Inference will be at his third start this prep after resuming in the G2 Hobartville Stakes over 1400m. In the Hobartville he settled near the rear and when the field hit the home straight he was angled to the outside. Of those coming off the pace he made the best late ground, hitting the line strongly to be two lengths off the winner, Man From Uncle. Second-up into the Randwick Guineas he once again settled at the rear of the field. As the turned for home, Tommy Berry shifted wide and was hard up against the outside fence as he finished strongly ploughing through the heavy going to take the victory. He gets out to 2000m for the first time this prep which should be ideal, with his previous run over the distance a 1.75 length 3rd in the G3 Norman Robinson Stakes at Caulfield. With last win on the heavy, the predicted wet track should be no issue.
The James Cummings trained colt is on a path to the Australian Derby and gets out beyond the mile for the first time this prep after two starts in the Hobartville over 1400m and then the Australian Guineas at 1600m. The colt can join Tarzino who was successful in 2016 as VRC Derby winners that have been able to secure the Rosehill Guineas. The 1400m of the Hobartville was too sharp but was still strong to the line when 2.5 lengths from the winner Man From Uncle. Taken to Victoria for the Australian Guineas after also being a dual acceptor for the Randwick Guineas, he was the best of the chasing pack to get within three-quarters of a length of the winner Hey Doc. Prized Icon has faced the starter three times at Rosehill previously for two placings, yet this will be the first time that he gets out beyond a mile at the track.
The New Zealand gelding arrives in Australia for his first campaign outside of his homeland. The Autridge/Richards trained chestnut has quickly developed a cult following owing to his quirky name. Resuming at 3 following a two start 2YO term, his first 2 starts he found them too sharp and it wasn’t until his third-up run where he got out to the mile he started to show his best. He then went to the G2 Avondale Guineas over 2100m and the outside barrier of the 14 horse field was no issue as he was able to score a strong win. He then went to the G1 NZ Derby over 2400m at Ellerslie and again after drawing a wide gate, made light work of the obstacle to score a decisive one length victory. His main challenge will be coming back from the 2400m of his latest start back to 2000m here.
Fastnet Rock colt Anaheim has missed a placing just once in his eight start career, that miss coming at his most recent start when he faced the biggest challenge in his career to date in the Australian Guineas. In the Guineas he was slowly away from the gates and settle near the rear as the field spread out over plenty of ground. Turning for home he was still close to the tail and as they straightened was probing for runs. Having to check off heels at one point as he searched for clear air, when he did get open road he let down into the bridle in good style. The closing 150m he really savaged the line and as the only runner that made any late ground, he was within two lengths of the winner Hey Doc. This will be his first look at the Sydney direction and he has placed in both soft and heavy going.
The middle leg of the Sydney Autumn 3YO triple-crown, joining the Randwick Guineas and ATC Derby, the Rosehill Guineas is held over 2000m and is open to all 3 year olds. The race is a set weights event and in 2017 colts and geldings will carry 56.5kg. Fillies would carry 54.5kg however there were no nominations for the fairer sex and this race was elevated to G1 status in 1980.
Total stakes for the race is $600,000 with the winner to receive $360,000 and a ballot exemption to the ATC Derby. Along with the Spring Champion Stakes during the Spring at Randwick, they are the only open 3YO events held over 2000m at either G1 or G2 level on the Australian calendar.
The 2016 winner was the Mick Price trained Tarzino, ridden by Craig Newitt. Other previous winners include It’s a Dundeel, Sky Heights, Tie The Knot, Octagonal and Naturalism.
The Rosehill 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.
|Rosehill Guineas Race Guide|
|Date:||Saturday 18th March 2017|
|Race Time:||14:25 AEST|
|Race Type||3YO Set Weights|
|2017 Rosehill Guineas Odds|
The Rosehill Guineas is a Group 1 race held at the famous Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney. One of the main feature races held on Golden Slipper Stakes Day, it is a race for three-year-olds under set weights conditions. Run over a distance of 2000m, it normally favours quality horses with a staying pedigree. It is the first test for three-year-olds at 2000m at elite level and the perfect lead into the Group 1 ATC Australian Derby (2400m).
Starting off as a Principal Race in 1910, the Rosehill Guineas reached Group 1 status in 1980. Some of Australia’s and New Zealand’s best distance horses have been successful in the event including; It’s A Dundeel (2013), Jimmy Choux (2011), Sky Heights (1999), Tie The Knot (1998), Octagonal (1996), Naturalism (1992), Sky Chase (1988), Kingston Town (1980), Dulcify (1979), Tulloch (1957), Ajax (1937) and Phar Lap (1929).
|2016||TARZINO||CRAIG NEWITT||MICK PRICE||02:03.5|
|2015||VOLKSTOK'N'BARRELL||CRAIG WILLIAMS||DONNA LOGAN||02:03.4|
|2014||CRITERION||HUGH BOWMAN||DAVID PAYNE||02:05.9|
|2013||IT’S A DUNDEEL||JAMES MCDONALD||MURRAY BAKER||02:02.2|
|2012||LASER HAWK||NASH RAWILLER||GAI WATERHOUSE||02:02.1|
|2011||JIMMY CHOUX||JONATHAN RIDDELL||JOHN BARY||02:05.3|
|2010||ZABRASIVE||NASH RAWILLER||JOHN O’SHEA||02:04.5|
|2009||METAL BENDER||DANNY NIKOLIC||JACK DENHAM||02:03.2|
|2008||DEALER PRINCIPAL||PETER ROBL||ANTHONY CUMMINGS||02:04.5|
|2007||HE’S NO PIE EATER||HUGH BOWMAN||GRAEME ROGERSON||02:02.7|
|2006||DE BEERS||CRAIG WILLIAMS||DAVID HAYES||02:03.5|