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Star Hinchinbrook Colt To Make Guineas Statement
With the Gr1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) and Gr1 Australian Guineas (1600m) being run 20 minutes and 872km apart tomorrow, racing aficionados will have to wait for another day to determine conclusively who the country's best 3YO miler is. As competitive as the Australian Derby field appears to be – Mahuta, Tarzino, Xtravagant, Tivaci, Palentino, Jameka, Perfect Reflection and Risque all come into calculations – in Sydney bookmakers have all but declared correct weight. At $1.50, the exceptional colt Press Statement looks to have the Gr1 feature at his mercy. Undefeated since a soft win in the Gr2 Stan Fox Stakes during last year's Spring, Press Statement slam-dunked his rivals in the Gr1 Caulfield Guineas, and then toyed with challengers in his summer race return when strolling to victory in the Gr2 Hobartville Stakes at Rosehill two weeks ago. If there are any question marks hanging over his head, it's that he is yet to race at Randwick, and will need to find cover from his wide alley.