Eighty-six three-year-old fillies including a host of Group 1 winners make up the first acceptances taken for the Thousand Guineas 2014 this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
Held at Caulfield Racecourse on October 11 on the same day as the $1 million Group 1 BECK Caulfield Guineas (1600m) which attracted 108 first acceptors, this year’s $500,000 Group 1 Schweppes Thousand Guineas (1600m) is shaping up as a top showdown.
Heading the Thousand Guineas first acceptances and early favourite for this along with the $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) in Sydney this Saturday at Ladbrokes.com.au is the Peter Moody-trained Bring Me The Maid.
She’s joined by a number of other already Group 1 proven fillies including Peggy Jean, Go Indy Go and Earthquake.
Group 1 Winning 2014 Thousand Guineas First Acceptors
- Bring Me The Maid (Peter Moody) – Dual Group 2 winner in the wet most recently in the Silver Shadow Stakes at Randwick on August 23. Also Group 1 performed when third to Mossfun and Earthquake in the Golden Slipper during the autumn and well liked to beat home the boys in this Saturday’s Golden Rose over 1400.
- Go Indy Go (Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas) – Adelaide-based daughter of Bernardini won two on the trot in April including the Group 1 Champagne Stakes over 1600m at Randwick defeating Zululand and Kumaon – the form of which is holding up.
- Peggy Jean (Gerald Ryan) – Myboycharlie filly beat Scratch Me Lucky at Randwick last season in the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes over 1400m and finished fifth in the Champagne Stakes. First-up finished fifth in the Furious Stakes over 1200m and will be better getting up to 1400m and above again.
- Earthquake (John O’Shea) – Godolphin-owned daughter of Exceed And Excel won her opening four starts before suffering a loss in the wet when runner-up in the Golden Slipper. The Blue Diamond winner resumed last weekend in Sydney but first-up on another rain-affected track she went down as the odds-on favourite in the Furious Stakes finishing three lengths off the winner.
Go Indy Go is also one of three fillies that feature in the first declarations for both the Thousand Guineas and the Caulfield Guineas meanwhile along with the Chris Waller-trained duo of Amicus and Winx.
Upset Group 2 Furious Stakes winner Winx is the best fancied of that Waller pair and sits high up the Thousand Guineas betting markets with the daughter of Street Cry undefeated in her three starts so far.
Other fillies in the top half of those futures odds at Ladbrokes.com.au include the Team Hawkes-trained Ming Dynasty third placed Lady Sharapova, the Mark Kavanagh-trained daughter of Fastnet Rock Pickin’ Time and Brent Stanley’s black-type winning Northern Meteor filly Veuvelicious.
Notable non-acceptors at first declaration stage for the fillies’ classic meanwhile include More Radiant, Veloce Forte, Eloping who was third in the McEwen Stakes last Saturday when the world’s highest rated sprinter Lankan Rupee was defeated first-up and Golden Slipper champion Mossfun.
2014 Thousand Guineas second acceptances close on Tuesday September 23 followed by the release of the field the Tuesday before race day.
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2014 Thousand Guineas First Acceptances
Caulfield Racecourse – 11/10/2014
|2||PEGGY JEAN||Gerald Ryan||2||55.5kg|
|3||BRING ME THE MAID||Peter G Moody||3||55.5kg|
|4||GO INDY GO||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||4||55.5kg|
|10||AIMEE||Noel J Doyle||10||55.5kg|
|13||FONTEIN RUBY Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Robert Smerdon||13||55.5kg|
|14||TAWTEEN||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||14||55.5kg|
|15||AFLEET ESPRIT Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||15||55.5kg|
|17||SUNSET ROCK||Lloyd Kennewell||17||55.5kg|
|18||CAILIN MISS Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Mick Price||18||55.5kg|
|19||TRAVESTON GIRL||Tony Gollan||19||55.5kg|
|20||SULTRY FEELING||Bart & James Cummings||20||55.5kg|
|21||AMICUS Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Chris Waller||21||55.5kg|
|22||LADY SHARAPOVA||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||22||55.5kg|
|23||NOVEL DANCER Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Shea Eden||23||55.5kg|
|24||FIRST SEAL||John P Thompson||24||55.5kg|
|27||HIGH ABOVE||Anthony Cummings||27||55.5kg|
|28||FEELS LIKE HOME||Danny O’Brien||28||55.5kg|
|29||PICKIN’ TIME||Mark Kavanagh||29||55.5kg|
|30||FORTICHE Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Greg Eurell||30||55.5kg|
|32||KALABEK Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Brent Stanley||32||55.5kg|
|33||CRISTALINA LAGO||Pat Carey||33||55.5kg|
|34||NOT A HAPPY CAMPER||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||34||55.5kg|
|35||REANN’S DIAMOND||Darren Weir||35||55.5kg|
|37||TENDER||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||37||55.5kg|
|38||MISS INTERIORS||Anthony Cummings||38||55.5kg|
|40||TAHNI DANCER||Clinton McDonald||40||55.5kg|
|41||MONOGRAM Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||John O’Shea||41||55.5kg|
|42||ROYAL OCEAN||Mick Price||42||55.5kg|
|43||I’M A FLYING STAR||Mark Riley||43||55.5kg|
|44||BETSY||Peter G Moody||44=||55.5kg|
|45||SAGAPUSS Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Peter G Moody||44=||55.5kg|
|46||MAASTRICHT (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||46=||55.5kg|
|47||THINKING OF YOU (NZ)||Peter G Moody||46=||55.5kg|
|48||SOLID BULLET||John Hyam||48||55.5kg|
|49||ROYAL TRIESTE Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||David Brideoake & David Feek||49||55.5kg|
|50||AZKADELLIA (NZ)||Ciaron Maher||50||55.5kg|
|51||DEANNA JEAN Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Shane Oxlade||51||55.5kg|
|52||CHOIX DE MAIA (NZ)||Pat Carey||52||55.5kg|
|53||DHAHAB||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||53||55.5kg|
|54||SHOW US YOUR TATTS Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||John McArdle||54||55.5kg|
|55||HOSTILE WITNESS||Anthony Cummings||55||55.5kg|
|56||MY MICHELLE||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||56||55.5kg|
|57||FOXYNESS Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Mark Kavanagh||57=||55.5kg|
|58||TEARS OF JOY||Mark Kavanagh||57=||55.5kg|
|59||RIGHTEOUS REIGN Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Jim Conlan||59||55.5kg|
|60||LASHKAAL||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||60||55.5kg|
|62||SOUND ADVICE||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||62||55.5kg|
|63||GO JENNIO||Darren Weir||63||55.5kg|
|64||SISTINE STAR||Andrew Noblet||64||55.5kg|
|66||A LOTTA LOVE Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Sam Pritchard-Gordon||66=||55.5kg|
|67||AMANZI Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Darren Weir||66=||55.5kg|
|69||BALLET SUITE||Mark Kavanagh||66=||55.5kg|
|70||CATHY’S MARK Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Nigel Blackiston||66=||55.5kg|
|71||CHOPHOUSE TEARS||David Vandyke||66=||55.5kg|
|74||FANTASY EIGHT Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Wendy Kelly||66=||55.5kg|
|75||LITTLE HOTTIE (NZ)||Michael Kent||66=||55.5kg|
|76||NAKATAAN (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||66=||55.5kg|
|77||OKAHU BAY||Phillip Stokes||66=||55.5kg|
|78||POUTING||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||66=||55.5kg|
|79||SHACARDE||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||66=||55.5kg|
|80||SILENT INTEREST||Wendy Kelly||66=||55.5kg|
|81||STRAITINTUIT||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||66=||55.5kg|
|82||UNFURL (NZ)||Darren Weir||66=||55.5kg|
|83||VIA CAVOUR Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Mark Webb||66=||55.5kg|