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Acatour among the nominations for 2017 Sunshine Coast Guineas

Team Snowden can add to their Winter Carnival haul with Acatour who is among the thirty-two nominations for the Group 3 $125,000 XXXX Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m) at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.

Acatour, above, is among the nominations for the Sunshine Coast Guineas at the Sunshine Coast. Photo by Steve Hart.

Acatour, above, is among the nominations for the Sunshine Coast Guineas at the Sunshine Coast. Photo by Steve Hart.

The father and son training partnership of Peter and Paul Snowden kicked off the Queensland Winter Carnival in great style with Redzel leading all of the way to win the Group 1 $700,000 James Boag’s Premium Doomben 10000 (1200m) at Doomben on May 13.

The Randwick trainers then bookended the Winter Carnival’s Group 1 races by winning the last Group 1 of the 2016 – 2017 racing season with Tycoon Tara scoring an all the way win in the $500,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Tiara (1350m) at Doomben last Saturday.

Acatour will give the Snowdens a great chance to collect another feature race win for their Winter Carnival team and the Sebring colt will be well suited coming back to his own age group in the Sunshine Coast Guineas after a first up fifth to Monsieur Gustave in the Listed $175,000 City Of Ipswich Eye Liner Stakes (1350m) at Ipswich on June 17.

Acatour is the winner of four of his eleven starts and did show his liking for the 1600m with a win in the Group 3 $200,000 Chine Horse Club Carbine Club Stakes at Randwick on April 1.

Co-trainers Gai Warterhouse and Adrian Bott will be looking for some revenge on the Snowdens after Prompt Response went down narrowly to Tycoon Tara in the Tattersall’s Tiara and have nominated My True Love for the Sunshine Coast Guineas.

My True Love ran a mighty race last start when second to her stalemate Prompt Response in the Group 2 $200,000 Bundaberg Rum Dane Ripper Stakes (1350m) at Doomben on June 10 which followed a win in a 1400m BenchMark 72 Handicap at Randwick on May 27.

Eagle Farm trainer Chris Munce is hoping that Constantine can continue his winning run in the Sunshine Coast Guineas.

Constantine has been undefeated from four runs for Munce since arriving in his stable and the Turffontein three year old heads to the Sunshine Coast following his last start win in a 1400m Class 4 at the Gold Coast on June 21.

“It was a strong race for a midweek Class Four but he finished very powerfully and beat them well. I have always felt he was going to be best at 1600 metres or further,” Munce told AAP.

Crack Me Up ran a much improved race when second to Religify in the Listed $100,000 The Wayne Wilson (1600m) at Doomben on June 10 and is among the nominations for the Sunshine Coast Guineas.

Nominations for the 2017 Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 135x7818x5 ACATOUR C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
2 212×157411 ATOUCHMORE G 3 Matt Kropp
3 27×4331 BRED FOR LUCK F 3 Troy Pascoe
4 111×14440 CAERLESS CHOICE G 3 Paul Messara
5 8517 CHALK G 3 Wendy Roche
6 50×14412 CHIEF JOSEPH G 3 Kevin Kemp
7 22×0317322 CLIFF G 3 Joe Cleary
8 311×11 CONSTANTINE G 3 Chris Munce
9 x42602x402 CRACK ME UP (NZ) G 3 Liam Birchley
10 3158333×45 DONTPOKETHETIGER F 3 Peter Rudkin
11 013x90x641 ENDLESS DAYS G 3 Peter & Will Hulbert
12 3948523×44 FARAWAY TOWN F 3 Matthew Smith
13 224x51x41 FLOW G 3 Darren Beadman
14 414928 GREY STEYNE G 3 Doug Duryea
15 12330×1824 GYPSY MISS F 3 Stuart Kendrick
16 67716×1585 HUNDRED G 3 Brett Lunney & Thomas Lunney
17 3x6111x372 INSENSATA F 3 Jason Coyle
18 2310×63178 LIPSTICK LOVER F 3 Tony Gollan
19 42×150 MIA ROSA F 3 Michael Moroney
20 12×131 MISS CHATTERING F 3 David Vandyke
21 968650×218 MOUNT PANORAMA G 3 Gary Moore
22 31186×212 MY TRUE LOVE F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
23 631 NETTOYER F 3 Wendy Roche
24 64533×1131 PARK CHINOIS G 3 Kelly Schweida
25 1225×30603 RINGO’S A ROCKSTAR G 3 Norm Stephens
26 x152231331 ROTHABYE G 3 Trevor Miller
27 3417×221 SAVE THE DATE (NZ) F 3 Lance Noble
28 2513×31800 SAVVAN (NZ) F 3 James Cummings
29 0x11574 TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ) G 3 Michael Moroney
30 132715×072 VOLPINO G 3 Les Kelly
31 960×458183 WAKE UP VICTA G 3 Lindsay Gough
32 116×7211 ZAMEX G 3 Matthew Dunn

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

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