Hitotsu Headlines 2022 Australian Guineas Nominations & Odds

February 1, 2022

Hitotsu Headlines 2022 Australian Guineas Nominations & Odds

On Monday Racing Victoria took nominations for a trio of upcoming Group 1 autumn features at Flemington including those for the 2022 Australian Guineas that attracted 111 entries led by Victoria Derby champion Hitotsu.

Hitotsu & John Allen (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photo) | Races.com.au

Victoria Derby winner Hitotsu headlines the 2022 Australian Guineas nominations this autumn. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Early entries for the Group 1 $1 million Australian Guineas (1600m), running at HQ on March 5, along with those for the both the Group 1 $1.5 million Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and Group 1 $1.5 million Australian Cup (2000m) the following weekend on ‘Super Saturday’ have all now been released.

This year’s Australian Guineas nominations were down from 122 last Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival but still chock-full of star young three-year-olds including seven individual Group 1 winners.

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Maurice colt Hitotsu heads updated all-in Australian Guineas betting markets at $3 through Ladbrokes.com.au.

He enjoyed a turnaround of form during the spring after transferring from Wendy Kelly to the powerhouse Maher/Eustace stable and went from a debut win at Donald to Victoria Derby champion in just three runs.

The other all-in favourite at Australian Guineas odds of $3.50 is Anamoe for Godolphin.

The James Cummings-trained Street Boss colt enjoyed a stellar spring headlined by his Caulfield Guineas win over the mile and devastatingly close second to State Of Rest in the Ladbrokes Cox Plate over 2040m at The Valley.

He resumed in Sydney last Saturday running a credible third in the Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m) and will only improve on that with more fitness and distance.

Anamoe however is an unlikely final acceptor for the Australian Guineas with the Group 1 $1 million Randwick Guineas (1600m) run on the same day in Sydney.

The other top chance for the Royal Blue brigade is Telofilo gelding Alegron ($15), third in Sydney’s Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) before his Victoria Derby second over the 2500m at Flemington last October.

Ahead of the better Australian Guineas lead-up races scheduled over the coming weeks, the third single-figure fancy at a current quote of $9 is the Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained Artorius.

The Flying Spur colt has not won a race since the Blue Diamond Stakes as a two-year-old last February but he’s been competitive in plenty since including a Golden Rose fourth, Caulfield Guineas third and third also in the Coolmore Stud Stakes down the ‘Straight Six’ here on Derby Day.

Since 2010 three fillies have beaten home the boys in the Australian Guineas results, most recently Mystic Journey (2019), and there are 26 in the mix this season.

Twenty-six fillies are nominated to potentially take on the boys in the 2022 Australian Guineas

Some of the standout fillies looking to take on the colts and geldings include the Hawkes Racing-trained Thousand Guineas winner Yearning; third in the same mile feature last October Barb Raider; Flight Stakes champ and Spring Champion Stakes runner-up Never Been Kissed for Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott; and the Chris Waller-trained Hinged who ran second in the Flight Stakes at Randwick.

Waller is yet to prepare an Australian Guineas winner and is in with eight entries with his Golden Rose third placegetter Coastwatch the other early standout.

Other notable entries including Stan Fox Stakes – $1 million Bondi Stakes double winner Hilal, Peter & Paul Snowden’s Caulfield Guineas runner-up Captivant, the Waterhouse/Bott JJ Atkins winner Converge and the consistent Peter Moody-trained Zoustar colt Lightsaber.

The Queensland contingent is led by Naughty Harry for the race’s 2020 winning trainer with Alligator Blood, David Vandyke.

As for the Kiwis, Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman have nominated their consistent New Zealander White Noise who has won four straight at home.

The 2022 Australian Guineas first acceptances close on Tuesday, February 22, with the latest all-in markets courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au available here.

2022 Australian Guineas Nominations

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 3x AIR BLUE G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
2 x2812540x7 AKIHIRO C 3 Gary Portelli
3 8142x AKTOLGALI G 3 Robert Hickmott
4 025x15432x ALEGRON G 3 James Cummings
5 224x ALONTRO C 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
6 ALWAYS ON MY MIND F 3 Ben & JD Hayes
7 121x1212x3 ANAMOE C 3 James Cummings
8 148x ANCIENT GIRL (NZ) F 3 Clinton McDonald
9 1x8x ARGENTIA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
10 1 ARKTIKA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
11 47x144853x ARNAQUEUR G 3 Jean Dubois
12 116x22433x ARTORIUS C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
13 ASTERNA ATTITUDE F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
14 93×113 ATTRACTABLE G 3 Peter G Moody
15 724x31203x AUDREY GIRL F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
16 2x212x BAMYAN BUDDHA C 3 Grant Young
17 321135x BARB RAIDER F 3 Jerome Hunter
18 16×2 BENCZKOWSKI (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
19 67×4121 BON VIVANT G 3 James Cummings
20 53110x BON’S A PEARLA F 3 Kevin Corstens
21 CAPTAIN GEORGE C 3 Anthony Cummings
22 531x36728x CAPTIVANT C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
23 753241428x CHARACTER G 3 James Cummings
24 10x521324x COASTWATCH G 3 Chris Waller
25 16x496x2 COMMANDS THE FIELD F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
26 x35130x250 CONSTRUCT G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
27 x621321x8x CONVERGE G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
28 11x CORONA LAD G 3 Nathan Dunn
29 2119x CUBAN LINK F 3 Greg Eurell
30 61 DAYAN STAR C 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
31 1643361231 DECENT RAINE F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
32 61 DEMON BLOOD G 3 Clinton McDonald
33 1x DRAFT DAY (NZ) G 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
34 2621629x DUFRESNE G 3 Anthony Cummings
35 33128x EL PATRONESS F 3 Danny O’Brien
36 2 ELITE ICON G 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
37 17 ELZAMEE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
38 11x ESPIONA F 3 Chris Waller
39 361110x EXTREME FLIGHT C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
40 4x3111x FANGIRL F 3 Chris Waller
41 114×1124 FAR TOO EASY G 3 David McColm
42 1200x FOOTLIGHTS (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
43 88x311615x FORGOT YOU (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
44 3107×1 FRENCH EMPEROR G 3 David Payne
45 1x GALLEON (NZ) C 3 Ben & JD Hayes
46 3x752x190x GIANNIS G 3 Chris Waller
47 72323x GWAN SO (GB) C 3 Annabel Neasham
48 21x23204x HERESY F 3 James Cummings
49 29x519x51 HE’S THE ULTIMATE (NZ) G 3 Peter G Moody
50 225x14353x HE’S XCEPTIONAL G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
51 722x53011x HILAL C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
52 2x2111026x HINGED F 3 Chris Waller
53 706x151x HITOTSU C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
54 31 IMA SHELBY G 3 Ben & JD Hayes
55 253x12938x INGRATIATING C 3 James Cummings
56 190x INVERELL (NZ) G 3 Clayton Douglas
57 1x LET’S SAY GRACE (NZ) F 3 Michael Moroney
58 119x6414x4 LIGHTSABER C 3 Peter G Moody
59 23x113x LINAS LEGEND C 3 Danny O’Brien
60 5×11 LUCKY DECISION (NZ) G 3 Peter G Moody
61 1×3 MAHREZ (NZ) G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
62 8x1164x MANA NUI (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller
63 12446x MAOTAI C 3 Kacy Fogden
64 12 MATRON BULLWINKEL F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
65 833126x47x MAURICE’S MEDAD G 3 Bjorn Baker
66 MAWKEB F 3 Ben & JD Hayes
67 24123×5 MILITARY EXPERT C 3 Annabel Neasham
68 3106×7 MORIDAN C 3 Anthony Cummings
69 412x MOUNTAIN RANGE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
70 14x46129x MR MOZART C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
71 1 NAUGHTY HARRY (NZ) G 3 David Vandyke
72 11912x NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
73 1140x846x1 OVERPASS C 3 Bjorn Baker
74 1x PASCERO C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
75 5 PHAREAL G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
76 1×1 PINSTRIPED G 3 Enver Jusufovic
77 12 PLACE OF GOLD G 3 Cliff Brown
78 450x441x21 POUNDING G 3 Peter G Moody
79 278x PRIX DE TURN (NZ) C 3 Matthew Brown
80 x200x1745x RANCH HAND C 3 Chris Waller
81 14x REIGATE G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
82 1171 REJOICED C 3 Annabel Neasham
83 84218117×4 RHINOCEROS (NZ) C 3 Emma-Lee & David Browne
84 ROMAN HISTORY G 3 Anthony Cummings
85 1x ROYAL DRESS F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
86 815111308x ROYALZEL C 3 Gary Portelli
87 5x SARSEN C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
88 23x115x SCARLET PRINCE C 3 Mitchell Beer
89 12x525x SECRET GLAMOUR F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
90 1×5 SECRET ISLE G 3 Louise Bonella
91 1215×23 SHARP RESPONSE G 3 Julius Sandhu
92 3x132x880x SHE’S ALL CLASS F 3 Chris Waller
93 117×1 SILENT IMPACT G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
94 3 SKYBEAM (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
95 x52157x123 SOCIALIST F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
96 23 SONOFTHEBEAST G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
97 5x151x SPIRIT OF GAYLARD (NZ) C 3 Mitchell Freedman
98 SUPARAZI G 3 Ben Brisbourne
99 6x15x0x TAMETOMO (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
100 1 TAVISTORM (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
101 513x1258x7 TIGER OF MALAY C 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
102 1 TIPITINA (NZ) G 3 James Cummings
103 7036×12 TITAN OF CHOICE G 3 Peter Gelagotis
104 TWELVE BELLS C 3 John Price
105 5x0x212x22 UMGAWA G 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
106 521x792x WAR ETERNAL (NZ) C 3 Bjorn Baker
107 31111 WHITE NOISE (NZ) G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
108 25x491214x YEARNING F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
109 31x7740x ZERELLE G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
110 2117×44 ZETARITA F 3 Kris Lees
111 1417x ZOUMON G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott

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