SA Derby Day Nominations – Adelaide Guineas 2013

One of the key support races at Morphettville’s South Australian Derby Day this Saturday will be the 2013 Adelaide Guineas for those three-year-olds not quite capable of running out the 2500m of the meeting’s $5000 Group 1 SA Derby.

General Peekay

General Peekay is one of two last start winners for Mick Price nomianted for the 2013 Adelaide Guineas. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Worth $80,000 in prize money, the Listed Adelaide Guineas is run over a mile (1600m) and has this year attracted 19 nominations.

There are a number of last start winners in the mix this year including the Mick Price-trained Victorian visitors General Peekay and Hunger.

Nicely bred General Nediym gelding General Peekay comes off two good runs at Morphettville when second in the Veloia Handicap before relishing the step up to 1400m to narrowly beat home Couldn’t Agreemore in the Listed HC Nitschke Stakes on April 20.

Runner-up there, Phillip Stoke’s exciting local hope Couldn’t Agreemore, also backs up in the Adelaide Guineas seeing the 1600m for the first time like the majority of the nominees.

HC Nitschke Stakes fourth placed Essay Raider is another Adelaide Guineas hope, the Bernardini gelding having been narrowly defeated three back when second to Lonhspresso in the Group 2 Centrebet Classic (1200m) at the track.

Price’s other hopeful is then Snitzel gelding Hunger who narrowly held off their rivals to win an 1800m handicap at Caulfield on April 20, the drop back to 1600m on Saturday to suit.

Other notable chances then include the Anthony Freedman-trained Red Ransom filly Kazanluk coming off a close fourth to Global Balance in the Group 3 Schweppervescence Stakes (1800m) at the track earlier in the month, Group 1 performer in Melbourne last spring Stella Lante and Robert Smerdon’s progressive Fastnet Rock gelding Electric Fusion.

See below for the full 2013 Adelaide Galvanising Adelaide Guineas nominations and ballot with the final field due to be released on Wednesday.

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2013 Adelaide Guineas Nominations & Ballot

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 BIT OF A SCHILLER John Hickmott 5 57.5kg 59
2 COULDN’T AGREEMORE Phillip Stokes 7 57.5kg 65
3 DIPLOMATIC WALTZ Danielle Smith 18 57.5kg 62
4 ELECTRIC FUSION Robert Smerdon 3 57.5kg 71
5 ESSAY RAIDER Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 11 57.5kg 72
6 FLYING SKIPPER John Hickmott 15 57.5kg 68
7 GENERAL PEEKAY Mick Price 6 57.5kg 83
8 GOLDBYA Mick Huxtable 10 57.5kg 74
9 HUNGER Mick Price 9 57.5kg 75
10 OUT OF COOBER Bill Smart 8 57.5kg 77
11 TO INFINITY Shea Eden 17 57.5kg 66
12 WOAKWINE Jamie Opperman 13 57.5kg 71
13 APALA Barry Brook 19 55.5kg 54
14 KAZANLUK Anthony Freedman 1 55.5kg 85
15 MAMA’S CHOICE David Hayes 12 55.5kg 71
16 MONICA KATE Gordon Richards 14 55.5kg 69
17 RECKLESS ASSASSIN John Sadler 16 55.5kg 67
18 STELLA LANTE John Hyam 2 55.5kg 71
19 TRANSONIC John P Thompson 4 55.5kg 71

Morphettville Racecourse – 04/05/2013