Australian Guineas 2015 Test for Captain

January 6, 2015

deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50
bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit '

Australian Guineas 2015 Test for Captain

Flemington training duo David Hayes and Tom Dabernig will put undefeated young three-year-old Hong Kong Captain to the test on Wednesday looking to confirm a 2015 Australian Guineas campaign for the horse this Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.


Criterion is likely to target the 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes chasing the juicy $4 million in prize money on offer in Sydney’s richest race this autumn. Photo: Steve Hart.

Tomorrow the Host gelding will defend his unbeaten status having just his second career run in the $35,000 Heading Out Hair & Beauty Handicap (1400m) at Sandown Hill’s Sportingbet Park.

Drawn in barrier one the up-and-comer is on 59.5kg and is sure to start one of the top fancies in the markets at following his win on debut.

Back on December 17 Hong Kong Captain ran for the first time without an official trial in a Mornington maiden over 1200m.

He showed good pace from his outside barrier seven of seven draw and settled just outside the leader with Michael Walker in the saddle.

Moving up with ease as they approached the turn for home, the eventual winner went to the front with 150m left to travel and held on to beat home Wonderful Journey by a length.

He is up in distance and weights on Wednesday after carrying 57kg on debut, suspended stable jockey Walker replaced by Damien Oliver in the saddle this weekend, and shows “nice improvement” since last start according to co-trainer Dabernig.

“He’s a relaxed sort of horse, he’s hard to get a guide on his track work, but he appears well,” Dabernig told TVN on Tuesday.

If he runs well in the three-year-olds’ Benchmark 64 handicap this week then Dabernig said they would seriously consider a $500,000 Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) bid at Flemington Racecourse on March 7 with the $150,000 Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1200m) back at the track on Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Day, February 21, the next-up option.

The other headliners in Wednesday’s race are the Lee & Anthony Freedman-trained top weight Java coming off back-to-back wins, Darren Weir’s colt Lecia Day who won at Geelong on Boxing Day and Golden Apollo who showed nice form on New Year’s Eve winning at Echuca.

Dabernig meanwhile said Sebring four-year-old Criterion was in quarantine at Werribee after returning home from his maiden international run when a brave third behind Designs On Rome and Military Attack in the Group 1 Hong Kong Cup (2000m) on December 14.

Winner of Rosehill Guineas – ATC Derby double as a three-year-old last autumn, Criterion could resume in a race like $1 million Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) on Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill Gardens on March 21.

From there Dabernig said his major aim would be Sydney’s richest race, the $4 million Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) run under weight-for-age conditions at Royal Randwick on April 11.

To back Hong Kong Captain on Wednesday and get ready to get behind Criterion for another big autumn then visit and open your online betting account using the code BETBONUS to also have your first investment matched 100% up to $250 as a bonus bet!

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

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Horse Racing Today

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fan...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fanatic wins for Walker and Lindsay Park

The Group 2 $400,000 Adelaide Cup over 3200m will be run at Morphettville in...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018 Adelaide Cup betting

The Lindsay Park trained Fanatic is a firm favourite in the betting for...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Re...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Results at Flemington: Harlem scores upset win in Australian Cup

The Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 $1.5m...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbu...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbury Stakes

A field of nine will line up in Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Bisley...

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