122 Horses Nominated for 2015 Australian Guineas

A trio of autumn feature races closed their nominations on Tuesday, including the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) which attracted a whopping 122 entries.

Shooting To Win is one of 122 horses nominated to tackle the mile in the Australian Guineas.

Shooting To Win is one of 122 horses nominated to tackle the mile in the Australian Guineas. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The $500,000 Australian Guineas will run at Flemington Racecourse on March 7 and includes the likes of Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) winner Shooting To Win and Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) winner Amicus among its large and varied entries.

Peter & Paul Snowden’s Shooting To Win has finished in the first three in six of his seven starts. The three-year-old enjoyed back-to-back wins at the end of the spring, winning the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) on his way to the Guineas.

He is one of four nominations for the premier Sydney trainers, who have also nominated Blademeister, Group 3 Gloaming Stakes (1800m) runner-up Diamond Valores, and Veloce Forte.

Chris Waller’s Amicus has likewise placed in six of her seven career starts, though the Thousand Guineas on October 11 was just the second win for the filly.

Amicus is one of 10 entries for Waller. The top Sydney trainers other nominations include: Bascule, Delectation, Harrier Jet, Kermadec, Law, Preferment, Quick Strike, Wine Tales, and Winx.

Delectable was runner-up to Brazen Beau in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington back in November but is opting to tackle the mile first-up in the autumn instead of the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) the following week.

Kermadec won the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) during the spring, Preferment took out the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m), and Winx was runner-up in the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m).

David Hayes & Tom Dabernig have nominated Hong Kong Captain for the Australian Guineas after the gelding won the Vobis Gold Star (1500m) on Saturday.

His next start will be in the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) on February 21, with the Australian Guineas to potentially follow.

Hayes & Dabernig have a further 13 entries to their names, including Afleet Esprit, Firehouse Rock, Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m) runner-up Petrology, and Shaf.

Three-year-old filly Afleet Esprit has been dually nominated for both the Australian Guineas and Newmarket Handicap.

The 122 total entries for the 2015 Australian Guineas is up from 85 last year, 76 the year before, and 113 in 2012.

Check out the complete list of nominations below before first acceptances are taken on February 24.

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2015 Australian Guineas Nominations

# Horse Trainer
1 ADMIRAL Barry Campbell
3 AFLEET ESPRIT Super Vobis Bonus Scheme David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
4 ALMALAD Gai Waterhouse
6 AMICUS Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Chris Waller
7 AWARD OF MERIT Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Tony McEvoy
8 BASCULE (NZ) Chris Waller
9 BERISHA Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Murray Johnson
10 BETSY Peter G Moody
11 BETTER LAND Peter G Moody
12 BLACK VELVETEEN Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Michael Kent
13 BLADEMEISTER Peter & Paul Snowden
14 BONDEIGER Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Danny O’Brien
15 BOOMWAA Robbie Laing
16 CHILL PARTY Tom Hughes
17 CHIVALRY Mark Kavanagh
18 CONVINCIBLE Dean Howard
19 CORAM Leon & Troy Corstens
20 CROWD GO CRAZY Michael Kent
21 DELECTATION Chris Waller
22 DIAMOND VALORES (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden
23 DISCO VOLANTI Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Shane Nichols
26 DUCK DYNASTY (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
27 ECHO PRINCE Gai Waterhouse
28 ELJETEM Bruce W Hill
29 EMBRACE THE ROCK David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
30 EXCLUSIVE LASS Nigel Blackiston
31 FAROLITOS John O’Shea
32 FENWAY Lee & Shannon Hope
33 FIREHOUSE ROCK Super Vobis Bonus Scheme David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
34 FONTEIN RUBY Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Robert Smerdon
35 GOLCONDA Robbie Laing
36 GOULDIAN John O’Shea
37 HAMPTON COURT Gai Waterhouse
38 HARRIER JET Chris Waller
39 HAURAKI Super Vobis Bonus Scheme John O’Shea
40 HERE COMES THEBOOM David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
41 HERNE’S OAK Bjorn Baker
42 HONG KONG CAPTAIN Super Vobis Bonus Scheme David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
43 IRON SPIDER Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Michael Kent
44 JACKPOT (NZ) Michael Moroney
45 JAVA Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Lee & Anthony Freedman
46 KERMADEC (NZ) Chris Waller
47 LASSITUDE Super Vobis Bonus Scheme John O’Shea
48 LAW Chris Waller
49 LIBERATION Gai Waterhouse
50 LUCKY LIBERTY Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Henry Dwyer
51 LUCKY RAQUIE Gerald Ryan
52 MAASTRICHT (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
53 MAGICOOL Mark Kavanagh
54 MANAPINE Nigel Blackiston
56 MARAUDAMISS Michael Kent
57 MASTER RESET Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Matt Laurie
58 MAVERICKS Tony McEvoy
59 MERION (NZ) Michael Moroney
60 MINNESINGER Lee & Anthony Freedman
61 MIRACLE THE SECOND Daniel Clarken
62 MONTEUX Peter G Moody
63 MOONLIGHT HUSSLER David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
65 MR BOGART Joseph Pride
66 MR WONDERFUL Peter Gelagotis
67 NOZOMI Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Lee & Anthony Freedman
68 OCTOBER DATE Nick Smart
69 ONEROUS Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
70 ORIENT LINE John Moloney
73 PEGGY JEAN Gerald Ryan
74 PEPPER THE PIN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
75 PETROLOGY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
76 PONGO PYGMAS Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Trevor Rogers
77 PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller
78 PRIMEIRO Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Greg Eurell
79 PROFIT SHARE Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Darren Weir
80 PURE ADDICTION Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Robbie Griffiths
81 QUARRY ROCK (NZ) Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison
82 QUICK STRIKE Chris Waller
83 READY STREET Brian Gentle
84 REDENTES EDGE Robert Lont
85 ROD’S OPINION Super Vobis Bonus Scheme John Hickmott
86 ROMMEL Neville Parnham
87 SABATINI Lee & Shannon Hope
89 SAN NICASIO Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Peter G Moody
90 SCISSOR KICK Paul Messara
91 SECOND OPTION Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Peter G Moody
92 SHAF Super Vobis Bonus Scheme David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
93 SHINTARO Jane Baker
94 SHOOTING TO WIN Peter & Paul Snowden
95 SISTONIC Super Vobis Bonus Scheme David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
97 STAR FORTUNE Clinton McDonald
98 STATTON Peter G Moody
99 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir
100 SUNNY BLU SKY Anthony Sexton
101 SWEET AND SPEEDY Peter G Moody
102 SWEYNESSE John O’Shea
103 TAN TAT DIAMOND Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Peter G Moody
104 TASHBEEH David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
105 TESTASHADOW Gary Portelli
106 THE SPITFIRE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
107 THE ULTIMATUM Michael Hibbs
108 THINKING OF YOU (NZ) Peter G Moody
109 TORPEDO Bruce W Hill
110 TRIPLE GOLD Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Peter G Moody
111 TURFANE Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Saab Hasan
112 TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) Murray Baker
113 VALENTIA Gai Waterhouse
114 VELOCE FORTE Peter & Paul Snowden
115 VEZALAY Leon & Troy Corstens
116 WANDJINA Gai Waterhouse
117 WAWAIL David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
118 WILDERNESS Super Vobis Bonus Scheme David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
119 WINE TALES Chris Waller
120 WINX Chris Waller
121 ZAHSPEED Danny O’Brien
122 ZEBULON (NZ) Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison


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