Highly rated colt The Autumn Sun is on top of the nine horse field for the 2019 Group 1 $1m Mostyn Copper Randwick Guineas (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.
The Autumn Sun has drawn around the mid of the field at barrier four with with Kerrin McEvoy on board again after steering the Chris Waller trained colt to a first up win in the Group 2 $400,000 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill on February 23.
Waller is pleased with the way that The Autumn Sun has come through the Hobartville Stakes victory and is looking forward to another emphatic run.
“The Autumn Sun came through the Hobartville very well and that’s simply because he’s a stronger horse this ‘prep’,” Waller told The Daily Telegraph
“He knew he’d had a race but he’s just a different horse. Everything’s been aimed toward the Randwick Guineas.’’
Trainer Mark Newnham will be backing up Nakeeta Jane against the colts and geldings in the Randwick Guineas after the filly claimed a Group 1 win over the fillies in last Saturday’s $500,000 Surround Stakes (1400m) at Randwick.
Josh Parr will stick with Nakeeta Jane who has drawn the outside gate in the nine horse field.
The Lindsay Park trained Fundamentalist was beaten a nose by Nakeeta Jane in the Surround Stakes and will be given her chance to turn the tables in the Randwick Guineas and has drawn barrier five with Sam Clipperton in the saddle again.
Final field for the 2019 Randwick Guineas (1600m)
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||111x311x1||THE AUTUMN SUN||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||4||56.5kg||111|
|2||31x2131x13||MADISON COUNTY (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Tommy Berry||3||56.5kg||106|
|3||1112||VEGADAZE||Anthony Cummings||Tim Clark||7||56.5kg||89|
|4||2141236×43||ARAMAYO||James Cummings||James McDonald||6||56.5kg||88|
|5||2x118x2||DIPLOMATICO||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Brenton Avdulla||2||56.5kg||81|
|6||5x43130x24||PURPLE SECTOR (NZ)||John Thompson||Glyn Schofield||1||56.5kg||74|
|7||213×11||NAKEETA JANE||Mark Newnham||Joshua Parr||9||54.5kg||104|
|8||088223×432||FUNDAMENTALIST||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Sam Clipperton||5||54.5kg||102|
|9||2x1614x90||MISS FABULASS||Kris Lees||Jason Collett||8||54.5kg||92|