Australian Guineas – what you need to know

AustralianGuineaswhatyouneedtoknow

February28,20194:56pm。

byAAP

AUSTRALIANGUINEAS

RunatFlemington,1600m,$1million。

Three-year-olds

HISTORY

*Firstrunin1986whenwonbyTrueVersion

*1998-2000runover2000m

NOTABLEWINNERS

*Zabeel(1990);Triscay(1991);Mahogany(1994);Baryshnikov(1995);FlyingSpur(1996);Mouawad(1997);Reset(2004);AlMahar(2005);ApacheCat(2006);MissFinland(2007);Shamrocker(2011);Mosheen(2012);ShamusAward(2014);Palentino(2016);HeyDoc(2017);Grunt(2018)

TALKINGPOINTS

*Amphitrite,MysticJourneyandVerryElleegantwilltakeonthemalesaimingtobecomethefirstfillysinceMosheenin2012towin

*AmphitritechasingtheThousandGuineas-AustralianGuineasGroupOnedouble

*MysticJourneywillbetrainerAdamTrindersfirstGroupOnerunner

*TheInevitablewillbeattemptingtowintheCSHayes-AustralianGuineasdoubleandfollowZabeel(1990);Mahogany(1994);DashForCash(2002);HeyDoc(2017)andGrunt(2018)astheonlyonestodoso

*DamienOliverswinonGruntlastyearwashisthirdwinintheracegivinghimtheridingrecord。

HeridesChapadathisyear

*LeeFreedmanandthelateColinHayeseachwiththreewinnerssharethetrainersrecord

*SydneyspremiertrainerChrisWallerhasfiverunnersintherace

WHATTHEKEYPLAYERSARESAYING:

Ithinkshestakenimprovementagainoffthebackofherlastwinwhichwetrustedshewould。

Ithinksheisprettyclosetopeakinginherpreparationandisgoingtogothereandgiveareallygoodaccountofherself,MysticJourneystrainerAdamTrinder

Theywontwanttobewiltinginthatlast200metresbecausehellcomerightoverthetopofthem,StarsOfCarrumstrainerRobbieLaing

AsaCarbineClubStakeswinnerlastspring,thereisplentyofappealingettinghimbackoutto1600metresforaracethatwevetargetedwithhim,RanierstrainerJamesCummings

Heswelluptoaracelikethis,withoutadoubt。

Oncehegetstoamilehesprettycompetitivefromthatdistanceup。

Itjustwouldhavehelpedifwehaddrawnabarrier,ChapadastrainerMikeMoroney

Ivealwayssaidhejustseemsarealmilerandallhisrunshavesuggestedhewillgetfurther。