Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas

The Sandown Guineas is a Group 2 race run over the mile at Ladbrokes Park on Zipping Classic Day by a field of spring three-year-olds.

2017 Sandown Guineas Results

  • 1st: #9 Villermont
  • 2nd: #10 Peaceful State
  • 3rd: #3 Black Sail



The 2017 Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas is a Group 2 race held at the very end of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival on Zipping Classic Day in mid-late November, a week after the Melbourne Cup Carnival comes to a close on Emirates Stakes Day.

The meeting at Sandown Racecourse – now known as Ladbrokes Park – hosts five Group status races in total including 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 a host of Listed events on the day, including the Sandown Cup (3200m) run over the two miles.

The Ladbrokes 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 $250,000. 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 2017 Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas was a feature race on Zipping Classic Day that took place on Saturday November 18, 2017 .

Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas 2017
Date: Saturday November 18, 2017
Track: Sandown Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $250,000
Inaugurated: 1957

2017 Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas Results

  • 1st: #9 Villermont
  • 2nd: #10 Peaceful State
  • 3rd: #3 Black Sail

See below for the official Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas 2017 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the win by the Aaron Purcell-trained All Too Hard colt Villermont who continued his ace form at a mile with a narrow success over Peaceful State and the also Purcell-trained Black Sail. Purcell is now considering a 2018 Rosehill Guineas target in the autumn for his Sandown Guineas winner Villermont.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 9 VILLERMONT Aaron Purcell Luke Nolen 9 57kg $7.50
2 10 PEACEFUL STATE Darren Weir John Allen 0.2L 11 57kg $9.50
3 3 BLACK SAIL Aaron Purcell Mark Zahra 0.5L 5 57kg $9
4 2 BEAU GESTE James Cummings Damian Lane 3.25L 4 57kg $5.50
5 8 VINLAND Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 3.65L 3 57kg $9
6 7 GIVE John Moloney Patrick Moloney 4.65L 1 57kg $101
7 4 HYPNOTIST Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 5.65L 6 57kg $18
8 11 I’LL HAVE A BIT John McArdle Jamie Mott 6.4L 2 55kg $16
9 6 OCTABELLO Mick Price Damien Oliver 6.5L 10 57kg $8.50
10 1 SNITZEPEG Darren Weir Dean Yendall 8.25L 7 57kg $5
11 5 ICON OF DUBAI Peter & Paul Snowden Ben Melham 8.35L 8 57kg $26

2017 Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas Tips

  • 1st: #1 Snitzepeg
  • 2nd: #4 Hypnotist
  • 3rd: #11 I’ll Have A Bit

Check out our full Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas 2017 Betting Tips by following the link, the Races.com.au team tipping the Darren Weir-trained SNITZEPEG ($5) to be given a run closer to the pace than in the Carbine Club Stakes and finish on top. HYPNOTIST ($11) was flat in the same lead-up, but had excuses, and has four-time winning trainer / jockey combo Peter Snowden / Kerrin McEvoy. I’LL HAVE A BIT ($16) is the filly taking on the boys on the back of a Monee Valley Fillies Classic second, won’t win but can place.

2017 Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas Betting Odds

The latest Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas 2017 betting odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au along with links to the markets for you to back your Sandown Guineas Tips at the right price will be available below the week of the race.

2017 Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas Field

The Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas field usually attracts a quality field of three-year-olds chasing a final Group win for the spring. It is 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 official Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas 2017 Field & Barriers will be announced below on the Wednesday of race week.

The 2017 Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas Final Field features 11 three-year-olds including Carbine Club Stakes fourth and fifth placegetters Beau Geste and Snitzepeg. Trainer Aaron Purcell saddles-up stablemates Black Sail and Villermont both in good form, while I’ll Have A Bit in barrier two is the sole filly taking on the boys in the mile clash this season.

Read more on the Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas 2017 Field.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 150×524115 SNITZEPEG Darren Weir Dean Yendall 7 57kg 80
2 1×31374 BEAU GESTE James Cummings Damian Lane 4 57kg 76
3 48×14222 BLACK SAIL (NZ) Aaron Purcell Mark Zahra 5 57kg 70
4 1×11549 HYPNOTIST Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 6 57kg 70
5 6425×217 ICON OF DUBAI Peter & Paul Snowden Michael Walker 8 57kg 63
6 1×187 OCTABELLO Mick Price Damien Oliver 10 57kg 67
7 49×6417090 GIVE John Moloney Patrick Moloney 1 57kg 60
8 56×1 VINLAND Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 3 57kg 62
9 314 VILLERMONT Aaron Purcell Luke Nolen 9 57kg 63
10 31 PEACEFUL STATE Darren Weir John Allen 11 57kg 62
11 2x31x97462 I’LL HAVE A BIT John McArdle Jamie Mott 2 55kg 74

2017 Sandown Guineas Nominations

The Sandown Guineas 2017 nominations close on the Monday leading-up to the race and attract plenty of graduates out of the Carbine Club Stakes a fortnight earlier on Victoria Derby Day.

The 2017 Sandown Guineas Nominations drew a bumper 19 hopefuls with the sole filly in the mix I’ll Have A Bit sitting top of the ballot after a lead-up second in the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (1600m) over the same distance.

View the Sandown Guineas 2017 Nominations including the three Darren Weir-trained entries.

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

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Sandown Guineas
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Sandown Guineas
1st Villermont 1 minute 37.53 seconds
2nd Peaceful State
3rd Black Sail
2016
Sandown Guineas
1st Morton’s Fork 1 minute 40.05 seconds
2nd Ruthven
3rd Jennifer Lynn
2015
Sandown Guineas
1st Mahuta 1 minute 35.98 seconds
2nd Dal Cielo
3rd Don’t Doubt Mamma
2014
Sandown Guineas
1st Petrology 1 minute 36.74 seconds
2nd Stratum Star
3rd Berisha
2013
Sandown Guineas
1st Paximadia 1 minute 37.39 seconds
2nd Equator
3rd Apollo’s Choice
2012
Sandown Guineas
1st Tatra 1 minute 36.77 seconds
2nd Lunar Rise
3rd Proverb
2011
Sandown Guineas
1st So Swift 1 minute 38.84 seconds
2nd Niagara
3rd Galah
2010
Sandown Guineas
1st Pressday 1 minute 42.71 seconds
2nd Chasse
3rd Bigelow
2009
Sandown Guineas
1st Kidnapped 1 minute 36.2 seconds
2nd Majestic Music
3rd Turf Express
2008
Sandown Guineas
1st Caymans 1 minute 38 seconds
2nd Marveen
3rd Lucky Thunder
2007
Sandown Guineas
1st Schilling 1 minute 38.6 seconds
2nd Masked Assassin
3rd Wind Shear
2006
Sandown Guineas
1st Sender 1 minute 34.8 seconds
2nd Flame Of Sydney
3rd Wordsmith
2005
Sandown Guineas
1st Cayambe 1 minute 39.4 seconds
2nd Zigotto
3rd Aztec Smytzer
2004
Sandown Guineas
1st Binding 1 minute 42.5 seconds
2nd Barely A Moment
3rd Al Maher
2003
Sandown Guineas
1st Pay Keys 1 minute 36.1 seconds
2nd Ikes Dream
3rd Delzao
2002
Sandown Guineas
1st Dextrous 1 minute 35.5 seconds
2nd Lawsons Storm
3rd Cool Azz
2001
Sandown Guineas
1st Moon Dragon 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd All Courage
3rd Road To Dance
2000
Sandown Guineas
1st Scenic Warrior 1 minute 34.6 seconds
2nd Wyndam Special
3rd Paradiddle

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