Fourteen Confirmed in 2017 Hawkesbury Guineas Field

Fourteen three-year-olds will seek black type success in New South Wales this weekend following the completion and release of the Group 3 Hawkesbury Guineas final field and barrier draw.

Generalissimo (inside) has been confirmed in the 2017 Hawkesbury Guineas field. Photo: Steve Hart

Generalissimo (inside) has been confirmed in the 2017 Hawkesbury Guineas field. Photo: Steve Hart

Generalissimo carries winning form into the 2017 Hawkesbury Guineas, but will undoubtedly require luck in running after drawing into the field in the wide and awkward barrier 12.

Third in the Group 3 Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) at his second start this time in on February 4th, the Dream Ahead gelding failed to make an impression when seventh in a Hawkesbury minor over 1400m on March 2nd and was again unable to make up ground when fifth in the Listed Darby Munro (1200m).

Rated only an outside chance of success in the Listed South Pacific Classic (1400m) last time out on Day 2 of The Championships, Generalissimo stormed home on the rail to post a maiden black type win.

Blake Shinn retains the ride on the gelding and is likely to take a position off the pace in the Hawkesbury Guineas from his wide draw.

James Cummings has accepted a position for Good Standing in both the 2017 Hawkesbury Guineas field and that of the Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday, but is yet to decide which avenue to take with the three-year-old.

Winner of the Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m) most notably as a two-year-old, Good Standing clearly required a run when ninth in the Group 2 Run To The Rose (1200m) upon resuming in spring, but progressed to a credible fifth in the Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m).

Running third in the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m), the son of Artie Schiller failed to produce much in the final straight at Caulfield when seventh in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m), but responded with a smart win in the Group 3 Ladbrokes Classic (2000m).

Last seen finishing mid-pack amongst open company in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (2000m) on November 5th, Good Standing has trialled well leading into the Hawkesbury Guineas and will jump from barrier 13 should he take his place in the field.

Multiple black type winner Spright appears as though she will relish a step up to 1400m for the first time when she takes her place in the 2017 Hawkesbury Guineas field.

Having fast become the stable star for Hawkesbury trainer Garry Frazer, Spright resumed in spring for a comfortable win in the Chifley Financial Services Maiden (1100m), before repeating the effort in each of the Listed Brian Crowley Stakes (1200m) and the Group 3 Crown Resorts Plate (1100m).

Returning to the races this time for third in the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m), the Hinchinbrook filly has since run eighth in the Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m) and fourth in the Group 2 Arrowfield Sprint (1200m).

Drawn ideally in barrier 2, Spright will be partnered by in-form and Melbourne Cup winning hoop Kerrin McEvoy.

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2017 Hawkesbury Guineas Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 05x953717x GOOD STANDING James Cummings Joshua Parr 13 59kg 90
2 2×41211430 LINCOLN BLUE (NZ) Chris Waller Corey Brown 1 58kg 90
3 1501×43751 GENERALISSIMO Garry White Blake Shinn 12 57kg 78
4 23x111x384 SPRIGHT Garry Frazer Kerrin McEvoy 2 56kg 87
5 2x131x1 CALANDA Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 6 56kg 77
6 111×14 CAERLESS CHOICE Paul Messara Tommy Berry 7 56kg 74
7 x2228x2263 CALABASAS Kim Waugh Brenton Avdulla 14 56kg 70
8 x233322x60 STAR OF MONSOON Gerald Ryan James Innes Jnr (a) 5 56kg 69
9 84x314436x SALSONIC Jason Coyle Jason Collett 8 56kg 67
10 760×12211 TYCOON MAR Garry Neale Jean Van Overmeire (a) 10 56kg 64
11 1x45221x24 PROMPT RESPONSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tye Angland 11 55kg 81
12 12640×2512 ROSA CAROLINA (NZ) Kris Lees Christian Reith 9 54kg 74
13 1025×76217 SHAZEE LEE Scott Singleton Jay Ford 4 54kg 71
14 421 BYE SEE Michael Tubman Ms Kathy O’Hara 3 54kg 66

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