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:
|Peter Snowden||Joshua Parr||9||56.5|
|Tim Martin||Jay Ford||16||56.5|
|Peter G Moody||Damien Oliver||7||56.5|
|John Wallace||Stathi Katsidis||5||56.5|
MORE THAN GREAT
|David Payne||Brad Pengelly||8||56.5|
|Gai Waterhouse||Brad Rawiller||1||56.5|
|Roger Milne||Scott Seamer||6||56.5|
|Gary Portelli||Nathan Berry||14||56.5|
|John P Thompson||Jim Cassidy||11||56.5|
|David Harrison||Patrick Carbery||3||56.5|
|Mick Price||Blake Shinn||10||56.5|
|John P Thompson||Tim Clark||13||56.5|
|John O’Shea||Hugh Bowman||15||56.5|
|Lee Freedman||Glyn Schofield||17||56.5|
|Paul Messara||Daniel Ganderton||12||56.5|
RUN FOR NAARA
|John P Thompson||Chris Munce||4||54.5|
|Tim Martin||Tye Angland||2||54.5|