Breeders Classic 2011 Early Race Preview

January 18th, 2011

This season the 2011 Breeders Classic will take place at the Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday February 12 as one of the four Group race features of Light Fingers Stakes Day.

Light Fingers Stakes Day is the opening meeting of the 2011 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and is host to a strong line-up of races including the day’s headline event, the $200,000 Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m), as well as the $175,000 Group 2 Breeders Classic (1200m).

A set weights plus penalties race for mares, the Breeders Classic is a great early autumn race for runners heading towards the more prestigious mares features at the carnival including the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill in March.

In 2010 Alverta took out the Breeders Classic – Coolmore Classic double so this year punters may want to check the online odds for this popular betting double at Luxbet.

Many mares in the Breeders Classic field will be having their first-up run for the season, so it is important to check the spring / summer racing form of the runners.

Spring features that some of the Breeders Classic hopefuls may previously have contested include the Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) at Randwick in October or the Group 2 Salinger Stakes (1200m) at Flemington in early November, both of which have been a decent guide to the Breeders Classic with Hot Danish running second in The Shorts and then winning the Salinger Stakes on way to her Breeders Classic win in 2008.

Mares heading towards this season’s Breeders Classic include Group 1 winning Redoute’s Choice four-year-old Melito and Gai Waterhouse’s glamour mare More Joyous.

Nominations for the 2011 Breeders Classic close on Monday February 7 and then the final field of acceptances is released on Wednesday February 9.

To view the Breeders Classic final field and to get the best betting tips on the race bookmark this site.

In the meantime, check out the odds for the earlier Autumn Racing Carnival features including the Group 1 Australian Guineas set to run on March 5 open right now at our preferred online bookie Luxbet!