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The James Cummings trained Flit is holding on to favourtism after the second acceptances were taken for the 2019 Group 1 $1m Schweppes Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield on October 12.

Funstar, above in red cap, is among the second acceptances for the 2019 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield. Photo by Steve Hart.

Funstar, above in red cap, is among the second acceptances for the 2019 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield. Photo by Steve Hart.

Cummings has also accepted with Magic Millions 2yo Classic winner Exhilarates, and the well performed Tenley, Pin Sec and La Tene who are among the 54 second acceptances for the Thousand Guineas.

Flit has had one run back from a break for a first up second to Libertini in the Group 2 $200,000 Darley Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on August 24 while Exhilarates has won both her 2019 Spring Carnival outings with a win in the Group 3 $160,000 BECK Probuild Quezette Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on August 17 and in the Listed $140,000 Inglis Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200m) at The Valley on September 7.

Co-trainers Tony and Calvin McEvoy also have multiple acceptors with She Shao Fly, Westport, Pretty Brazen, Marndarra, Aten, Balaabel, Xilong and Hills.

Ciaron Maher and David Eustace also have multiple acceptors with four fillies still in contention while Chris Waller only has two left in the Thousand Guineas mix with the Tea Rose Stakes winner Funstar and Subpoenaed.

Final acceptances for the Thousand Guineas will be taken at 9am (AEST) on Tuesday, 8 October.

Early betting for the 2019 Thousand Guineas at Ladbrokes.com.au: $6 Flit, $7 Funstar, Missile Mantra, $8 Tenley, Probabeel, $15 Exhilarates, Miami Bound, $19 Soane, Snapdancer, $21 Affair To Remember, Emeralds, Lyre, $26 Subpoenaed, $31 Acting (not nominated), Excused, I Am Eloquent, $34 Pin Sec, $41 or better the rest.

2nd Acceptances for the 2019 Thousand Guineas (1600m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 5221120×11 EXHILARATES F 3 James Cummings 1 55.5kg
2 51113×42 LYRESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Anthony Freedman 2 55.5kg
3 211165×42 PROBABEEL (NZ) F 3 Jamie Richards 3 55.5kg
4 1x1100x53 TENLEY F 3 James Cummings 4 55.5kg
5 312×2 FLITSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 James Cummings 5 55.5kg
6 1x105x38 PIN SEC F 3 James Cummings 6 55.5kg
7 11×21 FUNSTAR F 3 Chris Waller 7 55.5kg
8 323116×20 LA TENESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 James Cummings 8 55.5kg
9 138431×0 SHE SHAO FLY F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 9 55.5kg
10 3x5x1711 I AM ELOQUENTSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 10 55.5kg
11 11×39 KOOWEERUP F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 11 55.5kg
12 2210×35 ST EDWARD’S CROWN F 3 Shane Fliedner 12 55.5kg
13 11×55 MISSILE MANTRA F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 13 55.5kg
14 8×11175 WESTPORT F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 14 55.5kg
15 41x READY SET SAIL F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 15 55.5kg
16 245×168 PRETTY BRAZENSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 16 55.5kg
17 18×20 GINNY ANNSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Symon Wilde 17 55.5kg
18 21×84 LA FALAISESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Henry Dwyer 18 55.5kg
19 12×43 DESERVED F 3 Matt Cumani 19 55.5kg
20 1532 EXCUSED F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 20 55.5kg
21 3×11 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien 21 55.5kg
22 8x223x1 PRESENTLYSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Ken Keys 22 55.5kg
23 143×97 REALLY DISCREETSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Phillip Stokes 23 55.5kg
24 1×216 SUBPOENAED (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 24 55.5kg
25 0x2134 EMERALDS F 3 John Sargent 25 55.5kg
26 521×2 CELESTIAL FALLS F 3 Mark Newnham 26 55.5kg
27 212 SNAPDANCER F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 27 55.5kg
28 21235 MARNDARRA F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 28 55.5kg
29 62×110 ATENSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 29 55.5kg
30 3x10x7 EVENING SLIPPERS F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 30 55.5kg
31 1×10 BEAUTY BOLT F 3 Grahame Begg 31 55.5kg
32 6x02x1 KNOWLESSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Jason Warren 32 55.5kg
33 345×14 FASCINO (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 33 55.5kg
34 3x21x0 ECLAIR BREEZESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Phillip Stokes 34 55.5kg
35 7×6121 EXCELIDA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 35 55.5kg
36 2×41 STAY GOLDSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Danny O’Brien 36 55.5kg
37 30×1 CHARLEISE F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 37 55.5kg
38 4153 BARBIE’S FOXSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Louise Bonella 38 55.5kg
39 14×4 MOONLIGHT MAIDSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Mitchell Freedman 39 55.5kg
40 6×21 GAMAY F 3 Archie Alexander 40 55.5kg
41 24×6 BALAABEL F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 41 55.5kg
42 314 SAONE (NZ) F 3 Lindsey Smith 42 55.5kg
43 6×17 AFFAIR TO REMEMBERSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Dan O’Sullivan 43 55.5kg
44 31×38 TRAGICSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Anthony Freedman 44 55.5kg
45 13x XILONG F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 45 55.5kg
46 10 NAMIBIA F 3 Pat Carey 46 55.5kg
47 7×12 SOUTHBANK F 3 Anthony Freedman 47 55.5kg
48 42 ASTRALIS F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 48 55.5kg
49 884×724 MISS HARRIETTESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Shane Nichols 49 55.5kg
50 15×0 HILLS F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 50 55.5kg
51 22 GOGETHERGIRL F 3 Patrick Caboche 51= 55.5kg
52 2×2 SANDSATION F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 51= 55.5kg
53 84×9 ENTREZ BOO (NZ) F 3 Julius Sandhu 53 55.5kg
54 1 SELICA (NZ) F 3 Michael Kent 54 55.5kg

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.