Hugh Bowman has been cleared to ride at Saturday’s Golden Slipper Stakes Day meeting and has been booked to partner D’Argento who is one six Chris Waller trained three year olds among the nominations for the Group 1 $600,000 Sky Racing Rosehill Guineas (2000m).

Hugh Bowman will ride D'Argento, above, in the Rosehill Guineas. Photo by Steve Hart.

Hugh Bowman will ride D’Argento, above, in the Rosehill Guineas. Photo by Steve Hart.

Twenty-six three year olds have been nominated for the Rosehill Guineas and the entries also includes last year’s Victoria Derby winner Ace High and Darren Weir’s in-form Cliff’s Edge.

Bowman was cleared today to resume riding after suffering concussion when he was thrown from Waller’s number one Golden Slipper Stakes fancy Performer when he ducked out in the straight in the Group 2 $300,000 UNSW Todman Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on March 10.

Performer was sent back to the trials and showed no signs of any waywardness in winning a 737m Randwick barrier trial on March 15 and Bowman will be back aboard the Exceed And Excel colt in Saturday’s Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m).

D’Argento looks the best off Waller’s six Rosehill Guineas nominations and the $6 second favourite is coming off a last start seventh to Kementari in the Group 1 $1m Mostyn Copper Group Randwick Guineas (1600m) at Randwick on March 10.

Waller’s other Rosehill Guineas entries are Kaonic, So You Win, Tangled, Tangmere, and The Mayor.

Victoria’s leading trainer Darren Weir will make a decision later in the week is Cliff’s Edge backs up week to week and makes the trip north after leading all of the way to win the Group 2 $200,000 Hacer Group Alister Clark Stakes (2040m) at The Valley last Friday night.

Ace High proved to be the superior staying three year old during the 2017 Spring Carnival with wins in the Group 1 $500,000 Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) at Randwick and in the Group 1 $1.5m AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington.

Trainer David Payne has gradually increased Ace High’s distances in three Autumn Carnival outings and  the High Chaparral colt is coming off a last start fourth to Kementari in the Randwick Guineas.

Ace High is the early $4.60 favourite for the Rosehill Guineas with ahead of D’Argento at $6 and Cliff’s Edge at $8.

Early betting for the 2018 Rosehill Guineas at $4.60 Ace High, $6 D’Argento, $8 Cliff’s Edge, $10 Vin De Dance, $12 Kaonic, Mongolian Marshall, $15 Furore, Mission Hill, Mongolianconqueror, Villermont, $17 Levendi, $19 Belfast, $26 Age Of Fire, Endowment, Main Stage, Salsamor, Siege Of Quebec, The Mayor, Weather With You, $35 Condor, $51 Tangled, $61 So You Win, $101 Capital Gain, Tangmere, $201 Terwilliker, Yuralla Boy.

Nominations for the 2018 Rosehill Guineas (2000m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 155111×554 ACE HIGH C 3 David Payne 107
2 21321130 AGE OF FIRE C 3 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards 100
3 11243 BELFAST C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 77
4 42251×6009 CAPITAL GAIN G 3 Paul Butterworth 88
5 12126×1271 CLIFF’S EDGE C 3 Darren Weir 98
6 3235×2128 CONDOR C 3 Paul Perry 69
7 11×137 D’ARGENTO C 3 Chris Waller 88
8 132485 ENDOWMENT (NZ) G 3 Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs 79
9 1111 FURORE (NZ) G 3 Kris Lees 73
10 311×626 KAONIC (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller 80
11 1x1661x502 LEVENDI C 3 Peter Gelagotis 85
12 x212135x40 MAIN STAGE (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 75
13 211×1156 MISSION HILL G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 79
14 374211 MONGOLIAN MARSHAL (NZ) G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 72
15 921×13272 MONGOLIANCONQUEROR (NZ) G 3 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards 90
16 2x2273x294 SALSAMOR (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 82
17 112×1295 SIEGE OF QUEBEC C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 86
18 31×512 SO YOU WIN G 3 Chris Waller 72
19 0x94220x60 TANGLED C 3 Chris Waller 90
20 74×120 TANGMERE (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller 68
21 85×6144332 TERWILLIKER G 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings 62
22 14164 THE MAYOR (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller 80
23 3141×74 VILLERMONT C 3 Aaron Purcell 85
24 12235×4631 VIN DE DANCE (NZ) G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 102
25 2x24718x55 WEATHER WITH YOU G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 73
26 9×97345131 YURALLA BOY G 3 Todd Howlett 62

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