A final field of 12 classy fillies has been confirmed for this weekend’s Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) at Caulfield racecourse, which offers punters a range of great value betting options and the opportunity to place a winning wager.
The Peter Moody-trained Bring Me The Maid, who has won three of her six career starts, leads the 2014 Thousand Guineas Prelude betting market at a price of $2.80 ahead of Traveston Girl ($5), Lumosty ($6), and Pickin’ Time ($8.50) at Ladbrokes.com.au.
Bring Me The Maid finished third in the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) as a juvenile last season, before winning the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on August 23.
She was disappointing in her last outing – the Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) – finishing eighth to the undefeated Hallowed Crown but bookies are tipping her for a comeback in Sunday’s Prelude where she will jump from the ideal barrier three with Luke Nolen.
Will they be right? Or will one of the filly’s single digit rivals seize the win?
- #8 Traveston Girl ($5) – Tony Gollan’s Traveston Girl finished fourth last time out in the Listed Cap D’Antibes Stakes (1100m) but will enjoy a jumping start from perfect barrier two under jockey Damien Browne. If anyone can beat Bring Me The Maid home, it’s this filly.
- #6 Lumosty ($6) – Robert Smerdon’s three-year-old will jump from the middle barrier eight but an impressive second-place finish in the Cap D’Antibes despite running from barrier 12 proves she’s a contender and good bet.
- #10 Pickin’ Time ($8.50) – former Melbourne Cup winning trainer Mark Kavanagh will watch on as his filly jumps from barrier 6 under jockey Glen Boss. The three-year-old has yet to grab a win from her four career starts but has finished top four in all her runs including last time out behind Thinking Of You over the 1400m at Caulfield in a fillies-only handicap last Saturday. This third favourite fixed-odds bet is out to break her maiden status.
Outside of the top three are a couple of runners at lucrative odds with a high chance at causing an upset in the 2014 Thousand Guineas Prelude.
Go Indy Go is an outside $17 odd after walking home to last place in the Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m), 26 lengths off winner Rich Enuff, on September 13.
There were no excuses for Go Indy Go at Flemington but two Group wins prior to that, including the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m), prove she can take out top races. She’ll look to atone for her loss against the fillies.
Other outside chances include Cap D’Antibes winner Afleet Esprit ($11) and the Chris Waller-trained Amicus ($21).
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