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Sandown Guineas

The 2018 Sandown Guineas is a Group 2 rated event held each year in November as the Melbourne spring racing carnival begins to wind down. It is a three year old event raced under set weight conditions with $250,000 in prize money.

It is hosted at Sandown Racecourse and contested across a trip of 1600m. The Sandown Guineas is an important event on the card and helps to make up a program which is the biggest and most lucrative of the year for Sandown race club.

Alongside the Sandown Guineas on the card are the likes of the Group 2 Zipping Classic, Group 3 Sandown Stakes, Group 3 Eclipse Stakes, Group 3 Summoned Stakes and Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes.

The Sandown Guineas is a tough race to win and it requires a gutsy horse to still be in shape towards the end of its prep.

It is the final black type event for three year olds in the spring and can either be one by the proven champion or a new contender.

All the three year old races of the spring give a good read on form with something like the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes on Derby Day at Flemington one of the better lead up events.

Adding to the need for a horse to be tough in this event is the fact the Sandown straight is long and on an uphill slope.

For that reason it’s best to find the horses that run out a genuine mile and above as those which are stretching for the distance will struggle to run out the trip.

While the best of the three year olds are unlikely to press on all the way to the Sandown Guineas there have been some good performers.

In 1990 Durbridge won the race and in 1993 Voting set a blistering time of 1:34.6.

That mark was equalled in 2000 when Scenic Warrior triumphed.

Since then, Sandown Guineas winners include Sender in 2006 and Queensland Group 1 champion Pressday in 2010.

2018 Sandown Guineas Field

The Sandown Guineas field draws a range of horses from mainly Victorian stables. However, it’s not particularly unusual for a NSW or SA horse to enter the Sandown Guineas field, either as a standalone race or as part of their spring campaign in the state. Quite often, a lot of the genuine three year old talents will have already gone to the paddock, and will not compete in the Sandown Guineas field.

The 2018 Sandown Guineas field is published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 10649×2836 LONG LEAF David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 4 57kg 82
2 211×3848 GOOD ’N’ FAST David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 11 57kg 84
3 60×5921831 RINGERDINGDING Darren Weir John Allen 6 57kg 80
4 2611332×82 SCOTTISH ROGUE Tony McEvoy Kerrin McEvoy 12 57kg 72
5 x21434x263 SECRET BLAZE Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 7 57kg 70
6 140×86810 SYD’S COIN Ken Keys Ms Linda Meech 8 57kg 67
7 0x332x145 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 1 57kg 63
8 44×2221 DU TO PASS Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Brian Park 9 57kg 61
9 01030 PREDECESSOR Dean Binaisse Dwayne Dunn 3 57kg 63
10 40×818 IGNITER Robbie Griffiths Craig Williams 2 57kg 61
11 33 ACHIEVE VICTORY Shea Eden Jamie Mott 5 57kg 59
12 31591×3836 SEABROOK (NZ) Mick Price Damien Oliver 10 55kg 102

2018 Sandown Guineas Nominations

The Sandown Guineas nominations usually attract a fairly diverse assortment of horses, with some who are well proven at Group level lining up against those that still have some convincing left to do. Keep an eye out on the Sandown Guineas nominations for a genuine talent who isn’t burnt out following an extensive spring campaign.

The 2018 Sandown Guineas nominations are provided here.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 31591×3836 SEABROOK (NZ) F 3 Mick Price 1 55kg 102
2 10649×2836 LONG LEAF C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 2 57kg 82
3 211×3848 GOOD ’N’ FAST C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 3 57kg 84
4 60×5921831 RINGERDINGDING C 3 Darren Weir 4 57kg 80
5 140×86810 SYD’S COIN C 3 Ken Keys 5 57kg 67
6 2611332×82 SCOTTISH ROGUE G 3 Tony McEvoy 6 57kg 72
7 x21434x263 SECRET BLAZE G 3 Tony McEvoy 7 57kg 70
8 28×2131 ULUSABA G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 8 57kg 66
9 342142 JUNIPAL C 3 Darren Weir 9 57kg 68
10 0x332x145 ZOUTORI G 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 10 57kg 63
11 6x4279x21 HAVANA HEAT F 3 Will Clarken 11 55kg 62
12 44×2221 DU TO PASS G 3 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 12 57kg 61
13 01030 PREDECESSOR C 3 Dean Binaisse 13 57kg 63
14 40×818 IGNITER C 3 Robbie Griffiths 14 57kg 61
15 33 ACHIEVE VICTORY C 3 Shea Eden 15 57kg 59

Sandown Guineas Results

Winners and placers in the Sandown Guineas since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 Ringerdingding 2 Seabrook 3 Long Leaf 1:37.4
2017 1 Villermont 2 Peaceful State 3 Black Sail 1:37.5
2016 1 Morton’s Fork 2 Ruthven 3 Jennifer Lynn 1:40.0
2015 1 Mahuta 2 Dal Cielo 3 Don’t Doubt Mamma 1:35.9
2014 1 Petrology 2 Stratum Star 3 Berisha 1:36.7
2013 1 Paximadia 2 Equator 3 Apollo’s Choice 1:37.4
2012 1 Tatra 2 Lunar Rise 3 Proverb 1:36.8
2011 1 So Swift 2 Niagara 3 Galah 1:38.8
2010 1 Pressday 2 Chasse 3 Bigelow 1:42.7
2009 1 Kidnapped 2 Majestic Music 3 Turf Express 1:36.2
2008 1 Caymans 2 Marveen 3 Lucky Thunder 1:38.0
2007 1 Schilling 2 Masked Assassin 3 Wind Shear 1:38.6
2006 1 Sender 2 Flame Of Sydney 3 Wordsmith 1:34.8
2005 1 Cayambe 2 Zigotto 3 Aztec Smytzer 1:39.4
2004 1 Binding 2 Barely A Moment 3 Al Maher 1:42.5
2003 1 Pay Keys 2 Ikes Dream 3 Delzao 1:36.1
2002 1 Dextrous 2 Lawsons Storm 3 Cool Azz 1:35.5
2001 1 Moon Dragon 2 All Courage 3 Rod To Dance 1:35.8
2000 1 Scenic Warrior 2 Wyndam Special 3 Paradiddle 1:34.6

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