2014 Caulfield Guineas Second Acceptances Leaves 55

Second acceptances for the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas(1600m) were taken today, along with a host of other Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival races, and a total of 55 horses remain in contention for the stallion-making race.

Chivalry continues to headline Caulfield Guineas following second acceptances.

Chivalry continues to headline Caulfield Guineas following second acceptances. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia

The first acceptance stage for the $1 million 2014 Caulfield Guineas attracted 108 three-year-olds, which was reduced today by 53 – almost half. However, the majority of top contenders for the October 11 race, including Chivalry, remain.

This number is on par with the 2013 Caulfield Guineas second acceptances, which had a total of 46 horses. That means this year’s number of entries is up by seven.

For the first time, this year’s Caulfield Guineas Day will feature two Group 1 races as the filly-only Schweppes Thousand Guineas (1600m) will be run on the same day.

The number of New Zealand runners from first declarations is down from fourteen to eight. The horses from across the sea still in contention include Our Vespa, Merion, Zebulon, and Proactive.

The Chris Waller-trained Winx remains dually accepted for both the Caulfield and Thousand Guineas, while his other three-year-old filly Amicus has solely declared for the Thousand.

The only other dual-acceptor, Peggy Jean, is surprisingly absent from both races. The filly, who finished last in the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) on Saturday, is instead opting to travel to Sydney for the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on the same day for more distance.

Other notable omissions include Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) 5th place Nostradamus and Group 2 Champagne Classic (1500m) winner Brazen Beau, who both look likely to line-up at the Listed Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200) on the 15th instead.

Chivalry remains the favourite with Ladbrokes.com.au, set to pay $4.40, after coming second in the Listed Living Legends Stakes (1400m) on September 13. The Street Cry colt looked to be the winner in the last 300m but just couldn’t get past Merion in the drive to line, losing out by just 0.1 lengths.

Other top contenders have seen their odds shorten following the second declarations including $7 Rich Enuff and Zebulon (from $8), $9 Scissor Kick and Merion(from $10), and $17 Ghibellines (from $21).

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2014 Caulfield Guineas Second Acceptances

Caulfield Racecourse – 11/10/2014

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight
1 OUR VESPA (NZ) Johno Benner 1 56.5kg
2 ALMALAD Gai Waterhouse 2 56.5kg
3 SCISSOR KICK Paul Messara 3 56.5kg
4 SCRATCH ME LUCKY Paul Perry 4 56.5kg
5 GHIBELLINES John O’Shea 5 56.5kg
6 ZULULAND David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 6 56.5kg
7 WINX Chris Waller 7 54.5kg
8 CHIVALRY Mark Kavanagh 8 56.5kg
9 RICH ENUFF Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Ken Keys 9 56.5kg
10 SHOOTING TO WIN Peter & Paul Snowden 10 56.5kg
11 BACHMAN Gerald Ryan 11 56.5kg
12 GET THE NOD Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Lloyd Kennewell 12 56.5kg
13 MERION (NZ) Michael Moroney 13 56.5kg
14 SWEYNESSE John O’Shea 14 56.5kg
15 DEIHEROS Lloyd Kennewell 15 56.5kg
16 PANZER DIVISION Paul Messara 16 56.5kg
17 LUCKY TOM Harold Norman 17 56.5kg
18 MOONOVERMANHATTAN Mick Price 18 56.5kg
19 MOONLIGHT HUSSLER David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 19 56.5kg
20 LOOKS LIKE THE CAT Tony Gollan 20 56.5kg
21 KUMAON John O’Shea 21 56.5kg
22 MODOC Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Paul Perry 22 56.5kg
23 AWESOME ROCK Leon & Troy Corstens 23 56.5kg
24 ZEBULON (NZ) Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison 24 56.5kg
25 LIBERATION Gai Waterhouse 25 56.5kg
26 CAVEKA Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Peter G Moody 26 56.5kg
27 FORGIVE AND FORGET David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 27 56.5kg
28 THIEF OF HEARTS Stuart Kendrick 28 56.5kg
29 SOLDI DOMANI Bryan Dais 29 56.5kg
30 STINGRAY John Moloney 30 56.5kg
31 PETROLOGY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 31 56.5kg
32 WANDJINA Gai Waterhouse 32 56.5kg
33 SILENT WHISPER Lloyd Kennewell 33 56.5kg
34 WAR POINT Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Mick Price 34 56.5kg
35 STAVIVA Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Matt Laurie 35 56.5kg
36 TASHBEEH David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 36 56.5kg
37 ROAD TO SHANGRI LA (NZ) Anthony Cummings 37 56.5kg
38 WILDERNESS Super Vobis Bonus Scheme David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 38 56.5kg
39 DIVAN (NZ) Robert Hickmott 39 56.5kg
40 PROACTIVE (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden 40 56.5kg
41 ARMADA Peter G Moody 41 56.5kg
42 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir 42 56.5kg
43 STITCH ME UP Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Shane Nichols 43 56.5kg
44 LAZYAXL Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Shaun Dwyer 44 56.5kg
45 THE SPITFIRE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 45 56.5kg
46 VOLLEY OF FIRE Anthony Cummings 46 56.5kg
47 DECONSTRUCTED Mark Kavanagh 47 56.5kg
48 MIHANY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 48 56.5kg
49 KAPSET Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Greg Eurell 49 56.5kg
50 SCHNELLER Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Clinton McDonald 50 56.5kg
51 AWARD OF MERIT Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Tony McEvoy 51 56.5kg
52 WHITE HUNTER Mark Kavanagh 52 56.5kg
53 BURNING MOUNTAIN Mark Kavanagh 53 56.5kg
54 ROYAL APPOINTMENT (NZ) Chris Hyland 54 56.5kg
55 VERREAUX (NZ) Mark Kavanagh 55 56.5kg

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