Bendigo Guineas nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Bendigo Guineas. The Bendigo Guineas will be run on Saturday 19th March at Bendigo racecourse.

Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 AMADEO G 3 Frankie Stockdale
2 AMADEUS C 3 Michael Kent
3 BENGAL CAT F 3 John Sadler
4 CALL ME CURTIS G 3 Craig Curtis
5 CANA F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
6 CHAVUMA G 3 Brendan McCarthy
7 DAWN OF HOPE F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
8 EL GRECO G 3 Peter G Moody
10 LET HER RIP (NZ) F 3 Shaune Ritchie
11 METIER G 3 Tony McEvoy
12 MIHALIC F 3 Cindy Alderson
13 ODYSSEY MOON C 3 Robert Smerdon
14 PALACE TYCOON G 3 Peter G Moody
15 PASADENA GIRL (NZ) F 3 Peter G Moody
16 PORT TRIANO G 3 Peter G Moody
17 PURRPUSSFUL F 3 Pat Carey
18 RED ALTO G 3 Brent Stanley
20 SILENT SEDITION F 3 Andrew Noblet
21 SONG ONE G 3 Robbie Griffiths
23 TIVACI C 3 Michael Moroney
24 WELCOME STRYKER G 3 Danny Curran


Pera Pera has moved to the fourth line of betting on the $400,000 Country Championship final with a dominant win his his regional heat at Wellington.

The Mack Griffith-trained gelding is already a Randwick winner although he had to share the victory with Shutter Bug in a Highway Handicap in December.

The Goree-owned five-year-old had five starts for Randwick trainer Anthony Cummings before being injured as a three-year-old.

Under Griffith he has now won five races including Sunday’s $100,000 qualifying heat over 1400m.

Aaron Bullock has ridden him to four of those wins and was thrilled with the $2.40 favourite’s 1-1/4 length win over Iron Blue ($17) whose second place also puts him in the final.

“He is a super horse. I love riding him,” Bullock said.

“He’s had wide barriers and big weights but he always finds a way to win. He is really competitive.”

Clearly Innocent is the $3.50 favourite for the final on April 2 ahead of Lofty’s Menu ($6), All Summer Long ($8) with Pera Pera at $11 alongside Bank On Henry.

Earlier in the day, the Pat Farrell-trained two-year-old Alliterate ($7) was a comprehensive 2-1/4 length winner over Spright ($3.20 fav) in the Wellington Boot.

Steve Watts, who owns the filly in partnership with Farrell, said the trainer would decide Alliterate’s next move after she notched her third win from six starts.

“Pat has been unwell but he’s on the mend,” Watts said.

“Pat will find a direction for her.”

The Ross Stitt-trained Single Spirit added the Wellington Cup to his wins in several other country Cups when he led all the way in the 1700m event.

“I haven’t won a Wellington Cup before,” Stitt said.

“I didn’t expect him to lead but it’s all worked out.”

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