Thousand Guineas 2014 Field & Odds Update: High Above Scratched

October 11, 2014

Thousand Guineas 2014 Field & Odds Update: High Above Scratched

Held on Caulfield Guineas Day for the first time this year, the 2014 Thousand Guineas field for this afternoon is down to 10 hopefuls following the early scratching of the Anthony Cummings-trained High Above.

Lumosty

Lumosty (inside) is the firming 2014 Thousand Guineas favourite. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Due to jump as Caulfield Race 8 at 5:05pm (local), the $500,000 Group 1 Schweppes Thousand Guineas (1600m) is one of three elite levels on the program and while there is one scratching, plenty of top class fillies remain in the mix.

The firming favourite in the Thousand Guineas odds at Ladbrokes.com.au is the Robert Smerdon-trained daughter of Fastnet Rock, Lumosty.

She originally opened at $5.50 then was quickly cut to $4.20 and continues to firm in the markets now paying $3.70 making her the definite market mover.

She’s been super consistent with a win and three minor placings from her four career starts to date, all but the most recent being in black type company.

Twice before at Caulfield including a third in the Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude back in February behind subsequent Group 1 winner Earthquake, Lumosty caught the eye first-up on October 1 when beating home a mediocre field by a blistering nine lengths at Sale with Craig Williams aboard from barrier one.

Today Williams stays on but the well-fancied duo is drawn wider in gate seven.

In an open Thousand Guineas betting market there are then four other single figure hopes to win with:

  • #2 Go Indy Go ($5 into $4.60) – Drawn in gate six with Steven Arnold replacing Clare Lindop, This Adelaide-trained daughter of Bernardini is a Group 1 winner in Sydney last season when beating home the boys including a number racing in today’s Caulfield Guineas in the Champagne Stakes over the Randwick mile. She’s proven then over this distance and improved off an unexplained flop in the Danehill (15th of 15) when third in the Prelude last time out. Will be improving with more distance too so top chance.
  • #3 Afleet Esprit ($5 into $4.80) – Money is also coming in for this flying David Hayes & Tom Daberning-trained daughter of Bel Esprit who shoots for her fourth straight win. She boasts four wins from six starts so far including a Flemington black-type over 1100m on September 13 over Lumosty and the Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) last start on September 28. Gets the rails run here, which she had for her half-length Prelude win, and faces a similar field.
  • #1 Bring Me The Maid ($7 into $6.50) – Peter Moody-trained Sebring filly is a dual Group 2 winner in Sydney, both her victories being on Heavy-rated tracks. Group 1 third in the Golden Slipper last season and was a top fancy for the Golden Rose this time in but could only manage to run eighth. Last start in the Prelude for this she was third last (7th) on a Good (3) so hard to see improvement off that when conditions are almost exactly the same here. Hasn’t seen a mile and think she needs a wet track.
  • #5 Amicus (Steady at $9.50) – Last of the single figure hopes, this Fastnet Rock filly comes from the in-form stables of Chris Waller and she’s been in exciting form this time in. Two previous runs at Caulfield for two second place finishes both over 1400m including in the Prelude when a half-length off Afleet Esprit. She had barrier six and Jim Cassidy that day so is a bit wider (9) with Hugh Bowman today.

The next best in the Thousand Guineas odds are then the Tony Gollan-trained Prelude fourth placegetter Traveston Girl ($14 into $13) and Group 3 Champagne Stakes runner-up from September 26 Tahni Dancer ($15 into $14) both coming off nice lead-up form.

See below for the latest Thousand Guineas 2014 markets, fixed win odds open online now a Ladbrokes.com.au where for only $3 if you back the winners of the last eight Melbourne races today you could win $3 million!

2014 Thousand Guineas Betting

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

All Aged to The Everest 2018 f...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Fin...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Final for The Everest Bound Redzel

Inaugural The Everest champion Redzel has been specifically set for an autumn...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancip...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancipation Stakes Field & Betting

Ron Quinton’s flying five-year-old Daysee Doom is tipped as the mare to beat...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018?

Winx next race? It’s the question always on the horizon after she leaves her...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Winner

The well-supported, clear Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes 2018 favourite Written...

Horse Racing Today

Waller’s fillies dominat...

California Turbo among 2018 Gu...

California Turbo among 2018 Gunsynd Classic nominations

Queensland Derby hopeful California Turbo is among the twenty-two nominations...

Impending heads up 2018 Victor...

Impending heads up 2018 Victory Stakes Nominations

Last year’s Stradbroke Handicap winner Impending heads up the nominations for...

Victorian filly So Far Sokool ...

Victorian filly So Far Sokool included in 2018 J H B Carr Stakes nominations

Victorian filly So Far Sokool is included in the sixteen nominations for the...

Gai’s 2 head the list of...

Gai’s 2 head the list of nominations for the 2018 Japan Racing Association Plate

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Ecuador and Arbeitsam head up the...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field