2011 Thousand Guineas Prelude Field & Barriers

September 14th, 2011

The 2011 Thousand Guineas Prelude Field always looked like becoming maximum capacity and that’s exactly what’s happened with 14 acceptors plus another four emergencies for the 1400m contest this weekend at Caulfield.

All these fillies are battling it out for a spot in the Thousand Guineas field and there’s certainly a couple of nice types which have been rated as potential winners of the Group 1 in a couple of weeks time.

The biggest thing to happen in the world of three year old fillies this season is surely the rise of Celebrity Girl.

Sure she’s only had the two career starts but the manner in which she’s won them both leaves her in great shape to continue on this weekend, especially after drawing gate two.

The barrier draw wasn’t quite as kind for fellow hot shot Kneeling though, she’ll have to make do with barrier 14.

He return this season was equally impressive after debuting with a close second a couple of months back.

Mosheen is another to watch, after her second in the Golden Slipper she hasn’t been far away with two runs, one against the colts and geldings.

Others to consider are Metonymy, Detours and even the first emergency Classic Elle.

The favourite though will surely be Hallowell Belle, after running to within a length of Sepoy last start she’s the one to beat for sure.

2011 Thousand Guineas Prelude Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 37311X16 BLISS STREET Daniel Morton Steven Arnold 11 57.5kg 82
2 3221114X80 TRIPLE ASSET John Keys Ms Lisa Cropp 15 57kg 84
3 211X08 MANHATTAN MAID Darren Weir Ms Michelle Payne 1 56.5kg 78
4 1X1 CELEBRITY GIRL Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 2 56.5kg 84
5 2X1 KNEELING John P Thompson James McDonald (a) 14 56.5kg 84
6 012X14 EMERALD DOWNS Anthony Cummings Glen Boss 12 56kg 78
7 12X35 MOSHEEN Robert Smerdon Danny Nikolic 9 55kg 97
8 2X32X122 HALLOWELL BELLE Peter G Moody Ben Melham 5 55kg 82
9 21X442X26 METONYMY Peter G Moody Michael Walker 8 55kg 82
10 1X133 DETOURS Peter Snowden Mark Zahra 13 55kg 78
11 155X50 JESSICA ROSE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dwayne Dunn 16 55kg 70
12 350X686211 OFFER Heath Conners Dean Yendall 18 55kg 67
13 35X12X1 CRUCIAL Anthony Freedman Steven King 3 55kg 70
14 38X152022 PENINSULA DANE Matthew Hyland Chris Symons 6 55kg 64
15e 213 CLASSIC ELLE Tony Vasil Damien Oliver 4 55kg 68
16e 334 GLIDING Bart Cummings Nicholas Hall 17 55kg 62
17e 2X4 OUR MISS JONES (NZ) Michael Kent 7 55kg 66
18e 1 IJAAZA David Hayes 10 55kg 64