2016 Caulfield Guineas First Acceptances Feature Astern

Saturday’s Golden Rose fancy Astern is one of 128 three-year-olds among the Caulfield Guineas 2016 first acceptances taken by Racing Victoria (RV) for the October classic this week.

Astern

Astern is one of the top Sydney raiders among the 2016 Caulfield Guineas first acceptances this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Photo: Steve Hart.

RV closed first declarations for four Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Group 1s on Tuesday including those for the $1 million Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) run over the Caulfield mile on October 8.

In Sydney this Saturday the gun three-year-olds of the season have an early showdown in the $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m), and one of the best in betting for it and the Caulfield Guineas next month is Astern.

The Godolphin-raced galloper is one of 12 Caulfield Guineas first acceptances for trainer John O’Shea and the son of Medaglia D’Oro was last seen winning the Group 2 The Run To The Rose (1200m) ahead of Saturday’s Group 1 in Sydney.

Astern is at $17 in early Caulfield Guineas betting, the post-first acceptances odds at Ladbrokes.com.au led by fellow Golden Rose hopeful Divine Prophet ($7.50) for Team Hawkes.

O’Shea’s other Caulfield Guineas entries include his second Rose hope Impending and the consistent Trenchant.

Hawkes Racing meanwhile have accepted for Choisir colt Divine Prophet in the Golden Rose and in first acceptances for the Guineas on the back of his first-up Group 3 Up & Coming Stakes (1300m) win at Randwick on August 20.

The team also have eight other Caulfield Guineas hopes still in the mix including undefeated Redoute’s Choice colt Swear who won the Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality (1400m) last weekend in the wet.

Sydney’s No. 1 trainer Chris Waller won last year’s Caulfield Guineas with Press Statement (2015) and is back in 2016 with 12 first acceptors including star filly Omei Sword.

She is favourite in Golden Rose betting for Saturday and is also a first acceptor for the fillies’ only $500,000 Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) on Caulfield Guineas Day as well as the $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) on October 22.

Omei Sword is the only filly still entered for the Caulfield Guineas this season and is being kept safe in futures betting at $13 to beat home the boys in the classic.

Other highly favoured three-year-olds in the Caulfield Guineas markets paid up for in the first round of acceptances include the Tony Pike-trained Kiwi Sacred Elixir ($9) who was last seen winning Brisbane’s Group 1 J.J. Atkins (1600m) on June 11 and the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained undefeated More Than Ready colt Evacuation ($10).

Waterhouse is yet to prepare a Caulfield Guineas winner and has a total of four chances this season including also El Divino who lines-up in Sydney’s Golden Rose after a fourth in the Run To The Rose.

Among the most notable non-acceptors out of Caulfield Guineas contention include Golden Slipper winner Capitalist, the fellow Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Vain Stakes winner Russian Revolution and Run To The Rose runner-up Star Turn.

The 2016 Caulfield Guineas second acceptances are open until September 20.

Check out the three-year-old Caulfield Guineas 2016 first acceptors below before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au to back your early selections at the hottest spring racing odds.

2016 Caulfield Guineas First Acceptances

Caulfield Racecourse – 08/10/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Weight
1 13x ACATOUR C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 56.5kg
2 AL COSMIC GIFT C 3 Clinton McDonald 56.5kg
3 7103x ALL OUT OF LOVE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 56.5kg
4 APOLLO C 3 Chris Waller 56.5kg
5 31x ARCHIVES C 3 John O’Shea 56.5kg
6 245×71 ARGENTINA C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 56.5kg
7 1x101x1 ASTERN C 3 John O’Shea 56.5kg
8 2x710210x ATTENTION C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 56.5kg
9 19 AWAKE IN GRINZING (NZ) G 3 Danny O’Brien 56.5kg
10 3×1 BARBIE’S BOY G 3 Louise Bonella 56.5kg
11 7 BEDFORD (NZ) G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 56.5kg
12 2x11x7 BLUE TYCOON G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 56.5kg
13 13 CANALASSO C 3 Darren Weir 56.5kg
14 7415x CAPTAIN DUFFY C 3 Phillip Stokes 56.5kg
15 800x CASQUE C 3 Robbie Laing 56.5kg
16 1612 CASTA C 3 Tony McEvoy 56.5kg
17 6221×0 CELLARMAN C 3 Chris Waller 56.5kg
18 5 CHARLTON C 3 Robbie Griffiths 56.5kg
19 7 CHIEF MOONDANCE G 3 Michael Moroney 56.5kg
20 414×2 DAM READY G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 56.5kg
21 6×12 DERRYN C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 56.5kg
22 2x2228x1 DETECTIVE C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 56.5kg
23 5x13x1 DIVINE PROPHET C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 56.5kg
24 22 DRACHENFELS C 3 John O’Shea 56.5kg
25 2x5370x4 EARTH C 3 Chris Waller 56.5kg
26 11×4 EL DIVINO C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 56.5kg
27 229×1 EL SICARIO (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 56.5kg
28 ENIGMAN C 3 Ciaron Maher 56.5kg
29 1 EUREKA STREET C 3 Robert Smerdon 56.5kg
30 1×1 EVACUATION C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 56.5kg
31 7×8 FAST AND FURIOUS C 3 Dean Binaisse 56.5kg
32 2 FAST STRYKE G 3 Robbie Griffiths 56.5kg
33 3 FIRST APPROACH G 3 Darren Weir 56.5kg
34 482x FUTURA G 3 Mark Young 56.5kg
35 2x105x9 GOOD STANDING C 3 James Cummings 56.5kg
36 3x GRATWICK G 3 Darren Weir 56.5kg
37 71 GREAT SOUTHERN C 3 Darren Weir 56.5kg
38 1×36 HARDHAM C 3 Mick Price 56.5kg
39 0x23221 HAY BALE C 3 Robbie Griffiths 56.5kg
40 11 HE’S THE BOSS G 3 Matt Laurie 56.5kg
41 5x HESSDALEN (NZ) C 3 Michael Freedman 56.5kg
42 1240×11 HEY DOC G 3 Tony McEvoy 56.5kg
43 8×16422 HIGH MIST C 3 Chris Waller 56.5kg
44 HIGHLAD C 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 56.5kg
45 2020212×22 HIGHLAND BEAT C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 56.5kg
46 8×53 HOLLYWOOD MO C 3 Paul Perry 56.5kg
47 5×5 HONEYWINE C 3 John O’Shea 56.5kg
48 41x I’M TELLING YA C 3 Amy Johnston 56.5kg
49 13×3 IMPENDING C 3 John O’Shea 56.5kg
50 21×1 INFERENCE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 56.5kg
51 INSIDE AGENT (NZ) C 3 Nigel Blackiston 56.5kg
52 1 INTO ORBIT C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 56.5kg
53 2 INTUERI C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 56.5kg
54 5x JACKANORY G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 56.5kg
55 16x34x JACKSON G 3 Tony McEvoy 56.5kg
56 41730x JAWS OF STEEL G 3 Robbie Laing 56.5kg
57 1588 JUNIOR BURGER C 3 Darren Weir 56.5kg
58 21 KACHING C 3 Ciaron Maher 56.5kg
59 11 KEN’S DREAM C 3 Darren Weir 56.5kg
60 2x21x6 KENT G 3 John O’Shea 56.5kg
61 3 KHARTOUM C 3 Pat Carey 56.5kg
62 51 LAND OF PLENTY C 3 Mick Price 56.5kg
63 9015 LARRIKIN C 3 Brian McGrath 56.5kg
64 72464×2 LIONHEARTED C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 56.5kg
65 36×1633 LORD MACAU G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 56.5kg
66 2 LUCKY BEAU C 3 Dean Binaisse 56.5kg
67 31 MALAISE C 3 John O’Shea 56.5kg
68 5x MANDALAY BAY G 3 Matt Laurie 56.5kg
69 MANHATTAN STREET C 3 Lisa Latta 56.5kg
70 210×58 MANOLO BLAHNIQ (NZ) C 3 Tony Noonan 56.5kg
71 55×125 MEDITERRANEAN C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 56.5kg
72 6×24 MILITARY MACHINE G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 56.5kg
73 1 MILWAUKEE G 3 Michael Moroney 56.5kg
74 7 MISSILE STRIKE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 56.5kg
75 17x MR SNEAKY G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 56.5kg
76 54x NEMRUD C 3 John O’Shea 56.5kg
77 132x830x6 NIKITAS C 3 Chris Waller 56.5kg
78 0x10 NORTHERN LION C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 56.5kg
79 15x OCTAVIAN AUGUSTUS C 3 Chris Waller 56.5kg
80 67x453x3 ONE BLINK C 3 Chris Parry 56.5kg
81 4 ORIENTAL RUNNER C 3 Michael Freedman 56.5kg
82 2 PABLO’S EXPRESS G 3 Greg Eurell 56.5kg
83 PACHINO BOY C 3 Wendy Kelly 56.5kg
84 x323211x46 PRIZED ICON C 3 James Cummings 56.5kg
85 35x45512x0 PYX CHAMBER C 3 John O’Shea 56.5kg
86 7×70 READY FIRE AIM C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 56.5kg
87 98×1 REVOLVER C 3 Chris Waller 56.5kg
88 413×65 REVOLVING DOOR C 3 Clinton McDonald 56.5kg
89 6 RHYOLA C 3 Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison 56.5kg
90 2x RIDGWAY C 3 Robbie Laing 56.5kg
91 216x161x SACRED ELIXIR (NZ) G 3 Tony Pike 56.5kg
92 3 SAN VINCENZO C 3 Michael Moroney 56.5kg
93 253×1 SARACINO (NZ) C 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 56.5kg
94 1216×4 SEABURGE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 56.5kg
95 42 SEENTO (NZ) C 3 Darren Weir 56.5kg
96 1 SILVERA C 3 Tony McEvoy 56.5kg
97 67×3422 SIMPLY INVINCIBLE G 3 Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison 56.5kg
98 91 SIZZLING BULLET C 3 Chris Waller 56.5kg
99 4×4 SMOOTH WHISKEY G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 56.5kg
100 26x SO SI BON C 3 Robbie Laing 56.5kg
101 65x SO YOU TOO G 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 56.5kg
102 1 SPIRIT AND FIRE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 56.5kg
103 199x SPRING TYCOON C 3 Stuart Kendrick 56.5kg
104 ST FRANCO C 3 Darren Weir 56.5kg
105 43×23 STAR OF MONSOON C 3 Gerald Ryan 56.5kg
106 6x STREETS OF DUBAI C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 56.5kg
107 1×1 SWEAR C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 56.5kg
108 TED (NZ) G 3 Stuart Kendrick 56.5kg
109 114×7 TESSERA C 3 John O’Shea 56.5kg
110 673×22 THE INFORMER C 3 Heath Conners 56.5kg
111 5×2 THEANSWERMYFRIEND G 3 Robert Smerdon 56.5kg
112 11213 THRONUM C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 56.5kg
113 11×3 THROSSELL G 3 Ciaron Maher 56.5kg
114 9311x TRENCHANT C 3 John O’Shea 56.5kg
115 3 TRUMP THIS G 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 56.5kg
116 5154 TUMULTUOUS C 3 Chris Waller 56.5kg
117 6 ULTIMATE WEAPON C 3 Tony McEvoy 56.5kg
118 15×1 URBAN RULER G 3 Greg Eurell 56.5kg
119 325x1031x4 VALLIANO G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 56.5kg
120 634×1 VELADERO C 3 Chris Waller 56.5kg
121 12253 WAZZENME C 3 Stuart Webb 56.5kg
122 8×6 WIMBORNE C 3 Robbie Laing 56.5kg
123 30x WINE C 3 John O’Shea 56.5kg
124 73×3 WINE BUSH C 3 Chris Waller 56.5kg
125 12x WYNDSPELLE (NZ) C 3 Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs 56.5kg
126 11x XIONG FENG (NZ) G 3 Stephen McKee 56.5kg
127 11x YU LONG SHENG HUI C 3 Mick Price 56.5kg
128 129×1 OMEI SWORD F 3 Chris Waller 54.5kg

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