Fox Hall Heads 2017 Adelaide Guineas Field

Tony McEvoy’s last start Nitschke Stakes winner Fox Hall heads the Adelaide Guineas 2017 field on South Australian Derby Day at Morphettville Racecourse this Saturday.


Bendigo Guineas winner Milwaukee runs in the 2017 Adelaide Guineas chasing the double this weekend at Morphettville. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Due to run as Morphettville Race 6 at 3:50pm (ACST), this season’s $150,000 Listed Adelaide Guineas (1600m) attracted a capacity field of three-year-old milers.

Already the first emergency Enki has gained a start after the early scratching of Silvera who drew out wide.

Silvera’s stablemate Fox Hall remains in the mix for McEvoy and is drawn barrier 13, which will only come in one if the other emergencies fail to gain a run.

Damien Thornton retains the ride on the nicely-bred son of Foxwedge who enjoyed his third career win taking out the Listed Nitschke Stakes (1400m) at the Morphettville Parks track a fortnight back from a similarly wide alley (13 of 14).

This will be the up-and-comer’s second look at a mile, his first producing a mid-field finish behind Zunbaqa in a Benchmark 70 at Sandown-Hillside on March 15.

The other best out of the Nitschke Stakes running in the Adelaide Guineas on the course proper is the Phillip Stokes-trained runner-up Cappadocia who drew gate nine for the rematch.

A consistent daughter of Northern Meteor, the filly has run top two in her past three starts and looks a big hope again of finishing in the money this weekend after being beaten just a length as a $31 roughie in her lead-up run.

Stokes has also accepted for Smart Manoeuvre who gets the rails run in the Adelaide Guineas from barrier one with Noel Callow aboard.

Smart Missile filly Smart Manoeuvre has posted just the one win in her 10-start career so far and is out to atone for her disappointing 11th in the Nitschke Stakes when beaten nearly nine lengths.

Third emergency Trogir is also prepared by Stokes, but looks unlikely to make the starting line-up on Saturday.

Over from Victoria for the first time, the Michael Moroney-trained son of Fastnet Rock Milwaukee is also high up the ratings after winning the Listed Bendigo Guineas (1400m) defeating Sword Of Light two back.

The gelding’s last start was a fifth to Egg Tart over the Flemington mile on Anzac Day, form that was franked last weekend when the Chris Waller-trained winner took out Adelaide’s Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2010m).

Accepted for a short seven day back-up after a nice Morphettville run on Oaks Day is the Leon MacDonald & Andrew Gluyas-trained So You Too drawn the second widest alley.

The son of dual Cox Plate winner So You Think caught the eye as a $15 shot in betting when under a length away third behind Sweet Sherry in the Group 2 Euclase Stakes (1200m).

He’ll be stepping up to a mile for the second time on the quick turnaround, his other 1600m start a failed last (10th) to Comin’ Through in the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day.

The stable is also in with Rebel Raider gelding Wasabi Bob who has excellent form over the distance (3-2-1-0) and second emergency Ace Attack who is also a son of the 2009 SA Derby winner.

See below for the full Adelaide Guineas 2017 field & barriers, betting markets out shortly at

2017 Adelaide Guineas Final Field & Barrier Draw

Morphettville Race 6 – 13/05/2017

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 221×15521 FOX HALL Tony McEvoy Damien Thornton 13 57.5kg 74
2 1746×2115 MILWAUKEE Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 5 57.5kg 74
3 3x61231x20 CHAPEL CITY Gordon Richards Damien Oliver 4 57.5kg 72
4 11270×7389 SILVERA Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 20 57.5kg 70
5 x6110x3233 SO YOU TOO Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Clare Lindop 22 57.5kg 70
6 4×12742115 WASABI BOB Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jason Holder 10 57.5kg 70
7 3548×113 WEATHER CHANNEL John Macmillan Ms Jamie Kah 23 57.5kg 70
8 15×151 HUSSYBAY Mick Huxtable Damian Lane 3 57.5kg 68
9 76×13153 SOJU WARRIOR Mark Kavanagh Joe Bowditch 2 57.5kg 68
10 1140×77175 ZUNBAQA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Stephen Baster 8 55.5kg 76
11 4323×11 PETITION Lee & Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 14 55.5kg 72
12 4x4123x612 SPANNER HEAD Archie Alexander Jordan Childs (a) 17 55.5kg 69
13 21307×8510 WATERLOO SUNSET David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 15 55.5kg 68
14 105×7212 CAPPADOCIA Phillip Stokes Ben Claridge 9 55.5kg 67
15 6233231050 MISS IDENTIFIED Travis Doudle Todd Pannell 6 55.5kg 66
16 614×546249 VIENNA MISS John Hyam Ms Katelyn Mallyon 7 55.5kg 66
17 7110×42095 CLOCKWORK ORANGE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ben Melham 21 55.5kg 65
18 32x30x1690 SMART MANOEUVRE Phillip Stokes Noel Callow 1 55.5kg 64
19e 19322×0842 ENKI Gordon Richards TBA 11 57.5kg 63
20e 0356336×15 ACE ATTACK Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas TBA 18 57.5kg 62
21e 2×3231 TROGIR Phillip Stokes TBA 19 57.5kg 62
22e 13 RUPTURE Richard Jolly Paul Gatt 12 57.5kg 62
23e x5216x6877 BILLET DOUX Gordon Richards TBA 16 57.5kg 57


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