48 Caulfield Guineas 2015 Second Acceptances Taken

The list of potential runners in the 2015 Caulfield Guineas at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday October 10 is down from 100 at first acceptance stage to just 48 hopeful three-year-olds after second declarations close on Tuesday.

Press Statement

Press Statement is the headline 2015 Caulfield Guineas second acceptor for the October 10 showdown this spring. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Racing Victoria took second acceptances for a host of Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival majors including the $1 million Group 1 BECK Caulfield Guineas (1600m) where Chris Waller trains the early favourite Press Statement.

Leading the pre-field Caulfield Guineas odds at Ladbrokes.com.au paying $3.60 before the latest round of declarations for the set weights classic, Hinchinbrook colt Press Statement was last seen running fifth in the Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) in Sydney.

Winner of the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) over the mile in Brisbane during the winter he is tipped to handle the extra metres of the Guineas and hand Waller with his maiden win in the event.

Waller has a total of three in the line-up still with Press Statement joined by his in-form stablemates Metallic Crown and Wudang Mountain.

A winner of his past two on the trot, Northern Meteor colt Metallic Crown was last seen taking out the Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality (1400m) in Sydney on September 5 while progressive Big Brown colt Wudang Mountain’s latest run was a Group 3 Spring Stakes (1600m) fourth at Newcastle last week.

The next best fancied in the futures Caulfield Guineas markets and also accepted for this week are the Mick Price-trained Ready For Victory and Peter Moody’s improver Bassett.

A son of More Than Ready, Ready For Victory hasn’t won since a successful debut down the Flemington straight back in early March but has finished in the money in his two spring runs so far including a third in the Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) a fortnight ago.

Bassett comes off a win over 1100m at Caulfield from last Saturday in his first run since the Savabeel gelding ran fifth to Press Statement in the JJ Atkins, Moody after his second Caulfield Guineas victory following the success of Anacheeva (2010).

Peter Snowden has won three of the past four editions of the Caulfield Guineas including last year in partnership with his son Paul, but doesn’t have any hopefuls after second declarations this season with the stable’s Group 1 winner and best hope Pride Of Dubai now in the paddock.

Along with Moody the other winning trainer/s from the past half a decade represented in 2015 is Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes who took it out with All Too Hard (2012).

Team Hawkes have four still in contention with Golden Rose fourth placegetter Rageese, Snoopy, Sun Flash and a winner on debut at Geelong last time out by three lengths Secret Prophet.

Other three-year-olds high up the Caulfield Guineas all-in odds among the second declarations include Lope De Vega gelding Santa Ana Lane who is still at the end of the ballot, Ciaron Maher’s last start Listed Exford Plate (1400m) winner Bon Aurum, the Leon & Troy Crostens-trained fellow last start winner Mr Individual and the lightly-raced Puritan for Jason Warren who ran fourth in the Danehill last time out.

2015 Caulfield Guineas final acceptances revealing the field close at 9am (AEST) on Tuesday October 6 at a fee of $5,500 to connections.

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2015 Caulfield Guineas Second Declarations

Caulfield Racecourse – 10/10/2015

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Wgt.
1 111×25 PRESS STATEMENT C 3 Chris Waller 1 56.5kg
2 1423826×35 ODYSSEY MOON C 3 Rodney Northam 2 56.5kg
3 147×23 READY FOR VICTORY C 3 Mick Price 3 56.5kg
4 6x22x414 RAGEESE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 4 56.5kg
5 2x131x4 DAL CIELO (NZ) C 3 Murray Baker 5 56.5kg
6 321×17 SHARDS C 3 John O’Shea 6 56.5kg
7 3211 METALLIC CROWN C 3 Chris Waller 7 56.5kg
8 41321 BON AURUM C 3 Ciaron Maher 8 56.5kg
9 51×18 LAST BULLET C 3 John Hyam 9 56.5kg
10 2×51 CELTIC TIGER (NZ) C 3 Mick Price 10 56.5kg
11 16246×70 MANHATTAN BLUES G 3 Tony McEvoy 11 56.5kg
12 4×1414 WUDANG MOUNTAIN C 3 Chris Waller 12 56.5kg
13 15×1 BASSETT (NZ) G 3 Peter G Moody 13 56.5kg
14 0x116 KENTUCKY FLYER C 3 Robbie Laing 14 56.5kg
15 22×632 LIZARD ISLAND C 3 Pat Hyland 15 56.5kg
16 1824x4177x GREDINGTON C 3 Pat Hyland 16 56.5kg
17 1×119 SNOOPY C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 17 56.5kg
18 24434×11 WINNING ACCORD G 3 Bruce W Hill 18 56.5kg
19 6341×28 MORE THAN MOST C 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 19 56.5kg
20 40×112 KEEN ARRAY G 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 20 56.5kg
21 1×71 MR INDIVIDUAL C 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 21 56.5kg
22 3x56x632 BRACCENBY C 3 Peter G Moody 22= 56.5kg
23 8x5x41324 PATCH ADAMS C 3 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 22= 56.5kg
24 34×1 DARK STEEL C 3 Gai Waterhouse 24 56.5kg
25 3813×4 MR OPTIMISTIC C 3 Tony Noonan 25 56.5kg
26 231×94 MOHER C 3 John O’Shea 26 56.5kg
27 05×11 EXTRA CHOICE (NZ) G 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 27 56.5kg
28 443×1 FLYING LIGHT G 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 28 56.5kg
29 14 PURITAN G 3 Jason Warren 29 56.5kg
30 7×16233 SUN FLASH G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 30 56.5kg
31 361×41 MAN OF HIS WORD C 3 Bruce W Hill 31 56.5kg
32 241 STRIKE FORCE G 3 Michael Moroney 32 56.5kg
33 12 FAATINAH G 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 33 56.5kg
34 13×7 ALKAASHEF C 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 34 56.5kg
35 216 ABILITY C 3 Robert Smerdon 35 56.5kg
36 17 SOVEREIGN NATION C 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 36 56.5kg
37 3×16 TULSA G 3 Michael Moroney 37 56.5kg
38 311 TARZINO (NZ) C 3 Mick Price 38 56.5kg
39 14 SAVATONE (NZ) C 3 Danny O’Brien 39 56.5kg
40 1 SANTA ANA LANE G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 40= 56.5kg
41 1 SECRET PROPHET (NZ) C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 40= 56.5kg
42 1 TIVACI C 3 Michael Moroney 42 56.5kg
43 1×2 WIND FORCE C 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 43 56.5kg
44 4×1 VICEROY G 3 Tony McEvoy 44 56.5kg
45 23×1 RAGNAAR (NZ) G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 45 56.5kg
46 23 LOYALTY MAN G 3 Michael Moroney 46 56.5kg
47 48 MAVEN WIZ G 3 Anthony Cummings 47 56.5kg
48 8×5 IRON BOSS C 3 Mark Kavanagh 48 56.5kg

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