Mornington Guineas nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Mornington Guineas. The Mornington Guineas will be run on Saturday 2nd April at Mornington racecourse.

Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 AMADEUS C 3 Michael Kent
2 AMMERLAND G 3 Amy Johnston
3 ASHLEE MARIE F 3 Richard Laming
4 ASSERTIVE STAR G 3 Byron Cozamanis
5 BATTLE ZONE (NZ) G 3 Michael Moroney
6 BUT IT’S TRUE (NZ) G 3 Michael Moroney
7 CAPE LONDONDERRY (NZ) G 3 Michael Moroney
8 DAMN WICKED LEFT F 3 Jackson Pallot
9 DATA POINT C 3 Michael Kent
10 DAWN OF HOPE F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
11 FIFE F 3 Robert Smerdon
12 GAGOSIAN G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman
13 GET THE DUKES OUT G 3 Darren Weir
14 GOLD FIELDS C 3 Logan McGill
15 LAHQA F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
16 LITTLE BITA SPUNK G 3 Matthew Brown
17 LOYALTY MAN G 3 Michael Moroney
18 MANHATTAN BOSS G 3 Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison
20 MORE SPARK F 3 Shane Fliedner
21 MOROVA MISS F 3 Jim Conlan
23 OUR KRYPTONITE G 3 Peter Gelagotis
24 PALACE TYCOON G 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
26 ROKEBY RED F 3 Matt Laurie
27 RONG DOOR REGGIE G 3 Matt Laurie
28 SAGITTARIAN F 3 Henry Dwyer
30 SHE’S GOT SPEED F 3 Danny O’Brien
31 SIR SAGAMORE G 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
32 SLUMBERLAND (NZ) G 3 Danny O’Brien
33 SONG ONE G 3 Robbie Griffiths
34 STREET SPUN F 3 David Brideoake
35 TARQUIN G 3 John O’Shea
36 THAMES COURT F 3 David Brideoake
37 TURFIN’ AROUND G 3 Shea Eden
38 UN DE SCEAUX G 3 Todd Balfour
39 UNBREAKABLE G 3 John O’Shea


Terravista will be out for redemption when he contests the $2.5 million TJ Smith Stakes.

The six-year-old was an unlucky second to Chautauqua in the Lightning Stakes at Flemington at his first start this preparation.

Jockey Damien Oliver fumbled the whip in the closing stages of the race and Terravista was beaten a nose.

He then missed the Newmarket Handicap won by The Quarterback with a minor hoof problem but trainer Joe Pride said that was not an excuse for his disappointing ninth in the Galaxy at Rosehill last Saturday week.

Pride said he would be looking for Terravista to bounce back in the TJ Smith at Randwick on Saturday but he still can’t find an answer for the questionable Galaxy run.

“It was one of those races we didn’t target and maybe the month between runs second-up hurt us,” Pride said.

“I can throw a few excuses at it but there’s nothing solid or concrete there that I’ve found.

“We had a foot issue going into that run but he pulled up 100 per cent so I can only say that I don’t think that bothered him on the day.”

Pride said Terravista would gallop at Warwick Farm on Tuesday in his last hit-out before the TJ Smith.

“He’s in terrific order,” Pride said.

“A wet track won’t hurt his chances at all.”

Regular jockey Hugh Bowman has elected to ride the Chris Waller-trained Delectation in the TJ Smith, giving Brenton Avdulla his chance aboard Terravista.

“He’s proven at this level,” Avdulla said.

“He ran well in the TJ last year.”

Avdulla said the disappointing run in the Galaxy could be down to gut-busting first-up performance down the Flemington straight in the Lightning.

“Joey’s pretty confident with him going into Saturday,” Avdulla said.

Terravista, third to Chautauqua last year, is rated a $15 chance for the TJ Smith, while Delectation is at $26.

The market is led by Godolphin star colt Exosphere at $2.80 and Chautauqua who is at $4.20.

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