Verry Elleegant and Behemoth bid for more Group 1 glory on Seven

Star thoroughbreds Verry Elleegant and Behemoth will be out to continue their fast starts to the Spring Racing Carnival this Saturday on Seven, when fans will enjoy all the LIVE and FREE action from George Main Stakes Day at Royal Randwick and MRC Foundation Race Day at Caulfield.

Verry Elleegant kick-started her spring campaign with a courageous victory in last month’s Group 1 Winx Stakes at Randwick, and the Chris Waller-trained mare will start favourite in the George Main Stakes (1600m) on Saturday.

The Waller stable has a strong hand in the Group 1 weight-for-age feature, with Kolding, Imaging and Star of the Seas also confirmed starters, but Verry Elleegant’s main opposition is expected to come from last year’s victor Avilius and Tramway Stakes winner Dreamforce.

At Caulfield, Behemoth looms as the horse to beat in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) after his last-start victory in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes. However, the David Jolly-trained gelding will have to beat a deep field in the Group 1 feature headlined by Blue Diamond Stakes winner Tagaloa, Age of Chivalry, Superstorm and last year’s winner Begood Toya Mother.

Australia’s pre-eminent broadcaster Bruce McAvaney will again lead racing’s best commentary team, which on Saturday features Hamish McLachlan, Katelyn Mallyon and prominent Victorian trainer Henry Dwyer. Jason Richardson and Sky Racing’s Lizzie Jelfs will also be trackside at Caulfield and Randwick respectively, bringing fans all the news and interviews.

Saturday’s other highlights include the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) and The Shorts (1100m) at Randwick, and the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) and How Now Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.

TV Broadcast times on Seven:

Randwick – George Main Stakes Day

Caulfield – MRC Foundation Race Day

Saturday September 19

Sydney           12.00pm LIVE on Channel 7 and 7plus, 5.00pm LIVE on 7TWO

Melbourne      12.00pm LIVE on Channel 7 and 7plus, 5.00pm LIVE on 7TWO

Brisbane         12.00pm LIVE on Channel 7 and 7plus, 5.00pm LIVE on 7TWO

Adelaide        11.30am LIVE on 7TWO and 7plus

Perth              10.00am LIVE on 7TWO and 7plus

Advertisement

Similar Articles

Comments

We Want To Hear From You

Advertisment

Follow US

3,444FansLike
390FollowersFollow
16,312FollowersFollow

Latest

Sunday Ratings | NRL GRAND FINAL reigns supreme

The NRL GRAND FINAL was the only thing on television when compared to the rest of the schedule, but it couldn't compete with Saturday's first primetime AFL GRAND FINAL

New NICOLE KIDMAN drama THE UNDOING arrives today on Foxtel and Binge

The Undoing follows Grace Fraser (Kidman), a successful New York City therapist, and her husband Jonathan (Grant) who are living the only lives they ever wanted for themselves.

RATINGS WRAP | SAS AUSTRALIA and AFL push Seven to mega win as THE BACHELORETTE hits record low

The big premiere of the week was SAS Australia. After a lengthy publicity campaign, the Monday launch episode dominated its timeslot with a national audience of 1.194 mil (834k).

Nine’s Footy Show Telethon raises over $2 Million for My Room Children’s Cancer Centre

The final tally means that the My Room Telethon has raised more than $7.205 million over the last five years.

Cameras roll in Melbourne on Kitty Flanagan comedy series FISK

The ABC and Screen Australia are delighted to announce filming has commenced in Melbourne on the new six-part comedy series Fisk (previous working title, Entitled) by one of Australia’s most popular comedians, Kitty Flanagan.

New local series DEMOLITION DOWNUNDER enters the crazy world of smashing stuff!

The local series, coming to Discovery for the first time, follows highly skilled crews as they tackle everything from high rise apartments and sunken wharves, to bizarre structures and massive warehouses.

Support TV Blackbox by using our partners