The action of the 2011 Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival gets underway this Sunday January 23 with Hobart Guineas Day at Tattersall’s Park featuring an excellent line-up of races including the highlight event at the meet, the $90,000 Listed Hobart Guineas (2100m).
Eighteen three-year-olds have been nominated for the 2011 Hobart Guineas including Gai Waterhouse’s classy grey filly Teardrop Rock.
Daughter of Fastnet Rock, Teardrop Rock is yet to finish out of the money in her six career starts that have produced four wins and two second place finishes including a last-start victory over 1800m at Randwick on January 8 where Teardrop Rock carried a hefty 58kg to victory.
In-form hoop Craig Newitt, formerly a jockey in Tasmania, has secured the mount on Teardrop Rock in the 2011 Betfair Hobart Guineas.
Waterhouse is considering backing Teardrop Rock up in the $150,000 Group 3 Tasmanian Derby (2200m) on February 5 before the filly contests the $150,000 Listed Tasmanian Oaks (2100m) at Launceston on February 17.
The other top-liner in this season’s Hobart Guineas is Keep The Faith gelding Socks who took out the Listed Tasmanian Guineas (1600m) at Launceston on January 6.
Tasmanian Guineas’ runner-up Second Dozen has also been nominated for Sunday’s feature at Hobart.
Other notable runners entered for the 2011 Hobart Guineas include three from the stables of Mornington-based trainer Lee Freedman who has entered Domesday filly Exchanges, the improving Giggleswick and Ludka.
The Hobart Guineas final field will be released later in the week and published here at Races.com.au along with a detailed race preview and betting tips so bookmark this site.
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2011 Betfair Hobart Guineas Nominations
|1||BEN ANNALOU||Charlie Goggin||66|
|4||GATHERING GOLD||Gary White||66|
|6||GRAB THAT CAT||Gary White||57|
|7||HEEZ BORN LUCKY (NZ)||Leigh Childs||71|
|8||JAY BEE’S GEE GEE||Stuart Gandy||64|
|10||REMMI RAIDER||Gary White||63|
|11||ROSE OF SCOTLAND||Charlie Goggin||75|
|12||RUTHERGLEN RHUL||Rhonda Hall||63|
|13||SECOND DOZEN||John Blacker||70|
|15||TAKE THE MOMENT||Leon Corstens||72|
|16||TEARDROP ROCK||Gai Waterhouse||81|
|17||TIGER WON’T TELL||Tommy Young||66|
|18||TREE BANDIT||Darren Kenny||58|