2017 Gold Coast Guineas Field Features Attention

Peter & Paul Snowden’s smart colt Attention returns to racing in the Gold Coast Guineas 2017 field on A.D. Hollindale Stakes Day this weekend in the sunshine state.

 Attention

Sydney raider Attention chases his first win as a three-year-old in Saturday’s 2017 Gold Coast Guineas field. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Set to run as the Gold Coast Race 8 at 4:16pm (AEST) a full 16 three-year-olds will face off in this season’s $125,000 Group 3 Mayford Contracting Gold Coast Guineas (1200m) including the first emergency With A Promise who comes in for early scratching Guard Of Honour.

The highest-rated of the Gold Coast Guineas final acceptors is the Snowden’s Sydney-trained son of Stratum Attention who is out to atone for his last start 13th when five lengths off the winner Hey Doc at Flemington on March 4 in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m).

Attention drops notably in grade this weekend and has trialled twice at Randwick since for two seconds as he chases his first win since the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1350m) as a two-year-old at Doomben last Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Jeff Lloyd has the ride on the youngster this weekend with Attention needing luck after drawing out in barrier 14 (into 13).

Also drawn out wide is Kiwi raider Heroic Valour debuting down under in the race with Opie Bosson over for the ride on the Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards-trained Fastnet Rock colt.

Heroic Valour is unbeaten over the distance back home with a trio of 1200m wins and is sure to appreciate the distance first-up after a number of longer distanced runs of late.

Last time out he ran fourth in the Group 1 NRM Sprint (1400m) on February 11 and he has since trialled nicely at Hawkesbury ahead of his first Australian run on the weekend.

Another highly-rated three-year-old in the mix is the John O’Shea-trained Tessera drawn better in barrier three and coming off a devastatingly close second to Gibraltar Girl at Randwick over 1200m from April 22.

Medaglia D’Oro gelding Tessera was a nose beaten that day first-up and will be fitter for the run, sure to also appreciate the drop back from 61kg to 57kg at set weights on Saturday.

A number of smart fillies are also out to take on the boys in the Gold Coast Guineas line-up including the returning John Meagher-trained Savanna Amour whose last start on Blue Diamond Stakes Day at Caulfield produced a Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m) victory.

Tony Gollan’s Captain Sonador filly Tiyatrolani and River Racer for fellow Brisbane trainer Les Ross are the other top females in the mix having run first and second respectively last time out at Doomben in the Listed Mick Dittman Plate (1050m).

Other key fancies include proven Gold Coast performer Ringo’s A Rockstar coming off a third in the Mick Dittman and the Team Hawkes-trained Crafty Crop.

See below for the complete Gold Coast Guineas 2017 field, barriers and jockeys before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au for all the best winter racing odds and offers.

2017 Gold Coast Guineas Final Field & Barrier Draw

Gold Coast Race 8 (4:16pm) – 06/05/2017

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 0210x5240x ATTENTION Peter & Paul Snowden Jeff Lloyd 14 57kg 90
2 x1323x224x HEROIC VALOUR Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Mr Opie Bosson 13 57kg 89
3 114x7270x2 TESSERA John O’Shea Tye Angland 3 57kg 82
4 24×111138 TACTICAL ADVANTAGE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 7 57kg 81
5 11x41225x3 RINGO’S A ROCKSTAR Norm Stephens Matthew Gray 9 57kg 78
6 x1x14x3207 GUARD OF HONOUR Kris Lees 15 57kg 81
7 13x68x2120 CRAFTY COP Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Christian Reith 12 57kg 80
8 6×1126 I THOUGHT SO David Pfieffer Corey Brown 8 57kg 75
9 42213×1932 WAR HERO Toby Edmonds Damian Browne 5 57kg 71
10 35x132715x VOLPINO Les Kelly TBA 18 57kg 68
11 341x17731x SAVANNA AMOUR John Meagher Ronnie Stewart 6 55kg 86
12 15x51440x1 TIYATROLANI Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 2 55kg 82
13 221x2526x2 RIVER RACER Les Ross Robbie Fradd 11 55kg 77
14 82161113×9 THUNDER RAIDER Darleen Duryea Luke Tarrant 1 55kg 73
15 132x147x46 SYLPHEED Toby Edmonds James Orman 16 55kg 73
16 1x111x5 ALL OVER BOSANOVA Mel Eggleston Luke Rolls 17 55kg 75
17e 194x2110x4 WITH A PROMISE Ben Currie TBA 10 55kg 71
18e x224214151 SUGAR RAY RED Marcus Wilson TBA 4 57kg 68

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