Lady Of Harrods has scored second consecutive win when chasing down spruik filly Commanding Jewel to win the Group 3 2012 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) at Caulfield.
Coming off a win in the McNeil Stakes the Russell Cameron-trained youngster was put up at double figure odds during the week but showed she was a classy horse as she won by half a length ahead of the favourite.
Trainer Russell Cameron said the plan was to lead but was thrilled with her ability to take a sit as Commanding Jewel set a hot pace up front.
“She was just too good. We really wanted to lead but too much pace so we just sat,” Cameron said.
Camerond said the next test for the exciting youngster would be the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes at Flemington on October 6 and provided she gets through that she will get her chance in the Group 1 Thousand Guineas.
Arnold picked up the ride following the suspension of Jamie Mott and admitted 1600m presents a slight query but with good improvement thinks she could be a Thousand Guineas contender.
“She did a good kick. She was probably out right on the line but with that improvement she might be able to go on.”
“You win the [Manifold] you’ve got go don’t you [to the Thousand Guineas]. She’s probably a little query but if she gets that same gate and same good run there’s probably no reason why she couldn’t get the mile.”
Adelaide filly Molto Bene had the eye-catching run of the race to bolt home for third and is likely to appreciate the step up in distance in the Thousand Guineas.
Thousand Guineas Prelude – Results
|1||1||LADY OF HARRODS||Russell Cameron||Steven Arnold||–||1||57kg||$10|
|2||8||COMMANDING JEWEL||Leon Corstens||Damien Oliver||0.1L||9||55kg||$3.20F|
|3||5||MOLTO BENE||Will Clarken||Craig Williams||0.5L||12||56.5kg||$7.50|
|4||15||YOUNG GIRL (NZ)||Steve Richards||Steven King||3.25L||6||55kg||$51|
|5||3||MEMBERS JOY||Robert Smerdon||Nicholas Hall||3.35L||13||56.5kg||$7|
|6||12||SHOWMYA MISS (NZ)||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||3.45L||8||55kg||$17|
|7||10||DAZZLER||Peter Snowden||Glen Boss||4.2L||10||55kg||$17|
|8||13||SPITFIRE LADY||Michael Moroney||Luke Nolen||4.3L||7||55kg||$10|
|9||6||BLOOMINGDALE MISS||Robert Smerdon||Michael Rodd||4.8L||2||56kg||$9|
|10||9||PROPER MADAM||Jason Warren||Michael Walker||4.9L||11||55kg||$18|
|11||14||MARLAIS||Brian Jenkins||Ibrahim Gundogdu||6.15L||5||55kg||$71|
|12||11||LONHRUGE||Robbie Laing||Vlad Duric||7.9L||3||55kg||$61|
|13||2||REAL STOLLE||John P Thompson||Chris Symons||8.1L||15||57kg||$41|
|14||4||AFFABLE||John P Thompson||Mark Zahra||9.1L||14||56.5kg||$31|
|15||7||DONNA CATTIVA (NZ)||Danny O’Brien||Ben Melham||12.6L||4||56kg||$21|