2011 Caulfield Guineas Prelude Field & Barriers

September 21st, 2011

Today Racing Victoria released the 2011 Caulfield Guineas Prelude final field and barrier draw, 12 three-year-old colts and geldings accepted for the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day feature.

Scheduled to run as Caulfield Race 5 at 3:00pm this Saturday, the $175,000 Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) field is lead by the Peter Snowden-trained Helmet.

Absalon is drawn too wide for the win but could prove a nice Place bet in the Guineas Prelude through Luxbet!

The dual Group 1 winning son of Exceed And Excel seeks their first win as a three-year-old and comes off a game third behind Manawanui and Smart Missile in the Golden Rose over 1400 metres in Sydney on September 10.

Making their Melbourne debut, Helmet avoids a second clash with his Golden Rose conquerors on Saturday making them the likely Caulfield Guineas Prelude betting favourite at Luxbet.

Helmet is one of the top fancies in the futures markets for next month’s 2011 Caulfield Guineas, his current price likely to firm at Luxbet with a win on Saturday.

There are three last-start winners looking to go back-to-back with a Caulfield Guineas Prelude victory on the weekend with:

  • The Peter Moody-trained Golden Archer (barrier 4) coming off a win in the Group 3 HDF McNeil Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on August 27, before which they ran a game second to Sepoy in the Vain Stakes
  • Anthony Freedman’s Nadeem colt Specter (barrier 5) who put in a strong performance to run down early leader and Caulfield Guineas Prelude rival Chase The Rainbow to win the Listed Henry Bucks Best Dressed (1400m) at Flemington on September 3
  • That’s The One (barrier eight) who is undefeated to date with two wins, come off a 1410 metre victory at Flemington at the start of August

Two other notable 2011 Caulfield Guineas Prelude acceptors that have suffered an early blow with wide barrier draws are the David Hayes-trained Cross Of Gold (barrier 10) who ran second to Golden Archer in the McNeil Stakes, Jason McLachlan’s progressive Mossman colt Absalon.

Absalon won their opening two career starts in Queensland during the winter including the Listed Darello Stakes (1200m) at Doomben on June 13 before making their three-year-old debut at Flemington on September 3 running a credible sixth when beaten only three and a half lengths by Darley-owned megastar Sepoy in the Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m).

“He’s done everything right since then,” McLachlan said.

“He’s definitely improved and going to the 1400 metres is perfect at this stage.

“The Prelude is a very good field but I think this colt will run well if he gets some luck.”

Below is the full 2011 The Age Caulfield Guineas Prelude final field, barriers, weights and jockeys.

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Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2011 Final Field & Barrier Draw

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rtg.
1 3X1111X33 HELMET Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 6 58.5kg 104
2 3X27109X66 RUNNING TALL Danny O’Brien Mark Zahra 1 57.5kg 88
3 1131114X21 GOLDEN ARCHER Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 4 57kg 100
4 1X21 SPECTER Anthony Freedman Nicholas Hall 5 56.5kg 80
5 11X6 ABSALON Jason McLachlan Brad Rawiller 11 56.5kg 70
6 0X67513X0 ISOPACH John P Thompson 12 56kg 72
7 142483X37 GRAND BRITANNIA Robbie Laing Dwayne Dunn 7 55kg 75
8 8X11X33 SECRET HILLS Mick Price Craig Newitt 3 55kg 72
9 0112 CHASE THE RAINBOW Rick Hore-Lacy Dean Yendall 2 55kg 74
10 11 THAT’S THE ONE Colin & Cindy Alderson Craig Williams 8 55kg 75
11 1X04 SABRAGE Michael Moroney Ms Lisa Cropp 9 55kg 70
12 12 CROSS OF GOLD David Hayes Damien Oliver 10 55kg 72