Ocean Park The Great Unknown – Randwick Guineas Betting 2012

March 15, 2012

Ocean Park The Great Unknown – Randwick Guineas Betting 2012

It is a field boasting plenty of intrigue and depth for the 2012 Randwick Guineas this Saturday and one of the great unknowns in the field and the betting markets is Kiwi visitor Ocean Park.

Craig Williams

Craig Williams has the ride on boom Kiwi Ocean Park in the 2012 Randwick Guineas on Saturday

Drawn in barrier two of 17 for the $500,000 Group 1 Royal Randwick Guineas (1600m) with ace Aussie hoop Craig Williams to ride, the Gary Hennessy-trained Ocean Park boasts an ultra-consistent record back home so far that they will be looking to add to down under this Saturday.

The Thorn Park colt has won three of their five starts to date, and run second in their other two appearances, three of which have been at Group level.

Their biggest and best win so far came in the Group 3 Wellington Stakes over the mile at Trentham on January 21 when Chad Ormsby guided them to a four and a half length victory over Nashville.

Last seen running a quarter length away second to Silent Achiever in the Group 3 Waikato Guineas (2000m) at Te Rapa on February 4, connections made the decision to bring Ocean Park to Australia and give them a chance at the elite level riches on offer for the Randwick Guineas.

Originally Ocean Park was to run in last weeks’ Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) but Hennessy withdrew them due to the unsuitably wet Ellerslie course.

“He’s just not a chance on wet tracks,” Hennessy said.

“It would have been senseless sending him around when we already knew the result.”

Hennessy said from Sydney that Ocean Park had arrived there in good order and that the good weather and likely firm track at Royal Randwick on Saturday would play right into their hand.

“He’s arrived here in good order,” he said.

“I’m very pleased with him. He’s bouncy as.

“The weather here is beautiful and it’s like the worm has turned in our favour.

“The tracks have dried out and it’s looking good for Saturday.”

Getting back to the mile is also going to suit this up-and-coming three-year-old and as such Ocean Park is equal $12 third favourite in the Randwick Guineas odds at bookmaker.com.au along with the Gai Waterhouse-trained duo of Wild And Proud, upset winner of the Hobartville Stakes on protest last time out, and the undefeated Laser Hawk.

“He’s run a couple of real slashers over 1600m in the two Guineas races he’s run in and if he can take that form in to this race, I think he’ll be competitive,” Hennessy said.

“We’re jumping into the deep water with him but he’s done enough to earn that opportunity.”

Randwick Guineas betting markets at bookmaker.com.au are led by the Ron Leemon-trained Manawanui ($3.10), looking to atone for their second in the Hobartville after losing the No. 1 spot, and runaway Australian Guineas winner Mosheen ($3.50) looking to beat home the boys again.

Following the Randwick Guineas Hennessy plans to run Ocean Park in the $500,000 Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) on March 31, with Craig Williams to retain the ride.

He will then take them back home for a freshen up ahead of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, after which international glory over in Hong Kong could be on the cards.

“We’re looking to come back to Melbourne in the spring and have three runs there, with the idea to get the horse over to the Hong Kong Cup and Hong Kong Derby,” Hennessy said.

“He’s a very valuable horse as a stallion prospect and we have to look along those lines.”

To get behind the local contingent or back Ocean Park to give the Kiwi’s an upset win in the Randwick Guineas on Saturday, visit Australia’s premier online betting agency bookmaker.com.au.

Not only to bookmaker.com.au offer punters the biggest and best range of horse racing odds and special offers, they also boast the country’s quickest way to bet with – Quickbet – check it out for yourself!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup Betti...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting U...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting Update

The Chris Waller domination of the 2018 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival will...

Baker snug about Champagne Cud...

Baker snug about Champagne Cuddles chances in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup

Trainer Bjorn Baker is snug about the chances of his three year old filly...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 ...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 Queensland Oaks: Waller has 5

A capacity field of sixteen fillies will line up in the 2018 Group 1 $500,000...

A win by English in 2018 Kings...

A win by English in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup could secure an Everest slot

Doomben 10,000 winner English could be racing for a slot in the 2018 The...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field