A quality field of 16 three-year-old fillies will take to the Caulfield track on Saturday in the $175,000 Group 3 Schweppes Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m).
A race designed for fillies heading towards the prestigious Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield on October 13, the 2010 Thousand Guineas Prelude provides an exciting betting market for punters also.
Early favourites among the star studded line up for Saturday’s showdown include Peter Moody’s Magic Night Stakes winner Willow Creek expected to improve second-up after finishing eighth last start, 2010 Crown Oaks hopeful and emphatic winner over 1200m at Doomben last month Ringa Ringa Rosie out wide in gate 13 for her debut Melbourne run, and the Greg Eurell-trained Pinker Pinker aiming for her third win at just her fourth start.
Other top-rated fillies ready to fight it out on the field in the Thousand Guineas Prelude include AJC Sires Produce Stakes winner Yosei out wide in barrier 15 and Danny O’Brien’s Shamrocker perfectly placed in gate two.
In a bumper day of racing that sees the first two Group 1 races of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival take place – the Underwood Stakes and the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes – the colts and geldings equivalent of the Thousand Guineas Prelude, the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m), will also take place with Golden Rose winner Toorak Toff the favourite.
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2010 Schweppes Thousand Guineas Prelude Final Field & Barriers
|1||YOSEI||Stuart Webb||Nicholas Hall||15||56.5||100|
|2||SHAMROCKER (NZ)||Danny O’Brien||James Winks||2||56.5||86|
|3||WILLOW CREEK||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||5||56||89|
|4||RINGA RINGA ROSIE||Bevan & Richard Laming||Chris Munce||13||55.5||90|
|5||SISTINE ANGEL||Andrew Noblet||Craig Williams||3||55.5||84|
|6||PANIPIQUE||Peter G Moody||Craig Newitt||9||55.5||86|
|7||DIVORCES||Peter Snowden||Mark Zahra||11||54||80|
|8||ENZED GIRL (NZ)||Robert Smerdon||Jason Maskiell (a)||14||54||78|
|9||PINKER PINKER||Greg Eurell||Chris Symons||8||54||76|
|10||LORNA’S LASS||John McArdle||Michael Rodd||12||54||72|
|11||SHEILA’S STAR||John Symons & Sheila Laxon||Steven King||1||54||72|
|12||KOALA BEAR||Lee Freedman||Danny Nikolic||4||54||70|
|13||MARVELLOUS MISS||Robbie Griffiths||Luke Currie||7||54||66|
|14||SPEED OF DARK||Grant Craven||Glen Boss||6||54||70|
|15||BARANGAROO||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||10||54||65|
|16||PARTY HARD||Anthony Cummings||Michael Walker||16||54||66|