Snitzerland Included in 2013 Gosford Guineas Nominations

Gerald Ryan’s star sprinting filly Snitzerland has been included as part of a strong nominations list for Sunday’s Listed $250,000 2013 Gosford Guineas (1200m).

Snitzerland has been included in Gosford Guineas Nominations. Photo: Steve Hart.

Twenty six horses have been entered for the three-year-old sprint but Snitzerland is the clear standout.

The daughter of Snitzel has picked up where she left off after a strong spring campaign, winning the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) and finishing second in the Group 1 Galaxy.

She is one of four Ryan-trained entrants, joined by Red Excitement, Amorino and Laughing.

Another trainer with a strong presence in nominations is Anthony Cummings who has nominated Your Song, Agueda and Diamond Earth.

Your Song is yet to run this autumn but is well regarded, having placed twice at Group level during the spring.

A number of horses nominated for the Gosford Guineas will be stepping out for new trainers including Ashokan and Boban.

Ashokan, formerly trained by John O’Shea, has joined Gai Waterhouse’s star team while Boban has been transferred to Chris Waller from Anthony Freedman.

Boban has had one start under Waller, finishing fourth in a BM70 event at Randwick.

O’Shea may have lost Ashokan but he still has a strong entrant in the race in Hoss Amor.

The General Nediym filly was second to Snitzterland in the Group 3 Champagne Stakes during the spring after a strong Brisbane Winter Carnival where she won three times at Listed level.

Another quality filly included in nominations is the Allan Denham-trained Ichihara.

Also by General Nediym, she will have to bounce back from a last-start 12th but is a winner of five of 12 starts including a Group 2 and two Listed races.

The final field for the Gosford Guineas will be released on Thursday.

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Gosford Guineas 2013 – Nominations

Horse Trainer Weight Hcp Rating
1 ASHOKAN Gai Waterhouse 58kg 84
2 HIDDEN WARRIOR Paul Perry 58kg 86
3 BOBAN Chris Waller 57kg 73
4 COMPLICATE Peter Snowden 57kg 84
5 ICHIHARA Allan Denham 57kg 95
6 SNITZERLAND Gerald Ryan 57kg 110
7 AGHAMORE Todd Howlett 56kg 61
8 AMORINO Gerald Ryan 56kg 76
9 CADEL’S LUCK Don Robb 56kg 50
10 EMPEROR OF ROME Wayne Seelin 56kg 57
11 MAURY John P Thompson 56kg 71
12 MIGHTY LUCKY Fred Cowell 56kg 66
13 PENNY RED Guy Walter 56kg 67
14 RED EXCITEMENT Gerald Ryan 56kg 69
15 ROCK MAGIC Paul Messara 56kg 71
16 SPECIFIC CHOICE Chris Waller 56kg 72
17 STRATURBO Gary Portelli 56kg 68
18 TAXMEIFYOUCAN Gregory Hickman 56kg 78
19 YOUR SONG Anthony Cummings 56kg 81
20 HOSS AMOR John O’Shea 55kg 88
21 SINGLE STYLE (NZ) Gary Portelli 55kg 81
22 AGUEDA Anthony Cummings 54kg 80
23 CIAO Clarry Conners 54kg 76
24 DIAMOND EARTH Anthony Cummings 54kg 75
25 JUST A GIRL Scott Aspery 54kg 74
26 LAUGHING Gerald Ryan 54kg 66