Randwick Guineas 2012 Nominations Released

March 12th, 2012

The 2012 Randwick Guineas nominations have now been released with 23 smart three-year-olds entered for the latest Group 1 of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival this Saturday March 17, 2012.

Running at Royal Randwick Racecourse, the $500,000 Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) is shaping up as a scintillating clash between the likes of Australian Guineas winner Mosheen and reigning Golden Rose hero Manawanui.

Mosheen and Manawanui will dominate the Randwick Guineas betting odds at bookmaker.com.au

Opting to miss the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill on March 24, connections of ace Fastnet Rock filly Mosheen have chosen to give the Robert Smerdon-trained superstar her shot against the boys once again.

Winner of the Crown Oaks last Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, Mosheen made history last start when she on the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington from barrier 16 of 16 – the first horse to do so from double digits.

While she goes to Sydney for the first time since her second to Sepoy in last year’s Golden Slipper and also races at Randwick for the first time, confidence in ‘Camp Mosheen’ is high.

“We’re delighted how she’s going,” Smerdon said.

“She got through her Guineas win in terrific order, she hasn’t missed a beat.”

Jockey Danny Nikolic, aboard for all but one of Mosheen’s 12 career starts to date, agrees that Mosheen has the class and ability to take out the Randwick Guineas 2012.

“The run from the Australian Guineas hasn’t hurt her,” he said.

“There’s still plenty of upside to her.

“She’s really enjoying being in work

“She’s at the top of her game.”

It truly is a start-studded list of 2012 Randwick Guineas nominations with the other headliner being Manawanui.

Ron Leemon’s Oratorio gelding lost the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) upon protest last time out to the fellow Randwick Guineas entry Gai Waterhouse-trained Wild And Proud.

On Saturday Manawanui will be ridden by Tommy Berry for a second time with regular rider Glyn Schofield serving suspension.

Along with Mosheen and Manawanui the other Group 1 winner nominated for the Randwick Guineas is Spring Champion Stakes hero Doctor Doom, Guy Walter’s Doemsday gelding coming off a seventh in the Hobartville Stakes.

Meanwhile one of Sydney’s premier horsemen Peter Snowden has nominated a quartet from his stables for the Randwick Guineas all coming via the Hobartville Stakes with Commands colt Ambidexter (4th), Group 3 Inglis Carbine Club Stakes winner over the mile Galah (9th), Ad Valorem colt Free Wheeling (10th) and last year’s narrow Victoria Derby runner-up Induna (11th).

Other Hobartville Stakes runners that are a chance of backing up in the Randwick Guineas include the Paul Messara-trained Rekindled Alliance and Group 2 winning Perth raider King Saul.

Adding further interest to the list of Randwick Guineas nominations 2012 is New Zealand-trained colt Ocean Park, winner of the Group 3 Wellington Stakes (1600m) in January before their last-stat second at home in the Group 3 Waikato Guineas (2000m).

There are two other Group-status races on the Royal Randwick race card for Saturday with the $125,000 Group 3 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) for two-year-old fillies and the $125,000 Group 3 Skyline Stakes (1200m) which is the colts and geldings’ equivalent.

The Randwick race acceptances revealing the 2012 Royal Randwick final field will be taken on Wednesday and published right here so make sure you bookmark this site.

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2012 Randwick Guineas Nominations

# Horse Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 AERONAUTICAL Lionel Cohen 79
2 AMBIDEXTER Peter Snowden 85
3 BIG TIME Chris Waller 75
4 DARCI BE GOOD (NZ) Bede Murray 90
5 DOCTOR DOOM Guy Walter 92
6 FONTELINA Anthony Cummings 86
7 FREE WHEELING Peter Snowden 84
8 GALAH Peter Snowden 88
9 HUEGILL Peter G Moody 85
10 INDUNA Peter Snowden 90
11 ISOPACH John P Thompson 84
12 KING SAUL Trevor Andrews 88
13 LASER HAWK Gai Waterhouse 76
14 MANAWANUI Ron Leemon 108
15 MOMENT OF CHANGE Peter G Moody 91
16 MOSHEEN Robert Smerdon 110
17 OCEAN PARK (NZ) Gary Hennessy
20 SAID COM (NZ) Chris Waller 80
21 SHE GOES TO RIO (NZ) Anthony Cummings
22 STRIKE THE STARS (NZ) Anthony Cummings
23 WILD AND PROUD Gai Waterhouse 100