With the 2013 Brisbane Winter Carnival just around the corner the talented horses are beginning to arrive in Queensland and on Saturday one of the key events is the Group 3 2013 Gold Coast Guineas (1200m).
Heading the market and a deserving favourite is classy Kelso Wood-trained colt Sizzling ($3) who shone as a two-year-old at the winter carnival.
But the son of Snitzel faces some tough competition in his first-up test including taking on the likes of Darley’s Academus ($4) and Magic Millions Guineas winner Saluter ($7.50).
Well performed Perth galloper Luke’s Luck ($9) has joined Kelly Schweida’s Brisbane team for the winter while Sydney’s Dances On Stars ($9) makes his second trip north after a consistent two-year-old campaign.
Not sure who to back in this big field of three-year-olds? Need some help deciding your selections? Then keep reading as the Races.com.au experts have been hard at work to bring our very best Gold Coast Guineas tips.
#4 Academus $4
- Consistent son of Lonhro making his second trip to Queensland
- Hasn’t raced since winning Group 2 WA Guineas in November but races well fresh
- Has a second and a win from two fresh starts
- Two wins and four minor placings from seven starts
- Well drawn in barrier two
- Has a win and two seconds from three starts at 1200m
#1 Sizzling $3
- Classy galloper from the stable of Kelso Wood, one of Queensland’s best trainers
- Last seen running second in Magic Millions Guineas despite a wide barrier
- Won six of 13 and placed on another four occasions
- Has won at both track and distance
- Has three wins over 1200m
#7 Rocky King $31
- Really promising gelding trained by Tom Bourke on the Sunshine Coast
- Puts himself into the race
- Has six wins from 11 starts and two minor placings
- Last seen running second in Listed Mick Dittman Plate behind boom colt Better Than Ready
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