Epaulette the One to Beat – 2012 Caulfield Guineas Prelude Field

September 26, 2012

Epaulette the One to Beat – 2012 Caulfield Guineas Prelude Field

Nine Caulfield Guineas aspirants will be on trial for a start in next month’s $1 million three-year-old feature on Sunday in the Group 3 2012 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m).


Epaulette heads the Caulfield Guineas Prelude Field

The race often provides a good form line into the main event as has been the case the past two years with both 2011 winner Helmet and 2010 winner Anacheeva achieving the double.

The clear top pick in the preview this year is Darley colt Epaulette who will be turning out just two weeks after winning the $1 million Golden Rose.

A son of Commands, Epaulette has always shown potential with one of the highlights of his two-year-old career coming in the form of a narrow runner-up finish to Pierro in the Todman Stakes.

His main danger this weekend is likely to come from Golden Rose third placegetter Ashokan who, like Epaulette, was not considered one of the top picks heading into the Golden Rose.

The John O’Shea-trained youngster also signalled potential as a juvenile when beating Raceway to win the Group 3 Skyline Stakes before failing to make an impact in the Golden Slipper.

But the pair will line up at different ends of the field with Epaulette drawing barrier one and Ashokan receiving eight.

The pair are joined in Sunday’s three-year-old feature by Danny O’Brien-trained colt Shamexpress who will be ridden by Craig Williams from barrier three.

The son of O’reilly finished third in the Group 3 McNeil Stakes first up but was well below par when second last and 11 lengths behind Epaulette in the Golden Rose.

Other horses included in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude are McKenzie Stakes runner-up Dominant and Henry Bucks Stakes runner-up Awesome Bro.

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Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1x120x31 EPAULETTE Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 2 58.5kg 106
2 2106×63 ASHOKAN John O’Shea James McDonald 8 56.5kg 82
3 125×39 SHAMEXPRESS (NZ) Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 3 55kg 72
4 243937×614 TIMELY TRUCE Ricky Maund Vlad Duric 4 55kg 65
5 1152 AWESOME BRO (NZ) Leon Corstens Damien Oliver 9 55kg 72
6 2×25 DOMINANT Matt Laurie Nicholas Hall 1 55kg 68
7 28×71 IF I COULD (NZ) Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 5 55kg 64
8 1×6 MURCIELAGA Michael Moroney Michael Walker 6 55kg 66
9 3×1 LET GO LENNI Mick Price Craig Newitt 7 55kg 62

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