Miss Gunpowder Still Firing for 2015 Thousand Guineas

August 17, 2015

Miss Gunpowder Still Firing for 2015 Thousand Guineas

Adelaide’s Phillip Stokes has confirmed plans to stay on the Thousand Guineas 2015 path with his progressive filly Miss Gunpowder this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival despite her loss over the weekend.

Miss Gunpowder

Quezette Stakes third placed Adelaide raider Miss Gunpowder is still tracking towards a 2015 Thousand Guineas run in October. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

The three-year-old daughter of Pendragon had her maiden run outside of South Australia on Saturday and suffered her first loss when third behind the impressive and undefeated winner Petits Filous in the Group 3 Quezette Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on PB Lawrence Stakes Day.

Prior to her black-type debut, Miss Gunpowder caught the eye with back-to-back wins in her opening two starts back at Morphettville winning over 1050m and 1100m in March and then July.

In the Quezette Stakes, where Dwayne Dunn had the ride for the first time, she was far from disgraced when beaten only one and a half lengths by a very nice type.

Stokes was pleased with her performance at Caulfield and the way she pulled through, and is planning on running her back at the track next start in the $200,000 Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) on Underwood Stakes Day, September 26.

“She’s only a light filly so she may not need another run before that race,” he told Racing Victoria.

“It was a good effort, I think the winner was pretty good and I was very pleased with her run.”

Her performance in that will determine whether she presses onto elite level and runs in the $500,000 Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) over the mile on Caulfield Guineas Day, October 10, a race Stokes has had three previous starters in.

Early Thousand Guineas odds at Ladbrokes.com.au are currently led by the Peter Moody-trained Pasadena Girl ($6), winner of the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Randwick last time out on April 18 for her third victory from four career runs.

Jalan Jalan ($8) occupies the next line of Thousand Guineas betting after the local Colin Little-trained daughter of Foreplay returned to racing with a Quezette Stakes second.

Miss Gunpowder meanwhile is now a $17 hope for the Group 1, an equal price with the likes of the Michael Moroney-trained Encosta De Lago filly Alaskan Rose and the Quezette Stakes winner Petits Filous.

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