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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
Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas News
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|
|Conditions:||3YO – Set Weights|
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.
|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.
|#||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.
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||Villermont||1 minute 37.53 seconds|
|1st||Morton’s Fork||1 minute 40.05 seconds|
|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|