Shamus Award Eyeing Third Appearance in History Books This Weekend

March 26, 2014

Shamus Award Eyeing Third Appearance in History Books This Weekend

A proven performer on the tracks of Melbourne, having claimed both the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) and Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) in the last six months, trainer Danny O’Brien is confident talented three-year-old Shamus Award will have no issue running in the opposite direction in his Sydney debut in this weekend’s Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m).

Shamus Award will be chasing another place in this history books in this weekend's Group 1 Rosehill Guineas

Shamus Award will be chasing another place in this history books in this weekend's Group 1 Rosehill Guineas. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Having worked well in reverse training sessions since a disappointing fifth in the Group 1 Australian Cup last time out, O’Brien told Racing Victoria News the classy Snitzel colt had taken to work well and will find the Rosehill Guineas in peak condition.

“He’s in great shape; he’s had a couple of reverse gallops to get him ready for the Sydney direction” O’Brien said.

“We’re looking forward to getting him up to Sydney and hopefully seeing him reproduce his last run against three-year-olds, which was a dominant win in the Australian Guineas.”

Not one winner of the Australian Guineas has ever been able to back-up and win the Rosehill Guineas; a feat O’Brien believes is under its greatest threat so far with Shamus Award.

Becoming the first maiden to claim the Cox Plate, and also becoming the first runner to ever complete the Cox Plate/Australian Guineas double, Shamus Award will be in prime position to continue thumbing his way through the history books this weekend, having been allocated the ideal barrier 1 for this weekend’s Group 1 feature race.

Shamus Award steadily built to the task at hand over the spring of 2013, finishing second in the Group 2 Bill Stutt Stakes (1600m) and third behind Long John and Divine Calling in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) before registering the resounding Cox Plate victory.

Having returned to the track in typically scintillating form this preparation, Shamus Award is currently outright third favourite in betting markets for the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas at a quote of $6, behind Randwick Guineas champion and market mover Dissident ($4.60) and New Zealand raider Puccini ($4.80).

Ladbrokes.com.au is currently offering the best odds on this weekend’s Rosehill Guineas!

Open an account and deposit at Ladbrokes.com.au today to claim a bonus bet of up to $250!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup Betti...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting U...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting Update

The Chris Waller domination of the 2018 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival will...

Baker snug about Champagne Cud...

Baker snug about Champagne Cuddles chances in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup

Trainer Bjorn Baker is snug about the chances of his three year old filly...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 ...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 Queensland Oaks: Waller has 5

A capacity field of sixteen fillies will line up in the 2018 Group 1 $500,000...

A win by English in 2018 Kings...

A win by English in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup could secure an Everest slot

Doomben 10,000 winner English could be racing for a slot in the 2018 The...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field