One of the most prolific race days on the Australian thoroughbred calendar is taking place this Saturday at the Royal Randwick Racecourse, the Australian Derby Day, and just one of the many features will be the Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap (2600m).
With a total of nine fantastic races being held, the 2010 Chairman’s Handicap will be the penultimate race of the day, and will see 11 horses form the line-up.
Due to jump at 4.20pm, the Group 2 race will be a hotly contested affair, and Humaway has drawn the coveted inside barrier for the staying distance.
Out wide will be the Dan O’Sullivan-trained Golden Charmer, with the Adelaide Cup (3200m) winner Capecover on her inside.
By Cape Cross, the gelding is coming into the 2010 Chairman’s Handicap on good form, winning two of his last three starts and will be one to watch on Saturday.
Precedence will start from barrier two, and having won all three of his last starts will be a contender to watch.
Precedence, trained by Bart Cummings will start from barrier two, and having won all three of his last starts will be a contender to watch.
Most recent of the geldings wins was the Manion Quality Cup (2400m) where he defeated fellow Chairman’s Handicap nominees Inskter and The Embassy into second and third place respectively.
Also taking place on Saturday at the Royal Randwick Racecourse 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 Final Field
No Wine No Song
Harris Tweed (NZ)
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Get Up Jude
The Embassy (NZ)