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Gunsynd Classic

The Gunsynd Classic is a Group 3 race for three-year-olds held annually each year in April at Eagle Farm racecourse in Brisbane, Queensland during the winter racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres and is worth $125,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Gunsynd Classic was won by Villermont from Dark Dream with Omineca third.

Formerly known as the 'Doomben Classic', the Brisbane Racing Club changed the race name to the 'Gunsynd Classic' for the 2009/2010 racing season and it takes place alongside the Group 2 Victory Stakes.

Gunsynd Classic info

Date: Saturday 27th April 2019
Track: Eagle Farm racecourse, Brisbane
Distance: 1600 metres
Race Type: 3yo - Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $125,000
2018 Winner: Villermont

The Gunsynd Classic is a set weights race for three-year-olds that typically attracts the better local gallopers going around. The race itself suits the better performed 3yo horses entered for the event due to the level weights playing field.

Three-year-olds contesting this event may go on to tackle the Gr3 Rough Habit Plate over 2020m at Doomben and Brambles (3rd in 2012) finished third in this race before going on to win the Rough Habit Plate at his next start.

In recent years Belmonte (2006), Bob's Boy (2003) and Marble Halls (1997) have all managed to take out the Gunsynd Classic & Rough Habit Plate double.

Villermont (2018) ran fourth in the Gr3 ATC Carbine Club Stakes over 1600m at Randwick in Sydney before heading to Sydney to win this event for Caulfield trainer Ciaron Maher. Recent Gunsynd Classic winners include Dreams Aplenty (2017) and Cylinder Beach (2016).

2018 Gunsynd Classic result

1. $3.50 Villermont 57.0 Damian Browne
2. $3.80 Dark Dream 57.0 Larry Cassidy
3. $9.50 Omineca 57.0 Jeff Lloyd

then followed
4. $9.50 Hang 57.0 Jim Byrne
5. $12.00 Zofonic Dancer 57.0 Matthew McGillivray
6. $6.50 California Turbo 57.0 Robbie Fradd
7. $51.00 Sawtell 57.0 Brad Stewart
8. $101.00 Naked 57.0 Brad Pengelly
9. $31.00 Epic Rant 57.0 Michael Cahill
10. $14.00 Capital Gain 57.0 Taylor Marshall
11. $151.00 Madison Point 57.0 Mark Du Plessis
12. $91.00 Mr Plow 57.0 James Orman
13. $151.00 Gun Bolt 57.0 Paul Hammersley
14. $101.00 Lucky Jackson 57.0 Ron Stewart

Margins: 0.1 len, 5.5 len
Time: 1:37.58

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Gunsynd Classic winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Villermont Dark Dream Omineca 1:37.5
2017 Dreams Aplenty Violate Kunming 1:39.6
2016 Cylinder Beach Too Good To Refuse Havasay 1:38.5
2015 Worthy Cause Upham Chillin With Dylan 1:48.5
2014 Hopfgarten Avalanches Rudy 1:35.5
2013 Proverb Lucky Lucky Lucky Hi Son 1:36.0
2012 Trump Goldslick Brambles 1:38.9
2011 Chateau Fort Equissential Igles Star 1:39.5
2010 Sanderson Listen Son Brave The Way 1:35.1
2009 Za Magic Orca Jimmy Fortunes 1:36.3
2008 Pepperwood My Joliene Formula One Racer 1:37.5
2007 Reigning To Win Raheeb Sirmoine 1:35.7
2006 Belmonte Ice Chariot Born To Rule 1:36.0
2005 Saxon Willy Leica Western Beau 1:36.7
2004 Drunken Joker Sandy River Listen Pal 1:36.9
2003 Bobs Boy Al Megdam Chassis 1:36.4
2002 Galroof Evander Deuxieme 1:35.4
2001 Arrabeea Glenrowan Pimpala Player 1:34.2
2000 Akhenaton Play Station Lets Cruise 1:36.6
1999 Tobruk King Salieri Rusty Storm 1:38.0
1998 Enforced Gimmick Mighty McCool 1:37.7
1997 Marble Halls Banner Headline Mr Brannigan 1:37.3
1996 Kidmans Cove Ravarda Quick Flick 1:21.5
1995 Matsqui Luminia Sharscay 1:37.8
1994 What A Poet Diamond Harbour Pillar Of Salt 1:37.0
1993 Slanchyvah Bundy Lad Firbolg 1:36.6
1992 Pagos King Faustfiesta Fulmar 1:39.4
1991 Brunchtime Play On Jack Attack 1:38.2
1990 Stylish Century Rough Habit Jonaron 1:37.8
1989 Swain Sir Midas Glacier Peak 1:40.5