85 Initial Acceptances for 2012 Thousand Guineas

Eighty five hopefuls remain ahead of the biggest three-year-old fillies’ feature of the spring following first acceptances for the 2012 Thousand Guineas (1600m).

Commanding Jewel

Commanding Jewel is one of the more exciting horses still in contention for the Thousand Guineas

To be held on Wednesday October 17, the prestigious Group 1 event often unearths a star and in 2011 was won by the still unbeaten Atlantic Jewel.

Attempting to follow in Atlantic Jewel’s footsteps this year is three-quarter sister Commanding Jewel who won on debut at Swan Hill last month before backing it up win a one-length win at Moonee Valley on August 25.

The major casualty from the initial 206-horse nominations list is Samaready with the Golden Slipper third placegetter to miss the entire spring with injury.

One other exciting filly who will not be starting in the Thousand Guineas is Elite Elle with connections choosing to stick to shorter races with the exciting daughter of Shamardal.

But the pair’s absence is more than taken care of by a number of quality fillies including this weekend’s Golden Rose favourite Nechita.

The Patinack-owned youngster has only had two starts to date but has been particularly impressive when scoring dominant wins in both.

As expected Gerald Ryan chose not to accept with star filly Snitzerland who will be kept to a sprinting program targeting the Coolmore Stud Stakes in November.

But Ryan still has two entries in the form of the lightly-raced Villa Splendido and Group 3 winner Flying Snitzel.

Other notable horses still among the Thousand Guineas entries are Bart Cummings-trained Norzita and Adelaide filly Molto Bene.

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Thousand Guineas 2012 – First Acceptances

Horse Trainer Ballot Weight
1 AFFABLE John P Thompson 1 55.5kg
2 ALZORA David Hayes 2 55.5kg
3 BALACLAVA LADY Nigel Blackiston 3 55.5kg
4 BIG CHILL Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 4 55.5kg
5 BLOOMINGDALE MISS Robert Smerdon 5 55.5kg
6 BREAKFAST IN BED Michael Moroney 6 55.5kg
7 CALAMBA Anthony Cummings 7 55.5kg
8 CASINOHOLIC John P Thompson 8 55.5kg
9 CATERED David Hayes 9 55.5kg
10 CENTAURAINE Darren Weir 10 55.5kg
11 COMMANDING JEWEL Leon Corstens 11 55.5kg
12 DAZZLER Peter Snowden 12 55.5kg
13 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners 13 55.5kg
14 DONNA CATTIVA (NZ) Danny O’Brien 14 55.5kg
15 DUET Bart Cummings 15 55.5kg
16 EXCITUS Ken Keys 16 55.5kg
17 EXTREME IMPACT David Hayes 17 55.5kg
18 FIVE ROCKS Bart Cummings 18 55.5kg
19 FLYING HOSTESS Darren Weir 19 55.5kg
20 FLYING SNITZEL Gerald Ryan 20 55.5kg
21 FOOTPRINT Peter Snowden 21 55.5kg
22 FORMIDABLE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 22 55.5kg
23 GAMES Anthony Freedman 23 55.5kg
24 GONDOKORO (NZ) Pat Carey 24 55.5kg
25 HIGH AIMS David Brideoake & David Feek 25 55.5kg
26 HOYBELL Chris Waller 26 55.5kg
27 IRIOMOTE Peter Snowden 27 55.5kg
28 JADE MARAUDER Chris Waller 28 55.5kg
29 KATE (NZ) Wayne Hillis 29 55.5kg
30 KAZANLUK Anthony Freedman 30 55.5kg
31 KOLONGA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 31 55.5kg
32 LA ZUMA Michael Moroney 32 55.5kg
33 LADY OF HARRODS Russell Cameron 33 55.5kg
34 LONGPORT John P Thompson 34 55.5kg
35 LOVE FOR RANSOM Greg Eurell 35 55.5kg
36 MAMA’S CHOICE David Hayes 36 55.5kg
37 MARAATIB David Hayes 37 55.5kg
38 MAREEZA Peter G Moody 38 55.5kg
39 MARLAIS Brian Jenkins 39 55.5kg
40 MAYBE DISCREET Phillip Stokes 40 55.5kg
41 MEDITRINA Shane Nichols 41 55.5kg
42 MEIDUNG Peter Snowden 42 55.5kg
43 MEMBERS JOY Robert Smerdon 43 55.5kg
44 MOLTO BENE Will Clarken 44 55.5kg
45 NECHITA John P Thompson 45 55.5kg
46 NEXTESS Peter G Moody 46 55.5kg
47 NORZITA (NZ) Bart Cummings 47 55.5kg
48 NULLABAR BELLE Ciaron Maher 48 55.5kg
49 PAPILLON Anthony Freedman 49 55.5kg
50 PETWORTH HOUSE Anthony Freedman 50 55.5kg
51 POTICHE David Hayes 51 55.5kg
52 PROPER MADAM Jason Warren 52 55.5kg
53 PROSERPINA Steve Richards 53 55.5kg
54 PUREMINX Michael Kent 54 55.5kg
55 PURPLE STORM Leon Corstens 55 55.5kg
56 QUEEN OF EIGHT Pat Hyland 56 55.5kg
57 RAZEENA David Hayes 57 55.5kg
58 REAL DELIGHT (NZ) Michael Kent 58 55.5kg
59 REAL STOLLE John P Thompson 59 55.5kg
60 ROLL THE BONES John P Thompson 60 55.5kg
61 ROSSCARBERY Bart Cummings 61 55.5kg
62 ROYAL AMATI David Hayes 62 55.5kg
63 RUNES Peter Snowden 63 55.5kg
64 SAUV BLANC BABE (NZ) Michael Moroney 64 55.5kg
65 SHE’S STREETSAHEAD John McArdle 65 55.5kg
66 SHOWMYA MISS (NZ) Mick Price 66 55.5kg
67 SPINNING DIAMOND Sam Kavanagh 67 55.5kg
68 SPITFIRE LADY Michael Moroney 68 55.5kg
69 STELLA LANTE John Hyam 69 55.5kg
70 SUNSET MAGIC (NZ) Michael Moroney 70 55.5kg
71 TESTTHEBUDGET Darren Weir 71 55.5kg
72 THIS IS YOUR LIFE David Hayes 72 55.5kg
73 THUNDER RAIN Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 73 55.5kg
74 TYANNA Robbie Griffiths 74 55.5kg
75 VALID CONTRACT David Brideoake & David Feek 75 55.5kg
76 VAQUERA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 76 55.5kg
77 VARANASI John P Thompson 77 55.5kg
78 VILLA SPLENDIDO Gerald Ryan 78 55.5kg
79 VOLCANIC SKY John Keys 79 55.5kg
80 VOLUME ONE Michael Kent 80 55.5kg
81 WALK WITH ATTITUDE Darren Weir 81 55.5kg
82 YOUNG GIRL (NZ) Steve Richards 82 55.5kg
83 ZAZPARELLA Michael Moroney 83 55.5kg
84 ZORIA (NZ) Chris Hyland 84 55.5kg
85 ZYDECO Anthony Freedman 85 55.5kg