Day 2 of The Championships at Royal Randwick

April 17th, 2014
The Offer will contest the 2014 Sydney Cup this weekend

The Offer will contest the 2014 Sydney Cup this weekend. Photo: Steve Hart

Day 2 of the inaugural The Championships is scheduled to take place at Royal Randwick this weekend, Saturday April 19thand will feature four Major Group 1 events; offering race fans, trainers and connections of plethora of high level racing.

In addition to the four Group 1 races, the final day of The Championships has a total of 9 races on the card and also includes two Group 2s and a Group 3.

2014 Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m)

Having returned to the track in typically strong form this preparation, classy mare Catkins currently leads betting markets for success in the 2014 Queen Of The Turf Stakes at short $2.80 odds, ahead of Red Tracer ($4) and Solicit ($6)

2014 Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m)

Runaway champion of the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) last time out, New Zealand raider Lucia Valentina is currently $2.50 favourite to take out the 2014 Australian Oaks, ahead of Zanbagh ($6) and Rising Romance ($6.50).

2014 Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m)

Comfortably claiming his last two starts, The Offer leads the way in betting markets for success in the 2014 Sydney Cup, currently featured at a short quote of $3.10 ahead of Who Shot Thebarman ($6) and Sertorius ($9).

2014 Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m)

The feature event on day 2 of The Championships, Her Majesty The Queen-owned Carlton House is ironically favourite to claim the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at $3.80 odds, ahead of market mover It’s A Dundeel ($4.40) and Silent Achiever ($4.60).

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