2014 Sunshine Coast Guineas Nominations Released

This Saturday the feature race at Caloundra will be the Sunshine Coast Guineas 2014 with nominations for the three-year-olds’ showdown now out.


Architect is one of the last start winners nominated for Saturday's Sunshine Coast Guineas 2014. Photo: Daniel Costello.

A bumper 27 nominations were taken for this year’s edition of the $125,000 Group 3 XXXX Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m), one of three Black Type events on the Sunshine Coast program.

One of the most notable of those is the David Lawlor-trained Brisbane galloper Architect who comes off an Eagle Farm win from last Saturday.

Fifth to Sacred Star in the Group 2 QTC Cup (1300m) earlier this prep, the Bel Esprit gelding was runner-up to Olympic Anthem at Ipswich two back before their big three and a half length romp in a 1200m handicap on Tattersall’s Tiara Day.

The next best over the line in that race, the $50,000 Hardy Brothers Jewellers QTIS 3YO Handicap who is nominated for the Guineas on Saturday is then the sixth-placed Palmera Lad who was five lengths off Architect.

They also ran in the Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1400m) at Eagle Farm on Oaks Day last month.

Also coming off a win meanwhile is Len Treloar’s local Warhead filly Coruba Queen who is in flying form.

She’s won her past three straight, two at the track over 1300m and 1400m respectively, and then a 1350m mid-week at Doomben for fillies and mares on June 18.

One of the higher rated hopes in the race is then the Robert Heathcote-trained Mossman three-year-old Hopfgarten.

Winner of the Group 3 Gunsynd Classic (1600m) on April 26 they failed in the Fred Best next run when 14th to Havana before an improved fourth last start behind Sir Moments in the Listed Daybreak Lover Stakes (1600m) on June 7.

Another exciting nominee is the Shaune Ritchie-trained Kiwi visitor Abaddon having just their fourth career start here, the Stravinsky gelding having raced exclusively in Australia so far.

Other notable hopes include Bruce Hill’s Queensland Guineas graduate Bodega Negra (12th) and in-form local Lion Heart gelding Fast Arrow coming off six top two runs.

Sydney’s top horseman Chris Waller meanwhile has nominated for a trio of hopes with promising Exceed And Excel filly Mamwaazel, Magnus colt The Alfonso after their third straight win and another daughter of Exceed And Excel Sense And Reason who has won their past three Sydney starts.

Check out the full Sunshine Coast Guineas 2014 nominations below with final acceptances closing on Wednesday morning, the field to be published right here.

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2014 Sunshine Cost Guineas Nominations

Sunshine Coast Racecourse – 28/06/2014

# Horse Trainer
1 ABADDON (NZ) Shaune Ritchie
2 ANYMORE Lacey Morrison
3 ARCHITECT David J Lawlor
5 CASINO BENJO John Pointon
6 COMACINA John, Dan & Chris Meagher
7 CORUBA QUEEN Len Treloar
9 FAST ARROW Mick Mair
10 HOPFGARTEN Robert Heathcote
11 HOT SAGA Gary Duncan
12 L’ENTRECOTE Kelly Schweida
13 MAMWAAZEL Chris Waller
14 MISS HUSSON Bruce W Hill
16 OAK ’N’ ARTHUR John Morrisey
17 PALMERA LAD Roslyn Pratt
18 PERFORMIA Craig Smith
19 QUEST FOR PEACE Toby Edmonds
20 REGAL CONSERVE Matthew Dunn
21 ROCK OF DIAMONDS Kent Fleming
22 ROMAN SILVER Paul Facoory
23 SANTOYA CAT Bryan Guy
24 SENSE AND REASON Chris Waller
25 SMART HUSS John, Dan & Chris Meagher
26 THE ALFONSO Chris Waller
27 TIRARRI Liam Birchley


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