Mosheen Stamps Quality in 2012 Randwick Guineas Win

March 17th, 2012

Super star filly Mosheen again overcame a horror barrier draw in a Group 1 race as she took top honours in the 2012 Randwick Guineas in Sydney today.

Coming off an amazing win from the outside barrier in the wet in the Australian Guineas, the race at one stage looked as if it may have been beyond the Robert Smerdon trained horse.

Even Smerdon was not convinced the Fastnet Rock filly could get home in front as the horses came in to the final 200 metres.

“She was getting a bit of a buffeting. I’d probably conceded at the 200 metre mark that she would run well but would probably run out of time,” Smerdon said.

Smerdon was full of praise for the horse who showed she can really accelerate at the business end of the race.

“She’s got that great turn of foot, she really can quicken,” he said.

“She’s done everything we’ve thrown at her.”

With 500 metres to go in the race, it looked as if a Hobartville Stakes repeat could be on the cards with Wild And Proud and Manawanui battling for the lead.

Sydney jockey Tommy Berry called for Manawanui to respond and he did initially but ran out of puff in the middle of the home straight.

Despite some bumps from a few of the other horses, Danny Nikolic managed to get champion horse Mosheen a clear path down the straight and once the filly got her opening, she showed her class.

The turn of speed was extremely impressive and she eventually won the race by a head in front of New Zealand’s Said Com and Gai Waterhouse trained Laser Hawk.

Nikolic was delighted after the race with the horse thatnow has six wins from 13 starts.

“She’s my little class act, she’s a little ripper,” Nikolic said.

“She’s just got the gears and she will relax and take any run. It got a little bit tight there a couple of times.

“She’s really relaxing well. From about the 1200 [metre mark] I knew I was going to be hard to beat.”

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2012 Randwick Guineas – Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 17 MOSHEEN Robert Smerdon Danny Nikolic 12 54.5kg $4.20
2 12 SAID COM (NZ) Chris Waller Dwayne Dunn 0.3L 8 56.5kg $26
3 15 LASER HAWK Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 0.5L 5 56.5kg $11
4 11 AMBIDEXTER Peter Snowden Joshua Parr 0.8L 7 56.5kg $51
5 1 MANAWANUI Ron Leemon Tommy Berry 1.4L 10 56.5kg $3.20F
6 7 DARCI BE GOOD (NZ) Bede Murray Peter Robl 2L 13 56.5kg $81
7 6 STRIKE THE STARS (NZ) Anthony Cummings Hugh Bowman 2.2L 6 56.5kg $11
8 14 OCEAN PARK (NZ) Gary Hennessy Craig Williams 2.3L 2 56.5kg $16
9 5 GALAH Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 2.4L 11 56.5kg $26
10 8 WILD AND PROUD Gai Waterhouse Jim Cassidy 3.9L 14 56.5kg $14
11 2 INDUNA Peter Snowden Christian Reith 7.2L 3 56.5kg $151
12 16 MOMENT OF CHANGE Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 9.4L 4 56.5kg $13
13 4 DOCTOR DOOM Guy Walter Rod Quinn 15.2L 1 56.5kg $19
14 3 KING SAUL Trevor Andrews Michael Rodd 37L 9 56.5kg $101