2014 Caulfield Classic First Acceptances Draws 103 Entries

There was a great response to the inaugural Group 3 Caulfield Classic (2000m) yesterday as first declarations were taken by Racing Victoria.

Chivalry (outside) could take out the bonus $250k if he wins both the Caulfield Guineas and Classic.

Chivalry (outside) could take out the bonus $250k if he wins both the Caulfield Guineas and Classic. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

103 first acceptors declared for the October 18 race. This is a fantastic result for a Group 3 feature still new on the scene, with the lucrative $750,000 prize pool undoubtedly drawing in the crowd.

The set weights race open to three-year-olds will be held on Caulfield Cup Day for the first time this year, one week after the top three-year-olds in the country run in either the $500,000 Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) or $1 million Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m).

The Caulfield Classic also features a $250,000 bonus up for grabs, available to any horse that can win either the Thousand or Caulfield Guineas before backing it up with a Classic victory the following weekend. Unsurprisingly, almost all of the following acceptances are combined from the two Guineas’ – which had their second acceptances taken yesterday.

Of the 103 horses officially accepted yesterday, there were some serious contenders including Almalad, Chivalry, and Go Indy Go.

Gai Waterhouse’s Almalad took out the Group 1 J.J. Atkins (1600m) back in June, but just missed out on a top-three place in the Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) on September 14.

Chivalry is $4.40 early favourite with Ladbrokes.com.au to win the Caulfield Guineas, and could easily back it up with a win in the Classic to take home the bonus $250k. The Mark Kavanagh-trained colt won the Group 3 McNeil Stakes (1200m) at the end of August, before finishing runner-up at Flemington earlier this month in the Listed Living Legends Stakes (1400m), where he was beat by a nose.

The Leon Macdonald & Andrew Glyas-trained Go Indy Go enjoyed a one length victory over the boys in April’s Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m). However, the daughter of Bernardini didn’t do as well in the Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) earlier this month, finishing dead-last behind fellow Classic contender Rich Enuff.

Some of the other notable Caulfield Classic first acceptors include Paul Berry’s Scratch Me Lucky, Listed winning Merion, and Group 3 winning Sweynesse.

The 2014 Caulfield Classic final field will be released on October 15, three days out from the race.

Check out all 103 first acceptances below, and get ready to bet with our No. 1 recommended bookie Ladbrokes.com.au when the market opens shortly.

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2014 Caulfield Classic First Acceptances

Caulfield Racecourse – 18/10/2014

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight
1 ALMALAD Gai Waterhouse 1 57kg
2 GO INDY GO Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 2 55kg
3 SCRATCH ME LUCKY Paul Perry 3 57kg
4 ZULULAND David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 4 57kg
5 CHIVALRY Mark Kavanagh 5 57kg
6 RICH ENUFF Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Ken Keys 6 57kg
7 VALENTIA Gai Waterhouse 7 57kg
8 VEUVELICIOUS Brent Stanley 8 55kg
9 BACHMAN Gerald Ryan 9 57kg
10 MERION (NZ) Michael Moroney 10 57kg
11 SWEYNESSE John O’Shea 11 57kg
12 PANZER DIVISION Paul Messara 12 57kg
13 CRAFTY Robert Smerdon 13 55kg
14 MOONOVERMANHATTAN Mick Price 14 57kg
15 MOONLIGHT HUSSLER David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 15 57kg
16 LOOKS LIKE THE CAT Tony Gollan 16 57kg
17 KUMAON John O’Shea 17 57kg
18 MODOC Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Paul Perry 18 57kg
19 ROMMEL Neville Parnham 19 57kg
20 FONTEIN RUBY Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Robert Smerdon 20 55kg
21 AWESOME ROCK Leon & Troy Corstens 21 57kg
22 TWIRL Gai Waterhouse 22 55kg
23 GEROMAYO Andrew Noblet 23 57kg
24 LIBERATION Gai Waterhouse 24 57kg
25 CAVEKA Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Peter G Moody 25 57kg
26 FORGIVE AND FORGET David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 26 57kg
27 KAIZAEN (NZ) Robert Smerdon 27 55kg
28 FIREHOUSE ROCK Super Vobis Bonus Scheme David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 28 57kg
29 TRAVESTON GIRL Tony Gollan 29 55kg
30 LADY SHARAPOVA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 30 55kg
31 SILENT WHISPER Lloyd Kennewell 31 57kg
32 LOTION David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 32 57kg
33 GOOD PRINCE Anthony Cummings 33 57kg
34 LIGHT UP MANHATTAN Ciaron Maher 34 57kg
35 WAR POINT Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Mick Price 35 57kg
36 HAWKING Mick Price 36 57kg
37 INKULU Anthony Freedman 37 57kg
38 STAVIVA Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Matt Laurie 38 57kg
39 HIGH ABOVE Anthony Cummings 39 55kg
40 TASHBEEH David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 40 57kg
41 ROAD TO SHANGRI LA (NZ) Anthony Cummings 41 57kg
42 WILDERNESS Super Vobis Bonus Scheme David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 42 57kg
43 DIVAN (NZ) Robert Hickmott 43 57kg
44 EASTERN CAPE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 44 57kg
45 PROACTIVE (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden 45 57kg
46 ARMADA Peter G Moody 46 57kg
47 NOT A HAPPY CAMPER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 47 55kg
48 LORD BECKWORTH Paul Perry 48 57kg
49 MAASTRICHT (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 49 55kg
50 GOULDIAN John O’Shea 50 57kg
51 BERNING DESIRE Robert Smerdon 51 57kg
52 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir 52 57kg
53 STITCH ME UP Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Shane Nichols 53 57kg
54 THE SPITFIRE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 54 57kg
55 BRACTEATE John O’Shea 55 57kg
56 MISS INTERIORS Anthony Cummings 56 55kg
57 MANHATTAN AVENUE Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Mick Price 57 57kg
58 VOLLEY OF FIRE Anthony Cummings 58 57kg
59 DECONSTRUCTED Mark Kavanagh 59 57kg
60 MAGICOOL Mark Kavanagh 60 57kg
61 MIHANY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 61 57kg
62 PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller 62 57kg
63 MUNJIZ David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 63 57kg
64 SAN PADRE Michael Kent 64 57kg
65 BONDEIGER Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Danny O’Brien 65 57kg
66 KAPSET Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Greg Eurell 66 57kg
67 SILVER EAGLE Peter G Moody 67= 57kg
68 THERMOGENIC Danny O’Brien 67= 57kg
69 JUSTAWAY (NZ) Steve Richards 69 57kg
70 ROYAL TRIESTE Super Vobis Bonus Scheme David Brideoake & David Feek 70 55kg
71 AWARD OF MERIT Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Tony McEvoy 71 57kg
72 DUCK DYNASTY (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 72 57kg
73 CHOIX DE MAIA (NZ) Pat Carey 73 55kg
74 NOZOMI Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Anthony Freedman 74 57kg
75 GO JENNIO Darren Weir 75= 55kg
76 TEARS OF JOY Mark Kavanagh 75= 55kg
77 RANDAROCK David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 77 57kg
78 DHAHAB Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 78 55kg
79 HOSTILE WITNESS Anthony Cummings 79 55kg
80 CUBAN FIGHTER Robbie Laing 80 57kg
81 ATMOSPHERE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 81= 57kg
82 WHITE HUNTER Mark Kavanagh 81= 57kg
83 BALLET SUITE Mark Kavanagh 81= 55kg
84 BERSERK Anthony Freedman 84 57kg
85 SISTINE STAR Andrew Noblet 85 55kg
86 TURBO STREET Tony McEvoy 86 57kg
87 HOME RUN HERO Matt Laurie 87= 57kg
88 KODINHI (NZ) Anthony Freedman 87= 57kg
89 THE MIGHTY JROD (NZ) Robbie Laing 89 57kg
90 YESTERJOY Clarry Conners 90 55kg
91 PELIRROJO Leon & Troy Corstens 91 57kg
92 OBLIGED Anthony Freedman 92 57kg
93 NAKATAAN (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 93 55kg
94 AUTHORITARIAN Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Anthony Freedman 94= 57kg
95 CASTELO Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Clinton McDonald 94= 57kg
96 COPPOLA Anthony Freedman 94= 57kg
97 DOWNTOWN CHICAGO (NZ) Michael Kent 94= 57kg
98 KIWI DREAMER (NZ) Michael Moroney 94= 57kg
99 MAROON Anthony Freedman 94= 57kg
100 SIMPLY EXPLOSIVE (NZ) Michael Moroney 94= 57kg
101 VERREAUX (NZ) Mark Kavanagh 94= 57kg
102 WE FOUND IT Frankie Stockdale 94= 57kg
103 ZIMBABWE (NZ) Mark Kavanagh 94= 57kg


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