2014 Sandown Guineas Final Field & Barrier Draw

A final field of 13 three-year-olds will tackle the mile on Saturday in the 2014 Sandown Guineas.

Stratum Star will enjoy a start from barrier two in the Sandown Guineas.

Stratum Star will enjoy a start from barrier two in the Sandown Guineas. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m) is one of six Group Races running at Sandown Racecourse this weekend, making up Zipping Classic Day which is the final leg of the 2014 spring racing carnival.

The Darren Weir-trained Stratum Star headlines the final field after scoring an inside run from barrier two with champion hoop Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle.

The three-year-old colt is in incredible form, not finishing outside the first three since March. Stratum Star has had a great spring campaign, winning three of his five starts and finishing second in the other two, and is on the attack to add the Sandown Guineas to his tally.

After disappointing finishes in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) and Group 2 Henry Bucks Sires’ Produce (1400m) back in the summer, Stratum Star has slowly been making his way back up the class list. He won the Listed Yellowglen Vintage Stakes (1400m) and Listed Crown Lager Stakes (1400m) in October before finishing just a neck off Kermadec in the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) last time out. This will be his first Group Two race since March when he finished second last but great form and an inside run has him tipped to perform much better.

David Hayes & Tom Dabernig will enjoy a dual-pronged attack in the form of Zululand and Petrology, both strong competitors for the race.

Zululand will need a little luck on his side as he jumps from barrier nine with Stephen Baster as hoop. The colt looked promising in the autumn after finishing second in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) however his six starts since then have failed to recapture that success. He’s run in such races as the Group 2 Bill Stutt Stakes (1600m), Group 1 BECK Caulfield Guineas (1600m), and Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m) over the past couple of months, but has failed to impress in any of them.

Petrology will have to overcome a wide start from barrier 13 with Nicholas Hall in the saddle. The colt is a last start winner after scoring the Listed TV Stakes (1800m) last Thursday on Crown Oaks Day.

Lord Aspen, who has won all four of his career starts as well as three barrier trials, will enjoy a start from barrier six with Matthew Neilson to ride. He is a last start winner of the Listed Hilton Hotels & Resorts Stakes (1400m) but this will be the gelding’s first black-type race.

Tom HughesChill Party, who was second to Petrology in the TV Stakes, will jump from barrier eight with Brian Werner as hoop while Paul Messara’s Rekindled Power, who won his maiden last time out, will jump from barrier 10 with Dwyane Dunn to ride.

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2014 Sandown Guineas Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 152×577796 ZULULAND David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Stephen Baster 9 57kg 82
2 700×312112 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir Kerrin McEvoy 2 57kg 86
3 122×55861 PETROLOGY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Nicholas Hall 13 57kg 75
4 1×111 LORD ASPEN Mick Huxtable Matthew Neilson 6 57kg 77
5 45255×2335 CARELESS John O’Shea James McDonald 5 57kg 71
6 14×416 SEENAAN Mick Price Daniel Moor 7 57kg 70
7 234×13 DUCAL CASTLE Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Peter G Moody Daniel Stackhouse 1 57kg 68
8 040×112 CHILL PARTY Tom Hughes Brian Werner 8 57kg 70
9 361 REKINDLED POWER Paul Messara Dwayne Dunn 10 57kg 64
10 421 BERISHA Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Murray Johnson Cory Parish 12 57kg 62
11 6×51 MOTEL MEMORIES Ken Keys Ryan Maloney 3 57kg 62
12 53×463 HEY CHARLIE Frankie Stockdale 4 57kg 58
13 531420 UNGRATEFUL ELLEN Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 11 55kg 64


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