Australian Guineas 2011 Order of Entry & Betting Update

On Tuesday Racing Victoria released the latest order of entry for the $750,000 Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m), the three-year-olds’ feature set to run at Flemington on Saturday March 5 as part of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

There are currently 56 horses entered for the 2011 Australian Guineas who are vying for a spot in the capacity 16-starter final field.

Following the racing action at Flemington’s Lightning Stakes Day last Saturday, there are now two horses equal first on the Australian Guineas ballot after they earned a ballot exemption.

Bullbars

Bullbars is currently the second favourite in betting for the 2011 Australian Guineas after earning a ballot exemption

Southern Speed took out the Group 3 The Mittys Vanity (1400m) while the Peter Snowden-trained Elusive Quality colt Bullbars scored in the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) on February 19.

Prior to her victory in The Mittys Vanity, undefeated South Australian filly Southern Speed was 31st on the order of entry while Bullbars’ success saw him elevated from 22nd.

Premier online bookmaker Luxbet have Bullbars as the $9.50 second favourite in their Australian Guineas betting markets behind $6 top elect, New Zealand filly We Can Say It Now.

Southern Speed is rated a $10 chance in the Australian Guineas odds at Luxbet.

The horses that ran second behind Southern Speed and Bullbars at Flemington on the weekend also enjoyed a sizable rise up the Australian Guineas ballot.

Beaten favourite in The Mittys Vanity, Peter Moody’s Savabeel filly Do Ra Mi has jumped from 34th to 26th, while CS Hayes Stakes second placegetter Startsmeup has moved two spots into 18th on the order of entry.

Today, Wednesday February 23, six horses have the chance to rise in their Australian Guineas rankings when they line-up in the $30,000 Betfair Handicap (1600m) at Sandown.

Three-year-olds engaged in the Betfair Handicap field, due to jump as Sandown Race 5 at 3:58pm (AEDST), are Cosmic Causeway (40th), Second Draw (42nd), Speediness (49th), Inadequate (50th), Right Of Refusal (53rd) and Oratorium (55th).

Notable gallopers assured of a start in the 2011 Australian Guineas if accepted include:

  • Playing God (3rd) – Neville Parnham’s in-form Blackfriars colt installed as the $9.50 equal second favourite with Bullbars in the Luxbet markets
  • Anacheeva (4th) – Peter Moody’s 2010 Caulfield Guineas winner drifting out to $13 through Luxbet after two failed runs this season
  • Pressday (5th) – Chris Waller’s Domesday colt and Group 1 winner rated a $21 chance to win the Australian Guineas at Luxbet
  • Skilled (7th) – Another $21 outsider in the Luxbet odds, Peter Snowden’s Commands colt ran a first-up third in the Group 2 Royal Sovereign Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on February 12

The 2011 Australian Guineas final field of acceptances will be released next Wednesday, March 2 and published here at Races.com.au.

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2011 Australian Guineas Order of Entry

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight (kg) Hcp. Rating
1 BULLBARS Peter Snowden =1 55.5 93
2 PLAYING GOD Neville Parnham 3 55.5 110
3 ANACHEEVA Peter G Moody 4 55.5 108
4 PRESSDAY Chris Waller 5 55.5 100
5 SKILLED Peter Snowden 7 55.5 98
6 MR CHARD Dean Lawson 8 55.5 97
7 RETRIEVE Peter Snowden 9 55.5 96
8 RUN FOR LEVI John P Thompson 10 55.5 96
9 ECLAIR MYSTIC Robert Smerdon 11 55.5 96
10 HOLLOWLEA Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 12 55.5 96
11 DUSTY STAR Peter Morgan 13 55.5 96
12 MASQUERADER David Payne 15 55.5 94
13 STARTSMEUP Bruce W Hill 18 55.5 89
14 SPIRITED EAGLE Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 19 55.5 89
15 ENJIN NUMBER NINE (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 20 55.5 86
16 ECLAIR SURPRISE Peter G Moody 22 55.5 82
17 AMERICAN CREW Chris Waller 23 55.5 80
18 SERVANT Peter G Moody 25 55.5 78
19 SMOKIN’ JOEY Lee Freedman 27 55.5 76
20 SEA LORD David Payne 28 55.5 76
21 UTAH SAINTS Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 29 55.5 74
22 GOLDSTONE Bart Cummings 30 55.5 74
23 LIVEANDLETDIE Mark Kavanagh 31 55.5 72
24 ROADTRAIN Tony Vasil 32 55.5 72
25 ABSOLUTELYAWESOME (NZ) Michael Moroney 33 55.5 72
26 THE RUFFIAN Lee Freedman 35 55.5 70
27 TOO DEADLY Mark Kavanagh 36 55.5 70
28 MEAISIN (NZ) Danny O’Brien 37 55.5 68
29 ELUSIVE KING Peter G Moody 39 55.5 67
30 COSMIC CAUSEWAY Peter G Moody 40 55.5 67
31 BLACKIE (NZ) Michael Kent 43 55.5 66
32 GILDED SPUR Anthony Cummings 44 55.5 65
33 SIR FOX Anthony Cummings 45 55.5 65
34 KERCHINGS Anthony Cummings 46 55.5 65
35 ARTISTIC Bart Cummings 47 55.5 65
36 MEEZAAH David Hayes 48 55.5 65
37 SPEEDINESS Colin Scott 49 55.5 65
38 INADEQUATE John P Thompson 50 55.5 64
39 DOMINANT FUTURE (NZ) Mick Price 51 55.5 64
40 GOD HELP US Shane Nichols 52 55.5 64
41 RIGHT OF REFUSAL Nigel Blackiston 53 55.5 62
42 VALEDICTORIAN David Hayes 54 55.5 62
43 ORATORIUM Danny O’Brien 55 55.5 62
44 ALBERTIQUE Shane Nichols 56 55.5 61
45 SOUTHERN SPEED Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas =1 53.5 91
46 WE CAN SAY IT NOW Murray & Bjorn Baker 6 53.5 100
47 SHAMROCKER (NZ) Danny O’Brien 14 53.5 94
48 PARABLES Peter Snowden 16 53.5 94
49 DIVORCES Peter Snowden 17 53.5 93
50 MISS GAI FLYER Peter G Moody 21 53.5 84
51 TEARDROP ROCK Gai Waterhouse 24 53.5 78
52 DO RA MI (NZ) Peter G Moody 26 53.5 78
53 BOOKLET Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 34 53.5 70
54 BRIDE SALAMA Anthony Cummings 38 53.5 67
55 ABSOLUTELY Michael Kent 41 53.5 67
56 SECOND DRAW John P Thompson 42 53.5 66

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