Twelve promising three-year-old colts and geldings will line up at Caulfield on Saturday to contest the $175,000 Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) as part of the action of Underwood Stakes Day.
Mainly used as a preparatory run for gallopers heading towards the esteemed Group 1 Caulfield Guineas on October 9, the 2010 Caulfield Guineas Prelude is a terrific race to enjoy a punt on due to the quality of runners.
Sure to start as the pronounced favourite in the Prelude on Saturday is Golden Rose winner Toorak Toff.
The Show A Heart colt trained by Rick Hore-Lacy won the premier Sydney Spring Carnival race in great style last start and after drawing well with barrier five for Saturday, is definitely the horse to beat.
Other last start winners backing up in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude include Hollowlea who took out the Listed Henry Bucks Best Dressed Stakes at Flemington and is drawn well in barrier three for Saturday and the Peter Moody-trained McKenzie Stakes winner Anacheeva.
The 2010 Age Caulfield Guineas Prelude is scheduled as race four at Caulfield on Saturday.
The two highlight events at the meeting will be the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) featuring So You Think, Shocking, Heart Of Dreams and Dariana, and the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) where the Peter Moody-trained Doubtful Jack will start the favourite.
Other Group races on the card worth a punt on are the Group 3 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) for three-year-old fillies, the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) which will be a competitive field as a Caulfield Cup ballot exemption is waiting for the winner, and the Group 3 How Now Stakes (1200m) for mares.
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2010 The Age Caulfield Guineas Prelude Final Field & Barriers
|#||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Weight (kg)||Hcp. Rating|
|1||TOORAK TOFF||Rick Hore-Lacy||Damien Oliver||5||56.5||106|
|2||SKILLED||Peter Snowden||Mark Zahra||11||56.5||101|
|3||HOLLOWLEA||T & K O’Sullivan||Nicholas Hall||3||55.5||84|
|4||ANACHEEVA||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||8||55.5||84|
|5||KUDAKULARI (NZ)||Bart Cummings||Steven Arnold||7||55.5||84|
|6||INNOCENT GAMBLE||Mark Riley||Glen Boss||6||55.5||78|
|7||BACKGAMMON||Peter Snowden||James Winks||10||54||70|
|8||COLUMBUS||David Hayes||Dwayne Dunn||2||54||74|
|10||REKINDLED INTEREST||Jim Conlan||Craig Williams||12||54||68|
|11||COMANCHE KID||Michael Moroney||–||9||54||64|
|12||SERIOUSLY GOOD||Peter Morgan||–||1||54||59|