Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse will host this weekend’s spring racing carnival opener in the form of the San Domenico Stakes Day to the building anticipation of horse racing fans and punters alike.
Decision Times greatest competition looks set to be strong runners from last season Solar Charged and Masquerader.
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Headlining the day of racing down at Randwick will be the $125,000 Group Three San Domenico Stakes (1000m), which will be one of eight great races to jump.
The 2010 San Domenico Stakes nominations are in, and 12 three-year-olds have been nominated to start the event, with the 2010 Golden Slipper runner up Decision Time leading the pack.
Trained by Clarry Conners, the Foreplay gelding had a strong Autumn campaign, with a runner up place in the Todman Slipper backed up with a slight defeat by superstar Typhoon Tracy in the Slipper, so could fare well over the sprint distance.
The golden goal for the spring is the $1 million Group One Golden Rose (1400m) on the 28th of August, and with Craig Williams set to return to the hot seat will hope to replicate a barrier trial at Warwick Farm last week where Decision Time certainly impressed.
The rising three-year-olds greatest competition looks set to be strong runners from last season Solar Charged and Maquerader.
Winner of the Group Two Todman Slipper Trial (1200m) earlier in the year, Masquerader has once beaten Decision Time, and trainer David Payne believes he can do it again.
Coming off the back of an impressive barrier trial at the Rosehill Gardens racecourse last month, the Lucky Owners colt is looking to continue his unbeaten record.
However Payne has implied if the track is heavy Masquerader will miss the jump and start his spring in the $125,000 Group Three Run To The Rose (1300m) at Rosehill on the 14th of August.
Also taking place at Randwick this weekend as part of the spring racing carnivals action will be the $125,000 Group Three Missile Stakes (1200m) and six other superb races, so check in back here closer to the race for tips and latest news before heading over to Ladbrokes.com.au to place your punt!
2010 San Domenico Stakes Nominations
Butt I’m Ready
|Peter G Moody|
|John P Thompson|
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