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RANDWICK GUINEAS - FOUR FAST FACTS


The Group 1 Randwick Guineas is a set weights event restricted for 3YO gallopers. This event was born as a replacement for the Canterbury Guineas in 2005 and now forms part of the Sydney 3YO Triple Crown which also includes the Rosehill Guineas and the ATC Derby.

Held over 1600m, the race forms a path to the other races of the Triple Crown that are run over 2000m and 2400m. In 2016 the race has received a significant stakes increase and will be run for $1m.

To entice the best 3YO’s the winner receives a ballot exemption for both the Doncaster Handicap and the ATC Derby. Previous winners include horses the calibre of It’s A Dundeel, Shoot Out, Weekend Hussler and Octagonal.

The Randwick Guineas forms a part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Odds and previews are available for all the major Autumn Racing Carnival races at UBET's Autumn Racing Betting Hub.


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Randwick Guineas Guide
Date: Saturday 5th March 2016
Race Time: 15:10 AEST
Race Code: SR7
Location: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1600 metres
Race Type: 3YO Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,000,000
2015 Winner: Hallowed Crown
2016 Randwick Guineas Odds

NO. NAME RESULT ODDS
5 LE ROMAIN 1ST $25.20 (win)
9 PRESS STATEMENT 2ND $1.20 (pl)
1 GOLD AMBITION 3RD $15.30 (pl)
13 STAY WITH ME 4TH -
7 MONTAIGNE - -
12 DATA POINT - -
10 BALMAIN BOY - -
4 SHARDS - -
8 TULSA - -
2 ETYMOLOGY - -
6 MAN OF CHOICE - -
11 MACKINTOSH - -
3 DAL CIELO - -
EXPERT TIPS & ANALYSIS FROM

BEST BETS’ CARL DI IORIO

  • 1PRESS STATEMENT
  • 13STAY WITH ME
  • 8TULSA
  • 7 MONTAIGNE

Not a lot of noted front-running types in this race. Can envisage DAL CIELO leading with MACKINTOSH and PRESS STATEMENT rolling forward from wide barriers. LE ROMAIN should be while and STAY WITH ME and TULSA might just be slightly handier than usual.

PRESS STATEMENT looks awfully hard to beat. He displayed wonderful acceleration in the straight to win the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) first up from a spell. The wide barrier shouldn’t be too much of an issue for Press Statement as Hugh Bowman has the option of going forward like he did in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) last October where he was dominant. In that Caulfield Guineas he beat DAL CIELO, who raced too keen for 1600m, plus SHARDS and TULSA who both met bad early interference in forgivable efforts.

The danger to Press Statement is last year’s Thousand Guineas winner STAY WITH ME. She raced too keenly first up in the Group 2 Light Fingers (1200m) but was back to somewhere near her best when running home against the tempo in last Saturday’s Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m).

TULSA was ridden upside down first up in the Group 3 Manfred Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield – that run is best ignored. He again showed his best when ridden cold from an outside gate last start when third in the Group 3 C.S. Hayes Stakes (1400m). You could argue he perhaps would have won if he didn’t lay in behind Tulsa and Palentino at the 200-metre mark.

MONTAIGNE has made excellent progress through the grades this prep – it’s amazing to think he started $51 to win a three-year-old maiden at Warwick Farm in January. LE ROMAIN has done nothing wrong with seconds in the two key lead-up races of the Eskimo Prince and Hobartville. The Godolphin pair of SHARDS and ETYMOLOGY along with DATA POINT will be hoping for a genuinely-run race to give them a chance of figuring in the finish.



RANDWICK GUINEAS CONTENDERS

RANDWICK GUINEAS CONTENDERS

PRESS STATEMENT

Opening a red figure favourite for his racing return in the G2 Hobartville Stakes, he went to the post at even money and asserted his dominance, racing on the pace before pulling away to win by 2.3 lengths. Now the winner at 6 of 8 career starts, Press Statement will start a short priced favourite to continue on his winning way. His last 3 starts have all been victories with the haul including his last 2 runs in the Spring prior to going for a break. Those wins were the G2 Stan Fox Stakes and the G1 Caulfield Guineas. Chris Waller has commented that his Autumn campaign is being shaped around staying in Sydney and he will get his first look at Randwick in this event.

STAY WITH ME

Pushing ahead off a 1 week back-up Stay With Me will be having her 3rd run this preparation. 1st up she started the race favourite and could only manage 5th of the 7 runners in the G2 Light Fingers after settling at the rear of the field. Last Saturday she was beaten just under 2 lengths when finishing 3rd to Ghisoni in the G2 Surround Stakes after racing 3 wide the entire trip. Turning for home she fought strongly and made up good ground in the sprint to the post. The only other runner under double figures in the market and the only filly in the race, she has drawn well in gate 5.

MONTAIGNE

A progressive type who has pleased his trainer Anthony Cummings, Montaigne is still in his 1st racing preparation. Opening his career on January 7 he finished 2nd in a set weights maiden when starting a 50/1 outsider. Having his 2nd start at Warwick Farm he displayed some of his talent with a half-length win, again starting at odds with some specking at the $18 fixed UBET offered. Able to frank the form at his next start by winning a benchmark 78 event when starting favourite he was then pitch-forked into the G2 Hobartville Stakes and finished 3rd to Press Statement. Missing the jump and settling at the rear of the field he weaved a passage in the straight to finish a nice 3rd making up plenty of ground with the leader to winner going sub 34 seconds for the final 600m sectional.



THE ROUGHIE TIP

THE ROUGHIE TIP

LE ROMAIN

From 6 career starts the Kris Lees trained gelding is yet to miss a place. Resuming on January 23 he was a winner at Randwick over 1000m on a Heavy 8 and then stepped up at his next start taking on the G3 Eskimo Prince, where he finished a 1.8 length 2nd. Next up he took on the G2 Hobartville and after settling midfield, knuckled down to his task strongly when chasing Press Statement getting within 2.3 lengths. He steps out to 1600m for the first time and is 2:1-1 on the Randwick surface.



PREVIOUS RANDWICK GUINEAS WINNERS

PREVIOUS RANDWICK GUINEAS WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2016 LE ROMAIN CHRISTIAN REITH KRIS LEES 01:33.8
2015 HALLOWED CROWN HUGH BOWMAN BART CUMMINGS 01:35.0
2014 DISSIDENT JIM CASSIDY PETER MOODY 01:36.3
2013 IT’S A DUNDEEL JAMES MCDONALD MURRAY BAKER 01:35.1
2012 MOSHEEN DANNY NIKOLIC ROBERT SMERDON 01:37.6
2011 ILOVETHISCITY BRENTON AVDULLA GRAHAME BEGG 01:35.3
2010 BLACK CAVIAR STATHI KATSIDIS JOHN WALLACE 01:34.9
2009 METAL BENDER DANNY NIKOLIC JACK DENHAM 01:36.5
2008 WEEKEND HUSSLER BRAD RAWILLER ROSS MCDONALD 01:36.3
2007 MENTALITY DARREN BEADMAN JOHN HAWKES 01:35.7
2006 HOTEL GRAND JAY FORD ANTHONY CUMMINGS 01:35.8


RANDWICK GUINEAS INFORMATION

The Randwick Guineas is a Group 1 race held at the famous Royal Randwick Racecourse. Replacing the Canterbury Guineas in 2005, it is part of Randwick Guineas Day and is held during the Sydney Autumn Carnival. It is run over a distance of 1600m and boasts a prize pool of $600,000. A race for three-year-olds under set weights conditions, the Guineas is the first leg of the Sydney three-year-old “Triple Crown” which also features the Rosehill Guineas (2000m) and the ATC Derby (2400m).

The winner of this race automatically qualifies for a berth in the ATC Australian Derby and the Doncaster Handicap. Some classy three-year-olds have won this event and the earlier version (the Canterbury Guineas) including; It’s A Dundeel (2013), Mosheen (2012), Shoot Out (2010), Weekend Hussler (2008), Octagonal (1996) and Veandercross (1992).