A number of the top-fancied mares to take out...
Last Saturday’s Springtime Stakes quinella Ringerdingding and Scottish Rogue are among the nominations for the Group 2 $250,000 Sandown Guineas (1600m) at Ladbrokes Park at Sandown on Saturday.
The Darren Weir trained Ringerdingding is joined by stablemate Junipal in the fifteen nominations for the Sandown Guineas while Tony McEvoy has also entered Secret Blaze as well as Scottish Rogue.
McEvoy said that Scottish Rogue has pulled up well following his half a length second to Ringerdingding in the Listed $150,000 Springtime Stakes (1400m) at Flemington last Saturday and at this stage will be backing up this weekend in the Sandown Guineas.
“I thought his effort was fantastic last week,” McEvoy told AAP.
“He’s got to back up but he’ll come on from the run.
“He’s seems good. He hasn’t left an oat and obviously he’ll just have an easy week.
“At this stage he’s bright and well.”
Secret Blaze has been placed at two of his three race starts this campaign , his latest being a third to Ranier in the Group 3 $200,000 The Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on November 3.
Junipal has handled his quick step up in class in great style and at his second run after winning his maiden at Donald on October 9, finished second in the Listed $150,000 TCL TV Stakes (1800m) at Flemington on Kennedy Oaks Day last Thursday.
The Mick Price trained Seabrook is one of two fillies nominated for the Sandown Guineas, the other being the Adelaide filly Havana Heat.
Seabrook is dropping back to her own age group after running sixth against the mares in the Group 1 $500,000 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on Derby Day while the Will Clarken trained Havana Heat heads to the Sandown Guineas on the back of a win in a 1600m Maiden at Morphettville on Melbourne Cup Day last Tuesday.
Early betting for the Sandown Guineas at Ladbrokes.com.au has Ringerdingding as the $2.80 favourite ahead of Seabrook at $4 and Junipal at $6.50.
Betting for the 2018 Sandown Guineas at Ladbrokes.com.au: $2.80 Ringerdingding, $4 Seabrook, $6.50 Junipal, $8.50 Long Leaf, Scottish Rogue, $10 Secret Blaze, $12 Good ‘N’ Fast, Zoutori, $16 Havana Heat, Ulusaba, $34 Igniter, Predecessor, Syd’s Coin, $101 Achieve Victory, Du To Pass.
Nominations for the 2018 Sandown Guineas (1600m)
|#||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||31591×3836||SEABROOK (NZ)||F||3||Mick Price||1||55kg||102|
|2||10649×2836||LONG LEAF||C||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||2||57kg||82|
|3||211×3848||GOOD ’N’ FAST||C||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||3||57kg||84|
|5||140×86810||SYD’S COIN||C||3||Ken Keys||5||57kg||67|
|6||2611332×82||SCOTTISH ROGUE||G||3||Tony McEvoy||6||57kg||72|
|7||x21434x263||SECRET BLAZE||G||3||Tony McEvoy||7||57kg||70|
|8||28×2131||ULUSABA||G||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||8||57kg||66|
|10||0x332x145||ZOUTORI||G||3||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||10||57kg||63|
|11||6x4279x21||HAVANA HEAT||F||3||Will Clarken||11||55kg||62|
|12||44×2221||DU TO PASS||G||3||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan||12||57kg||61|
|15||33||ACHIEVE VICTORY||C||3||Shea Eden||15||57kg||59|
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