Golden Rose Favourite Among 2013 Caulfield Guineas First Acceptances

Tony Vasil’s Golden Rose favourite for this weekend Prince Harada is also the top fancy of the 83 Caulfield Guineas 2013 first acceptances taken today.

Prince Harada

2013 Golden Rose favourite Prince Harada is also the top Caulfield Guineas first acceptor. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Originally a bumper 238 three-year-olds were nominated for this year’s $1 million BECK Caulfield Guineas (1600m) which runs at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday October 12, a figure cut by more than half at first declaration stage.

Early favourite in the latest Caulfield Guineas odds is Haradasun colt Prince Harada, a winner of two of their three career starts to date.

After a luckless first-up second in the Group 3 HDF McNeil Stakes (1200m) first-up this season where they suffered nasty interference late which cost them the race, Prince Harada will back-up on Saturday as the narrow favourite in the $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) in Sydney.

All going to plan it will then be onto Melbourne for a shot at the Caulfield Guineas.

The next two best in Caulfield Guineas betting who were both accepted today are then the Peter Snowden-trained Long John and David Hayes’ in-form Fast ‘N’ Rocking.

Darley-owned Street Cry gelding Long John kicked their career off during the autumn with three straight wins including their emphatic four length Listed Anzac Stakes Day (1410m) success at Flemington.

They resumed as a three-year-old on August 24 at Moonee Valley when third to Cauthen in the Listed McKenzie Stakes (1200m) before winning the Listed Henry Bucks Best Dressed Stakes (1400m) at Flemington last Saturday.

Snowden and co. have big plans for Long John who could go all the way to the $1 million Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) during the Melbourne Cup Carnival in November if they continue to show an ability to stay.

Last start McNeil Stakes winner Fast ‘N’ Rocking, like Prince Harada, meanwhile will use this weekend’s Golden Rose as a Caulfield Guineas lead-up.

Others to do the same include Snowden’s Golden Slipper runner-up Sidestep whose dead last in the Run To The Rose needs to be forgiven, Anthony Cummings’ Danehill Dancer colt Drago coming off a second in the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m), Gai Waterhouse’s Group 3 Ming Dynasty Stakes winner from last Saturday in Sydney Aussies Love Sport and the James & Bart Cummings-trained Eurozone.

Other notable Caulfield Guineas 2013 first acceptors then include last weekend’s Group 2 Danehill Stakes champion down the Flemington straight Charlie Boy, the Danny O’Brien-trained Shamus Award and Marwood who earned their Guineas assignment with a big Bendigo win over 1400m last Sunday.

The most notable defector from the Caulfield Guineas meanwhile was Kiwi raider Cauthen.

Also absent from the Cox Plate first declarations, the Andrew Campbell-trained Darci Brahma colt is returning to New Zealand after their failure over the weekend.

Winner of the McKenzie Stakes two back, Cauthen was beaten nearly 10 lengths when 12th behind Long John in the Henry Bucks last Saturday.

Cauthen pulled up sore after that disappointing run forcing connections reconsider their readiness to tackle a Group 1 field in Melbourne this spring carnival.

Caulfield Guineas second acceptances close on September 24 before the release of the highly-anticipated final field for the classic on October 8.

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2013 Caulfield Guineas First Acceptances

Caulfield Racecourse – 12/10/2013

# Horse Trainer Weight
1 AUSSIES LOVE SPORT Gai Waterhouse 56.5kg
2 BERNABEU John O’Shea 56.5kg
3 BEST CASE (NZ) Anthony Cummings 56.5kg
4 BLATANT John O’Shea 56.5kg
5 BRING SOMETHING Ken Keys 56.5kg
6 BULL POINT Gai Waterhouse 56.5kg
7 CASTLEMAINE (NZ) Shaun Dwyer 56.5kg
8 CHARLIE BOY Gerald Ryan 56.5kg
9 CHURCHILL DANCER David Hayes 56.5kg
10 CIRCUMSTANCES Mark Kavanagh 56.5kg
11 CLUSTER Anthony Cummings 56.5kg
12 COUNTRYMAN Gai Waterhouse 56.5kg
13 CRITERION (NZ) David Payne 56.5kg
14 DERRYMORE David Hayes 56.5kg
15 DESK POP John P Thompson 56.5kg
16 DISSIDENT Peter G Moody 56.5kg
17 DIVINE CALLING Gai Waterhouse 56.5kg
18 DRAGO Anthony Cummings 56.5kg
19 DURAN Tony Vasil 56.5kg
20 ECLAIR BIG BANG (NZ) Phillip Stokes 56.5kg
21 EL ROCA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 56.5kg
22 EPIC SAGA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 56.5kg
23 EQUATOR Gai Waterhouse 56.5kg
24 ESSENTIAL ELEMENT Greg Eurell 56.5kg
25 EUROZONE Bart & James Cummings 56.5kg
26 EXCITES ZELADY Chris Bieg 56.5kg
27 FAMECHON Michael Moroney 56.5kg
28 FAST ’N’ ROCKING David Hayes 56.5kg
29 FAST DRAGON Bruce Wallace 56.5kg
30 FORGET MAYBE Anthony Cummings 56.5kg
31 FUERZA Bjorn Baker 56.5kg
32 GLOBAL ASSAULT (NZ) Shawn Mathrick 56.5kg
33 GREAT ESTEEM David Hayes 56.5kg
34 HANDSOME TYCOON Peter G Moody 56.5kg
35 HILL SPY Robert Smerdon 56.5kg
36 HILTON CASTLE David Hayes 56.5kg
37 HONEY STEEL’S GOLD David Hayes 56.5kg
38 HOOKED John P Thompson 56.5kg
39 HYDRO Gai Waterhouse 56.5kg
40 I AM TITANIUM David Hayes 56.5kg
41 ICONIC Tony McEvoy 56.5kg
42 ILGATTINO Kelvin Bourke 56.5kg
43 INTO THE RED Kelso Wood 56.5kg
44 KINGDOM OF DREAMS Mark Kavanagh 56.5kg
45 KIROV Tim Martin 56.5kg
46 LATE CHARGE Patrick Payne 56.5kg
47 LE MANS Mick Price 56.5kg
48 LONG JOHN Peter Snowden 56.5kg
49 LONGMA Mick Price 56.5kg
50 LORD DA VINCI Sam Pritchard-Gordon 56.5kg
51 LORD OF THE SKY Robbie Laing 56.5kg
52 MARWOOD (NZ) Michael Moroney 56.5kg
53 NITE ROCKER Lloyd Kennewell 56.5kg
54 OLIVIER David Hayes 56.5kg
55 ONE STEP BEYOND Anthony Cummings 56.5kg
56 ORDER OF THE SUN Gai Waterhouse 56.5kg
57 ORION (NZ) Murray Baker 56.5kg
58 PITCREW Gai Waterhouse 56.5kg
59 POLANSKI Robbie Laing 56.5kg
60 POMPEIUS Frankie Stockdale 56.5kg
61 PRINCE HARADA Tony Vasil 56.5kg
62 PRODANE John O’Shea 56.5kg
63 PYRROLIC Michael Kent 56.5kg
64 ROCKFORD Gai Waterhouse 56.5kg
65 ROMANTIC TOUCH Gai Waterhouse 56.5kg
66 SAINTLY LAD Bart & James Cummings 56.5kg
67 SAVVY NATURE (NZ) John O’Shea 56.5kg
68 SHAMUS AWARD Danny O’Brien 56.5kg
69 SIDESTEP Peter Snowden 56.5kg
70 SINGLE DAYS Jason Warren 56.5kg
71 STREETSHAVENONAME Robbie Griffiths 56.5kg
72 SUPER FUN David Hayes 56.5kg
73 SURGE AHEAD Anthony Cummings 56.5kg
74 SURGING WAVE David Hayes 56.5kg
75 THE BOWLER Tony Vasil 56.5kg
76 THE YOWIE David Hayes 56.5kg
77 THUNDER FANTASY Anthony Cummings 56.5kg
78 TRUST IN A GUST Darren Weir 56.5kg
79 WEINHOLT Peter G Moody 56.5kg
80 WONDERBOLT Anthony Cummings 56.5kg
81 WORTH A RANSOM Mick Price 56.5kg
82 ZOUSTAR Chris Waller 56.5kg
83 MY LITTLE FRIEND Tony McEvoy 54.5kg