Parnham Hopeful Rommel Can Go Close In Australian Guineas

Sweynesse (Lonhro) delighted the Godolphin team when running second in the Hobartville Stakes (Gr 2, 1400m) two weeks ago and racing manager Jason Walsh remains confident the colt is capable of landing Group One honours in Saturday’s Randwick Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m).

The Bart and James Cummings-trained Hallowed Crown (Street Sense), part-owned by Godolphin, came out on top at Rosehill and the pair are set to clash once again, along with the Hobartville Stakes fourth, Shooting To Win (Northern Meteor), fifth, Scissor Kick (Redoute’s Choice) and Preferment (Zabeel), who finished further down the field for trainer Chris Waller.

Walsh told ANZ Bloodstock News Godolphin’s belief that Sweynesse is of “the highest quality” was only bolstered by his first-up performance, arguably the most eye-catching in the race and said Sheikh Mohammed and his team are looking forward to another meeting between their two colts.

“We are very excited that Sheikh Mohammed has an interest in two genuine chances in the Randwick Guineas in Sweynesse and Hallowed Crown and we are looking forward to another great contest,” Walsh said.

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Moore Confirmed For Adelaide

Ryan Moore has been confirmed as the jockey for Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m) winner Adelaide (Galileo) during the Sydney Autumn Carnival. “Ryan will ride him that is set in stone. Fortunately his European commitments are such that he is able to get away, so we look forward to seeing him on the horse again,” Coolmore racing manager James Bester said on Sky Sports Radio yesterday. “The plan is now to have another trial, probably at Warwick Farm on Thursday, and on the basis of that a decision will be made on if he kicks off over 2000 metres or just a little less,” Bester added.

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