Kiss A Rose out of Thousand Guineas

Peter Moody’s smart filly Kiss A Rose will be spelled and miss the Group 1 $500,000 Schweppes Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield on October 16.

Kiss A Rose is to spell and miss the Thousand Guineas at Caulfield.

Kiss A Rose is to spell and miss the Thousand Guineas at Caulfield. Photo byRace Horse Photos Australia.

Kiss A Rose twisted her knee in an incident at the 400m in the Group 2 $175,000 Schweppes Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) at Caulfield last Saturday and will now miss the remainder of the Melbourne Spring Carnival.

“So, we just decided to put her out until the autumn,” Moody said.

Kiss A Rose had been in great form this preparation and kicked off her Spring campaign with a first up win in the Group 3 $135,000 Lister Quezette Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on August 17.

The Sebring filly then ran a mighty race down the Flemington straight to finish second to Charlie Boy in the Group 2 $220,000 Danehill Stakes (1200m) on September 7.

Kiss A Rose had excuses when a disappointing seventh to Gregers in the Thousand Guineas Prelude after striking trouble in the straight.

Moody held a high opinion of the filly and rated her a genuine Thousand Guineas chance before she sustained the knee injury.

“She doesn’t appear to get any plaudits this filly, why I am not sure, but I think that her two runs suggest that she is as good as a three-year-old filly as there is in the land,” Moody told RSN before her latest run.

The Peter Snowden trained Guelph remains at the top of the Thousand Guineas market order at $2.80 with Politeness from the Robert Smerdon stable next in the betting at $6.

Arabian Gold, who ran second to Guelph in the Group 2 $175,000 Coolmore Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) at Randwick last Saturday is a $7 just ahead of Gregers at $8.

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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.

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