Thousand Guineas Prelude 2014 Tips

September 26, 2014

Thousand Guineas Prelude 2014 Tips

Bring Me The Maid is hot favourite to win Sunday’s 2014 Thousand Guineas Prelude at Caulfield, but will the Group 1 performed and two-time Group 1 winning filly get the job done for the punters?

Afleet Esprit

Afleet Esprit is the upset tip to win Sunday's 2014 Thousand Guineas Prelude. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

There are a dozen three-year-old fillies in the mix for the $200,000 Group 2 Schweppes Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) this weekend including Peter Moody’s $2.80 top fancy through Bring Me The Maid.

She’s also the $3.60 favourite in futures markets for the $500,000 Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) back at the track but up over the mile on October 11, a price that will firm further if she salutes for the punters this weekend.

Drawn in barrier three with regular rider Luke Nolen staying on, the Sebring filly won the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes in the autumn before a brave third in the Golden Slipper at elite level where the fillies ran the trifecta over the boys.

This time in she won at Group 2 level again in the Silver Shadow Stakes but things went amiss for her in the Golden Rose last time out when she ran a luckless eighth to the undefeated Hallowed Crown.

That’s an effort the bookies are tipping her to improve on when she drops down in class and races against her own kind here.

Also at single figures in the Thousand Guineas Prelude markets for Sunday are the likes of Tony Gollan’s Flying Spur filly from Brisbane Traveston Girl ($5), the Robert Smerdon-trained Blue Diamond Preview runner-up and Blue Diamond Prelude third placegetter from the autumn Lumosty ($6), Mark Kavanagh’s daughter of Fastnet Rock Pickin’ Time ($8.50) and early market mover Afleet Esprit ($8.50) after her third win on the trot.

With so many livewire chances in an open race will Bring Me The Maid return to winning form? Or is there an upset Thousand Guineas Prelude result on the cards this spring?


#5 Afleet Esprit ($8.50)

The money is coming for this rails-drawn daughter of Bel Esprit, the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained filly coming off back-to-back wins in Melbourne. First was a Moonee Valley victory over 1200m followed a fortnight ago by her win in the Listed Cap D’Antibes Stakes (1100m) at Flemington. Damien Oliver stays on for this where she’ll get the run of the race from the inside alley. Is at $15 to win the 2014 Thousand Guineas but if she scores an upset here, which she’s well liked to do having been backed in from $11, then that price won’t last.


#1 Bring Me The Maid ($2.80)

Moody’s favourite down in class after an unlucky run out of the money in the Golden Rose in Sydney. Before that she enjoyed her second Group 2 win, and her third overall win from six starts, in the Silver Shadow. Races in Melbouren for the first time since a third at Moonee Valley in mid-March and hasn’t been to Caulfield before. The track can be tricky and she appreciates the give out of the ground, which she won’t get here, but she’s all class so won’t be much in it.


#2 Go Indy Go ($17)

Group 1 winner in the autumn, Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas’ Bernardini filly from Adelaide won the Champagne Stakes over the mile at Randwick but was outclassed first-up when dead last at Flemington in the Danehill behind Caulfield Guineas-bound Rich Enuff two weeks ago. She’s out to atone here and will be fitter for the run. Has had a run the Melbourne way of going now and 1200m was always going to be too short.

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