2020 Caulfield Guineas First Acceptances: 113 Three-Year-Olds Remain

September 9, 2020

2020 Caulfield Guineas First Acceptances: 113 Three-Year-Olds Remain

First acceptances for the Caulfield Guineas 2020 closed on Tuesday with 113 three-year-olds still in the mix for the $2 million classic taking place on Saturday October 10.

Tagaloa Horse Form (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) - Races.com.au

Blue Diamond winner Tagaloa is one of the key 2020 Caulfield Guineas first acceptances. Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Group 1 $2 million Neds Caulfield Guineas (1600m) attracted 266 nominations, that number cut at first acceptance stage this week.

There were 112 Caulfield Guineas first acceptors in 2019, one less than this season where Ciaron Maher & David Eustace dominate numbers-wise with 14 entries still in the mix.

The standout Maher & Eustace entries are their last start Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality winner Holyfield and fellow Group 3 winner Prague who ran second in the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce in Sydney over ‘The Championships’.

The next best represented trainers are Chris Waller (12), followed by Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes (9).

Current favourite in the all-in Caulfield Guineas odds at Ladbrokes.com.au is Flying Award for last year’s Melbourne Cup winning trainer Danny O’Brien.

The Shamus Award colt was a Black-Type Flemington winner on ANZAC Day over 1400m before an eye-catching second in the Group 3 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes (1200m) on Caulfield on August 29.

Third in that same Guineas lead-up was the resuming Blue Diamond winner Tagaloa, the Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young-trained Lord Kanaloa colt looking to return to his Group 1 winning form from the autumn.

Already proven at a mile in top grade, the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained King’s Legacy is another standout Caulfield Guineas hope this spring.

Co-trainer Peter Snowden has prepared three previous Caulfield Guineas winners having won the classic with Helmet (2011), Long John (2013) and Shooting To Win (2014).

King’s Legacy looks his best hope at a fourth win in the feature and his first in partnership with his son Paul.

Along with Tagaloa and King’s Legacy, the other Group 1 winning juvenile entered for the mile feature is Golden Slipper champ Farnan.

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Not A Single Doubt colt has won five of his six career starts ahead of his spring return on Saturday in the Group 2 $200,000 The Run To The Rose in Sydney.

Other noteworthy chances include the now Peter Moody-trained Glenfiddich and Hawkes Racing’s Group 3 Up & Coming Stakes winner first-up North Pacific.

Runner-up to King’s Legacy in the Group 1 Champagne Classic when trained by Robbie Griffiths, progressive Fastnet Rock colt Glenfiddich made an immediate impact with Moody running third in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) first-up at Caulfield on August 29.

He was the first three-year-old to tackle the race in around 30 years and Moody indicated he may be kept fresh without another lead-up into the Caulfield Guineas.

Many of the standout withdrawals from the event are those three-year-olds being kept focused on the sprint features including Anders, Rothfire and Hanseatic.

Caulfield Guineas second acceptances close on Tuesday September 22.

Click here for the latest all-in 2020 Caulfield Guineas betting markets courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Caulfield Guineas First Acceptances

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 24431×8 ACHIEVER C 3 Chris Waller
2 1183458×64 AIM C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
3 444×5 AIN’TNODEELDUNSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
4 12×3 ALBARADO (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
5 382×1 ALBUKHTURI (NZ) C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
6 2021x ALCYONE C 3 James Cummings
7 35413x AMISH BOY C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
8 64×627 ANTHEMIC (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
9 31x AYSAR C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
10 13x20x41 BARTLEYSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
11 BEQUESTER (NZ) G 3 Aaron Laing
12 1×40 BRANDERS RULE C 3 Peter G Moody
13 11 BUCHAREST C 3 Chris Waller
14 2 CADENABBIA C 3 Chris Waller
15 05×3 CAESARS PALACE R 3 Anthony Cummings
16 1 CAMBOURNE C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
17 21 CAPTAIN CORELLI (NZ) C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
18 3 CAPTAIN SPUDSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Peter Gelagotis
19 3×1652 CELESTIAL SOLSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Chris Waller
20 7x CHARMED INDIVIDUAL (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
21 111x CHERRY TORTONI G 3 Patrick Payne
22 2334 CONFRONTATIONAL C 3 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold
23 11×6 CROSSHAVEN G 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
24 2123×2 CROWN MINT G 3 Gordon Richards
25 33×1 CRYSTAL CHIEFSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
26 3210×5 CULTURAL AMNESIA C 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
27 DEEP SPEED G 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
28 11×5 DOUBTLAND C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
29 5x DUBAWI PRINCE C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
30 54 EL SANTOSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Dan O’Sullivan
31 56×44 ELEMENTARY HOLMES C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
32 1x ENDANGER G 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
33 2x271x84 EXTRA TIME G 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
34 32x FALCON C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
35 110111x FARNAN C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
36 201x FENDER BENDERSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 John Salanitri
37 311 FLASH FLOODSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
38 221×2 FLYING AWARD C 3 Danny O’Brien
39 4x312x FORMENTERA C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
40 6x15x FRANKIE TWO ANGELSSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Denis Pagan
41 x2502162x3 GLENFIDDICH C 3 Peter G Moody
42 1x224x GLOBAL QUEST C 3 Chris Waller
43 517x GRANDSLAMSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
44 6x HALOGENSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
45 1x0x10 HARD LANDING C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
46 25x HICKOK C 3 Tony Noonan
47 11919×61 HOLYFIELD C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
48 215×2 HUNGRY HEARTSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Chris Waller
49 11×1 IMMORTAL LOVE G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
50 21 INFINITE MATRIX G 3 Robert Hickmott
51 13x IRISH THUNDERSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Kris Lees
52 42×2 IRONEDGE G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
53 60x03315x ITZHOT G 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
54 61 JET PROPULSION C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
55 17×5 JUST A TRIBUTESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 John Salanitri
56 2×2 KAZUHIKO C 3 Lloyd Kennewell
57 9112×7 KHOEKHOESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Matt Cumani
58 315x911x KING’S LEGACY C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
59 15x KINLOCH C 3 Kris Lees
60 145x KUKERACHA (NZ)Super Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Chris Waller
61 12×46 KUMASI C 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
62 LAMBARDI C 3 Brett Lazzarini
63 23210×50 LARIMER STREETSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
64 21 LET’S KARAKA DEEL (NZ) C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
65 5x52116x64 LUNAR FOXSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Paul Preusker
66 133×3 MAMARAGAN C 3 John Thompson
67 35x MEDIA MAN G 3 Mark Minervini
68 22×1 MIDLANDSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Kris Lees
69 1×1 MO’UNGA (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller
70 31 MR RAIKKONEN C 3 Lloyd Kennewell
71 13×9 NATIONAL CHOICESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
72 NICCONI EXPRESS G 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
73 3×11 NORTH PACIFICSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
74 9x NOWITZKI (JPN) C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
75 1343x2x OLE KIRKSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
76 3224×3 OVERLORD C 3 Chris Waller
77 32 PAL D’OROSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
78 111×2 PELTZER C 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
79 2 POLAND C 3 Michael Moroney
80 116162x PRAGUE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
81 6x221x71 PRIME STAR G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
82 0x3 PULITZER PRIZE C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
83 2 RAAZOU C 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
84 23×25 RANTING (NZ) C 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
85 7216370×8 RATHLIN C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
86 46×7 RAYZA WARRIORSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Alisa Hinch
87 6x RHODE SCHOLAR C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
88 24×54 ROUSSEAU C 3 Chris Waller
89 511×6 SALTPETERSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 John Moloney
90 32×1 SAMMY C 3 Kris Lees
91 1×24 SAUVESTRE C 3 Chris Waller
92 32x SAVANNAH CLOUD (NZ) C 3 Phillip Stokes
93 21×41 SO YOU CAN G 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
94 21 TADASHI HAMADA G 3 Shea Eden
95 31x4124x3 TAGALOA C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
96 6×1 TANAAWOL (NZ) C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
97 15x860x75 TANKER G 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
98 8×21 TELL ME AGAIN C 3 Phillip Stokes
99 512x THE BRUMBY G 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
100 THE DANGER ZONESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
101 6x57x134 THE PRESSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
102 54×1 TORBRECKSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
103 214 TOYETIC G 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
104 36 TRAIL BLAZER G 3 Michael Moroney
105 155×3 UNANIMOUS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
106 18x71x VALAQUENTASuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 James Cummings
107 1 VANCOUVER LAD C 3 Robbie Griffiths
108 1 VOLATORESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
109 65 WISE COUNSELSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
110 36×2 YANGTZE RAPIDSSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Chris Waller
111 15 YARDSTICK C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
112 YUANNO C 3 Trevor Rogers
113 YULONG SOVEREIGN C 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy

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