Friday night, April 18, 2014 ‘Down under’
The QE2 Stakes is at the Sydney track called Randwick (“Race 8A”).
Post time is 2:25 AM Saturday Morning EDT.
My picks are 3-11-10-1 Post time is 1:25 Saturday AM CDT
This race is the cornerstone of Day 2 of the Championships, and is the richest purse for a 10 furlong grass race in the world (or at least until the Dubai Racing Club starts a race for $5 million).
This field, top to bottom, is extremely well matched, full of fast and reliable animals. Add an expected heavy track and literally any horse could win.
I like the top two coming out of the Doncaster, #3 Sacred Falls over #11 Royal Decent. That race looked powerful on video and the speed figures for the race were huge. #10 Silent Acheiver has done nothing wrong but may be at a disadvantage cutting back to 10 furlongs from the 12 furlong BMW Stakes. #1 Boban is probably the best horse in here on a dry track, but on limited data it appears he is less affective on wet tracks.