On Saturday the 10th of April, Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse will be host to one of the more prolific race days in the city’s Autumn Racing Carnival – the Australian Derby Day, and while the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) headlines the event, a total of nine great races will run.
One of which will be the Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap (2600m), and will see its starters, all at least three-years-old, compete for the $150,000 purse.
The race currently has 17 nominations, and will no doubt provide a thrilling line up of Australian thoroughbreds.
Zavite, trained by the Caulfield-based Anthony Cummings is one to watch, coming into the race off his maiden Group 1 win.
Zavite, trained by the Caulfield-based Anthony Cummings is one to watch, coming into the race off his maiden Group 1 win. The seven-year-old won the Auckland Cup (3200m) in March, and is a strong stayer over the longer distances.
Another strong contender for the 2010 Chairman’s Handicap is the Bart Cummings-trained Precedence. The gelding recently won the Listed Manion Quality Cup (2400m), and saw fellow nominees Inskter and The Embassy in second and third spots respectively.
Winner of the Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m) – Capecover is another entrant for the 2010 Chairman’s Handicap. The gelding has placed in each of his last three starts, all over the staying distance, however all have been at the Morphettville Racecourse.
Other notable nominations are the Albury Cup winner Growl, and the third place finisher in the Australasian Cup, Moatize.
Also taking place on April 10th at Randwick will be the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m), the Group 1 T J Smith Stakes (1200m), the Group 1 AJC Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) and the Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes (2000m).
2010 Chairman’s Handicap Nominations
Divine Rebel (NZ)
Get Up Jude
No Wine No Song
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The Embassy (NZ)