The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Canberra Guineas which is to be run at Canberra on Sunday 6th, March 2016 at 3:52PM. View the Canberra Guineas Field.
|1||INTREPID WAY (NZ)||Amanda Turner & Mauro Poletti||Peter Wells||9||57kg|
|2||BRING A SECRET||Nick Olive||Brendan Ward||14||56kg|
|3||BOLERO KING||Clarry Conners||Hugh Bowman||2||56kg|
|4||AL NADER||Gai Waterhouse||Brenton Avdulla||15||56kg|
|5||JUST FOR TILDA||Bruce Cross||Tim Clark||11||56kg|
|6||IMPERATOR AUGUSTUS||John P Thompson||Tye Angland||3||56kg|
|7||DARTS AWAY||Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones||Josh Cartwright (a)||5||56kg|
|8||FUEL||Danny Williams||Blake Shinn||10||56kg|
|9||RINVIATA (NZ)||Matthew Dale||Jay Ford||6||56kg|
|10||CRITICAL TOUCH||Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones||Simon Miller||4||56kg|
|11||ITALY||John O’Shea||James McDonald||7||54kg|
|12||WAY TOO GOOD||James Cummings||Tommy Berry||1||54kg|
|13||OCEAN TEMPEST||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||8||54kg|
|14||ROCK ON ZARIZ||Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones||Mathew Cahill||12||54kg|
|15||DOUBLE GOOD||Gratz Vella||13||54kg|
Winter carnival hopeful Perplexity is expected to be forward enough in condition to be competitive when he resumes at Doomben.
Perplexity and another winter staying contender Locks Legend begin their campaigns on Saturday, adding interest to the Hotel LA Handicap (1350m).
Trainer Chris Munce believes Perplexity, who won over 1400m at Kembla Grange when racing out of the Chris Waller stable, is a genuine hope in races such as the Brisbane Cup and Caloundra Cup.
“This is the start to his campaign and he hasn’t had a lot of time off. I gave him only four weeks in the paddock and he has come back with some residual fitness,” Munce said.
“Obviously he isn’t fully wound up on Saturday but I would expect him to race well.”
Munce said Perplexity had been a great asset for his stable, winning five middle-distance races.
Trainer Brian Smith, who won the 2015 Brisbane Cup with Jetset Lad, is looking to Locks Legend as his hope this year.
“Not many horses win five races in a row like he did last campaign. He has had a jump-out to be ready for this Saturday,” Smith said.
James Orman will claim 1.5kg, reducing Locks Legend’s weight to 58.5kg.
Trainer Liam Birchley is also looking to the winter with the promising Deconstructed who is returning from a spell in the Mater Dei P and F Handicap.
Deconstructed won four races in a row before a spell.
“He got out to 1600 metres last time and we would be looking at races of at least that distance this time,” Birchley said.
“But I hope he might get out to a middle distance and I think with his turn of foot he would be very hard to beat.”
Birchley also has Beckham in the same race.
“He is a free-rolling horse who would probably be better suited at 1350 metres. They might be too sharp for him at 1200 on Saturday,” Birchley said.