Rosehill Guineas facts and figures

Prized Icon one of the favoured runners in tomorrow's Rosehill Guineas. Photo courtesy of Geo Hillis Photography.

Prized Icon one of the favoured runners in tomorrow's Rosehill Guineas. Photo courtesy of Geo Hillis Photography.

ROSEHILL GUINEAS

2000m, $600,000 Group One set weight-for-age for three-year-olds at Rosehill

HISTORY

* Electric Wire won the inaugural Rosehill Guineas in 1910.

* Only three fillies have won.

* The Rosehill Guineas was classified as a principal race until 1979, Kingston Town won the first Group One edition in 1980.

* The winner of the Rosehill Guineas is exempt from the ballot for the Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick on April 1.

* Seven Rosehill Guineas winners have backed up to win the Australian Derby. Eremein was the last horse to achieve the double in 2005.

* The Rosehill Guineas has been claimed by some of the best up-and-coming stayers to race in Australia recently including It's A Dundeel (2013) Jimmy Choux (2011), and Eremein (2005).

* Past winners include the iconic Phar Lap (1929), Tulloch (1957), Kingston Town (1980), Sky Heights (1999), Tie The Knot (1998) and Octagonal (1996).

* The race record is shared by Danewin (1995) and Octagonal (1996) who clocked 1:59.99.

WHAT THE TRAINERS SAY

"I've trained a lot of very good horses but this one has just jumped out of the ground in the last month" - New Zealand Derby winner Gingernuts' co-trainer Stephen Autridge.

"The unknown on Saturday is the track condition. I'm not saying he won't get through it but I just don't know if he'll get through it as effectively as he does on a dry track" - Trent Busuttin on Anaheim.

"Tracking up in trip should suit. He looks great, his work on Tuesday was very good and Impavido handles a wet track" - Impavido's trainer Bjorn Baker.

SYDNEY, March 17 AAP