2010 Randwick Guineas Final Field

March 10th, 2010

This Saturday as last weekend’s postponed Group 1 features play out at Flemington, Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse is set to host their own terrific race meeting headlined by the $350, 000 Group 1 Turnpoint Royal Randwick Guineas (1600m).

17 top three-year-olds are engaged to star in the 2010 Randwick Guineas including Hobartville Stakes winner Monton.

Trained by Tim Martin, Monton won the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes at Rosehill last start giving the Catbird gelding his third career win from seven starts. The consistent runner has drawn wide for Saturday with barrier 16 and will have to pull out career best speed and form if he is to secure his maiden Group 1 victory.

Runner-up in the Hobartville, Shoot Out, will again face off against Monton on Saturday in the Randwick Guineas. The John Wallace-trained High Chaparral gelding has drawn better with barrier five and is a strong contender with the Group 2 Royal Sovereign Stakes win two starts ago to his name. If successful, Shoot Out will give Wallace his first Group 1 victory in 28 years, the promising three-year-old on his way to the AJC Derby on April 10.

Captain Sonador, third placegetter in the Hobartville Stakes last start, is another Randwick Guineas starter and will start on the outside of Shoot Out in barrier six.

Another classy Randwick Guineas hopeful is Royal Sovereign Stakes runner-up More Than Great. Prepared David Payne, the More Than Ready colt will be looking to improve on his last start tenth place in the Hobartville Stakes.

The Gai Waterhouse-trained Viking Legend has secured the coveted barrier one and will be ridden by big race specialist Brad Rawiller.

There are just two fillies in the Randwick Guineas this year, Run For Naara and Monton’s stablemate Indian Ocean. Both fillies have drawn ideally with barriers four and two respectively.

The 2010 Turnpoint Royal Randwick Guineas is scheduled to run as the sixth race on the day’s great eight-event programme and is due to commence at 4:10pm (NSW time).

Other highlights at the meeting are the $125, 000 Group 3 Randwick City Stakes (Race 1 – 12:50pm), $125, 000 Group 3 Skyline Stakes (Race 2 – 1:30pm), $150, 000 Group 2 Challenge Stakes (Race 4 – 2:50pm) and the $125, 000 Group 3 Sweet Embrace Stakes (Race 5 – 3:30pm).

2010 Randwick Guineas Final Field & Barriers:

#

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Br.

Weight (kg)

1
KIDNAPPED
Peter Snowden Joshua Parr 9 56.5
2
MONTON
Tim Martin Jay Ford 16 56.5
3
HANKS
Peter G Moody Damien Oliver 7 56.5
4
SHOOT OUT
John Wallace Stathi Katsidis 5 56.5
5
MORE THAN GREAT
David Payne Brad Pengelly 8 56.5
6
VIKING LEGEND
Gai Waterhouse Brad Rawiller 1 56.5
7
CAPTAIN SONADOR
Roger Milne Scott Seamer 6 56.5
8
DELAGO BOLT
Gary Portelli Nathan Berry 14 56.5
9
GATHERING
John P Thompson Jim Cassidy 11 56.5
10
SIR HALLOWELL
David Harrison Patrick Carbery 3 56.5
11
COSMOCRAT
Mick Price Blake Shinn 10 56.5
12
SAINT ENCOSTA
John P Thompson Tim Clark 13 56.5
13
ZABRASIVE (NZ)
John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 15 56.5
14
THE COMEDIAN
Lee Freedman Glyn Schofield 17 56.5
15
LEICESTER SQUARE
Paul Messara Daniel Ganderton 12 56.5
16
RUN FOR NAARA
John P Thompson Chris Munce 4 54.5
17
INDIAN OCEAN
Tim Martin Tye Angland 2 54.5