Sizzling Heads Capacity 2013 Gold Coast Guineas Field

Classy Queensland colt Sizzling will have to beat a big field if he is to kick off his Brisbane Winter Carnival campaign with a win in the 2013 Gold Coast Guineas (1200m) on Saturday.

Sizzling heads the Gold Coast Guineas field. Photo: Steve Hart.

A full allotment of 16 horses plus five emergencies will contest the $125,000 sprint but Sizzling is clearly the one to beat.

His handicap rating of 102 is 10 points clear of nearest rival Saluter.

Sizzling will be out to exact revenge on Saluter after finishing second behind him in the Magic Millions Guineas in January.

Despite the defeat, the Kelso Wood-trained colt is still one of the most promising gallopers in the sunshine state and is being set on a Stradbroke Handicap path.

From 13 starts he has won six times and starred as a two-year-old during last year’s winter carnival with an unbeaten four-start campaign.

The majority of the horses in the field are running first-up including Saluter and Darley-owned gelding Academus.

Academus displayed his quality when playing brisdemaid to Sizzling last winter and also took out the Group 2 WA Guineas in November.

Also last seen racing in Perth is Western Australian gelding Luke’s Luck who has joined Kelly Schweida’s Brisbane team for the winter carnival.

One of the few horses to have a lead-up into the Guineas is Sunshine Coast-based gelding Rocky King who was second behind spruik colt Better Than Ready in the Mick Dittman Plate in April.

The Tom Bourke-trained galloper is yet to taste black-type success but has shown promise with six wins and two minor placings from 11 starts.

Others in the Gold Coast Guineas field include Tony Gollan’s last-start winner The Storeman, Sydney traveller Dances On Stars and the Mick Price-trained Al Aneed.

Gold Coast Guineas 2013 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 111x46122x SIZZLING Kelso Wood Chris Munce 6 57kg 102
2 431x21341x SALUTER Jason McLachlan Damian Browne 10 57kg 92
3 2411x2357x LUKE’S LUCK Kelly Schweida Ric McMahon 15 57kg 89
4 2223x141x ACADEMUS Peter Snowden Tim Clark 2 57kg 89
5 339x79615x DANCES ON STARS (NZ) Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 12 57kg 85
6 81311x268x PLATINUM STATE Bryan Guy Jim Byrne 7 57kg 83
7 411x0121x2 ROCKY KING Tom Bourke Glen Colless 9 57kg 85
8 5x1416526x AL ANEED Mick Price Larry Cassidy 1 57kg 81
9 12112531x GENERAL EXHIBIT Helen Page Ms Tegan Harrison (a) 8 57kg 80
10 5x1x21217x REFLECTANCE John P Thompson Michael Cahill 20 57kg 76.5
11 20x0x13x25 NARCISSUS Len Treloar Eddie Wilkinson 18 57kg 76.5
12 4x06x22933 FORCE COMMAND Greg Eurell Brent Evans 4 57kg
13 14×1063106 HOLY TOLEDO Ron Macrae TBA 11 57kg 75
14 12x115x4 THE CONSPIRATOR Tony Sears Paul Hammersley 17 57kg 74.5
15 101x72221x SOOKIE John P Thompson Jim Cassidy 19 55kg 80
16 719x2x510x KUCHINSKAYA Robert Heathcote Nathan Berry 3 55kg 74.5
17e 1x41254x41 THE STOREMAN Tony Gollan TBA 16 57kg 72
18e 177x1220x3 QFIGHTER Matthew Dunn Ryan Wiggins 5 57kg 70
19e 08x618x3 BURLEIGH HEADS Bruce W Hill TBA 21 57kg 66
20e 40176x4x11 CASINO CARD Les Ross TBA 13 55kg 69
21e 366x1x3213 MY SHABELLA Bruce W Hill TBA 14 55kg 68