Sandown Guineas 2012 Won By Tatra – Race 7 Results

Tatra has claimed victory in the $350,000 Sandown Guineas at Sandown Racecourse today November 17, 2012.

The three-year-old just held off a late charge from race favourite Lunar Rise, who placed second, and Tatra’s stable mate Proverb, who stormed home for third.

Tatra has now won three of his ten race starts and has earned more than $430,000 in prize money.

The Hussonet colt placed second in the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes prior to today’s 2012 Sandown Guineas win.

Stable foreman Paul Snowden was at the track to see both his horses place in the top three.

“It was tooth and nail right down to the wire for both horses,” Snowden said.

“It was a good result.”

Trainer Peter Snowden was also down from Sydney to watch Tatra win the 2012 Sandown Guineas.

“It’s… a good race to win,” he said.

“It’s a hard race to keep a horse up for.

“They almost quinella’d it.”

Snowden confirmed that Tatra would likely see his  career out on Australian soil, rather than being sent to Godolphin’s Newmarket stable like many Darley stars before him.

“He’s a very handy horse but he’s just not A grade,” Snowden said.

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy rode Tatra to today’s 2012 Sandown Guineas win.

“There wasn’t much in it,” admitted McEvoy

“I could hear Lunar Rise and the other horse coming.

“My fella just dug deep.

“He’s always shown nice promise.

“Up on the speed here today he toughed it out well.”

Tatra was paying odds of $5.50 to win the 2012 Sandown Guineas at

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2012 Sandown Guineas Race Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 1 TATRA Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 7 56.5kg $5.50
2 2 LUNAR RISE Bart Cummings Hugh Bowman 0.2L 14 56.5kg $5F
3 4 PROVERB Peter Snowden Steven Arnold 0.3L 8 56.5kg $7
4 5 EXIMIUS Mick Price Craig Newitt 2.3L 4 56.5kg $13
5 7 AL ANEED Mick Price Glen Boss 2.5L 9 56.5kg $12
6 3 DANCES ON STARS (NZ) Gerald Ryan Michael Walker 3.25L 12 56.5kg $15
7 8 EDGEWOOD Robbie Griffiths Nicholas Hall 4L 5 56.5kg $12
8 10 HUNGER Mick Price Peter Mertens 4.1L 13 56.5kg $31
9 13 JUST FORGET IT Kane Harris Daniel Stackhouse 4.85L 6 56.5kg $51
10 14 HOST OF THE PARTY Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 5.15L 3 56.5kg $16
11 16 MOREAU Dean Binaisse Vlad Duric 6.15L 10 54.5kg $71
12 12 GOLD MEDALS (NZ) Bill & Symon Wilde Michael Rodd 6.35L 1 56.5kg $8
13 9 TIMELY TRUCE Ricky Maund Dean Yendall 9.85L 16 56.5kg $71
14 6 FLYING SKIPPER John Hickmott Steven King 11.1L 11 56.5kg $41
15 15 CRACKED Dean Howard Daniel Moor 21.1L 15 56.5kg $201
16 11 RIGHT TO ROAM Pat Carey Craig Williams 25.1L 2 56.5kg $15