110 Australian Guineas 2016 Nominations Taken

On Tuesday Racing Victoria closed nominations for three of the top level Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival features including the 2016 Australian Guineas that attracted 110 three-year-olds.

Press Statement

Caulfield Guineas winner Press Statement is one of nine 2016 Australian Guineas nominations for Sydney’s top trainer Chris Waller. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Running at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday March 5, this year’s edition of the $750,000 Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) is shaping up as an intriguing showdown between Group 1 winners from all over.

Futures Australian Guineas betting at Ladbrokes.com.au is led by WA filly Perfect Reflection and New Zealand-trained champion Xtravagant at $7.

One of just 18 fillies nominated to take on the boys in the classic, the undefeated Perfect Reflection is now prepared in Victoria by Melbourne Cup winning horseman Darren Weir.

Previously trained in Perth, the daughter of More Than Ready has won all five of her career starts including the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) last start in early December.

She made history as the first filly to take out the Kingston Town Classic and if she makes the Australian Guineas field will be shooting to become the third filly in the past 10 years to win joining Shamrocker (2011) and Mosheen (2012).

The Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards-trained Kiwi galloper Xtravagant was in flying form over his spring – summer campaign winning three on the trot including the Group 1 NZ 2000 Guineas (1600m) in November.

The Pentire colt suffered a shock loss last time out on January 16 however when fourth to Dukedom in the Group 1 Levin Classic (1600m), but is still Australian Guineas-bound this autumn.

Last year’s winning trainer Gai Waterhouse, who scored her second success with Wandjina, has three entries as she looks to go back-to-back emulating Mick Price who prepared Light Fantastic (2008) and Heart Of Dreams (2009) for successive wins.

Waterhouse’s hopefuls this season are Al Nader who ran third on debut at Randwick on Australia Day, Balboa Park and last start Sydney winning Fastnet Rock colt River Wild.

Price meanwhile is back chasing his third Australian Guineas win with five entries led by his Victoria Derby winner Tarzino.

An $11 chance in the all-in Australian Guineas odds, Tavistock colt Tarzino was last seen taking out the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) by an easy two lengths at Flemington on October 31.

He galloped with his Derby winning jockey Craig Newitt in the saddle on Tuesday morning and impressed ahead of his first-up run against the older horses in Caulfield’s Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) on February 13.

Price’s other headline Australian Guineas entry in 2016 is Caulfield Guineas third placegetter Ready For Victory who hasn’t raced since his ninth when dropped back in distance behind Japonisme in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) on Victoria Derby Day last October.

Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller won the Coolmore Stud Stakes with Japonisme and plays a very strong hand in the Australian Guineas nominations with nine entries.

Waller’s contingent is headed by Hinchinbrook colt Press Statement, winner of the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) in the spring.

That was the galloper’s second elite level win following his JJ Atkins success, also over the mile, in Brisbane during the winter and Press Statement is the $8 third favourite in Australian Guineas betting.

Waller’s other top hope at $10 for the win is Vanbrugh, the son of Encosta De Lago last seen winning the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) at Randwick last October.

The other notable Waller-trained Australian Guineas hopes including Group 3 winning Northern Meteor colt Metallic Crown and Redoute’s Choice colt Counterattack who ran third to his stablemate in the Coolmore Stud Stakes last time out.

Other headline Australian Guineas nominations include Weir’s Flying Spur colt Mahuta who posted his fifth win on the trot in the $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas at the Gold Coast in early January, stablemate Palentino, the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Group 1 NZ Thousand Guineas winning filly over the mile Risque and Michael Moroney’s son of Sebring Tulsa.

See below for the full Australian Guineas 2016 nominations then head to Ladbrokes.com.au to lock in your early favourites at their juicy futures prices at the country’s premier sportsbook Ladbrokes.com.au!

2016 Australian Guineas Nominations

Flemington Racecourse – 05/03/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 18x ADMIRABEEL (NZ) G 3 Peter G Moody
2 AL NADER G 3 Gai Waterhouse
3 1180x ALASKAN ROSE (NZ) F 3 Michael Moroney
4 AMADEUS C 3 Michael Kent
5 2x311313x AMBIENCE F 3 John O’Shea
6 9x8548x ASSERTIVE STAR C 3 Byron Cozamanis
7 5x ATTACK THE LINE C 3 Brent Stanley
8 12x BALBOA PARK (NZ) G 3 Gai Waterhouse
9 BELIEVE F 3 Anthony Cummings
10 6×57 BLACK ENVY C 3 Robbie Laing
11 4132119x BON AURUM C 3 Ciaron Maher
12 8x152x BROCKHOFF C 3 Ciaron Maher
13 11x CANA F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
14 154x CANNYESCENT G 3 Gabrielle Englebrecht
15 2427×3 CATCH A FIRE F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
16 2x510x CELTIC TIGER (NZ) G 3 Mick Price
17 1×2 CHALLENGE ACCEPTED G 3 Geoff Duryea
18 CIRCADIAN RHYTHM C 3 Anthony Cummings
19 5x COOL CHAP G 3 Peter G Moody
20 1447x1513x COUNTERATTACK C 3 Chris Waller
21 8×1 CREDITON (NZ) G 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
22 CUL DE SAC C 3 John O’Shea
23 131x43062x DAL CIELO (NZ) C 3 Murray Baker
24 34x105x DARK STEEL C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
25 1x DATA POINT C 3 Michael Kent
26 4x1540x DEL PIERO C 3 Wendy Kelly
27 783x15167x DEVIL HAWK G 3 Chris Waller
28 195×1 DEVILS PINCH G 3 Peter G Moody
29 13x341613x DON’T DOUBT MAMMA F 3 Tony McEvoy
30 834122x DUBAIINSTYLE (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller
31 1212243x EL GRECO G 3 Peter G Moody
32 6822x3314x ENCOSTA LINE G 3 Chris Waller
33 05x110010x EXTRA CHOICE (NZ) G 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
34 1 GALAXY RAIDER G 3 Greg Eurell
35 428×2 GENERAL SUSSEX C 3 Jason Warren
36 1×3 GEOFF G 3 Robbie Griffiths
37 3x GLOBAL GOOD F 3 Jim Conlan
38 1211×5 GOLD SYMPHONY C 3 Peter G Moody
39 91×111 GOLDEN SPIN C 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman
40 49×4 GUNGA GALUNGA G 3 Pat Cannon
41 49x HATTORI HANZO C 3 Michael Kent
42 324x16248x HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
43 3×1802 HETUKA ZARSHO G 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
44 8140x HIERARCHAL C 3 Anthony Cummings
45 7x6131x HURSLEY (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller
46 2x4132x0 I’M BELUCCI C 3 Desleigh Forster
47 148x3849x4 INNER CIRCLE G 3 John O’Shea
48 341x33211x JAMEKA F 3 Ciaron Maher
49 0x11600x KENTUCKY FLYER C 3 Robbie Laing
50 0x LIGHTNING LORD G 3 Libby Haworth
51 2x6321228x LIZARD ISLAND C 3 Pat Hyland
52 23415x LOYALTY MAN G 3 Michael Moroney
53 3x MAGINOT LINE C 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
54 2411111 MAHUTA C 3 Darren Weir
55 926×432 MAKATITI (NZ) G 3 John Sadler
56 321105x METALLIC CROWN C 3 Chris Waller
57 23x71x METIER G 3 Tony McEvoy
58 18x MICONDESA F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
59 24x41624x MISS WILSON F 3 Simon Morrish
60 231x940x MOHER G 3 John O’Shea
61 21 MONTAIGNE (NZ) G 3 Anthony Cummings
62 122 MOSSIN’ AROUND F 3 John P Thompson
63 226x MOSTLY G 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
64 3 NEVER ENUFF C 3 Ken Keys
65 364×13362 NICCOCO G 3 Tony McEvoy
66 6x61x OLD NORTH C 3 John O’Shea
67 490x PALAIOS (NZ) C 3 Brian Jenkins
68 211x PALENTINO C 3 Darren Weir
69 55×18 PAPAVERO C 3 Peter G Moody
70 413244527x PATCH ADAMS C 3 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan
71 11 PATTERN G 3 Robert Hickmott
72 1520x029x PAYROLL F 3 Richard Laming
73 11111x PERFECT REFLECTION F 3 Darren Weir
74 41572x253x PERIGNON F 3 Gerald Ryan
75 4 PHIDIAS G 3 Tony McEvoy
76 6x6x11 POLAR VORTEX G 3 Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison
77 8×211 PORTION CONTROL G 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
78 3×6 PORTMAN (NZ) C 3 Danny O’Brien
79 111x2511x PRESS STATEMENT C 3 Chris Waller
80 3211x PRIDE OF DUBAI C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
81 11x60x PRINCE OF BROOKLYN C 3 Mick Price
82 140x PURITAN G 3 Jason Warren
83 22x41435x0 RAGEESE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
84 147x23939x READY FOR VICTORY C 3 Mick Price
85 23420074x RED ALTO G 3 Brent Stanley
86 2x61211x RISQUE (NZ) F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
87 13×41 RIVER WILD C 3 Gai Waterhouse
88 453115×232 ROYAL RUMBLE G 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
89 12217x SACRED EYE F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
90 3x31324x SAILING BY F 3 Mick Price
91 114x SANTA ANA LANE G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman
92 21x172029x SHARDS C 3 John O’Shea
93 938×1 SIR SAGAMORE G 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
94 1x11940x1 SNOOPY C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
95 17148x SOVEREIGN NATION C 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
96 25x11616x STAY WITH ME F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
97 311731x TARZINO (NZ) C 3 Mick Price
98 21 THELBURG G 3 John Sadler
99 12205x TIVACI C 3 Michael Moroney
100 2x173115x3 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE C 3 Desleigh Forster
101 24x42418x1 TOP ME UP G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
102 55x416211x TORGERSEN (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller
103 3x1628x TULSA G 3 Michael Moroney
104 7818x UN DE SCEAUX G 3 Todd Balfour
105 5x2462111x VANBRUGH C 3 Chris Waller
106 6x6266x1 VICIOUS G 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
107 111x VOSTOK G 3 Peter G Moody
108 57x10343x WAR LEGEND (NZ) G 3 Michael Moroney
109 3x335x1 WOLF CRY C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
110 1×831114 XTRAVAGANT (NZ) C 3 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards

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