Three weeks ago we previewed a selection of Victorian bred entrants for the Group 1 three year old features of the Spring, the Caulfield and Thousand Guineas.
Now, with just 15 sleeps until the big races at Caulfield, there remain an impressive group of colts/geldings and fillies in with a chance to achieve Spring glory.
As mentioned in the previous preview, 2015’s Caulfield Guineas featured three Victorian bred/sired runners (Lizard Island, Ready for Victory, & Bon Aurum) while the 2015 Thousand Guineas also contained three (Jameka, Take Pride & Super Cash).
Three of the past seven Caulfield Guineas winners have been Victorian bred (Long John, All Too Hard & Starspangledbanner) while three of the past eight Thousand Guineas winners were bred by Victorians (Amicus, Yosei & Gallica).
Below are a large selection of the Victorian bred and/or sired three-year-olds which still have an entry in either of the races. No doubt since second acceptances, connections of some of these horses will have focused their targets elsewhere.
Amongst this group of horses, racing tomorrow in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude are: Valliano, Archives, Wazzenme, So Si Bon, I’m Telling Ya and Larrikin. Lining up in the Thousand Guineas Prelude tomorrow are: Whispering Brook, La Luna Rossa and Sword of Light.
Others racing this weeked include:
- Tris in the Scaborough Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night
- Urban Ruler at Morphetville on Saturday
- Pecans in the Listed Reginald Allen Quality at Rosehill
- Tiamo Grace at Murtoa
- Pygmy at Kembla Grange
- Chester Row at Geelong on Sunday
Good luck over the next two weeks to all of the Victorian breds and their breeders as they seek their place in the feature three year old Group 1 races!
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MRC Thousand Guineas. $500,000. 1600m. Click for TAB odds
|Global Glamour||Waterhouse & Bott||Lauriston Farm||Group 2 placed; 6 length winner on debut|
|La Luna Rossa||Baker & Forsman||Written Tycoon||NZ||NZ Group 1 winner|
|Pecans||John O'Shea||Skilled||Godolphin||Newcastle winner|
|Peeking Duck||Trent Pennuto||Al Samer||Independent Stallions||Cranbourne winneras 2yo. Returned as 3yo to place at Sandown|
|Pygmy||John O'Shea||New Approach||Godolphin||Out of Group 1 winner Rinky Dink; sibling to stks winner Galah|
|Sweet Sherry||Team Corstens||Steve Lester at Swettenham Stud||Winner, Listed Maribyrnong Trial. Sibling to multiple Group winner Arinosa|
|Sword of Light||Ellerton & Zahra||New Approach||Hesket Bloodstock||Blue Diamond Preview Group 3 winner. Family of multiple Group 1 winner Flamberge|
|Tris||Hayes & Dabernig||Wanted||Mr Peter Mayo, Mr R Pitcher||SA Group 3 winner|
|Whispering Brook||Simon Miller||Hillside Thoroughbreds||Unbeaten in 5 starts. WA's champion 2yo. Multiple stakes winner|
|Tiamo Grace||Darren Weir||Hillside Thoroughbreds||Recent winner at Donald|
|Classic Diva||Robbie Griffiths||Hillside Thoroughbreds||Recent winner at Echuca|
|Chester Row||Shaun Dwyer||Toorak Toff||Carrington Park||Maiden|
|Miss Cavatica||Pat Hyland||Palya Bloodstock||Maiden|
MRC Caulfield Guineas. $1,000,000. 1600m. Click for TAB odds
|Archives||John O'Shea||Helmet||Godolphin||Winner, Listed Hampden Stakes; recent runner up Grp 2 Danehill Stks|
|Blue Tycoon||Hayes & Dabernig||Written Tycoon||SA||Morphettville & Caulfield winner in the Autumn|
|I'm Telling Ya||Amy Johnston||Reward for Effort||Larneuk Stud||Impressive recent Pakenham winner|
|Nikitas||Chris Waller||Gilgai Farm||Sibling to Group 1 winner Jameka; 2nd in Magic Millions 2yo Classic|
|Urban Ruler||Greg Eurell||Street Boss||NSW||Impressive recent Sandown 3yo winner. 800+ owners with Hancox Racing!|
|Valliano||Hayes & Dabernig||Equiano||Adam Sangster & Stuart Pickworth||Winner, VOBIS Gold Ingot & Inglis Premier race|
|Wazzenme||Robert Smerdon||Wanted||Victorian partnership||Bendigo winner as a 2yo. Recent Group 3 placed at Caulfield|
|Hey Doc||Robbie Griffiths||Adrian Hall||Mutliple city winner; recent Moonee Valley winner|
|Barbie's Boy||Louise Bonella||Palya Bloodstock||Moe winnner; 3rd VOBIS Gold Elvstroem Classic|
|Nemrud||John O'Shea||Reset||Godolphin||Sibling to Group 3 winner Ottoman|
|So Si Bon||Robbie Laing||Morning Rise Stud||Recent wnr at Pakenham; 2nd at Flemington|
|Larrikin||Brian McGrath||Mr Jim McGrath||Geelong winner|
Full fields can be found on the RISA website.