The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Bendigo Guineas which is to be run at Bendigo racecourse on Saturday 19th, March 2016. View the Bendigo Guineas Field.
|1||ODYSSEY MOON||Robert Smerdon||Mark Zahra||10||58kg|
|2||TIVACI||Michael Moroney||Steven Arnold||9||58kg|
|3||EL GRECO||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||2||57kg|
|4||METIER||Tony McEvoy||Stephen Baster||1||57kg|
|5||RED ALTO||Brent Stanley||5||56kg|
|6||PALACE TYCOON||Peter G Moody||Daniel Stackhouse||7||56kg|
|7||CALL ME CURTIS||Craig Curtis||Michael Dee (a)||13||56kg|
|8||AMADEUS||Michael Kent||Brad Rawiller||4||56kg|
|9||AMADEO||Frankie Stockdale||Brandon Stockdale (a)||14||56kg|
|10||INVINCIBLE KNIGHT||Peter G Moody||Ms Linda Meech||3||56kg|
|11||PURRPUSSFUL||Pat Carey||Patrick Moloney||11||54kg|
|12||SILENT SEDITION||Andrew Noblet||Nicholas Hall||8||54kg|
|13||LET HER RIP (NZ)||Shaune Ritchie||Dwayne Dunn||12||54kg|
|14||DAWN OF HOPE||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||James Winks||6||54kg|
Racing on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival could start on good to soft going as the ground continues to dry out with little rain forecast for the week.
Clerk of the course Simon Claisse described the going as good to soft, soft in places on Monday afternoon – but would not be surprised if conditions had dried out further by the first race on Tuesday (Wednesday AEDT).
“We may get a bit more cloud on a couple of days, pleasant temperatures 9C or 10C, not overly warm and a bit of a breeze,” Claisse said.
“I’d be very surprised if we had to water.
“I hope we’d get through the four days on really decent ground.”
Bookmakers are bracing for a repeat of last year’s opening day when champion Irish trainer Willie Mullins claimed four feature races.
“We fear Willie Mullins. He has an incredible chance of getting up the four-timer,” a William Hill spokesman said.
“It could be a catastrophic first day for bookmakers.”