2018 Inglis Guineas Day Preview


Race 1 - 12:15pm

BenchMark 80 Handicap (2200m)

Mazaz has been around the mark all through the Summer and the Autumn and has only missed a place once from his last seven starts and can give the Chris Waller stable an early winner on Inglis 3yo Guineas Day at Scone. Mazaz was a Warwick Farm winner two starts back before a last start second over 2100m at Hawkesbury. Drochaid is dropping back in class after a sixth over 1800m at Randwick and will race with a crossover noseband on. Equipped was a last start all the way winner at Newcastle and will race in or near the lead again from barrier three.

2 Units Mazaz

Race 2 - 12:50pm

BenchMark 80 Handicap (1100m)

Craddle Mountain is the winner of his last four starts and resumed from a spell for an impressive victory over 1200m at Randwick on Anzac Day and is the one to beat here. Malahat will strip fitter for a first up second as favourite and is certain to give a good account of himself again. Nic’s Vendetta is a winner over this course and distance and heads back to Scone as a last start Randwick winner. Niccobelle, Another Aan, Raiden and Eminent Duke also are winners of the course and distance.

5 Units Craddle Mountain

Race 3 - 1:25pm

Woodland Stakes (2yo F) (1100m)

Miss Invincible heads to Scone on the back of a nose second in an 1100m Rosehill two year old Handicap and will be hard to beat from the inside gate in an open betting race. The Bjorn Baker trained stablemate Rosina Kojonup is one to keep an eye on in the betting for her debut after winning a recent Warwick Farm barrier trial. Miss Scorcher has strung together two impressive wins on the out of town tracks at Kembla Grange and Wagga Wagga and gets her chance to complete a hat trick of wins. Pretty In Pink won on debut at Gosford and with natural improvement could figure in the finish again. Queensland trainer Toby Edmonds has put the blinkers on Granny Red Shoes following the filly’s win at the Sunshine Coast.

2 Units Miss Invincible

Race 4 - 2:05pm

Inglis 3yo Guineas (1400m)

Villermont raced up to his potential with a narrow win in the Group 3 Gunsynd Classic over 1630m at Doomben and is one of the main chances here. Last start J H B Carr Stakes winner Moss Trip looks the better of Peter and Paul Snowden’s two Guineas runners and she will be hard to beat again over the 1400m. Stablemate Assimilate raced below par last start but will front up with a tongue tie this week. Frolic has also failed to impress since being runner up to She Will Reign in the 2017 Golden Slipper and we are all waiting to see her run up to her early two year old form.

3 Units Moss Trip

Race 5 - 2:45pm

Denise’s Joy Stakes (3yo F) (1100m)

Trainer James Cummings will saddle up two of the top chances in Demerara and Resin. Both fillies have drawn double digit barriers with Demerara coming off a last start fourth in the 1200m Group 3 P J Bell Stakes at Randwick while Resin is the winner of her last three starts on the mid-week circuit. Sasso Corbaro has had a freshened up since finishing mid-field in the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes at Randwick and looks well placed in this company. She Knows is a last start winner at Hawkesbury and In Good Time is undefeated from five starts on the country circuit.

2 Units Demerara

Race 6 - 3:25pm

Luskin Star Stakes (1300m)

Osborne Bulls is stepping back up to Open class after finishing a close second in a 1400m BenchMark 99 Handicap at Randwick and will appreciate the huge drop in weight and will prove very hard to beat. The James Cummings four year old was the winner of two of his three previous starts at Randwick and Rosehill with big weights. Le Romain is the class runner of the field but is also in the final field for the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 at Doomben on Saturday and will most likely head to Brisbane. Stablemate Invincible Gem has had a freshen up since running down the track in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile at Randwick and will find this a much easier assignment.

2 Units Invincible Gem

Race 7 - 4:05pm

Dark Jewel Classic (1400m)

Ghisoni showed plenty of potential during her three year old season and could be getting back to that form with a last start second in the Group 3 Godolphin Crown at Hawkesbury on April 28. Trainer James Cummings has added the blinkers to the Lonhro mare who is very prominent in the betting at Ladbrokes.com.au. The Team Hawkes trained Dyslexic stamped herself as one of the main chances with a last start second in the J H B Carr Stakes at Randwick. Schism has been placed at her last two starts and has each way claims again.

4 Units Ghisoni

Race 8 - 4:45pm

Ortensia Stakes (1100m)

Group 1 winner Terravista is facing the easiest field he has lined up against in a long time but the eight year old has the impost of 61kg and a horror barrier to level out the playing field. Glenall was back in the winner’s stall last start at Hawkesbury which gives him a chance to make it two wins on the trot. Spending To Win finished second to Glenall last start and meets the Hawkes trained four year old 1kg better at the weights. To Excess will appreciate a huge drop in weight this week and Kuro is fitter for one run back from a spell and the addition of blinkers again might be enough to give him an each way chance at good odds.

3 Units Each Way Kuro

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