John O’Shea’s last start Randwick winner in the wet Federal is one of the headline nominations taken for the Hawkesbury Guineas 2015 on Gold Cup Day this weekend.
A total of 19 three-year-olds are entered for the $150,000 Group 3 Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m) on Saturday, including Godolphin’s Medaglia D’Oro gelding Federal.
Runner-up in the Gosford Guineas over 1200m on April 2, he improved on a Heavy (8) track at Randwick 10 days later to beat home Snake Charmer by over a length in the Listed South Pacific Classic (1400m).
Third in that race and the horse that beat Federal home in the Gosford Guineas, the Gerald Ryan-trained Ygritte is also nominated for Hawkesbury on Saturday.
The Snitzel filly ran third in the Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes (1200m) three back so she heads to Hawkesbury on a run of top three finishes, and with the good form around this class she should be competitive.
Ryan has also nominated for his top All American colt Bachman who remains on the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) path despite his first-up seventh at Randwick on the 18th of April over an unsuitably short 1200m.
Also in ace form for the season with Group 3 experience is the David Vandyke-trained Commands filly Anyaas who comes off a close second to Slightly Sweet in the Group 3 James Carr Stakes (1400m) from April 18 when beaten under a length.
Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller has last start Warwick Farm winner Double Happy nominated along with Not A Single Doubt colt Good Project who races for the first time since a Randwick win over the mile in January and Redoutable Heart who ran last when sixth in the South Pacific Classic.
Also with three nominees is Gai Waterhouse who has last start Canterbury winner Eisenhower, super-consistent Northern Meteor filly Najoom who has won three from five to date and More Than Ready filly Nayeli looking to atone for a 10th in the James Carr last start.
Other notable Hawkesbury Guineas nominees include the David Payne-trained Group 1 performed Lady Macan, Peter & Paul Snowden’s returning gelding Proactive, last start winner at the track over 1300m Like Xena and Rekindled Power.
Paul Messara’s Scone-based Redoute’s Choice colt Rekindled Power is sure to start near the top of the Hawkesbury Guineas odds at Ladbrokes.com.au if accepted following a last start third when beaten under a length by Delectation in the Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) in Sydney.
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2015 Hawkesbury Guineas Nominations
Hawkesbury Racecourse – 02/05/2015
|3||DOUBLE HAPPY||Chris Waller||68|
|6||FINAL DECISION||Jason Coyle||65|
|7||GOOD PROJECT||Chris Waller||77|
|8||LADY MACAN||David Payne||64|
|9||LIKE XENA||Anthony Cummings||65|
|10||MAKEADANE||John P Thompson||65|
|11||MANDALONG KISS||Gary Nickson||70|
|15||PROACTIVE (NZ)||Peter & Paul Snowden||–|
|16||REDOUTABLE HEART||Chris Waller||70|
|17||REKINDLED POWER||Paul Messara||80|