Port Adelaide Guineas nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Port Adelaide Guineas. The Port Adelaide Guineas will be run on Saturday 16th April at Morphettville racecourse.

HorseSexAgeTrainer
1ALITTLE LOOSEF3Michael Kent
2BALLYBRITF3David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
3BATTLE BREWINGG3Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
4BURTONG3David Brideoake
5CHENERSG3Sue Jaensch
6COLONEL CUSTER (NZ)C3Phillip Stokes
7COOL TARGETG3Richard Jolly
8DROPPEDG3Jon O’Connor
9DUKE OF BONEO (NZ)G3Darren Weir
10GAGOSIANG3Lee & Anthony Freedman
11GUNGA GALUNGAG3Pat Cannon
12HARDERNG3David Brideoake
13HOWARD BE THY NAMEC3Darren Weir
14MAIL IT ING3Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
15METRO COWBOYG3Daniel Clarken
16MOSS GO NOWG3Stephen Theodore
17PATCH ADAMSC3Terry & Karina O’Sullivan
18RONG DOOR REGGIEG3Matt Laurie
19ROYAL RUMBLEG3Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
20SEA OF TRANQUILITYG3Matt Laurie
21SEEK TO DESTROYG3John Croucher
22SOHOOLC3David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
23WAR LEGEND (NZ)G3Michael Moroney

News:

Lucia Valentina has produced a last-to-first finish to win the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick.

Going into Sydney’s richest race on an abbreviated autumn campaign, Lucia Valentina was having only her second start since running in the Hong Kong Cup in December.

In what is a career-best run, Lucia Valentina ($8) overcame difficulties at the top of the straight to beat the favourite The United States ($4.60) with and Happy Clapper ($8) taking the minor placing.

It gave jockey Damien Oliver his third win for the meeting on Saturday and his second for Lucia Valentina’s trainer Kris Lees.

Oliver said he had to ride his luck from the top of the straight after the mare was outpaced and settled at the tail of the field.

“She couldn’t go with them at all early,” Oliver said.

“But if you leave her alone she will reward you late.”

Oliver took his chances to make his run between horses but he admitted the task might have been beyond Lucia Valentina.

“At the furlong (200 metres) (the race) was all over,” he said.

“I went from the outhouse to the penthouse from the 400 (metres) to the 200 (metres).”

Happy Clapper had to be vetted after the Doncaster Mile runner-up became agitated in the barrier stalls.

Lucia Valentina banked $2.4 million for her victory, taking her career earnings to more than $6.5 million from seven wins in 27 starts.

* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article excludes NSW residents.
Stay up to date with the latest sports news
Follow our social accounts to get exclusive content and all the latest sporting news!