A classy field of fillies are at the crossroads in their preparations going into the 2011 $502,000 Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield on Wednesday on at 3.40est.
The Caulfield Thousand Guineas is a pointer to whether the individual three-year-olds are able to show true class beyond a sprint journey with the winner getting a chance to gain credit leading into the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) at Flemington in November.
Those who fail dismally over the 1600m of the 2011 Thousand Guineas are likely to have their campaigns aborted or re-arranged for shorter
This 2011 version of Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) has a standout filly – Atlantic Jewel and she is expected to win, according to markets anyway.
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The Coolmore owned Atlantic Jewel is undefeated in three starts going into the 2011 Thousand Guineas (1600m).
She has dropped out and finished fast in all her wins and it is hard to go past her in the 2011 Thousand Guineas (1600m).
She has been so impressive that consideration was given to racing her in the 2011 W S Cox Plate but that was later shelved.
Atlantic Jewel has 11 opponents in the 2011 Thousand Guineas and all are out to win.
Each maintain strengths so read on for that one who may upset the favourite.
2011 Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield.
#1Mosheen: Was runner up in the Golden Slipper as a two-year-old and showed she was back with an easy win in the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) – a serious threat to Atlantic Jewel. Luxbet odds $15
#2 Hallowell Belle: Starting to get the bridesmaid tag but allher races have been into company and wouldn’t give her away yet. Luxbet odds $19
#3 Bliss Street: Very good in the Caulfield Prelude but that was over 1400m. Bred to sprint but this is her grand final and it is now or never for her for this spring. Luxbet odds$31
#4 Cute Emily is a leader has shown a degree a fight in her races. A bolter with Luxbet at $31.
#5 Disputes is rising in class but is with the Peter Snowden stable Luxbet $41
#6 Celebrity Girl: On face value couldn’t go on with it last time but is bred to stay and well
worth a eachway bet Luxbet odds $21
#7 Manhatten Maid Will be a bolter and would surprise to see her win Luxbet odds $61.
#8 Atlantic Jewel : Has done everything right and the trainer loves her ability Luxbet odds $1.50
#9 Kneeling: Bred to get a staying journey but has to improve on last start Luxbet odds $61.
#10 Crucial: Hasn’t been hopeless but will be long odds Luxbet odds $101
#11 Sharnee Rose: Very consistent bumping into Atlantic Jewel each time. Far from hopeless Luxbet
#12 Ravheel : Battle well but no match for Mosheen last start: Luxbet odds $41.
Luxbet odds may change accordingly to a live market.
2011 Thousand Guineas (1600m) tips:
Atlantic Jewel 1 Mosheen 2 Sharnee Rose 3.
Best roughie: Hallowell Belle.