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Grunt one to beat in Australian Guineas

Tough colt Grunt (O’Reilly x Ruqqaya) headlines Mick Price's trio of chances in Saturday's Australian Guineas (1600m), with the Caulfield trainer declaring he'll be tough to defeat in the Group One.

"What he did to win in Adelaide shows he'll be hard to beat on Saturday and is right up there for me," Price said.

"He's also showed he likes Flemington (winning the G3 C.S. Hayes Stakes last start) and he will relish the 1600m and is even looking for further."

Grunt was sold for $220,000 from Trelawney Stud’s 2016 NZB draft, and the Cambridge based farm will offer a half-sister by Savabeel at the Inglis Easter Sale in April as lot 337.  Trelawney will also offer an Exceed and Excelfilly out of Lady Sayyida, who is a half-sister to the dam of Grunt in Ruqqaya.