2011 Randwick Guineas Nominations – Warwick Farm

March 8th, 2011

Nominations have been released for the 2011 Randwick Guineas which this year will be held at Warwick Farm on Saturday March 12.

There are 14 horses still in contention for the run over 1600m worth up to half a million dollars.

There were whispers the controversial move away from Royal Randwick would lessen the talent on offer but that’s not the case with no shortage of quality to line up behind the gates.

The 2011 Randwick Guineas will be headlined by in form Ilovethiscity which won the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes in impressive style last start.

He’s previously had only the single Group 1 attempt in his career where he didn’t have a lot of luck in the Golden Rose but still managed a third placing.

Retrieve will also be a starter and hoping to turn the tables on his last start nemesis.

Retrieve ran second in the Hobartville Stakes but there was plenty to suggest a different run on a different track and he has the form to topple Ilovethiscity.

Yet again we will see Pressday and Masquerader in the field and they surely will continue to drift with punters.

Two horses which offered so much of the start of the campaign have failed quite badly, amplified by Pressday virtually walking out of the gates last start.

Masquerader did show some form to finish fourth but both horses have disappointed a lot of punters so far this preparation.

One positive is you’re likely to get relatively decent odds for two horses which at one stage were looking like Australian Guineas favourites.

One of the ones to watch in the 2011 Randwick Guineas will be the Michael Moroney trained Absolutelyawesome.

After being emergency in both the Victoria Derby and Australian Guineas Absolutelyawesome will finally get to prove himself in a Group 1 field.

“He missed the derby by one and the guineas by four, and I just want to get him into one of these big races,” said trainer Michael Moroney.

“I have nominated for a midweek race here just in case he doesn’t get a start up there, but I think he is up to running against the best.”

Other noteable nominations include Praecido, Light Brigade and last week’s market mover Top Drop.

Full betting markets and a complete form guide will be available for the Randwick Guineas as soon as final acceptance’s are announced.

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2011 Randwick Guineas Nominations

No Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Handicapper Rating
1 PRESSDAY Chris Waller 1 56.5 99
2 RETRIEVE Peter Snowden 2 56.5 99
3 MASQUERADER David Payne 3 56.5 94
4 ILOVETHISCITY Grahame Begg 4 56.5 102
5 SKILLED Peter Snowden 5 56.5 98
6 PRAECIDO (NZ) David Payne 6 56.5 92
7 TOP DROP Gerald Ryan 7 56.5 85
8 GOLDSTONE Bart Cummings 8 56.5 74
9 LIGHT BRIGADE Gai Waterhouse 10 56.5 68
10 ROADTRAIN Tony Vasil 11 56.5 74
11 SHOOTOFF (NZ) Graeme Rogerson 12 56.5 69
12 ABSOLUTELYAWESOME (NZ) Michael Moroney 13 56.5 70
13 SLOW THE FLOW Matthew Smith 9 54.5 75
14 CHULA VISTA Anthony Cummings 14 54.5 70