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, above, is on top of the 2019 Randwick Guineas field at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Autumn Sun, above, is on top of the 2019 Randwick Guineas field at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

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

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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.