Commanding Jewel Features in 2012 Thousand Guineas Prelude Field

Much-hyped filly Commanding Jewel will be out to keep her unbeaten record alive this weekend when she contests the Group 3 2012 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) at Caulfield.

Commanding Jewel

Commanding Jewel will attempt a third consecutive victory in Saturday's Thousand Guineas Prelude

The three-year-old has received plenty of attention, largely due to being a three-quarter sister to Atlantic Jewel, and gets a chance to show what all the fuss is about in her first step up to stakes level.

Trained by Leon Corstens, the daughter of Commands won by 1 1/2 lengths on debut in a Swan Hill maiden before heading to Moonee Valley to win by a length on city debut.

She lines up in a quality 15-horse field this weekend, all who are vying for a spot in the Group 1 Thousand Guineas on October 17.

Included in the field are plenty of last-start winners such as Members Joy and Lady Of Harrods who both bounced back from huge defeats on wet tracks in their previous outings.

Lady Of Harrods won the Group 3 McNeil Stakes ahead of the likes of Kabayan and Shamexpress while Members Joy scored black-type victory in the Listed Cap D’Antibes Stakes.

Other recent winners include the Robert Smerdon-trained Bloomingdale Miss, Robbie Laing’s Lonhruge and Michael Moroney’s Spitfire Lady.

Adelaide Group 3 winner Molto Bene will be having her second start in Melbourne after getting caught in traffic during her first hitout in the Cap D’Antibes Stakes where she finished fifth.

This exciting event for three-year-old fillies often unearths quality horses and famous previous winners include Ortensia and Miss Finland.

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Thousand Guineas Prelude 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 4x61x01 LADY OF HARRODS Russell Cameron Jamie Mott 1 57kg 84
2 51x086x99 REAL STOLLE John P Thompson Chris Symons 15 57kg 70
3 1x249x01 MEMBERS JOY Robert Smerdon Nicholas Hall 13 56.5kg 80
4 1x6321x7 AFFABLE John P Thompson Mark Zahra 14 56.5kg 72
5 11×5 MOLTO BENE Will Clarken Craig Williams 12 56.5kg 78
6 2181 BLOOMINGDALE MISS Robert Smerdon Michael Rodd 2 56kg 76
7 34x74128x9 DONNA CATTIVA (NZ) Danny O’Brien Ben Melham 4 56kg 70
8 11 COMMANDING JEWEL Leon Corstens Damien Oliver 9 55kg 74
9 1×5164 PROPER MADAM Jason Warren Michael Walker 11 55kg 70
10 11×0 DAZZLER Peter Snowden Glen Boss 10 55kg 68
11 7×81 LONHRUGE Robbie Laing Vlad Duric 3 55kg 65
12 14 SHOWMYA MISS (NZ) Mick Price Craig Newitt 8 55kg 64
13 2×1 SPITFIRE LADY Michael Moroney Luke Nolen 7 55kg 62
14 2 MARLAIS Brian Jenkins Ibrahim Gundogdu 5 55kg 62
15 6 YOUNG GIRL (NZ) Steve Richards Steven King 6 55kg 64