Thousand Guineas 2017 First Acceptances: Catchy On Top

Lindsay Park’s Blue Diamond Stakes winner Catchy is one of the headline 2017 Thousand Guineas first acceptors, the latest round of declarations for the Group 1 feature closing this week.

Catchy

Proven Group 1 winner Catchy is a key 2017 Thousand Guineas first acceptance for the Lindsay Park stable. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Racing Victoria took first acceptances for the Cox Plate, Caulfield Guineas and Group 1 $500,000 Thousand Guineas (1600m) on Tuesday with entries for the latter featuring 91 three-year-old fillies.

Contested as the key support act on Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day on October 14, the Thousand Guineas is shaping up as an open affair without an early standout in the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Currently sharing the top line of futures Thousand Guineas odds post-first acceptances are Catchy and Shoals at $8.

The David & Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig-trained Catchy also still holds a 2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas nomination to take on the boys instead.

The daughter of Fastnet Rock is best known for her Group 1 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) win in Melbourne during the autumn.

She failed to fire when dead last (16th) in the mud behind She Will Reign in Sydney’s Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) after that, but was beaten by the wet track.

First-up Catchy finished a credible second in the Group 3 Quezette Stakes (1100m) back at Caulfield Racecourse and she is a chance to race again this weekend at Flemington in the Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) down the straight.

Co-trainer David Hayes has prepared three previous Thousand Guineas winners including Stay With Me (2015).

This year the stable have 12 remaining hopefuls including also recent winner of the Silver Shadow – Furious Stakes double Formality and Golden Slipper third placegetter Tulip who face off in the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes in Sydney this weekend.

Shoals is also by gun sire Fastnet Rock, the Anthony Freedman-trained filly undefeated at Thousand Guineas first acceptance stage having won all four of her career starts.

She has winning form over Formality, who she defeated narrowly at Randwick in the autumn’s Group 2 Percy Sykes Stakes (1200m), and also won first-up at Moonee Valley on September 9 saluting in the Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200m).

The only other three-year-old currently under $10 in the latest Thousand Guineas 2017 betting odds is Booker ($9) prepared by Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra.

A nicely-bred Written Tycoon filly, Booker is a dual Group placegetter and has held her own against the boys.

Last start on September 2 she faced off against one of the early Caulfield Guineas favourites Merchant Navy and was only a neck off the undefeated Ciaron Maher-trained colt in the Group 3 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes (1200m).

Last year Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained their first Thousand Guineas winner, Global Glamour (2016), and the duo are back in 2017 with five first acceptors led by Sebring filly Pandemonium.

Pandemonium has enjoyed back-to-back wins in Sydney this time in, including over the mile at Warwick Farm on August 23, and is also earmarked for a Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) run at Randwick on September 30.

Check out the full Thousand Guineas 2017 first acceptances below, with updated markets now available at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2017 Thousand Guineas First Acceptances

Caulfield Racecourse – 14/10/2017

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 425×124 ALIZEE F 3 James Cummings
2 52x12x ALOISIA (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher
3 3721x ANCHOR BID F 3 Darren Weir
4 161 ANGELIC SPIRIT (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
5 33×1 AONAIR F 3 Chris Waller
6 10×12 BLONDIE F 3 Brendan McCarthy
7 12×2 BOOKER F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
8 4x34x BOOROOJ F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
9 89 BRALCA’S GEM F 3 Pat Carey
10 51 BRIGHT IDEA F 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings
11 432 BRING ME ROSES F 3 Tony McEvoy
12 465×6 CARIBBEAN PEARL F 3 Mark Young
13 11110×2 CATCHY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
14 53x CHALCIDIAN F 3 Matt Cumani
15 1x1x32 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES F 3 Bjorn Baker
16 3×327 CHATEAU GRIFFO F 3 Robbie Griffiths
17 3×2 CIRCULEIGHT F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
18 8 COOK STRAIGHT (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller
19 741 CORAL COAST F 3 Stuart Webb
20 11×2 COUNTERPLAY F 3 Phillip Stokes
21 2231x ENVY OF ALL F 3 Kris Lees
22 342x FAITH IN HAND F 3 Chris Waller
23 11302×11 FORMALITY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
24 22x12x5 GARRARD F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
25 60×1 GLAM GURU F 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
26 3 HAPUKA (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
27 1×7 HIGH LOW BET F 3 Chris Waller
28 42x31x97 I’LL HAVE A BIT F 3 John McArdle
29 12×8 INTRINSIC F 3 Kris Lees
30 1×3 JORDA F 3 James Cummings
31 52213×6 JOYFILLY OURS (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
32 317×15 JUSTICE GLORY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
33 3×1 LEATHER’N’LACE F 3 Darren Weir
34 36x57130x2 LEGAL GIRL F 3 Clarry Conners
35 3112×4 LIMESTONE F 3 Darren Weir
36 8×27 LONGMU F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
37 32x47x LUCKY LOUIE F 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings
38 131320×24 MADEENATY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
39 36x MAHEERA (NZ) F 3 Darren Weir
40 7×146 MAHLANI (NZ) F 3 Andrew Noblet
41 3x MARCHESA F 3 Matt Cumani
42 3311482x MARSEILLE EN FLEUR F 3 Stuart Kendrick
43 2x2348x5 MEMENTO F 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings
44 339x MINTHA F 3 Tony McEvoy
45 0x MISSCINO F 3 Robert Smerdon
46 4×2 OKLAHOMA DAYS F 3 Mick Price
47 235 ONCE UPON A DREAM F 3 Matt Cumani
48 15195×4 ONE MORE HONEY F 3 John P Thompson
49 21 OUR CROWN MISTRESS F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
50 7x49x OUTBOARD MOTORS F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
51 359×411 PANDEMONIUM F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
52 92 PINOT F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
53 78×57 PLAY THAT SONG F 3 Michael Moroney
54 13×30 PLOVERSET F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
55 6 PRINCESS MIA F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
56 1x316x9 PURE SCOT F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
57 6x RAYAHEEN F 3 Darren Weir
58 112 REGIMEN F 3 James Cummings
59 22×22 RIMRAAM (NZ) F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
60 ROCK’N’ROLL MUSIC F 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings
61 148×1 ROOMOOZ F 3 Tony McEvoy
62 6x821x0 ROYAL DISGUISE F 3 Mick Price
63 13×14 SANADAAT F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
64 51x SEAGLASS F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
65 1x136x55 SEANNIE F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
66 6x SHADEA LADY F 3 Shane Nichols
67 143 SHE’S SO HIGH F 3 Mick Price
68 111×1 SHOALS F 3 Anthony Freedman
69 15x SIA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
70 674×34 SMOOTH LANDING F 3 John P Thompson
71 9x1x SMUG SATISFACTION F 3 Henry Dwyer
72 034111x SNAPCHAT GIRL F 3 Les Kelly
73 3 SOPRESSA F 3 Darren Weir
74 33x116x4 SPLIT LIP F 3 Will Clarken
75 4 ST GALLEN (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher
76 44x STUDIO CITY F 3 Matt Cumani
77 324×621 SWEET DEAL F 3 John P Thompson
78 7 SWEET MISCHIEF F 3 Tony McEvoy
79 21 SWORN EVIDENCE F 3 Darren Weir
80 1 TIGEEN (NZ) F 3 Matt Cumani
81 32×13 TRUE EXCELSIOR (NZ) F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
82 124135×2 TULIP F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
83 221×75 UNDOUBTABLE MISS F 3 Robbie Griffiths
84 7x UNION DUES (NZ) F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
85 33×82 UPTOWN GAL F 3 Robbie Laing
86 VITANI F 3 Wendy Kelly
87 011x WANTED DIVA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
88 711 WATCHMESPIN F 3 Danny O’Brien
89 3x4113x7 WHISPERED SECRET F 3 Kris Lees
90 43 WILD ABOUT HER F 3 Chris Waller
91 1x YULONG XINGSHENG F 3 Kris Lees

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