Samaready Tops 2012 Thousand Guineas Nominations

Mick Price’s brilliant Blue Diamond Stakes winner Samaready is the headline early entry for the Thousand Guineas 2012 after nominations for the fillies-only classic were taken by Racing Victoria today.

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Blue Diamond Stakes winner Samaready leads the 2012 Thousand Guineas Nominations

Due to light up Caulfield Racecourse on Wednesday October 17 as one of the early Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival features, the $500,000 Group 1 Schweppes Thousand Guineas (1600m) has this year drawn 206 nominations – down 17 on last year.

The topline hopeful at nomination stage is $1.23 million earner Samaready who was last seen running third to star colt Pierro in the Golden Slipper.

That run was the daughter of More Than Ready’s first loss, Samaready having previously won her opening four career starts including the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes.

Exactly what her spring plans are remain open with Price also nominating her to take on the boys including Pierro and Black Caviar’s boom half-brother All Too Hard in the $1 million Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) on October 13.

There is also a chance she will be kept to the shorter distance spring sprints, but wherever she runs she is sure to make an impact.

“We’re also very excited about the prospect of seeing Samaready again during our carnival, whether it is in the Schweppes Thousand Guineas, or if she sticks to the shorter courses, the Blue Sapphire Stakes, a new $250,000 1200-metre race for three-year-olds on Guineas Day,” the Melbourne Racing Club’s Chief Executive Officer Alasdair Robertson said.

Also nominated for the Thousand Guineas this year is Gerald Ryan’s classy Snitzel filly Snitzerland who ran a brave second, defeated only a quarter of a length by Pierro, in the Golden Slipper.

Other top name Thousand Guineas 2012 nominations include surprise Mackay-based filly Doubtfilly who ran fourth in the Golden Slipper, Clarry Conners’ Champagne Stakes runner-up Dear Demi, up-and-coming She’s A Fox who is Golden Rose bound, and the Gai Waterhouse-trained duo of Magic Millions Classic winner Driefontein and Blue Diamond second placegetter No Looking Back.

Meanwhile one name punters will be watching in the Thousand Guineas odds this year is Commanding Jewel, a relative of last year’s star Thousand Guineas winner Atlantic Jewel.

Late Thousand Guineas nominations will stay open until August 14 followed by the first acceptances on September 11.

Second acceptances will then be taken on September 25 before the 2012 Schweppes Thousand Guineas final field and barriers are out on October 15.

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2012 Thousand Guineas Nominations

Caulfield Racecourse – 17/10/2012

# Horse Trainer
1 A TIME FOR JULIA Peter G Moody
2 ABDAAN David Hayes
3 AFFABLE John P Thompson
4 AHNA (NZ) Anthony Freedman
5 ALL ABOUT THE COIN Mark Kavanagh
6 ALLURING BELLE Leon Corstens
7 ALZORA David Hayes
8 BALACLAVA LADY Nigel Blackiston
9 BEC SAID NO CREDIT Rick Hore-Lacy
10 BELLE BIJOU (NZ) Michael Moroney
11 BIG CHILL Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
12 BLOOMINGDALE MISS Robert Smerdon
13 BON VACANCE David Hayes
14 BREAKFAST IN BED Michael Moroney
15 BUYBACK Pat Carey
16 CALAMBA Anthony Cummings
17 CASINOHOLIC John P Thompson
18 CATERED David Hayes
19 CAVALRY ROSE Gerald Ryan
20 CAVES Anthony Freedman
21 CENTAURAINE Darren Weir
22 CHATHAM HOUSE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
23 CHEZ HARMONY David Payne
24 CLINKING Anthony Cummings
25 COMMANDING JEWEL Leon Corstens
26 CONVENE Peter G Moody
27 COOL CHOICE David Hayes
28 COYOTE MISS Anthony Cummings
29 CREATIVE CHANCE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
30 DABROWSKI (NZ) John P Thompson
31 DAZZLER Peter Snowden
32 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners
33 DECORAH (NZ) Murray Baker
34 DINKUM DIAMOND Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
35 DONNA CATTIVA (NZ) Danny O’Brien
36 DOUBTFILLY Stuart Kendrick
37 DRIEFONTEIN Gai Waterhouse
38 DUET Bart Cummings
39 ELITE ELLE Tony Vasil
40 ETAIN (NZ) Lee Freedman & Graeme Rogerson
41 EXCELLENT PINS Mark Webb
42 EXCITUS Ken Keys
43 EXTREME IMPACT David Hayes
44 FANDOM John P Thompson
45 FINE COPPER Shane A Edwards
46 FIVE ROCKS Bart Cummings
47 FLIRTATIOUS Anthony Freedman
48 FLYING HOSTESS Darren Weir
49 FLYING SNITZEL Gerald Ryan
50 FOOTPRINT Peter Snowden
51 FOREVER CRAZY Chris Waller
52 FORMIDABLE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
53 GAMES Anthony Freedman
54 GEOLOGY (NZ) Steve Richards
55 GOLD ELEMENT Mick Price
56 GOLD EPONA Kris Lees
57 GONDOKORO (NZ) Pat Carey
58 GOOD INTENT Rodney Ollerton
59 GOTTABEYOU Gerald Ryan
60 HAMAM Luke Oliver
61 HELLO BOMBSHELL Mark Young
62 HIGH AIMS David Brideoake & David Feek
63 HOYBELL Chris Waller
64 HUSSY BY CHOICE Simon A Miller
65 IRIOMOTE Peter Snowden
66 ISLE OF DREAMS Mick Price
67 JADE MARAUDER Chris Waller
68 JOLIE BAY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
69 KATE (NZ) Wayne Hillis
70 KAZANLUK Anthony Freedman
71 KIM DYNASTY Bart Cummings
72 KOLONGA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
73 KORITSI MOU Tony Noonan
74 KRISTY LEE Chris Waller
75 KUKLA (NZ) Peter G Moody
76 KYRIA Grahame Begg
77 LA PIETA Peter Snowden
78 LA REVE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
79 LA ZUMA Michael Moroney
80 LADY BLACKMAN David Hayes
81 LADY OF HARRODS Russell Cameron
82 LEGCUT John McArdle
83 LILLIBURLERO David Payne
84 LIVORNO EXPRESS Jason Warren
85 LONGPORT John P Thompson
86 LONHRUGE Robbie Laing
87 LOOKING AHEAD Michael Grant
88 LOVE AFFAIR Grahame Begg
89 LOVE FOR RANSOM Greg Eurell
90 LOVE OF LIBERTY David Hayes
91 LUCIA BELLA Kris Lees
92 MAGENTA AND BLACK Michael Kent
93 MALIONGA Dean Binaisse
94 MAMA’S CHOICE David Hayes
95 MARAATIB David Hayes
96 MAREEZA Peter G Moody
97 MARLAIS Brian Jenkins
98 MAWAAKIB (NZ) David Hayes
99 MAYBE DISCREET Phillip Stokes
100 MEDITRINA Shane Nichols
101 MEIDUNG Peter Snowden
102 MEMBERS JOY Robert Smerdon
103 MIDNIGHT FURY David Hayes
104 MISS HEARTBEAT David Hayes
105 MISS SOLIS Simon A Miller
106 MOLTO BENE Will Clarken
107 MORE THAN EAGLE David Jolly
108 MOREAU Dean Binaisse
109 MRS GRAY David Hayes
110 MY IDEN MISS Russell Cameron
111 NASTY NELLY Shawn Mathrick
112 NECHITA John P Thompson
113 NEXTESS Peter G Moody
114 NIGHT LIGHT John O’Shea
115 NIXON David Hayes
116 NO LOOKING BACK Gai Waterhouse
117 NORZITA (NZ) Bart Cummings
118 NULLABAR BELLE Ciaron Maher
119 ON A GIVEN DAY Anthony Cummings
120 PAPILLON Anthony Freedman
121 PETWORTH HOUSE Anthony Freedman
122 PINOCCHIO Mick Price
123 POPULAR ACCLAIM David Hayes
124 POTICHE David Hayes
125 PRINCESS KYREE Ken Keys
126 PROPER MADAM Jason Warren
127 PROSERPINA Steve Richards
128 PUREMINX Michael Kent
129 PURPLE MUSE (NZ) Peter G Moody
130 PURPLE STORM Leon Corstens
131 PUSSY WILLOW (NZ) Stephen Mckee
132 QUEEN OF EIGHT Pat Hyland
133 QUEEN’S ELECT David Payne
134 QUEENSTOWN Gai Waterhouse
135 RARE FRAGRANCE Mick Price
136 RASMEYAA David Hayes
137 RAZEENA David Hayes
138 REAL DELIGHT (NZ) Michael Kent
139 REAL STOLLE John P Thompson
140 RECOINAGE John P Thompson
141 RED HOT CHILLIES Grahame Begg
142 RED PEPPER Matt Laurie
143 RHANDARA Jim Conlan
144 ROLL THE BONES John P Thompson
145 ROSSCARBERY Bart Cummings
146 ROYAL AMATI David Hayes
147 ROYAL BELUGA Pat Hyland
148 RUNES Peter Snowden
149 SABANCI John P Thompson
150 SAMAREADY Mick Price
151 SAUV BLANC BABE (NZ) Michael Moroney
152 SBOOG Gerald Ryan
153 SET TO STAR Mark Webb
154 SHE’S A FOX Anthony Cummings
155 SHE’S STREETSAHEAD John McArdle
156 SHOWMYA MISS (NZ) Mick Price
157 SIMPLY PURE David Hayes
158 SINGLE STYLE (NZ) Gary Portelli
159 SISTER BRUCE John P Thompson
160 SMILES FOR NAARA (NZ) Michael Moroney
161 SNITZERLAND Gerald Ryan
162 SOAPBOX Anthony Cummings
163 SOMETHING MAGICAL Mick Price
164 SPINA ROSA Kris Lees
165 SPINNING DIAMOND Sam Kavanagh
166 SPITFIRE LADY Michael Moroney
167 SPLASH OF MOET Mark Minervini
168 SPRINGBOK GIRL Anthony Cummings
169 SPURS AND SASHES John O’Shea
170 STELLA LANTE John Hyam
171 STREAK ON John P Thompson
172 SULLEN ART (NZ) Leon Corstens
173 SUMMERBLISS Michael Kent
174 SUNDAY TOO FAR Gai Waterhouse
175 SUNSET MAGIC (NZ) Michael Moroney
176 SWEETENER Mark Kavanagh
177 TAMTHEEL David Hayes
178 TEJON Clarry Conners
179 TESTTHEBUDGET Darren Weir
180 THE COPPER SUN Patrick Payne
181 THE DARLING ONE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
182 THIS IS YOUR LIFE David Hayes
183 THIS LADY ROCKS Mark Webb
184 THUNDER RAIN Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
185 TITANIA STAR Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
186 TORMENTED Mark Kavanagh
187 TRANSONIC John P Thompson
188 TRILINGUAL David Brideoake & David Feek
189 TURF FAIRY Clarry Conners
190 TYANNA Robbie Griffiths
191 URBAN GROOVE Gai Waterhouse
192 VALERIO Gai Waterhouse
193 VALID CONTRACT David Brideoake & David Feek
194 VAQUERA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
195 VARANASI John P Thompson
196 VILLA SPLENDIDO Gerald Ryan
197 VOLCANIC SKY John Keys
198 WALK WITH ATTITUDE Darren Weir
199 WISP O’ WILL Bryan Guy
200 XANDRETTA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
201 YESMASA Michael Moroney
202 YOUNG GIRL (NZ) Steve Richards
203 ZARZING Tony Noonan
204 ZAZPARELLA Michael Moroney
205 ZORIA (NZ) Chris Hyland
206 ZYDECO Anthony Freedman