After absolutely nailing the Blue Diamond Stakes last weekend, I am back for another big Group 1 and brimming with confident that I can find yet another winner.
The talent is definitely at the top of the market in the Australian Guineas, I’m willing to label every single horse that ran in the CS Hayes Stakes a donkey, and the fillies do hold a strong hand.
Will the fillies prevail or will the boys prove too strong once again? Read on for my 2019 Australian Guineas tips.
Is there a better name in Australian racing than Ringerdingding? He ran the best tenth you will ever see in the Futurity Stakes last weekend and the majority of this field would have been beaten by ten lengths in that contest. Anybody that says the wide barrier draw is a negative for this horse knows as much about racing as whatever model they pick as Golden Slipper ambassador and he will be flying down the outside in the concluding stages. I simply can’t wait for Matty Hill’s call of his stunning win on Saturday.
I’m normally looking to pot favourites, and our bookies in the process, but I can’t find a fault in the game of Amphritrite. The only negative about her is the fact that her name is both hard to spell and hard to pronounce. In all seriousness though, her win in the The Vanity was nothing short of outstanding and even Craig Williams won’t be able to slaughter her from barrier five.
This bloke clearly didn’t like whatever Darren Weir was doing at Warrnambool, as his first race start for Lindsay Park was excellent. I really hope that Mark Zahra rides him like he is The Cleaner again as that clearly proved to be a positive. A pacemaker in a Group 1 is always fun and he will be in the race for a long way.
If Ringerdingding is the best name in racing, Verry Elleegant is right up there with the worst and whoever named this filly, doesn’t deserve a horse of this quality. The Vinery Stud Stakes and Australian Oaks are probably the right races for this Zed (never heard of him) filly, but she is another that should be storming home late.