Bumper 2013 Queensland Guineas Field Released

A crack line-up of middle distance three-year-olds has been accepted for the Queensland Guineas 2013 this Saturday, the event one of the major support races of Eagle Farm’s Queensland Oaks Day.


Sizzling is the best local hope in Saturday's Queensland Guineas 2013. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Due to run as Eagle Farm Race 6 at 3:00pm (AEST), this year’s $350,000 Group 2 Sky Racing Queensland Guineas (1400m) features a capacity field of 18 starters plus four emergencies.

Heading the field with the No. 1 saddlecloth is the Kelso Wood-trained local Snitzel colt Sizzling looking to return to form after a disappointing start to the season.

A dual Group 2 winner and Group 1 runner-up last Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, Sizzling was last seen running sixth to Platinum Kingdom in the Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1350m) at Doomben on May 18 and will need to improve on that run facing a similar field of rivals over a similar distance this weekend.

Fred Best Classic winner Platinum Kingdom is also backing up on Saturday, the Kiwi-based Magnus gelding having thrived down under this prep and now looking at their third win from four starts.

Also coming off good performances in the Fred Best are Chris Waller’s classy runner-up Boban, and the Peter Snowden-trained duo of Academus (3rd) and Complicate (4th).

Lonhro gelding Academus is sure to start one of the top fancies in the Queensland Guineas odds based on their recent form, the Group 2 WA Guineas winner over the Ascot mile last November having won the Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas (1200m) first-up before their Fred Best third.

Complicate meanwhile is also a stakes winner and had a wide gate in the Fred Best (14 of 16) so is likely to appreciate barrier five on Saturday, Snowden labeling the Commands gelding as the better of his two Guineas starters when it comes to the following week’s $1.36 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m).

Other classy types in the predominantly interstate dominated Queensland Guineas field then include the Bart Cummings-trained Scone Inglis Guineas runner-up Lunar Rise and Mick Price’s More Than Ready colt Al Aneed looking to bounce back after their Fred Best 14th.

There are then three fillies that don’t need a scratching to get into the race with the Anthony Cummings-trained Diamond Earth (20) coming off a Listed Scone win, last start Eagle Farm winner Doubtfilly (21) and Saturn Rock (17) who have all drawn wide for their clash against the boys.

Check out the complete Queensland Guineas 2013 field, barrier draw, jockeys and set weights in the table below.

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2013 Queensland Guineas Final Field & Barrier Draw

Eagle Farm Race 6 – 3:00pm (AEST) – 01/06/2013

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 1x46122x56 SIZZLING Kelso Wood Chris Munce 11 57kg 102
2 1x21341x07 SALUTER Jason McLachlan Justin P Stanley 1 57kg 91
3 223x141x13 ACADEMUS Peter Snowden 10 57kg 100
4 13412×0482 LUNAR RISE Bart Cummings Steven Arnold 6 57kg 91
5 113370×010 JIMANDO Tony McEvoy Tim Clark 13 57kg 87
6 5131113141 PLATINUM KINGDOM Lisa Latta Jonathan Riddell 3 57kg 98
7 9x79615x30 DANCES ON STARS (NZ) Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 14 57kg 85
8 041361128x FERMENT John P Thompson Christian Reith 15 57kg 84
9 2212×11254 COMPLICATE Peter Snowden 5 57kg 86
10 3614×01570 EXIMIUS Mick Price Brad Rawiller 16 57kg 84
11 10x70x4122 BOBAN Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 4 57kg 87
12 2x11410x58 LUCKY HUSSLER Kent Fleming Jim Cassidy 9 57kg 86
13 1416526×20 AL ANEED Mick Price Larry Cassidy 12 57kg 85
14 2112531×42 GENERAL EXHIBIT Helen Page Ms Tegan Harrison (a) 8 57kg 82
15 1x21217x53 REFLECTANCE John P Thompson Michael Cahill 18 57kg 78
16 128×040251 DIAMOND EARTH Anthony Cummings Peter Robl 20 55kg 84
17 44x250x481 DOUBTFILLY Stuart Kendrick 21 55kg 89.5
18 33330×3414 SATURN ROCK Robert Smerdon Michael Walker 17 55kg 76
19e 113×5 LILLIBURLERO David Payne Michael Rodd 7 55kg 74.5
20e x106310670 HOLY TOLEDO Ron Macrae Grant Cooksley 22 57kg 75
21e 6x1x321311 MY SHABELLA Bruce W Hill 2 55kg 79
22e 7x10x21 EYE WINSOME Les Kelly Jim Byrne 19 57kg 66