Kementari draws barrier 4 in 2018 Randwick Guineas field

March 7, 2018

Kementari draws barrier 4 in 2018 Randwick Guineas field

The short priced favourite Kementari drew nicely at barrier four in the Group 1 $1m Mostyn Copper Group Randwick Guineas (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Kementari, above, has drawn barrier 4 in the 14 horse Randwick Guineas field at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Kementari, above, has drawn barrier 4 in the 14 horse Randwick Guineas field at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Glyn Schofield will stick with the James Cummings trained Kementari in the fourteen horse field of top line three year olds.

Kementari has kicked off the 2018 Autumn Carnival in great style with wins in the Group 3 $150,000 Aquis Farm Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) at Warwick Farm on February 10 and in the Group 2 $400,000 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill a fortnight later.

Tim Clark sticks with Golden Rose winner Trapeze Artist who has drawn awkwardly at barrier ten and trainer Gerald Ryan is confident the Snitzel colt will run out a strong 1600m.

“Before the Golden Rose he ran a good race in the Stan Fox over 1500 metres and that was before he had his blinkers on,” Ryan told AAP.

“I”ve always believed he would run it. He was going to the Caulfield Guineas after the Golden Rose but he hurt himself so we had to change plans.”

“He’s bright and well and has improved off his last run.”

“I don’t want too much more rain for him. He is better on a firmer track.”

Sydney’s premiership winning trainer Chris Waller will saddle up four runners in the Randwick Guineas with Hugh Bowman‘s mounts D’Argento leading the charge, even though he drew the outside barrier.

Stablemate Kaonic has drawn the best at barrier five for Brenton Avdulla, Tangled is next to him in six with Jay Ford up while Tangmere has also drawn wide out at twelve with Kerrin McEvoy to ride.

Magic Millions 3yo Guineas winner Pierata has drawn the rails for Corey Brown with Victoria Derby winner Ace High drawn next to him with Tye Angland retaining the mount.

Victoria’s leading trainer Darren Weir has accepted with Peaceful State who ran a brave second to the Mick Price trained Grunt in the Group 1 $1m Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington last Saturday.

Brad Rawiller gets the ride again on Peaceful State who will jump from gate nine.

Betting at Ladbrokes.com.au for the Randwick Guineas has Kementari as the $2.60 favourite ahead of D’Argento at $4 and Pierata at $6.50.

Final Field for the 2018 Randwick Guineas (1600m)

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x155111x55 ACE HIGH David Payne Tye Angland 2 56.5kg 107
2 63x6410x14 TRAPEZE ARTIST Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 10 56.5kg 105
3 21x4320x11 KEMENTARI James Cummings Glyn Schofield 4 56.5kg 104
4 2132113 AGE OF FIRE Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Jason Collett 13 56.5kg 100
5 4137×12112 PIERATA Gregory Hickman Corey Brown 1 56.5kg 100
6 23x11432x8 SULLY (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Blake Shinn 11 56.5kg 94
7 312×172 PEACEFUL STATE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 9 56.5kg 93
8 00x94220x6 TANGLED Chris Waller Jay Ford 6 56.5kg 90
9 242251×600 CAPITAL GAIN Paul Butterworth Adam Hyeronimus 3 56.5kg 88
10 11×13 D’ARGENTO Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 14 56.5kg 88
11 112×129 SIEGE OF QUEBEC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Christian Reith 8 56.5kg 82
12 311×62 KAONIC (NZ) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 5 56.5kg 74
13 3235×212 CONDOR Paul Perry Joshua Parr 7 56.5kg 69
14 74×12 TANGMERE (NZ) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 12 56.5kg 68

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