Blue Diamond Stakes winner Catchy sits at the top of the list of first acceptances for the 2017 Group 1 $500,000 Schweppes Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield on October 14.
Catchy is one of twelve Lindsay Park trained fillies that make up the ninety-one first acceptances for the half a million dollar feature for the three year old girls.
Also among the David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig’s Lindsay Park Team still alive for the Thousand Guineas are the well performed Tulip, Formality and Madeenaty.
Catchy, Formality and Tulip are also among the first acceptances for the Group 1 $2m Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield on the same day.
Catchy was the star two year old during the 2017 Melbourne Autumn Carnival and was undefeated in three race starts before winning the Group 1 $1.5m Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on February 25.
The Fastnet Rock filly has had one run back from a spell for a first up second to Crown Witness in the Group 3 $150,000 Quezette Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on August 19 and is nominated for the Group 2 $200,000 Danehill Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday.
Formality finished a game third to Catchy in the Blue Diamond Stakes and is unbeaten from two runs back for the Spring with a win in the Group 2 $200,000 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) on August 19 followed by a win in the Group 2 $200,000 Furious Stakes (1200m) two weeks later, both at Randwick.
Tulip was also one of the star two year olds during the Autumn and claimed third place behind She Will Reign and Frolic in the Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill.
The Pierro filly has had one run back from a spell for a nose second to Thousand Guineas hopeful Roomooz in a 1200m three year old Fillies Plate at The Valley on August 26 and along with her stablemate Formality is nominated for the Group 2 $200,000 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday.
Anthony Freedman’s undefeated filly Shoals is also prominent in the first acceptances for the Thousand Guineas and kept her winning record intact with a first up victory in the Listed $120,000 Mitchelton Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200m) at The Valley on September 9.
The Helmet filly Limestone heads up Darren Weir’s seven Thousand Guineas first acceptances while Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller has five fillies remaining in contention.
Early betting at Ladbrokes.com.au for the 2017 Thousand Guineas has Catchy and Shoals sharing the top position at $8 just ahead of the Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra trained Booker at $9.
The lightly raced Booker was having her third race start and her first for the Spring when second to the highly rated Merchant Navy in the Group 3 $150,000 H.D.F McNeil Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on September 2.
First acceptances for the 2017 Thousand Guineas (1600m)
|1||11110×2||CATCHY||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||1||55.5kg|
|3||11302×11||FORMALITY||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||3||55.5kg|
|4||124135×2||TULIP||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||4||55.5kg|
|5||131320×24||MADEENATY||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||5||55.5kg|
|6||1x316x9||PURE SCOT||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||6||55.5kg|
|7||52x12x||ALOISIA (NZ)||F||3||Ciaron Maher||7||55.5kg|
|9||15195×4||ONE MORE HONEY||F||3||John P Thompson||9||55.5kg|
|10||221×75||UNDOUBTABLE MISS||F||3||Robbie Griffiths||10||55.5kg|
|11||42x31x97||I’LL HAVE A BIT||F||3||John McArdle||11||55.5kg|
|12||1x1x32||CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES||F||3||Bjorn Baker||12||55.5kg|
|13||3x4113x7||WHISPERED SECRET||F||3||Kris Lees||13||55.5kg|
|15||1x136x55||SEANNIE||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||15||55.5kg|
|17||13×30||PLOVERSET||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||17||55.5kg|
|18||33x116x4||SPLIT LIP||F||3||Will Clarken||18||55.5kg|
|20||12×2||BOOKER||F||3||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||20||55.5kg|
|22||324×621||SWEET DEAL||F||3||John P Thompson||22||55.5kg|
|23||3311482x||MARSEILLE EN FLEUR||F||3||Stuart Kendrick||23||55.5kg|
|24||3721x||ANCHOR BID||F||3||Darren Weir||24||55.5kg|
|25||034111x||SNAPCHAT GIRL||F||3||Les Kelly||25||55.5kg|
|26||011x||WANTED DIVA||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||26||55.5kg|
|28||13×14||SANADAAT||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||28||55.5kg|
|29||22x12x5||GARRARD||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||29||55.5kg|
|30||32x47x||LUCKY LOUIE||F||3||Anthony & Edward Cummings||30||55.5kg|
|31||2231x||ENVY OF ALL||F||3||Kris Lees||31||55.5kg|
|32||52213×6||JOYFILLY OURS (NZ)||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||32||55.5kg|
|33||359×411||PANDEMONIUM||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||33||55.5kg|
|34||317×15||JUSTICE GLORY||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||34||55.5kg|
|37||36x57130x2||LEGAL GIRL||F||3||Clarry Conners||37||55.5kg|
|38||2x2348x5||MEMENTO||F||3||Anthony & Edward Cummings||38||55.5kg|
|39||143||SHE’S SO HIGH||F||3||Mick Price||39||55.5kg|
|41||32×13||TRUE EXCELSIOR (NZ)||F||3||Leon & Troy Corstens||41||55.5kg|
|43||3×327||CHATEAU GRIFFO||F||3||Robbie Griffiths||43||55.5kg|
|44||1×7||HIGH LOW BET||F||3||Chris Waller||44||55.5kg|
|45||161||ANGELIC SPIRIT (NZ)||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||45||55.5kg|
|46||432||BRING ME ROSES||F||3||Tony McEvoy||46||55.5kg|
|47||51x||SEAGLASS||F||3||Peter & Paul Snowden||47||55.5kg|
|48||1x||YULONG XINGSHENG||F||3||Kris Lees||48||55.5kg|
|50||60×1||GLAM GURU||F||3||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||50||55.5kg|
|51||21||SWORN EVIDENCE||F||3||Darren Weir||51||55.5kg|
|52||21||OUR CROWN MISTRESS||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||52||55.5kg|
|53||674×34||SMOOTH LANDING||F||3||John P Thompson||53||55.5kg|
|55||51||BRIGHT IDEA||F||3||Anthony & Edward Cummings||55||55.5kg|
|56||15x||SIA||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||56||55.5kg|
|57||7×146||MAHLANI (NZ)||F||3||Andrew Noblet||57||55.5kg|
|58||6x821x0||ROYAL DISGUISE||F||3||Mick Price||58||55.5kg|
|59||22×22||RIMRAAM (NZ)||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||59||55.5kg|
|60||741||CORAL COAST||F||3||Stuart Webb||60||55.5kg|
|61||4x34x||BOOROOJ||F||3||Peter & Paul Snowden||61=||55.5kg|
|62||9x1x||SMUG SATISFACTION||F||3||Henry Dwyer||61=||55.5kg|
|63||1||TIGEEN (NZ)||F||3||Matt Cumani||63||55.5kg|
|64||342x||FAITH IN HAND||F||3||Chris Waller||64||55.5kg|
|65||33×82||UPTOWN GAL||F||3||Robbie Laing||65||55.5kg|
|66||3×2||CIRCULEIGHT||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||66||55.5kg|
|67||44x||STUDIO CITY||F||3||Matt Cumani||67||55.5kg|
|68||235||ONCE UPON A DREAM||F||3||Matt Cumani||68||55.5kg|
|69||43||WILD ABOUT HER||F||3||Chris Waller||69||55.5kg|
|70||8×27||LONGMU||F||3||Peter & Paul Snowden||70||55.5kg|
|71||465×6||CARIBBEAN PEARL||F||3||Mark Young||71||55.5kg|
|72||7x49x||OUTBOARD MOTORS||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||72||55.5kg|
|73||4×2||OKLAHOMA DAYS||F||3||Mick Price||73||55.5kg|
|74||92||PINOT||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||74||55.5kg|
|75||36x||MAHEERA (NZ)||F||3||Darren Weir||75||55.5kg|
|76||3||HAPUKA (NZ)||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||76=||55.5kg|
|80||78×57||PLAY THAT SONG||F||3||Michael Moroney||80||55.5kg|
|81||4||ST GALLEN (NZ)||F||3||Ciaron Maher||81||55.5kg|
|82||89||BRALCA’S GEM||F||3||Pat Carey||82=||55.5kg|
|83||8||COOK STRAIGHT (NZ)||F||3||Chris Waller||82=||55.5kg|
|85||6||PRINCESS MIA||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||82=||55.5kg|
|87||–||ROCK’N’ROLL MUSIC||F||3||Anthony & Edward Cummings||82=||55.5kg|
|88||6x||SHADEA LADY||F||3||Shane Nichols||82=||55.5kg|
|89||7||SWEET MISCHIEF||F||3||Tony McEvoy||82=||55.5kg|
|90||7x||UNION DUES (NZ)||F||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||82=||55.5kg|