Showcase Group 1 racing in Sydney and Melbourne on Saturday

Group 1 contests at Flemington and Randwick will be the centrepiece of Thoroughbred racing across the nation on Saturday and Racenet has the fields and form for both meetings online.

The Sydney autumn carnival kicks into gear this weekend with the first of 22 Group 1 races that will be run each and every week through until mid-April.

Kicking off the Group 1 extravaganza will be the Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) and the Surround Stakes (1400m).

Supporting the feature races will be two Golden Slipper ballot exemption races – the Group 2 Skyline Stakes and Sweet Embrace Stakes, both run over 1200m for two-year-olds, the Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) and Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m).

Racing at Randwick. Photo: Mark Evans/Getty Images.Source:Getty Images

At Flemington, some of Australia’s best three-year-olds will be in action when they line up in the $1 million Australian Guineas (1600m).

The other black-type races on the card include the Group 2 Blamey Stakes (1600m), the Group 3 Shaftesbury Avenue Handicap and Frances Tressady Stakes (1400m) and the Listed Roy Higgins Quality (2600m), Bob Hoysted Handicap (1000m) and 2YO Plate (1000m).

Other stakes races across the country on Saturday are the Listed 1000 Guineas (1800m) and the Lex Piper Stakes (1600m) at Ascot and the Listed Tattersall’s Member’s Cup (1600m).

Here are the meeting details for each of the metropolitan cards on Saturday and Racenet’s fields and form links.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 10: A general view during Sydney Racing at Royal Randwick Racecourse on October 10, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images for the Australian Turf Club)Source:Getty Images

RANDWICK

The Randwick track was rated a soft (6) at acceptance time. The rail will be in the true position on Saturday.

Saturday’s nine-race program commences at 1.15pm with the final event to be run at 6.15pm.

The Bureau Of Meteorology forecast for Sydney is.

Wednesday – Partly cloudy (90% chance 4-15mm of rain). 25.
Thursday – Cloudy (90% chance 10-25mm of rain). 27.
Friday – Partly cloudy.
27.
Saturday – Cloudy. 27.

CLICK HERE to get the fields and free formguide for the Randwick meeting on Saturday.

Power Scheme ridden by Jye McNeil wins the Nova100 Trophy at Flemington Racecourse on November 07, 2020 in Flemington, Australia. (Brett Holburt/Racing Photos via Getty Images)Source:Getty Images

FLEMINGTON

The Flemington track was rated a good (4) at acceptance time. The rail will be in the two-metre position on Saturday.

Saturday’s nine-race program commences at 12.20pm with the final event to be run at 5.20pm.

The Bureau Of Meteorology forecast for Melbourne is.

Wednesday – Partly cloudy. 20.
Thursday – Mostly sunny. 23.
Friday – Partly cloudy.
20.
Saturday – Mostly sunny. 23.

CLICK HERE to get the fields and free formguide for the Flemington meeting on Saturday.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 03: Horses are seen jumping from the barriers during The Metropolitan Handicap on Epsom Day at Royal Randwick Racecourse on October 03, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jenny Evans/Getty Images)Source:Getty Images

SUNSHINE COAST

The Sunshine Coast track was rated a soft (6) at acceptance time. The rail will be in the true position on Saturday.

Saturday’s nine-race program commences at 12.23pm (1.23pm AEDT) with the final event to be run at 5.28pm (6.28pm AEDT).

The Bureau Of Meteorology forecast for Brisbane is.

Wednesday – Partly cloudy (70% chance 5-15mm of rain). 29.
Thursday – Partly cloudy. 29.
Friday – Partly cloudy.
31.
Saturday – Partly cloudy. 31.

CLICK HERE to get the fields and free formguide for the Sunshine Coast meeting on Saturday.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – MAY 12: Jockey Dwayne Dunn riding Bonnie Mac wins the Centrebet Proud Miss Stakes during Distinctive Homes Goodwood Handicap Day at Morphettville Racecourse on May 12, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)Source:Getty Images

MURRAY BRIDGE

The Murray Bridge track was rated a good (4) at acceptance time. The rail will be in the true position on Saturday.

Saturday’s nine-race program commences at 12.36pm (1.06pm AEDT) with the final event to be run at 5.40pm (6.10pm AEDT).

The Bureau Of Meteorology forecast for Adelaide is.

Wednesday – Mostly sunny. 23.
Thursday – Partly cloudy. 23.
Friday – Mostly sunny.
24.
Saturday – Mostly sunny. 26.

CLICK HERE to get the fields and free formguide for the Murray Bridge meeting on Saturday.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 07: The horses jump out of the barriers in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes during 2020 Seppelt Wines Stakes Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 07, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images for the VRC)Source:Getty Images

ASCOT – FIELDS PUBLISHED AFTER 2PM (AEDT)

The Ascot track was rated a good (4) at acceptance time. The rail will be in the eight-metre position on Saturday.

The Bureau Of Meteorology forecast for Perth is.

Wednesday – Mostly sunny. 32.
Thursday – Mostly sunny. 32.
Friday – Mostly sunny.
35.
Saturday – Mostly sunny. 33.

CLICK HERE to get the fields and free formguide for the Ascot meeting on Saturday.

Originally published asTwo state Group 1 double headlines on Saturday

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