The 2015 Sandown Guineas is a Group 2 race held at the very end of the prestigious Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival on Zipping Classic Day in November.
The meeting at Sandown Racecourse hosts five other group status races, the Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m), Group 3 Sandown Stakes (1500m), Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m), Group 3 Summoned Stakes (1500m) and Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1200m). There are also three listed events on the day, including the Sandown Cup (3200m).
The Sandown Guineas is a middle distance race run over 1600m and is for three-year-olds at set weights. The race offers lucrative stakes of $300,000. It is also the last quality group race for three-year-olds at set weights of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Horses competing in the Sandown Guineas may have come via a large number of quality events held throughout the carnival including the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) on Victoria Derby Day at Flemington.
The 2015 Sandown Guineas is a feature race of Zipping Classic Day on Saturday 14th November.
|Sandown Guineas 2015|
|Date:||14th November, 2015|
|Conditions:||3YO – Set Weights|
2015 Sandown Guineas Field
The Sandown Guineas field usually attracts a fairly healthy range of runners. It’s a very popular target for stronger three year olds following successful spring campaigns. Although it is only 1600m, three year olds who have previously contested longer events will also line up in the Sandown Guineas field.
The 2015 Sandown Guineas field will be published below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||2x131x4306||DAL CIELO (NZ)||Murray Baker||Mark Zahra||12||57kg||77|
|2||24111||MAHUTA||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||14||57kg||82|
|3||11x41x64||MARKY MARK||Moira Murdoch||Michael Walker||2||57kg||90|
|4||x321514332||DEMONSTRATE||John O’Shea||James McDonald||3||57kg||73|
|5||824×417738||GREDINGTON||Pat Hyland||Craig Newitt||1||57kg||69|
|6||5×41324452||PATCH ADAMS||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan||Steven Arnold||11||57kg||72|
|7||324×1624||HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ)||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Damian Lane||13||57kg||67|
|8||19×86222||SEA OF TRANQUILITY||Matt Laurie||Luke Currie||15||57kg||66|
|9||443×1436||FLYING LIGHT||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Kerrin McEvoy||10||57kg||66|
|10||13||NGARIMU (NZ)||Peter G Moody||Glen Boss||7||57kg||66|
|11||4Dx5815||SHOCKAHOLIC||Matt Laurie||Chris Parnham||6||57kg||61|
|12||413×34161||DON’T DOUBT MAMMA||Tony McEvoy||Dwayne Dunn||5||55kg||77|
|13||x521x07696||THE GREY FLASH||Robbie Laing||Joe Bowditch||4||55kg||71|
|14||264×15||MAYSAM||Mick Price||Vlad Duric||8||55kg||63|
|15||1||ZAFIKI (NZ)||Robert Smerdon||Daniel Stackhouse||9||55kg||63|
2015 Sandown Guineas Nominations
The Sandown Guineas nominations tend to draw a fairly broad variety of three year olds, although most of them are quite talented. The majority of three year olds that enter the Sandown Guineas nominations have had pretty decent spring campaigns and are looking to get their name further up in lights.
The 2015 Sandown Guineas nominations will be published here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||2x131x4306||DAL CIELO (NZ)||C||3||Murray Baker||1||57kg||77|
|3||11x41x64||MARKY MARK||G||3||Moira Murdoch||3||57kg||90|
|4||413×34161||DON’T DOUBT MAMMA||F||3||Tony McEvoy||4||55kg||77|
|5||x521x07696||THE GREY FLASH||F||3||Robbie Laing||5||55kg||71|
|7||5×41324452||PATCH ADAMS||C||3||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan||7||57kg||72|
|9||324×1624||HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ)||G||3||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||9||57kg||67|
|10||296159×334||QUEEN OF WANDS||F||3||Clarry Conners||10||55kg||66|
|11||19×86222||SEA OF TRANQUILITY||G||3||Matt Laurie||11||57kg||66|
|12||443×1436||FLYING LIGHT||G||3||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||12||57kg||66|
|13||3×22||INDARRA (NZ)||F||3||Robert Smerdon||13||55kg||66|
|14||118×78020||ASHLEE MARIE||F||3||Richard Laming||14||55kg||64|
|16||13||NGARIMU (NZ)||C||3||Peter G Moody||16||57kg||66|
|18||1||ZAFIKI (NZ)||F||3||Robert Smerdon||18||55kg||63|
|20||85||ECLAIR SHADOW (NZ)||C||3||Robbie Laing||20||57kg||57|
Sandown Guineas History
First run in 1957, the inaugural winner of the Sandown Guineas was Orient. The event originated as a Principal race over eight furlongs and for two years in 1968 and 1969 it was run over 10 furlongs before reverting back to the original distance. Up until 1967 it was a fillies only race and from its inauguration until 1964 the event was held at Caulfield racecourse before being moved to Sandown. A few years later when Australia adopted the metric system the length was converted to 1600m. The Sandown Guineas gained its Group 2 status in 1979.
Some more than handy types have claimed victory in the Sandown Guineas including Over (1999), Sedation (1998), King Ivor (1996) and Durbridge (1990), although the event doesn’t normally attract Group 1 quality runners. Sandown Guineas winners, place getters and winning times since 2000 are provided below.
Recent Sandown Guineas Results
|1st||Mahuta||1 minute 35.98 seconds|
|3rd||Don’t Doubt Mamma|
|1st||Petrology||1 minute 36.74 seconds|
|1st||Paximadia||1 minute 37.39 seconds|
|1st||Tatra||1 minute 36.77 seconds|
|1st||So Swift||1 minute 38.84 seconds|
|1st||Pressday||1 minute 42.71 seconds|
|1st||Kidnapped||1 minute 36.2 seconds|
|1st||Caymans||1 minute 38 seconds|
|1st||Schilling||1 minute 38.6 seconds|
|1st||Sender||1 minute 34.8 seconds|
|2nd||Flame Of Sydney|
|1st||Cayambe||1 minute 39.4 seconds|
|1st||Binding||1 minute 42.5 seconds|
|2nd||Barely A Moment|
|1st||Pay Keys||1 minute 36.1 seconds|
|1st||Dextrous||1 minute 35.5 seconds|
|1st||Moon Dragon||1 minute 35.8 seconds|
|3rd||Road To Dance|
|1st||Scenic Warrior||1 minute 34.6 seconds|