Heavy track likely for Silver Eagle day in Sydney – Punters

Sydney punters will be again diving for their all too familiar wet weather form guides with a deluge of rain set to hammer Randwick later in the week for Silver Eagle day.

Up to 60mm of rain is forecasted to fall in Sydney from Wednesday to Saturday, with Randwick already rated a Soft 7 on Monday morning.

The $1m Silver Eagle, which shapes as key lead up to the $10m Golden Eagle later in the month is set to see the return of Kiss Sum, who emerged as one of the premier three-year-olds in the Queensland winter.

After winning the Group 3 Gunsynd Classic, trainer Tracey Bartley put the Shamus Award gelding away in preparation for the Golden Eagle, and is rated one of the key chances.

Connections of boom Kiwi Imperatriz confirmed on Monday morning they would not make the trip to Sydney for the Silver Eagle, with the likely heavy track keeping them in New Zealand for the time being.

“Te Akau can confirm that dual Group 1 winner, last season’s Champion 3YO Imperatriz will contest the Grp 1 Arrowfield at Matamata on Saturday,” Te Akau said in a statement.

It leaves the likes of Startantes, Converge and Loch Eagle as the key contenders for the $1m contest.

After skipping the Group 1 Golden Rose a fortnight ago, the likes of Best Of Bordeaux and Nettuno are set to lock horns in the Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes (1200m).

The Coolmore-owned Best Of Bordeaux was considered one of the leading three-year-olds heading into the season but has been unable to strike a blow in his two starts to date.

The $300,000 feature will not attract a full field of 16, with just 14 entered on Monday, with a number of runners dual nominated.

The new $500,000 Tapp-Craig for three-year-olds has attracted 12 entries on the day.


The Silver Eagle entries can be found below.
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