2016 Thousand Guineas Next for Prelude Winner Legless Veuve

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2016 Thousand Guineas Next for Prelude Winner Legless Veuve

Local horseman Stuart Webb said a next-up run in the Thousand Guineas 2016 was a “no brainer” for his classy Thousand Guineas Prelude winner Legless Veuve.

Legless Veuve

2016 Thousand Guineas Prelude winner Legless Veuve is onto the Group 1 on October 8. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Pins filly broke her maiden status last time out at Sale on September 11, but proved she had far better races in her with the upset at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday in the $200,000 Group 2 Schweppes Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m).

The short-priced favourite in the Thousand Guineas Prelude field and markets was Simon Miller’s three-time Group winning Perth visitor Whispering Brook.

She had the wide alley for her second Melbourne run and jockey Nicholas Hall worked her around soon after the jump to take up running and attempt an all-the-way win.

Whispering Brook led from Webb’s double-figure hope Legless Veuve who was again ridden by Mark Zahra.

Inspired Estelle from the Mick Price stables settled third from Zamzam, while the New Zealand raider La Luna Rossa was tracking towards the back of the pack in her Australian debut for Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman.

As they approached the home turn, the Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra-trained Quezette Stakes placegetter Sword Of Light begin to track well in fourth on the rails, while the Group 1 winner La Luna Rossa moved into a midfield position.

Whispering Brook held the lead around the bend but was quickly swamped with challengers and dropped out of winning contention.

Legless Veuve claimed the frontrunner on the outside and hit the front 150m from the line.

In the end Legless Veuve ($12) held a narrow margin over La Luna Rossa ($17), a filly overlooked in betting despite having won over the distance back in New Zealand in Group 1 company during the autumn, while Sword Of Light ($51) added big value to the trifecta in a brave third.

“We’ve always had a good opinion of her,” winning hoop Zahra said post-race.

“She’s a filly with a lot of talent.

“She’s got even more improvement after today.

“The best thing is she’s quick out and then relaxes and has a nice little turn of foot.”

Webb agreed Legless Veuve would only continue to improve and confirmed plans for her to see out the spring with an October 8 run back at the track in the $500,000 Group 1 Schweppes Thousand Guineas (1600m).

“To beat this lot the way she did today I think she’s just real high class,” Webb said.

“She’s still got her winter coat and she’s still just so far behind.

“I’d say that’s a no brainer [to head to the Thousand Guineas].”

He won the race in 2010 with Yosei, but said Legless Veuve was a different type of filly and wouldn’t press onto a Crown Oaks campaign during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

“Yosei was that tough two-year-old who went on as a three-year-old…and was pretty problem free,” Webb said.

“This filly, in two weeks’ time will be done. She won’t go onto an Oaks, she’s still that bit babyish.

“She’ll be a nice filly in the autumn.”

The past two Thousand Guineas winners came off a lead-up run in the Prelude, but the double hasn’t been achieved since Irish Lights (2009).

To back Legless Veuve in the updated Thousand Guineas 2016 betting markets head to Ladbrokes.com.au today!

2016 Thousand Guineas Prelude Results & Finishing Order

Caulfield Race 5 – 24/09/2016

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 14 LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ) Stuart Webb Mark Zahra 2 55kg (cd 55.5kg) $12
2 4 LA LUNA ROSSA (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damien Oliver 0.5L 6 57.5kg $17
3 6 SWORD OF LIGHT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 0.6L 1 57kg $51
4 5 I AM A STAR (NZ) Shane Nichols Steven King 1.35L 9 57kg $10
5 12 SEBRING DREAM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 1.75L 4 55kg $8.50
6 2 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Dwayne Dunn 1.95L 12 57.5kg $21
7 1 WHISPERING BROOK Simon A Miller Nicholas Hall 2.15L 10 58.5kg $2.10F
8 3 SAMARA DANCER (NZ) Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 3.4L 11 57.5kg $6
9 8 ZAMZAM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 3.5L 3 56.5kg $31
10 13 INSPIRED ESTELLE Mick Price Craig Newitt 6.25L 5 55kg $51
11 10 FLYING JESS John Moloney Jordan Childs (a) 6.65L 7 56.5kg $151
12 7 ROYAL TITHE John Zielke Patrick Moloney 7.9L 8 56.5kg $91
11 LEOTIE Henry Dwyer Chris Parnham 0
9 SWEET SHERRY Leon & Troy Corstens Steven Arnold 0

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