Chris Waller’s Group 1 winning colt Press Statement will shoot for more elite level success this weekend taking on a field of fellow three-year-olds as the top fancy in the Caulfield Guineas 2015 odds in Melbourne.
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A capacity line-up of 16 starters plus an emergency runner are in the mix, the latest Caulfield Guineas odds led by Waller’s last start Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) winner in Sydney Press Statement ($2.60).
Drawn wide in barrier 14, which only produced a Caulfield Guineas winner two years back in Long John (2014), the in-form youngster won the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) in Brisbane during the winter and is back up to the mile for the first time since this weekend.
Jockey Hugh Bowman stays on shooting for his maiden Caulfield Guineas win, Press Statement out to complete the same Stan Fox Stakes – Caulfield Guineas double Shooting To Win (2014) did 12 months ago.
Despite the big field just three other runners are at single figures in the latest Caulfield Guineas betting markets including Ready For Victory who is on the drift early out from $6.50 to $8.
Local horseman Mick Price prepares the son of More Than Ready who is out to improve on a ninth in the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) from late September when beaten under two lengths.
Damien Oliver is replaced by Glen Boss in the saddle for the Group 1, Boss after his first Caulfield Guineas win since God’s Own (2005) a decade ago.
Rounding out the hopes under $10 are Dal Cileo ($9) for New Zealand hoop Opie Bosson to ride and the big market mover Tarzino ($41 into $9.50).
Murray Baker prepares Kiwi raider Dal Cielo who has had just the one run down under when third in the Guineas Prelude defeated only a quarter length, and now looks to join Long John (2013) who ran third in the same lead-up race before his Group 1 Guineas win two years back.
Tarzino meanwhile has been smashed by the punters early, Price’s other runner drawn a treat in barrier three as he shoots for back-to-back Caulfield wins after his success over the mile here in non-black type company on September 19 at just his third career start.
The son of Tavistock might be right up in class for his maiden stakes assignment and only lightly raced, but he is proven over the mile and tipped to handle the tougher company on the weekend.
Other notable Caulfield Guineas hopefuls at more generous odds include the Michael Moroney-trained Prelude runner-up Tulsa ($12) drawn out wide in barrier 16, the Caulfield Guineas Prelude winning Bon Hoffa colt Bon Aurum ($13) shooting for his third win on the trot for trainer Ciaron Maher and the Peter Moody-trained Savabeel gelding Bassett ($13) who ran fifth to Press Statement in the JJ Atkins as a two-year-old.
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