2014 Randwick Guineas Results – Dissident causes upset

March 15th, 2014

The Peter Moody trained Dissident has caused an upset in the Group 1 Randwick Guineas for 2014, winning a hard fought battle with race favourite El Roca at Royal Randwick.

Dissident (inside) holds off El Roca to win the 2014 Randwick Guineas today

Dissident (inside) holds off El Roca to win the 2014 Randwick Guineas today. Picture: Steve Hart

Jockey Jim Cassidy, who celebrated his 101st Group 1 victory with the race win, pushed Dissdent forward from an outside barrier early and travelled well with favourite El Roca positioned just behind the colt. El Roca looked like he would claim the victory down the straight after hitting the lead but Dissident dug deep and fought back to grab the win.

“It is pretty hard to get past him and it was great to see a couple of warriors out there together,” Peter Moody said.

“He has toughed it out, he has just got that little bit fitter and a bit more forward each time that he has come to the races.”

Today’s win is Dissident’s second in a row after also claiming the Hobartville Stakes and he will next go to the Rosehill Guineas. After that though Peter Moody is unsure where the three-year-old will go with options including the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) and the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m), both on April 12.

“We are going to the Rosehill Guineas, which is the race I’ve always had him earmarked for, and then it will de decision time; whether we go to the Derby or go back for the Doncaster,” Moody said.

Randwick Guineas Result – 2014 Winner & Placings

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 1 DISSIDENT Peter G Moody Jim Cassidy 12 56.5kg $11
2 2 EL ROCA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Hugh Bowman 0.1L 13 56.5kg $3.20F
3 5 EUROZONE Bart & James Cummings Glen Boss 1.1L 4 56.5kg $8
4 12 TERONADO Bruce W Hill Craig Newitt 1.7L 1 56.5kg $26
5 11 HOOKED John P Thompson Blake Shinn 2.6L 2 56.5kg $81
6 4 ATLANTE Murray Baker Glyn Schofield 3.4L 5 56.5kg $8.50
7 6 SAVVY NATURE (NZ) John O’Shea James McDonald 3.7L 6 56.5kg $9
8 3 CRITERION (NZ) David Payne Christian Reith 3.9L 8 56.5kg $10
9 8 ROMANTIC TOUCH Gai Waterhouse Damian Browne 4L 14 56.5kg $20
10 10 KOROIBETE Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 4.6L 3 56.5kg $31
11 14 TUPAC AMARU Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4.9L 11 56.5kg $101
12 13 SHOW THE WORLD (NZ) Murray Baker Nash Rawiller 6.7L 7 56.5kg $41
13 15 SINGING FLAME Kevin Moses Jason Collett 7.1L 10 56.5kg $151
14 7 BULL POINT Gai Waterhouse Damien Oliver 11L 9 56.5kg $6
9 WOODBINE Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 0