Randwick Guineas 2017: What you need to know

Posted by Sports News First on 3/3/2017
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RANDWICK GUINEAS

Run at Randwick. 1600m, $1,000,000, Three-Year-Olds.

HISTORY

* First run in 2006 when won by Hotel Grand

* Before 2006 known as Canterbury Guineas, first run in 1935, and run over distances ranging from 1800m to 1950m.

NOTABLE RANDWICK GUINEAS WINNERS

* Weekend Hussler (2008); Shoot Out (2010); Mosheen (2012); It’s A Dundeel (2013); Dissident (2014); Hallowed Crown (2015).

NOTABLE CANTERBURY GUINEAS WINNERS

* Hadrian (1935); Delta (1949); Todman (1957); Imagele (1973); Beechcraft (1984); Veandercross (1992); Octagonal (1996); Universal prince (2001); Jymcarew (2005).

TALKING POINTS

* First leg of Sydney Three-Year-Old Triple Crown followed by Rosehill Guineas and ATC Australian Derby.

WHAT THE KEY PLAYERS ARE SAYING:

“He’s a progressive young horse who we’ve thought quite highly of. He’s had a good foundation, I’m sure the mile at Randwick will suit him, he’ll take up a position and he’s a horse who can be in the finish” – Malaise’s trainer John O’Shea.

“He’s handled a wet track before. He’s bred to get a wet track being by High Chaparral out of a Zabeel mare (Assertion)” – Impavido’s trainer Bjorn Baker.

“He will appreciate getting up to a mile (1600m) and further” – Comin’ Through’s trainer Chris Waller.