The final field is out for this Saturday’s $500,000 WA Guineas (1600m) at Ascot for the three-year-olds.
Dig Deep, a gelding by Deep Field has opened as favourite at $3.20 with no movement in the early betting. Trained by Daniel & Ben Pearce he finished his first prep back in April with a win in the Karrakatta G2 (1200m). The Guineas will be his fourth run back this prep, since his return in October, and with star jock Damien Oliver on board it will also be his first crack at the mile.
Jericho Missile has firmed in to tied second favouritism at $5 with Grant & Alana Williams trained Superstorm, who has drifted from $4 since betting opened.
Jericho Missile is will be one of the most experienced runners of the three-year-old field – having had seven starts – beginning his career as a two-year-old with a win in the $100,000 Crystal Slipper (1100m) at Ascot. William Pike is set to ride Superstorm, a lightly raced gelding by Sebring, coming off a dominant victory over 1400m in a Class 1 at Ascot where he charged passed them late off a slow tempo.
A notable drifter is Red Can Man, who opened at $7 and is now out to $8.50. James Cummings trained Widespread has firmed from $14 into $10, the Hallow Crown gelding will be one of the few who has ran the trip, having ended his two-year-old season over the mile at Bendigo. Montelena is a Rubick filly who will tackle the first-up and at her second run in here career, has opened up as a $51 shot, crunched in to $14 and now sits at $26.