Randwick Guineas Bound The Autumn Sun Claims Hobartville Stakes

February 23, 2019

Randwick Guineas Bound The Autumn Sun Claims Hobartville Stakes

He left it late, but The Autumn Sun did what he was supposed to during Saturday’s Group 2 Horbartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill.

Chris Waller’s three-year-old was first-up following a win in last year’s Caulfield Guineas, but left punters feeling a little nervous as jockey Kerrin McEvoy waited until the final 100m to shift into gear.

The Autumn Sun remains the firm favourite for next month’s Randwick Guineas at Randwick. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

The Autumn Sun, a three-time Group 1 winner, found himself wide on the final turn chasing down Vegadaze as the leaders quickened. Anthony Cummings’ three-year-old was unbeaten in three career starts, but was no match for Waller’s speedster over the final furlong.

“It was a good win, and that’s all he needed to do in my eyes, it’ll just top him off nicely for the Randwick Guineas in two weeks time” Waller said after the race.

“You never know where a horse is until they have their first-up run, and obviously running on a pretty wet track today was testing, and it probably took a little bit of that brilliance away, but watch out on a good track next start.”

Waller’s plan was always to target next month’s $1 million Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) on March 9, a race that’s seen The Autumn Sun listed as the $1.60 favourite with Ladbrokes.com.au. Now with six wins from seven starts, Waller thinks The Autumn Sun has more than proven himself after winning first-up over 1400m, but still thinks he has plenty left to give now that he’s a year older.

“Randwick Guineas has been the race he’s set for, he’s won a Group 1 race in Queensland, a Group 1 race in Melbourne, the Caulfield Guineas obviously, and the Golden Rose, so he’s won in all states – he’s just got to do it as a three-year-old” Waller concluded.

Full Randwick Guineas Odds:

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Sandown Guineas 2020 Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field & Odds Update: Avilius Firming Favourite

Despite a last start failure in the Melbourne Cup the Godolphin-raced Avilius...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oli...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oliver Rides Sixth Winner on Personal

Jockey Damien Oliver celebrated his sixth success in the 162nd running of the...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020:...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020: Personal Wins The Oaks

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day continues the racing action of the Melbourne Cup...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Fleming...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Day 3 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Flemington Racecourse...

Horse Racing Today

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Resul...

2021 J.J. Atkins Results: Conv...

2021 J.J. Atkins Results: Converge Scores Third Win for Gai Waterhouse

Saturday turned into a profitable day for punters at Eagle Farm as Gai...

2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup Resul...

2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup Results: Vega One Beats Jonker In Gollan Quinella

Queensland horseman Tony Gollan celebrated a huge result in the...

Queensland Derby 2021 Results:...

Queensland Derby 2021 Results: Waller Runs Quinella With Kukeracha & Senor Toba

Master trainer Chris Waller celebrated his 21st career Group 1 quinella with...

2021 JJ Atkins Next for BRC Si...

2021 JJ Atkins Next for BRC Sires’ Winner Tiger Of Malay

The good run of two-year-olds this season for the Golden Slipper winning...

Race Results

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Tofane Upsets Vega One, Signore Fox Third

2021 J.J. Atkins Results: Converge Scores Third Win for Gai Waterhouse

2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup Results: Vega One Beats Jonker In Gollan Quinella

Queensland Derby 2021 Results: Waller Runs Quinella With Kukeracha & Senor Toba

2021 JJ Atkins Next for BRC Sires’ Winner Tiger Of Malay

Race Previews

2021 Brisbane Cup Field & Betting: Top Three Hard to Split

Stradbroke Handicap 2021 Barriers & Betting Update: Vega One Draws 4

2021 The Q22 Field & Betting: Zaaki Odds-On

Converge Leads 2021 JJ Atkins Field & Odds

Vega One Heads 2021 Stradbroke Handicap Field & Odds

Fields & Form

2021 Brisbane Cup Field & Betting: Top Three Hard to Split

Stradbroke Handicap 2021 Barriers & Betting Update: Vega One Draws 4

2021 The Q22 Field & Betting: Zaaki Odds-On

Converge Leads 2021 JJ Atkins Field & Odds

Vega One Heads 2021 Stradbroke Handicap Field & Odds