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Offline dubbledee

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O.P. « 2012-Apr-19, 02:06 PM »
As a follow-up to the highly-rated weather thread for Brisbane Racing, let's get one going for Sydney.

Appreciate any info from the locals.
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« 2012-Apr-19, 03:17 PM Reply #1 »
as you could imagine dd my office is pretty close to the track .

Hasn't rained for 3 or 4 hrs and we've even had some bright sunshine. Track very much heavy still but the guys are saying with little or no more rain we'll be racing on a slow come saturday

The radar still has lots of activity around sydney but at least for the moment appears to be just off the coast

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« 2012-Apr-19, 03:38 PM Reply #2 »
steady rain again at 3.40pm sydney time

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« 2012-Apr-19, 04:22 PM Reply #3 »
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« 2012-Apr-19, 04:24 PM Reply #4 »
You're da man, Runway.  :thumbsup: 

No going home at night, please.

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« 2012-Apr-19, 05:31 PM Reply #5 »
we have a members function tonight dd so I'll be around for a while - its 'an evening with francesca cumani' - so it's not a big decision on whether to stick around for that

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« 2012-Apr-19, 07:30 PM Reply #6 »
The best I could do was breakfast with Ms Cumani in Dubai in 2010.  :shy:

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« 2012-Apr-19, 09:36 PM Reply #7 »
No rain since Francesca arrived. She has now departed so perhaps it will rain again later

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« 2012-Apr-19, 10:22 PM Reply #8 »
It might just be me, but I think she looks much better like that, then all dressed up  :shrug:

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« 2012-Apr-20, 08:09 AM Reply #9 »
I agree magic.

Back to the weather, beautiful blue skies this morning so we may have dodged a bullet as the forecast has improved dramatically for today and tomorrow.

Will get a track condition forecast from the experts later today.

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« 2012-Apr-20, 08:56 AM Reply #10 »
The penetrometer reading will be crucial. 

Don't even think of having a bet till ya know that!!   :lol:

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« 2012-Apr-20, 09:06 AM Reply #11 »
Guys I gotta say there is not one cloud in the sky where I live this morning.

Randwick, with it's sandy base, is one of the best draining tracks anywhere.

There hasn't been that much racing since the track re-opened on Guineas Day.

Weather predictions seem positive.

Watch out that by the time the Doncaster comes around tomorrow afternoon that the track isn't in as bad a condition as is being predicted.

Be interested to get other Sydney forumites opinions (esp. Gintara) - it is important for form guide studiers.

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« 2012-Apr-20, 09:27 AM Reply #12 »
Don't worry about Gintara.  Phil Purser is the man to tell us.  Just wait till Monday morning.  :bulb:

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« 2012-Apr-20, 11:51 AM Reply #13 »
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Slow track possible at Randwick
Randwick racecourse manager Navesh Ramdhani said there is a good chance - weather permitting - on the Randwick course proper to be rated as slow when the track rating is given out on Saturday morning.

The Randwick surface has improved significantly over the past 18 hours. The surface dried from a heavy (9) to its current rating of heavy (8).

Just 5mm of rain fell at Randwick in the past 24 hours, which took the total rainfall from Tuesday to 155mm.

Ramdhani said the surface has coped with the deluge as well as he could have hoped.

"It’s looking very positive out here at the moment,” he said. "The sun is shining and it made good progress yesterday afternoon and through the night.

"If it stays like this then we could get further improvement into tomorrow.

"Weather permitting I think we can get back to slow.”

The rail on Saturday is in the three-metre position.

If Randwick does improve to a slow rating, the chances of Doncaster Mile favourite More Joyous starting in Australia’s biggest mile race will be enhanced.

The six time Group I winner's owner John Singleton said in his Daily Telegraph column on Friday that More Joyous was "more likely to be scratched because she hates a bog”.

A slow rating surface could steer Singleton towards running the popular mare, which is what trainer Gai Waterhouse wants.

"She should be running,” she said on Sky Sports Radio on Friday.

The Bureau of Meteorology forecast for Friday has changed to a partly cloudy day with a 40 percent chance of up to 2mm of rain. The top temperature predicted is 25 degrees

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« 2012-Apr-20, 12:13 PM Reply #14 »
yep - just spoke to the man himself (Nevesh that is) and he is pretty confident we'll be racing on a slow

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« 2012-Apr-21, 09:09 AM Reply #15 »
Very grey this morning. Has been raining a little out our way.  :tears:

Nothing like the forecasts.  emthdown

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« 2012-Apr-21, 11:24 AM Reply #16 »
sun coming through, fog lifting - just lovely.

I reckon theres an upgrade not too far away

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« 2012-Jun-11, 08:49 AM Reply #17 »
40 ml rain overnight, 210 for the week - so races off at royal Randwick today

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« 2012-Jun-16, 08:56 AM Reply #18 »
with a heavy 9 and a pretty solid band of rain heading in from the west things dont look to good for Rosehill,  :what:

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« 2012-Jun-21, 09:33 AM Reply #19 »
The weather up here in SE Qld is picture perfect at the moment and should present a perfect pitch for Eagle Farm Tatts meeting.
With no rain recorded this week I just hope the stewards can take a reading with the penetrometer.


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« 2012-Aug-11, 12:08 PM Reply #20 »
How's the wind in Sydney today  :(

BOM has a warning of 35-40 knots with the disclaimer of up to 40% stronger.

Hope it doesn't scare my horses......

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« 2012-Oct-05, 09:32 AM Reply #21 »
How's it looking for the Epsom, guys?

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« 2012-Oct-05, 09:36 AM Reply #22 »
How's it looking for the Epsom, guys?

Mate is going to be a stinker again today.

Some "light showers" predicted from noon tomorrow.

If no rain falls on Randwick and they don't put enough water on it I'd say we might get a "Fast 2"

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« 2012-Oct-05, 09:36 AM Reply #23 »
Okkkkkkkkkkkkkk.   :chin:

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« 2013-Apr-05, 05:01 PM Reply #24 »
Updates will be appreciated.  :beer:


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