Snitzepeg was a lot further back in the Carbine Club than his previous runs. Expect him to be closer here.
Peaceful State is a speedy beginner but from a wide gate might be forced to work to get across the field.
Vinland and Hypnotist will likely be sliding forward trying to settle handy to the speed, Vinland the possible early leader.
Octabello is the drop out runner, Beau Geste likely to settle in the second half of the pack.
6 of the past 10 favourites in this race have been successful.
The trainer jockey combo of Snowden/McEvoy have won this race 4 of the last 10 editions. They combine with Hypnotist
4 of the past 5 winners of this race contested the Carbine Club Stakes at their previous start. Two landed the double, the other two placed 2nd in the Carbine Club.
The past 4 winners of this race all contested the Gothic Stakes two starts prior to the Guineas.
Cayambe in 2005 was the last time a filly was successful in the race.
Petrology won the Connoisseur on the way to defeating Stratum Star in the 2014 Guineas. Black Sail was 2nd in that race in 2017 when beaten a neck by All Too Hiuying.
Gear changes to factor are Black Sail, Icon Of Dubai and Octabello all with the blinkers first time.
No runners have tasted victory at the track. Vinland and Villermont are the only two that have raced at Sandown Hillside.
The Snowden/McEvoy combination is strong in this race with 4 wins in the past 10 years.
Villermont is the only runner in the field that has a win at 1600m.
Tight at the top of the market with Beau Geste holding sway at the top and Snitzepeg and Villermont not far behind.
The money has been strong for Villermont who is a big firmer $13 --> $5.50 with the money flowing for the Aaron Purcell trained colt.
Snitzepeg $4.20 --> $5 has eased with the Villermont money.
Beau Geste opened at the top of the market and it too has been easy from $3.70 --> $4.40.
Vinland has been specked at $11 and has firmed to a $9 quote in early markets.
The Sandown Guineas is a Melbourne Racing Club event held at Sandown Racecourse. The race is restricted to three year olds and is held at the conditions of set weights. In 2016 the weights were set at 57kg for colts & geldings and 55kg for fillies.
The race is run over a distance of 1600m and when the race was first held in 1957, it was a fillies only contest. It was not until 1968 that the race was opened to all three year olds. The race achieved Group 2 classification in 1979 and has maintained that status since.
Total prizemoney on offer in 2017 is $250,000. The 2016 winner was the John O'Shea trained Morton's Fork, ridden by Craig Williams. Other past winners of the race include Mahuta, Pressday, Caymans, Over, Navy Seal, Durbridge and Cossack Prince.
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|Date:||Saturday 18th November 2017|
|Race Type:||3YO Under Set Weights|
|2016 Winner:||Morton's Fork|
|2017 Sandown Guineas Odds|
|1||MORTON'S FORK||1ST||$2.30 (win)|
|8||JENNIFER LYNN||3RD||$1.20 (pl)|
The Sandown Guineas is a Group 2 race held at the famous Sandown Racecourse. One of the final races of the Melbourne Spring Carnival, it is a part of Sandown Classic Day and often produces future stars of the turf. Run over 1600m, it is the last prestigious set weights contest for three-year-olds during the spring. With Sandown being a ‘tough mile’, it also tends to indicate if a youngster has the potential to become a stayer down the track. Horses that tend to finish well in the Carbine Club Stakes on the Victoria Derby Day are always well suited in this event. First run back in 1957, it was originally a fillies only race until 1967.
From 1957 to 1964, and then again in 2013 (when Sandown was being upgraded), this race was held at Caulfield. In 1968 and 1969, it was run over a distance of 2112m, until it was reduced to a mile (1600m) in 1970. It was originally a Principal Race, before gaining Group 2 status in 1979. In 2013, Paximadia won the Carbine Club Stakes at Flemington before repeating the dose in the Sandown Guineas. Other promising youngsters to shine in this event include; Light Fingers (1964), Taj Rossi (1973), Stargazer (1989), Durbridge (1990), Navy Seal (1992), Over (1999) and Kidnapped (2009).
|2016||MORTON'S FORK||CRAIG WILLIAMS||JOHN O'SHEA||01:40.0|
|2015||MAHUTA||BRAD RAWILLER||DARREN WEIR||01:35.9|
|2014||PETROLOGY||NICHOLAS HALL||DAVID HAYES||01.36.7|
|2013||PAXIMADIA||KERRIN MCEVOY||SAEED BIN SUROOR||01.37.3|
|2012||TATRA||KERRIN MCEVOY||PETER SNOWDEN||01.36.7|
|2011||SO SWIFT||CRAIG WILLIAMS||BILL & SYMON WILDE||01.38.8|
|2010||PRESSDAY||NASH RAWILLER||JOHN SADLER||01.42.7|
|2009||KIDNAPPED||KERRIN MCEVOY||ISMAIL MOHAMMAD||01.36.2|
|2008||CAYMANS||KERRIN MCEVOY||SAEED BIN SUROOR||01.38.0|
|2007||SCHILLING||DAMIEN OLIVER||PETER MORGAN||01.38.6|