Oohood can break the hoodoo in the 2018 Caulfield Guineas

October 12, 2018

Oohood can break the hoodoo in the 2018 Caulfield Guineas

Trainer Tony McEvoy thinks his filly Oohood has a great chance of breaking the hoodoo of a filly winning the Group 1 $2m Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m).

Oohood, above with blue cap and black blinkers, will take on the colts and geldings in the 2018 Caulfield Guineas at Caulfield. Photo by Steve Hart.

Oohood, above with blue cap and black blinkers, will take on the colts and geldings in the 2018 Caulfield Guineas at Caulfield. Photo by Steve Hart.

Oohood is the only filly lining up against the colts and geldings in Saturday’s Group 1 contest for the three year olds at Caulfield and if she is successful will be the first filly since the mighty Surround achieved the feat in 1976.

Oohood broke through for her maiden win when she got the judge’s decision in a four way photo finish in the Group 1 $500,000 Darley Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on September 29.

McEvoy had the option of lining Oohood up against the fillies again in the Group 1 $500,000 Schweppes Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield on Saturday but said after the Flight Stakes win that he was not afraid to take on the colts and geldings again after being very competitive against them at Group 1 level during her two year old year.

Oohood was Group 1 placed on three occasions during the 2018 Autumn Carnival as a juvenile with a third in the $1.5m Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield, a second in the $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill  and a second in the $1m Inglis Sires’ (1400m) at Randwick .

‘If you look at the autumn, excepting the Blue Diamond (won by Written By, who is not in the Guineas) and the Brisbane winter carnival, the fillies were equal or better,” McEvoy told The Age.

”This filly was very competitive against the colts, and I think she’s got better.”

 ‘I am gambling on the favourite not getting around Caulfield and he is a get-back style of horse.”

”My filly is peaking, her coat is gleaming, she’s so bright and so well and I think the two kilos she gets off the colts could be very significant.

”Barrier six is pretty good, we don’t want to drift too far in. She gets back a little anyway.”

“The Autumn Sun is just inside her so we can keep an eye on him.

”I wouldn’t swap my filly for any of the colts, and I think she’s ready for a peak performance. I am very happy with her.”

Oohood has drawn barrier six with Luke Currie in the saddle.

The Chris Waller trained The Autumn Sun is coming off a spectacular last to first win in the Group 1 $1m De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill on September 22 and is the ruling $1.90 Caulfield Guineas favourite with Ladbrokes.com.au while Oohood is marked as a $9.50 chance.

In between The Autumn Sun and Oohood in the betting is the Darren Weir trained pair of Native Soldier at $6.50 and Leonardo Da Hinchi at $8.50.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Sandown Guineas 2020 Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field & Odds Update: Avilius Firming Favourite

Despite a last start failure in the Melbourne Cup the Godolphin-raced Avilius...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oli...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oliver Rides Sixth Winner on Personal

Jockey Damien Oliver celebrated his sixth success in the 162nd running of the...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020:...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020: Personal Wins The Oaks

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day continues the racing action of the Melbourne Cup...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Fleming...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Day 3 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Flemington Racecourse...

Horse Racing Today

2021 Caloundra Cup Day Abandon...

America’s Breeders’...

America’s Breeders’ Cup Calls WJ Healy 2021 Winner Away Game

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Away Game was back in winning...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara ...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Tofane and Williams Win Again

The decision by star hoop Craig Williams to remain in Queensland aboard the...

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup ...

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup Favourite After 12 Length Tatt’s Cup Win

In his last run for trainer Steve Tregea, outstanding stayer Incentivise shot...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara ...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

The action of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival and Group 1 racing for the...

Race Results

America’s Breeders’ Cup Calls WJ Healy 2021 Winner Away Game

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Tofane and Williams Win Again

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup Favourite After 12 Length Tatt’s Cup Win

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Tofane Upsets Vega One, Signore Fox Third

2021 J.J. Atkins Results: Converge Scores Third Win for Gai Waterhouse

Race Previews

Sunday’s Updated 2021 Winx Guineas Field & Odds

Stockman Odds-On In Updated 2021 Caloundra Cup Field & Betting

Grafton Cup 2021 Field & Betting: Punters After Purrfect Deal

2021 Ramornie Handicap Field & Odds: Gold Coast’s Phobetor Favourite

2021 Caloundra Cup Day Rescheduled: Winx Guineas Run This Sunday

Fields & Form

Sunday’s Updated 2021 Winx Guineas Field & Odds

Stockman Odds-On In Updated 2021 Caloundra Cup Field & Betting

Grafton Cup 2021 Field & Betting: Punters After Purrfect Deal

2021 Ramornie Handicap Field & Odds: Gold Coast’s Phobetor Favourite

Punters Take Stock in Caloundra Cup 2021 Field & Odds