2011 Australian Guineas Field Update & Betting

The next feature of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival is the 2011 Australian Guineas running at Flemington this Saturday, March 5 and below the Races.com.au team take a look at the latest Australian Guineas order of entry and betting odds.

There are currently 57 three-year-olds heading towards a start in the $1 million Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) on the weekend, up one from last week.

Connections including trainer Tony Vasil made the decision to pay the $41,250 late Australian Guineas entry fee for improving Mossman gelding Under The Eiffel.

Under The Eiffel has run five times for three wins and two second place finishes so far in their career.

Most recently they ran second to Dusty Star in the Group 2 D’Urban Stakes (1400m), their first Group race assignment.

Although untried over 1600m, Under The Eiffel has had plenty of admirers in the Australian Guineas betting at Luxbet.

Fourth-favourite at a price of $10 in the odds, Under The Eiffel is not guaranteed of a start in the Australian Guineas field sitting 23rd on the order of entry.

Another bumper day of racing last Saturday has seen some updates to the 2011 Australian Guineas order of entry with weekend winners moving up the ballot and staking their claims to win the million dollar showdown.

2011 Australian Guineas Ballot Movers Include:

Retrieve

Retrieve is 7th on the 2011 Australian Guineas field ballot

  • Retrieve (Peter Snowden) – 9th to 7th on the order of entry following their first-up second behind Ilovethiscity in the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill on Saturday
  • Miss Gai Flyer (Peter Moody) – 21st to 17th after the Flying Spur filly won the Listed Typhoon Tracy Moonee Valley Fillies Plate (1200m) at Moonee Valley last Friday night giving her back-to-back stakes wins this season
  • Elusive King (Peter Moody) – 39th to 27th Elusive Quality gelding ran an eye-catching second in the Group 2 The Yalumba 162 Autumn Classic (1800m) at Caulfield on Saturday beaten by a head

Kiwi filly We Can Say It Now remains the early favourite in the Australian Guineas odds, sitting at a quote of around $6 through Luxbet.

Last start the Murray and Bjorn Baker-trained daughter of Starcraft resumed with a fifth place finish behind King Mufhasa in the Group 1 Waikato Draught Sprint (1400m) in NZ, before which she claimed back-to-back Group 1 wins last season.

We Can Say It Now is untested on Aussie turf, but this hasn’t deterred punters backing the proven miler in the Guineas odds.

Second elect in the Australian Guineas odds is Playing God paying around $7.50.

Neville Parham’s impressive Blackfriars colt Playing God enjoyed a brilliant spring campaign winning four of their five starts including the Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) and the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m).

The Ascot galloper resumed racing on February 12 winning the Magic Millions Perth 3YO Trophy (1400m) with ease.

Yet to race outside of WA, the bookies and punters are confident that Playing God can bring their form over to Melbourne especially after Hong Kong-based hoop Brett Prebble was announced as the jockey to ride Playing God in the Australian Guineas.

Other early favourites in the current Australian Guineas betting markets include South Australian filly and last-start winner of the Group 3 The Mittys Vanity Southern Speed ($8), the Peter Snowden-trained Group 3 CS Hayes Stkaes champ Bullbars ($13) and last year’s Caulfield Guineas winner Anacheeva ($15) a market drifter after two disappointing runs this year.

The 2011 Australian Guineas final field of acceptors will be released tomorrow morning, Wednesday March 2, and published here first at Races.com.au.

Stay tuned for all the latest Australian Guineas field, form and betting updates as well as our exclusive Flemington race tips for Saturday.

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2011 Australian Guineas Nominations & 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 RETRIEVE Peter Snowden 7 55.5 98
6 SKILLED Peter Snowden 8 55.5 98
7 MR CHARD Dean Lawson 9 55.5 97
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 19 55.5 89
14 SPIRITED EAGLE Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 20 55.5 89
15 ENJIN NUMBER NINE (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 21 55.5 86
16 ECLAIR SURPRISE Peter G Moody 22 55.5 82
17 UNDER THE EIFFEL Tony Vasil 23 55.5 81
18 SERVANT Peter G Moody 25 55.5 78
19 ELUSIVE KING Peter G Moody 27 55.5 78
20 AMERICAN CREW Chris Waller 28 55.5 76
21 SMOKIN’ JOEY Lee Freedman 29 55.5 76
22 UTAH SAINTS Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 30 55.5 76
23 SEA LORD David Payne 31 55.5 76
24 GOLDSTONE Bart Cummings 32 55.5 72
25 LIVEANDLETDIE Mark Kavanagh 33 55.5 72
26 ROADTRAIN Tony Vasil 34 55.5 72
27 ABSOLUTELYAWESOME (NZ) Michael Moroney 35 55.5 72
28 THE RUFFIAN Lee Freedman 37 55.5 70
29 TOO DEADLY Mark Kavanagh 38 55.5 70
30 SPEEDINESS Colin Scott 39 55.5 70
31 MEAISIN (NZ) Danny O’Brien 40 55.5 68
32 COSMIC CAUSEWAY Peter G Moody 42 55.5 67
33 BLACKIE (NZ) Michael Kent 45 55.5 66
34 GILDED SPUR Anthony Cummings 46 55.5 65
35 SIR FOX Anthony Cummings 47 55.5 65
36 ARTISTIC Bart Cummings 48 55.5 65
37 KERCHINGS Anthony Cummings 49 55.5 64
38 DOMINANT FUTURE (NZ) Mick Price 50 55.5 64
39 GOD HELP US Shane Nichols 51 55.5 64
40 MEEZAAH David Hayes 52 55.5 63
41 ORATORIUM Danny O’Brien 53 55.5 63
42 INADEQUATE John P Thompson 54 55.5 62
43 RIGHT OF REFUSAL Nigel Blackiston 55 55.5 62
44 VALEDICTORIAN David Hayes 56 55.5 62
45 ALBERTIQUE Shane Nichols 57 55.5 61
46 SOUTHERN SPEED Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas =1 53.5 91
47 WE CAN SAY IT NOW Murray & Bjorn Baker 6 53.5 100
48 SHAMROCKER (NZ) Danny O’Brien 14 53.5 94
49 PARABLES Peter Snowden 16 53.5 94
50 MISS GAI FLYER Peter G Moody 17 53.5 93
51 DIVORCES Peter Snowden 18 53.5 93
52 TEARDROP ROCK Gai Waterhouse 24 53.5 78
53 DO RA MI (NZ) Peter G Moody 26 53.5 78
54 BOOKLET Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 36 53.5 70
55 BRIDE SALAMA Anthony Cummings 41 53.5 67
56 ABSOLUTELY Michael Kent 43 53.5 67
57 SECOND DRAW John P Thompson 44 53.5 66

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