on Saturday - PB Lawrence Stakes Mystic Journey opened $3.60 out to $4.20 - Arcadia Queen $6.00 into $5.00 - Savatiano $7.00 into $5.00

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Follow the market movers

Follow the TAB.com.au fixed odds market movers for the meetings at Warwick Farm, Sandown-Hillside, Doomben and Naracoote today - The Farm Race 2 Kingshier $2.30-$1.55-$1.60 ($1.65-$1.60 after ded) $2,000 @ $2

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Nine for the Up & Coming Stakes

A field of nine will contest the Randwick feature on Saturday, the $160,000, Group 3 Quincy Seltzer Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) for three-year-old’s with the Maher and Eustace trained Holyfield the top-weight carrying 59kg

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No Sydney racing for Oaks winner Jennifer Eccles

Shaune Ritchie has resisted the temptation to campaign last season’s Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) winner Jennifer Eccles in Sydney, despite receiving a travel exemption to do so

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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Warwick Farm

Track conditions, form and scratchings for Warwick Farm - Track Heavy 9 - rail out 5m from the 1000m to the Winning Post, 3m for the remainder of the circuit - no irrigation for the last seven days - no rain for the last 24 hours, 62mm for the last seven days - weather partly cloudy 21c - 18 scratchings - FINAL

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Surprise Baby jockey change

Surprise Baby will be ridden by Craig Williams when he resumes in the Group 2 Feehan Stakes at The Valley on September 5

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The New Zealanders are on their way for spring racing

There was an echoed sigh of relief in Waikato today with a handful of trainers receiving travel exemptions for their staff to fly to Australia - Cambridge trainer Tony Pike was one of the recipients of the good news and he has already booked flights for two of his employees - Catalyst (NZ) approached for The Everest

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Baker keen to add to his 22 Australian Group 1's

Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman have accepted eight horses, including five debutantes, at the well-patronised Taupo meeting on Wednesday and beforehand they will have six runners in the two open trials, including The Chosen One (NZ) and Quick Thinker, the stable’s main prospects in Australia

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Metropolitan pool forecasts for Saturday

The Up And Coming Stakes meeting at Randwick on Saturday is forecast to have a NSW Big6 pool of $150,000 on the last six races of the programme.

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New Zealand news briefs

Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller has trodden a patient path with Verry Elleegant (NZ) - Trans-Tasman trainer Michael Moroney is looking forward to the spring with Group One-winning mare Tofane (NZ)

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Monday's wagering review

Monday's wagering review of TAB.com.au All In fixed odds market for the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield and the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) at Randwick on Saturday - Mystic Journey $4.00 PB Lawrence Stakes favourite - North Pacific $2.80 Up And Coming Stakes favourite

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1614 nominations for 2021 Blue Diamond Stakes

Local trainer Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, who lined up six runners in this year’s Blue Diamond, will aim to once again gang-tackle the Group 1 event after submitting 108 nominations for next year’s edition

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The Jump Start

The Big Hits - in Melbourne, Fatigues ($7-$4.60) landed a good move while the likes of Tavidance, Cafe Rizu and Coming Around were extremely popular - New King ($15 on Wednesday) was one of the best tried at longer odds to have got the money, while Black Log ($11), upwards of $21 on TAB Fixed, landed a good move at Doomben

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North Pacific heads Up And Coming Stakes nominations

Nominations are extended for the Randwick feature on Saturday, the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) for three-year-old’s, with 13 nominations received on Monday including seven last start winners

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Weighing In

Sky Racing's form guru Paul Joice assesses the Sydney Saturday meeting and looks ahead for the stars of the track - New King – a lightly raced import from the Matt Dale stable, the son of Frankel took out a Benchmark 78 over 1500m courtesy of a superb James McDonald ride

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