A field of eleven fillies is set to line up for the 2019 Group 1 Thousand Guineas over 1600m at Caulfield on Saturday.
The 2019 Blue Diamond Stakes winner Lyre will carry the famous
Godolphin royal blue colours and is the only Group 1 winner in the $1m Thousand
Guineas and the Anthony Freedman trained filly will lead the field out with
Mark Zahra in the saddle and will be joined by stablemate Southbank.
The James Cummings trained Tenley and Flit will also sport
the royal blue colours while Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young will also saddle
up two fillies in Acting and I Am Eloquent.
analysed all eleven runners and our complete 2019 Thousand Guineas tips can be
among the top echelon of two year olds during the 2019 Autumn Racing Carnival
with a win in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield plus a third
in the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill. The Anthony Freedman
trained filly made up plenty of ground from the back at her third run in this
campaign when seventh in the Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude over 1400m at
Caulfield on September 29. Like all of the fillies, Lyre will be stepping up to
the 1600m for the first time but found the line okay over the 1400m. One of the
showed plenty of ability during her two year old days but has had mixed form at
her three runs back in the lead up to the Thousand Guineas. The James Cummings
trained filly was a handy third second up in the Listed Exford Plate over 1400m
at Flemington on September 14 but was then always near the tail of the field
when eleventh in the Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude over 1400m at Caulfield.
Facing similar opposition here.
The James Cummings trained Flit was way out of
luck at her second run back this prep and was caught in a traffic jam after
settling near the tail of the field and ended up in ninth place in the Group 3
Thousand Guineas Prelude over 1400m at Caulfield. Flit went to the line under
double wraps and with a clear run this week will be hard to hold out.
Actinng is the winner of her last three starts and lowered the colours of some of the more fancied runners with an all the way win in the Thousand Guineas Prelude. The Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young trained filly has continued to improve all through her preparation and if Stephen Baster can get his own way in front again, Acting will be hard to run down.
Eloquent is the winner of her last two starts in weaker company than this. The I
Am Invincible filly steps up the Thousand Guineas on the back of a win in the
Listed Jim Maloney Stakes over 1400m at Caulfield on September 21. A filly
still on the improve.
St Edward’s Crown has been listed as one of the outsiders of the field at Ladbrokes.com.au and was always about the same last start when eighth in the Thousand Guineas Prelude.
and Paul Snowden trained Missile Mantra made up good ground from the back when
she finished just behind the placegetters for a fifth in the Thousand Guineas
Prelude. Will be running on again and will strip as one of the main players in
the Thousand Guineas with the blinkers on for the first time.
Southbank handled her first trip to the city with a handy fifth in the Thousand Guineas Prelude. Southbank is a stablemate mate of the Anthony Freedman trained Lyre and can run another big race against a similar field.
Fox was sent out at the huge odds of $61 last start but beat most of the top
fancies home when third to Acting in the Thousand Guineas Prelude. The Louise
Bonella trained Barnie’s Fox was given a great ride by Damien Oliver and he
will give the filly the run of the race again from the inside gate and is not
filly Emeralds was beaten less than three lenghts when a second up fourth to subsequent
Group 1 Flight Stakes winner Funstar in the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes at Randwick
on September 21. Another filly on the improve who could figure amongst the prizemoney.
lightly raced Affair To Remember broke through for her maiden win at her second
race start at Geelong and at her only other start finished seventh in the Listed
Jim Maloney Stakes over 1400m at Caulfield on September 21. Has to show a ton
of improvement to be a threat here.