The Lowe Guineas – 22nd October 2016 – Sydney Harbour Racecourse


The Lowe Guineas

“Rain Or Shine Its Just A State Of Mind”

The 4yo milers final kick off this weekend as a small group assemble to go after the Lowe Guineas. The weather conditions are starting to heat up a bit and the track is starting to dry out. The weather pattern for Sydney around this time during week 2-3 is on top of the equator, which the conditions suppose to be dead this season, but if you notice over the past five seasons there has only been one running over the dead surface, two over a good track,two over slow track. Dante’s Assassin, a lightly race stallion out of Rafindale stables is probably the favorite and the one to beat this weekend. A competitive style horse who is 2 for 2 in his young career and will be looking to keep his unbeaten streak intact and should relish these conditions dead or good. Nyquist, a mud-lark out of the ever so dangerous DR. Stables barn ran a very impressive heat last weekend and will be hoping the track stay dead to give him a better opportunity to be competitive and stay within striking distance come down the stretch. Lump Of Ice, another mud-lark out of Sootie stables is last season ASG Cup winner who also got skills but will be hoping the conditions can be on the damp side to give himself a fair shot to win his 2nd World Cup.

Cold Turkey, Ho-ho, and Modern Times, are looking to find there right footing and if the track goes good this weekend they may have to be figured into the equation.



Final Result
Pos Gate Horse Stable Jockey Time
1 1 Nyquist DR Stables Rochelle Peques 1:48.732
2 3 Dante’s Assassin rafindale Jenelle Ohs 1:49.261
3 2 Lump Of Ice Sootie Frederick Trennell 1:49.772
4 5 Modern Times trouble racing Patrick Verna 1:50.146
5 4 Buckley Indie TiltaWhirl Jonathon Sahsman 1:50.767


1. Nyquist

4yo stallion from DR Stables, Career earnings: $1,942,144
Overall rating: Satisfactory(47) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by DR Stables
Lineage:By Blitzen out of Weer Flawless 
Recent form:1,4,8,2,1

Stable comments: – “This race will come down to track condition. If the track stays dead Nyquist will contend for the cup, but if the track goes to good top 5 will be the best we can hope for. Contenders are Dante’s Assassin from Rafindale and Lump of Ice from Sootie.”

2. Lump Of Ice

4yo stallion from Sootie, Career earnings: $1,574,111
Overall rating: Admirable(55) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 8th Apr 2016, bred by Sootie
Lineage:By Lara Blitzen out of Screenscraper
Recent form:1,1,4,3,4

Stable comments: – “Having seen the sun coming up I’m not really fancying my chances but if it stays dead then who knows so I’ll just be happy with a top 3 finish.”

3. Dante’s Assassin

4yo stallion from rafindale, Career earnings: $454,400
Overall rating: Admirable(56) – Competitive
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Troublemaker’s
Lineage:By Godzilla out of Monsoon
Recent form:1,1

Stable comments: – “

4. Buckley Indie

4yo stallion from TiltaWhirl, Career earnings: $259,700
Overall rating: Reasonable(50) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by TiltaWhirl
Lineage:By Maciek out of Persian Kelpers
Recent form:2,10,5

Stable comments: – “

5. Modern Times

4yo mare from trouble racing, Career earnings: $327,930
Overall rating: Reasonable(53) – Competitive
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by trouble racing
Lineage:By Blonde On Blonde out of Purple Pumpkin 
Recent form:4,11,4,5,3

Stable comments: – “A new season another cup campaign for Modern times.A new rider takes the reigns on Saturday on a under performing horse, Will be happy with a top five finish.”

6. Ho-ho

4yo mare from Frankel Farm, Career earnings: $1,096,500
Overall rating: Reasonable(54) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by JEDIMIND
Lineage:By Pompey Plodder out of Reach Danish 
Recent form:3,1,1,1,6

Stable comments: – “Ho-ho has always shown a lot of promise at home and I do have a soft spot for her. However, her heat run was highly underwhelming. I’m hoping a change of tactics might do the trick but it’s quite likely her lack of xp will cost her ultimately.”

7. Micksden Lad

4yo stallion from Micksden Acres, Career earnings: $409,773
Overall rating: Satisfactory(47)
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Micksden Acres
Lineage:By Pompey Plodder out of Shady Lady
Recent form:13,4,2,10,3

Stable comments: – “Looking at the field, I think Micksden Lad will be hard pressed … didn’t pull up well in the qualifying heat so may be a bit underdone. Capable when at his best so fingers crossed he’ll come up for the race. Just happy to be a part of it 🙂 “

8. Cold Turkey

4yo mare from Pugstable, Career earnings: $863,661
Overall rating: Reasonable(54) – Competitive
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Pugstable
Lineage:By Better Boy out of Ode To Joy
Recent form:7,1,2,4,3

Stable comments: – “Dante’s Assassin gave us a speed lesson and bit of a touch up in the heats and looks the logical one to beat on times, but don’t forget Nyquist from DR. I love that horse. He has a bit of an xfactor about him. That’s the quinella, for me, and take the field for 3rd to 5th. This race is very tough race for the rest of us. Cold Turkey will be making up the numbers and hopefully finishing in the top half of the field. Happy punting.”

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