Bumper Rosehill Guineas Field 2012 & Barriers Revealed

A full field of three-year-olds has been accepted to contest the 2012 Rosehill Guineas this Saturday, a strong local contingent to be challenged by the presence of four New Zealand visitors.


Victoria Derby winner Sangster is the top-rated 2012 Rosehill Guineas acceptor for Saturday

Set to run as Rosehill Race 7 at 4:10pm (NSW time) as the flagship race on a bumper nine-event program, the $500,000 Group 1 Flinders Lane Rosehill Guineas (2000m) has drawn 18-starters plus two emergencies.

The top-rated runner among the Rosehill Guineas acceptances is Kiwi raider Sangster drawn in barrier seven with jockey Danny Nikolic engaged.

Winner of the Victoria Derby last spring the Trent Busuttin-trained son of Savabeel is three runs into their 2012 campaign.

After a disappointing first-up last in the Group 1 Waikato Draught Sprint (1400m) back home at Te Rapa they travelled down under for the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) where they managed to beat home just one rival when finishing 16 lengths away 15th to crack filly Mosheen.

They showed improvement last start, however, when crossing just a length away third to Highly Recommended in the Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes (2040m) at Moonee Valley on March 16.

Alister Clark Stakes winner Highly Recommended has also been accepted for the 2012 Rosehill Guineas on Saturday, Peter Moody’s Fastnet Rock colt drawn on inside of Sangster in gate six with Luke Nolen to ride.

Alister Clark runner-up Ethiopia is first emergency for the Rosehill Guineas field on Saturday.

While Sangster is tipped for a good run this weekend, the Kiwi all eyes will be on in the clash is Roger James’ brilliant filly Silent Achiever.

A daughter of O’Reilly out of Zabeel mare Winning Spree, Silent Achiever comes off four straight turf triumphs back home and is out to emulate the feat of fellow New Zealander Jimmy Choux who won the NZ Derby – Rosehill Guineas double last year.

Silent Achiever was ultra-impressive when putting two and a half lengths on Rock ‘n’ Pop in this year’s New Zealand Derby last start, but she and jockey Hugh Bowman will have work to do on Saturday after she came up with the disastrous gate 17 in the Rosehill Guineas barrier draw.

NZ Derby runner-up Rock ‘n’ Pop, a NZ$1 million yearling purchase, travels to Sydney on a plane tonight for the Rosehill Guineas, the Fastnet Rock colt coming up with barrier 10 for their Aussie debut.

The last of the New Zealand-trained hopefuls looking to steal the Rosehill Guineas from the locals on Saturday is then the Gary Hennessy-trained Ocean Park (barrier 11), former Melbourne Cup winning jockey Glen Boss booked to ride replacing Craig Williams who was aboard for their last-start eight in the Randwick Guineas.

Of the Australian-trained hopes the best look to be Randwick Guineas runner-up Said Com (barrier 20), Gai Waterhouse’s Randwick Guineas third placed Laser Hawk (barrier nine), the Anthony Cummings-trained Australian Guineas second placegetter Strike The Stars (barrier four) and Commands colt Ambidexter coming off a Randwick Guineas fourth.

Along with Ambidexter in gate eight, Peter Snowden has also accepted for his dual stakes winning Redoute’s Choice colt Galah and last year’s Victoria Derby runner-up Induna drawn in barriers two and three respectively.

Other notable Rosehill Guineas 2012 hopes include the Guy Walter-trained Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes winner Doctor Doom out wide in barrier 16 and Bede Murray’s Spring Champion runner-up Darci Be Good also drawing double digits with gate 15.

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2012 Rosehill Guineas Final Field & Barrier Draw

Rosehill Race 7 – 4:10pm – 31/03/2012

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 128321X803 SANGSTER (NZ) Trent Busuttin Danny Nikolic 7 56.5kg 105
2 X373112X00 INDUNA Peter Snowden 3 56.5kg 90
3 1221X5132 ROCK ’N’ POP Jason Bridgman Jim Cassidy 10 56.5kg 98
4 318121X570 DOCTOR DOOM Guy Walter Rod Quinn 16 56.5kg 92
5 21X1113X99 GALAH Peter Snowden 2 56.5kg 88
6 752315X527 STRIKE THE STARS (NZ) Anthony Cummings Blake Shinn 4 56.5kg 95
7 1X1312X096 DARCI BE GOOD (NZ) Bede Murray Peter Robl 15 56.5kg 90
8 X04313X864 SABRAGE Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 12 56.5kg 89
9 34324X3351 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 6 56.5kg 95
10 13X2122 SAID COM (NZ) Chris Waller Dwayne Dunn 20 56.5kg 94
11 111X275 PROLIFERATE Mick Price Michael Walker 13 56.5kg 87
12 281134X844 AMBIDEXTER Peter Snowden 8 56.5kg 91
13 11X13 LASER HAWK Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 9 56.5kg 92
14 6X58111316 MERLIN MUSTANG Michael J Murphy Brenton Avdulla 19 56.5kg 78
15 5511X846 BIG TIME Chris Waller Corey Brown 5 56.5kg 75
16 112128 OCEAN PARK (NZ) Gary Hennessy Glen Boss 11 56.5kg 90
17 31X1734 HOYLONNY Chris Waller Michael Rodd 18 56.5kg 74
18 2131111 SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ) Roger James Hugh Bowman 17 54.5kg 103
19e 332 ETHIOPIA Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 14 56.5kg
20e 441226 ON EVERY LEVEL Scott Aspery Jay Ford 1 56.5kg 66