This Weekend in Racing: Australian Guineas Take Flight

Feb 25, 2021


NSW Tycoons trainer Kim Waugh may have the most underrated galloper at Saturday’s star studded Randwick meeting. Kim trains Trumbull which returns in the Liverpool City Cup (Race 4) she’s always had a massive opinion of Trumbull and that was justified when he stepped up to Stakes class last campaign and won the consolation on Everest day at Randwick. To be fair, Trumbull can do plenty wrong in his races and may be hampered by the lack of the speed in this race.

But around that $8 mark and with a tremendous first-up record (4wins from 6) he represents a terrific value bet.



Owners of the NSW Tycoons will be roaring their support for Shaquero in the Group 2 Skyline Stakes (Race 2) at Randwick on Saturday.

You may ask why?

Tycoons owners were lucky enough to draft the half-sister to Shaquero (Hellbent/Fimatino filly) into their team for the TRL from the Magic Millions draft. The filly was purchased for $360,000 and has already doubled in price according to some bloodstock experts. TRL is on the Shaquero bandwagon and tipping him to win again and add further to the residual value of our Tycoons filly.

Shaquero to win.

Click here to view the Hellbent/Fimatino filly.

Vic Husslers Power Combo

 Vic Husslers trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young believe their sprinting star Tagaloa can overcome a difficult draw in the Australian Guineas at Flemington on Saturday.

After sitting wide with no cover last start he was a brilliant winner of the Hayes Stakes and has obviously come through that tough run well. The big danger is Ole Kirk, who was trapped in the worst part of the Caulfield track last start but in saying that was terribly disappointing.

For mine, Tagaloa will make it back to back wins.


There’s no race meeting in Brisbane this Saturday with the Sunshine Coast taking over as the feature venue. It’s a long straight at Caloundra but Qld Rogues trainer Chris Anderson has a handy young horse in Gemelon Bolt in Race 4 who looks a natural frontrunner.

There’s not a lot of exposed form in this event, but Gemelon Bolt was pretty good on debut when only grabbed late on the line at Doomben. Chris Anderson impressed all when he pitched to be of the Queensland Rogues team, if you missed it click here to learn more about Chris.

We are cheering for Gemelon Bolt.

WA Black Hearts

Leading trainer Adam Durrant was named as a member of the WA Black Hearts team announced last Monday and has a modest team in action at Ascot on Saturday. You’ll have to be patient, his leading chance looks to be Beret in Race 8. Beret has been desperately unlucky in her last couple of starts at Pinjarra, getting way too far back before running home in good sectionals.

Trusting she’ll park a bit closer and be good enough to win.