2017 Sandown Guineas nominations: Weir has 3 entries

Victoria’s leading trainer Darren Weir has three horses among the nominations for the Group 2 $250,000 Sandown Guineas (1600m) at Sandown on Saturday.

Snitzepeg, above, is among the nominations for the 2017 Sandown Guineas at Sandown. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Snitzepeg, above, is among the nominations for the 2017 Sandown Guineas at Sandown. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Weir has entered the well performed Snitzepeg, two times winner Tamasa and the last start winner Peaceful State who are among the nineteen nominations for the 1600m contest for the three year olds.

Snitzepeg scored his third career win two starts back in the Listed $120,000 Gothic Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on October 21 before running fifth to Levendi in the Group 3 $200,000 The Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on November 4.

Tamasa was the winner of his first two race starts before his latest sixth to Kentucky Breeze in the Listed $150,000 Emirates Airline Handicap (1400m) at Flemington on November 11 while Peaceful State was a winner at second race start when he took out the 1400m Maiden at Ballarat on November 6.

Weir will be looking for another Melbourne Spring Carnival feature race win after claiming the last Group 1 race over the four day Melbourne Cup Carnival with Tosen Stardom in the $2m Emirates Stakes (2000m) at Flemington last Saturday.

Beau Geste looks the better of the two James Cummings trained three year olds nominated for the Sandown Guineas after finishing fourth ahead of stablemate Gaulois who was eighth in The Carbine Club Stakes.

Peter and Paul Snowden have three entries for the Sandown Guineas, Hypnotist, Almighty and Icon Of Dubai, Aaron Purcell has Black Sail and Villermont and Tony McEvoy has nominated Paseeto and Vinland.

Ladbrokes.com.au will be offering all the top odds for the Sandown Guineas meeting at Sandown on Saturday.

Nominations for the 2017 Sandown Guineas (1600m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 3231×60 ALMIGHTY C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 62
2 1×31374 BEAU GESTE C 3 James Cummings 76
3 48×14222 BLACK SAIL (NZ) C 3 Aaron Purcell 70
4 52 BLUEBROOK – G 3 Todd Balfour
5 52 FULTON STREET – C 3 John Sadler 59
6 32x321x218 GAULOIS C 3 James Cummings 73
7 49×6417090 GIVE – C 3 John Moloney 60
8 1×11549 HYPNOTIST C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 70
9 6425×217 ICON OF DUBAI C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 63
10 2x31x97462 I’LL HAVE A BIT – F 3 John McArdle 74
11 143 IRISH VEGA G 3 Anthony Freedman 68
12 0x645 MOJOS C 3 Ray Besanko
13 1×187 OCTABELLO C 3 Mick Price 67
14 4x353x110 PASEETO C 3 Tony McEvoy 72
15 31 PEACEFUL STATE C 3 Darren Weir 62
16 150×524115 SNITZEPEG – C 3 Darren Weir 80
17 116 TAMASA C 3 Darren Weir 68
18 314 VILLERMONT C 3 Aaron Purcell 63
19 56×1 VINLAND – C 3 Tony McEvoy 62


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