2020 Australian Guineas Nominations & Odds: Alligator Blood Favourite

January 24, 2020

2020 Australian Guineas Nominations & Odds: Alligator Blood Favourite

Star Queenslander Alligator Blood remains top of the futures markets on the Australian Guineas 2020 following nominations for the million-dollar Flemington feature.

Alligator Blood. Photo: Steve Hart.

Alligator Blood is early favourite to win the Australian Guineas 2020 in Melbourne. Photo: Steve Hart.

On Monday Racing Victoria took early entries for three upcoming Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival events including those for the Group 1 $1 million Kennedy Australian Guineas (1600m).

The mile classic runs at HQ on Saturday February 29 and the 2020 Australian Guineas nominations attracted a bumper 106 three-year-olds.

Heading the updated all-in Australian Guineas odds at Ladbrokes.com.au, the David Vandyke-trained Alligator Blood is at $4.20 to continue his outstanding form.

A winner of all but one of his nine career starts – when runner-up to Super Seth in the $2 million Caulfield Guineas (1600m) – the All Too Hard gelding has been flying this season.

He has won all three of his summer starts including the impressive two length victory in the Gold Coast’s $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m) despite a horror lead-up to the event.

Vandyke this week locked-in a Melbourne bid for Alligator Blood early in the autumn with his Australian Guineas acceptance and $5 million The All-Star Mile (1600m) target at Caulfield confirmed.

“Immediately after the (Magic Millions) race I knew that his preparation was in doubt because of the way that he looked going into the race,” Vandyke told RSN927.

“Indeed, before the start I was concerned that he had run his race before he went around but like good horses do, he got the job done.

“Then he had to endure a three and a half-hour float trip back home because the freeway was still blocked.

“I thought I would give him 10 days and just forget about immediate future plans, let him have a run around the paddock and then assess him today.

“He’s in good shape and he’s ready.”

The horse will race next-up in the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on February 15 a fortnight before tackling the Australian Guineas.

“We’ll come down the week before the CS Hayes and he’ll run in the CS Hayes and if I’m happy after that the Australian Guineas,” Vandyke confirmed.

“They’re both at Flemington and then if I’m happy with him after the Australian Guineas the All-Star Mile, and then he’ll have a lengthy break.”

Close second favourite in futures Australian Guineas betting at $5 is brilliant Kiwi galloper Catalyst from the Te Awamutu stables of Clayton Chipperfield.

The Darci Brahma gelding has won his last five on the trot back home including a runaway effort in early November’s Group 1 2000 Guineas (2600m).

Proven over the mile, the bay is eyeing a trip across the Tasman to chase the autumn spoils in Melbourne and is sure to be competitive in the Australian Guineas.

Among the other standout Australian Guineas nominations in what is shaping up as an outstanding clash are Caulfield Guineas winner Super Seth and the Richard Litt-trained Group 1 winner Castelvecchio last seen running second to Lys Gracieux in the Cox Plate.

Australian Guineas 2020 first acceptances close on February 18 with the latest odds on the race available here courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Australian Guineas Nominations

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 71115x ACTING (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
2 2115×1 ADELAIDE ACE (NZ) G 3 Lindsey Smith
3 1x2517x1 ALABAMA EXPRESS C 3 Michael Moroney
4 236x53x214 ALBURQ G 3 Michael Moroney
5 1x1112x111 ALLIGATOR BLOOD G 3 David Vandyke
6 512×72 ANTAGONISER C 3 Mark Kavanagh
7 75x2114x3 BANQUO C 3 Danny O’Brien
8 52x BEAU ZOOM C 3 Neville Parnham
9 59x32x BELLOWS G 3 Michael Moroney
10 12×142 BIG PARADE C 3 Clare Cunningham
11 17104x BONVICINI F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
12 5x36x BY A WHISKER G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
13 2x CAMPESE G 3 Archie Alexander
14 x2416x521x CASSIUS G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
15 1331x4722x CASTELVECCHIO C 3 Richard Litt
16 71x1111x CATALYST (NZ) G 3 Clayton Chipperfield
17 11x CHAILLOT F 3 Archie Alexander
18 17x11x CHAINS OF HONOUR G 3 Gerald Ryan
19 12x CHENIER C 3 Anthony Freedman
20 19x CHEPTEGEI G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
21 34254126x CHUCK A LUCK (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
22 COMMODUS G 3 Mark Sues
23 1x4x CONFIDANT C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
24 5×14236421 CONQUEROR C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
25 112x11251x DALASAN C 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
26 00212 DIODE G 3 Michael Kent
27 14x DIRTY DEEDS (NZ) G 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
28 3×26 DYNAMIC DUO C 3 Tony Noonan
29 EMERALD CROWN F 3 Nigel Blackiston
30 2258x53x ENOOD F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
31 345x1421x FASCINO (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
32 312x2914x FLIT F 3 James Cummings
33 1134x FORTRESS COMMAND C 3 Gerald Ryan
34 1×1 FRONDEUR (NZ) F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
35 4x1333x GROUNDSWELL C 3 Anthony Freedman
36 83×121222 HARLECH (NZ) C 3 Michael Moroney
37 332×561432 HASSTOBEGOOD (NZ) F 3 Roger James & Robert Wellwood
38 113x HEART OF PUISSANCE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
39 211×1 HEART OF THE OAK F 3 Gerald Ryan
40 63×1 HE’LL HAUNT US G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
41 361043×4 HIGH TORQUE C 3 Dean Grass
42 11 HOW WOMANTIC F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
43 52x723231x IMPERIAL LAD C 3 John Moloney
44 5414x INFLUENTIAL JACK G 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
45 6255×1 JUST ZERENE F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
46 2x KINANE (NZ) G 3 Michael Kent
47 KINGSHEIR (GB) C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
48 112x4501x KUBRICK C 3 Chris Waller
49 1x5913x70x LADY LUPINO F 3 Danny O’Brien
50 31x LEGION OF MERIT (NZ) G 3 Mitchell Freedman
51 217x LORD MARKEL (NZ) C 3 Wendy Kelly
52 6422x1212x LOVING GABY F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
53 5×11 LUNAR LIGHT F 3 Will Clarken
54 1113x4274x LYRE F 3 Anthony Freedman
55 261x METEORITE C 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
56 11x5x MEUSE F 3 Anthony Freedman
57 3x113411x MIAMI BOUND (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien
58 121121x3x MICROPHONE C 3 James Cummings
59 69×51 MIYAKE C 3 Chris Waller
60 647×311 MRS BECKHAM (NZ) F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
61 1111x73x14 MYSTICAL PURSUIT F 3 Adam Trinder
62 525x NIGHT PASSAGE F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
63 331 NONCONFORMIST G 3 Grahame Begg
64 25125x78x OUTLANDOS G 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
65 6153x3121x PANCHO G 3 Chris Waller
66 2x PARIS PIKE C 3 Greg Eurell
67 89311×632 PARMIE F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
68 11600x PEIDRA G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
69 6217x1777x POWER SCHEME G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
70 5x1681151x PRETTY BRAZEN F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
71 5x832x RECOGNISE F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
72 123x RELOADED C 3 Chris Waller
73 1x452132x RIDDLE ME THAT G 3 Matt Laurie
74 6×11 RING OF HONOUR G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
75 5x ROYAL CROWN G 3 Michael Kent
76 9914×44 RUTHERFORD C 3 Robbie Griffiths
77 112x SASSY SALITAGE F 3 Greg Eurell
78 2211x SAVVY LAD (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
79 19x SCOTTISH DANCER G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
80 313x SEA DRAGON C 3 Michael Kent
81 15x SELICA (NZ) F 3 Phillip Stokes
82 214x3115x SHADOW HERO G 3 Mark Newnham
83 17x4410x SHIFTY SHAMUS G 3 Matt Laurie
84 20x760x SHOTMAKER C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
85 21240x SNAPDANCER F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
86 1x21813x SOUL PATCH C 3 Ken Keys
87 7x1223x SOUTHBANK F 3 Anthony Freedman
88 1x SPEND C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
89 3 STANDING BEAR G 3 Brenden Mackay
90 24x STICKING POINT F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
91 STRADARI G 3 Cindy Alderson
92 28218x500x STRASBOURG C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
93 113x1651x SUPER SETH C 3 Anthony Freedman
94 32154x SUPERSTORM G 3 Grant & Alana Williams
95 01141x THE HOLY ONE (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
96 51×21 THINK ’N’ FLY C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
97 653x25110x THOUGHT OF THAT C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
98 4 TIGNANELLO (NZ) G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
99 7313027x VEGAS KNIGHT G 3 Colin Little
100 VETO C 3 Frankie Stockdale
101 74x34121x WARNING G 3 Anthony Freedman
102 355x22x212 WEDGETAIL G 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
103 313x WESTERN SUN G 3 Matt Cumani
104 8x111750x WESTPORT F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
105 13x1131x XILONG F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
106 23111x7L0x YOURDEEL (NZ) G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig

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