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Randwick Guineas: What you need to know

RANDWICK GUINEAS

Run at Randwick. 1600m, $1,000,000, Three-Year-Olds.

HISTORY

* First run in 2006 when won by Hotel Grand

* Before 2006 known as Canterbury Guineas, first run in 1935, and run over distances ranging from 1800m to 1950m.

NOTABLE RANDWICK GUINEAS WINNERS

* Kementari (2018); Inference (2017); Le Romain (2016); Hallowed Crown (2015); Dissident (2014); It’s A Dundeel (2013); Mosheen (2012); Shoot Out (2010); Weekend Hussler (2008).

NOTABLE CANTERBURY GUINEAS WINNERS

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* Jymcarew (2005); Universal Prince (2001); Octagonal (1996); Veandercross (1992); Beechcraft (1984); Imagele (1973); Todman (1957); Delta (1949); Hadrian (1935).

TALKING POINTS

* First leg of Sydney Three-Year-Old Triple Crown followed by Rosehill Guineas and ATC Australian Derby (last achieved by It’s A Dundeel in 2013).

* Mosheen is the last filly to win. Nakeeta Jane is the second favourite this year behind The Autumn Sun.

WHAT THE KEY PLAYERS ARE SAYING:

* “The mile will be no problem to him. Barrier four looks an ideal gate and his work through the week has been excellent” – The Autumn Sun’s trainer Chris Waller

“He’s back to the scene of his career-best performance in the Group One Spring Champion Stakes. He’s set for the best effort of his campaign so far” – Aramayo’s trainer James Cummings

“You have a Randwick mile, you’ve got the best colt, I think I’ve got the best filly, so you put them in a contest with some other chances and you get a good race. For someone who enjoys racing like I do, I can’t think of anything better” – Nakeeta Jane’s trainer Mark Newnham

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