Saturday’s Randwick Guineas Final Field & Preview

The highly anticipated $350, 000 Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) will take centre stage this Saturday as Sydney’s esteemed Royal Randwick Racecourse hosts the next terrific meeting of the autumn carnival.

A near capacity field of 17 three-year-olds are due to face off in the 2010 Turpoint Royal Randwick Guineas including current pre-race favourite at $3.80 with Ladbrokes.com.au Shoot Out.

Trained by John Wallace, the son of High Chaparral is coming off a last start second place in the Hobartville Stakes and has drawn well with barrier five. Shoot Out will be looking to recreate the sensational winning form that saw the gelding claim victory in the Royal Sovereign Stakes two starts back.

Some of Shoot Out’s biggest challenges are likely to come from the Peter Moody-trained Encosta De Lago gelding Hanks in barrier seven, Sir Hallowell in barrier 3, and Hobartville Stakes winner and third placegetter Monton and Captain Sonador starting in barriers 16 and six respectively.

For more details on the 2010 Randwick Guineas final field click on the race name.

An elite eight race line up will run at Randwick on Saturday, with the scheduled highlight, the Randwick Guineas, due to take place as race six at 4:10pm (NSW time).

Four other terrific group status races will also fill the card. The opening race of the day is the $125, 000 Group 3 Randwick City Stakes where the Chris Waller-trained Voice Coach, currently the $3.40 favourite with IASbet.com.au will face off against eight elite competitors including Peter Snowden’s last start winner Spinney.

Another black type event follows as race two, the $125, 000 Group 3 Skyline Stakes features a seven horse field dominated by the warm pre-race favourite at $1.65 Beneteau.

The next highlight will be race four when eight brilliant weight-for-age runners face off in the $150, 000 Group 2 Challenge Stakes including equal favourites at $3.20 Swift Alliance and Stryker.

Also worth watching is race five, the $125, 000 Group 3 Sweet Embrace Stakes where improving filly Crystal Lily will be the one to beat.

Odds for all of the great races due to be held at Randwick this Saturday can be found at Ladbrokes.com.au, the leading online bookmaker for racing in Australia.

2010 Royal Randwick Guineas Final Field & Barrier Draw:

#

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