Last year premier Victorian trainer Peter Moody had his hands on the top three-year-old stayer of the season with his impressive colt Anacheeva taking out the Caulfield Guineas, today at Rosehill Anacheeva is out to make history and claim victory in the 2011 Rosehill Guineas.
Anabaa colt Anacheeva was unbeaten last preparation winning a listed feature at Moonee Valley in August before taking out the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) and Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) during the spring.
After a spell, Moody bought Anacheeva back in the Listed Zeditave Stakes (1200m) on January 26, but first-up the Group 1 winner failed to impress running seventh to Eclair Mystic.
Next up was even worse, Anacheeva finishing 11th in the 15-horse field for the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) at Flemington in February.
Showing improvement third-up, however, Anacheeva came within three lengths of upset winner Shamrocker when sixth in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) on March 5 from an unsuitably wide barrier 14 draw.
Today Anacheeva will make their Rosehill debut in the $500,000 Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) against a field of fellow three-year-olds.
If successful in the Rosehill Guineas today, Anacheeva will make the history books as the first three-year-old in five decades to take out the Caulfield Guineas – Rosehill Guineas double.
The last horse to win the prestigious Guineas double was King Brian back in 1961.
In the 2011 Rosehill Guineas betting markets at Luxbet, Anacheeva has been backed in from $17 to $15 to claim an upset over raging favourite, Jimmy Choux.
While the form and consistency of crack Kiwi colt Jimmy Choux is hard to ignore, the Races.com.au team have Anacheeva rated as the best chance of an upset today.
Anacheeva certainly has claims to become the 2011 Rosehill Guineas winner and here’s why:
– Looked to be wanting more ground in the Australian Guineas and will get that today over 2000m
– Has the top draw with barrier one, the gate last year’s Rosehill Guineas winner Zabrasive jumped from
– Boasts the second best Win Rate of the field after the favourite, Anacheeva having won 44% of their race starts to date
With odds firming, now is the time to get behind Anacheeva to either score an upset in Rosehill Race 7 or put your money on a more conservative Place Bet through Luxbet.
2011 Rosehill Guineas Form
Horse #1 Anacheeva
(by Anabaa from Monroe Magic)
- Barrier: 1
- Weight: 56.5kg
- Trainer: Peter G Moody
- Jockey: Glyn Schofield
- Prize Money: $814,275
- Career: 9-4-0-0
- 2000m: 0-0-0-0
- Win %: 44
- Place %: 0
- Current Rosehill Guineas Odds: $15 – Bet now at Luxbet
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Anacheeva Form Past Five Starts
|Pos.||Track||Date||Dist.||Track Con.||Class||Jockey (Br.)||Wgt.||Odds||Winner||Margin||Win. Time|
|6 – 16||FLEM||5/03/2011||1600||Good||3G1SWT||L NOLEN (14)||55.5||$17||SHAMROCKER||3.1L||95.33|
|11 – 15||FLEM||19/02/2011||1400||Dead||3CG3SW||L NOLEN (8)||57.5||$5.5||BULLBARS||4.5L||83.93|
|7 – 10||CAUL||26/01/2011||1200||Dead||3CG4SW||L NOLEN (7)||57.5||$3.25||ECLAIR MYSTIC||2.4L||70.69|
|1 – 16||CAUL||9/10/2010||1600||Dead||3G1SWT||L NOLEN (1)||55.5||$6||ANACHEEVA||–||97.01|
|1 – 12||CAUL||18/09/2010||1400||Good||3CG3SW||L NOLEN (8)||55.5||$10||ANACHEEVA||–||83.16|