A particularly talented list of 45 fillies have been included in second acceptances for the 2014 Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m), to be run at Caulfield Racecourse on October 13th.
Charging home to secure an exceptional Group 1 victory over a mile in her maiden racing campaign, trainer Leon Macdonald has confirmed Go Indy Go in second acceptances for the 2014 Thousand Guineas.
Finishing worse than second just once in five competitive starts, Go Indy Go immediately stamped her claims a serious black type contender from her maiden appearance on track; finishing a close second to Sunset Rock in the Listed Cinderella Stakes (1050m) at her local Morphettville course
Again finishing a close second to London Lolly in the Group 3 Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) on March 29th, the Bernardini filly broke through for a maiden race win in the Group 3 Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) before registering a comfortable victory in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) on April 26th.
Disappointing when failing to beat a single runner home in the Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) first-up on September 13th, Macdonald and trainer partner Andrew Gluyas a return to a mile will play directly into the strengths of Go Indy Go in the 2014 Thousand Guineas.
Yet to finish worse than second in four competitive starts, Winx has more than announced herself as a leading Thousand Guineas chance since returning to racing and has been confirmed in second acceptances.
Winning each of her first two starts over winter, Winx returned to the paddock for a short spell; a decision that has already paid dividends for trainer Chris Waller, who saddled the Street Cry filly to an impressive win in the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) first-up before finishing a close second to First Seal in the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) last time out on September 20th.
Also included in nominations for the featured Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) on the same race card, Waller is likely to allow results in the lead-up to October 11th dictate which path to take with the classy three-year-old.
Steadily building in form and class on her way to her maiden black type appearance and subsequent victory in the Tea Rose Stakes, trainer John Thompson has been understandably thrilled with First Seal this season, but has interestingly not accepted a position in the second round of declarations for the 2014 Thousand Guineas.
Finishing fourth in a minor over 1250m at Canterbury on debut in May, First Seal appeared to lack the top gear necessary to mix it with competition at higher levels of Australian racing, but has silenced all doubters since returning to the races for two wins and a close second this time in.
Included in nominations for the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) in Sydney on October 11th, Thompson is confident a continued step-up in distance will suit the Fastnet Rock filly.
Expected to lead the Godolphin charge in Thousand Guineas second acceptances, Earthquake has been unable to reach the same impressive heights in spring as she did over a memorable autumn preparation and will not contest the 2014 Thousand Guineas.
Claiming four wins and three minors from her seven competitive starts, the Exceed And Excel filly won the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) most notably over autumn, finishing a close second to Mossfun in the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) on April 5th.
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2014 Thousand Guineas Second Acceptances
|1||AFLEET ESPRIT||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|2||AIMEE||Noel J Doyle|
|6||BALLET SUITE||Mark Kavanagh|
|7||BRING ME THE MAID||Peter G Moody|
|9||CATHY’S MARK||Nigel Blackiston|
|10||CHOIX DE MAIA (NZ)||Pat Carey|
|12||CRISTALINA LAGO||Pat Carey|
|13||DHAHAB||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|16||FONTEIN RUBY||Robert Smerdon|
|18||GO INDY GO||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas|
|19||GO JENNIO||Darren Weir|
|20||HIGH ABOVE||Anthony Cummings|
|21||HOSTILE WITNESS||Anthony Cummings|
|22||I’M A FLYING STAR||Mark Riley|
|23||LADY SHARAPOVA||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|24||LASHKAAL||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|25||LITTLE HOTTIE (NZ)||Michael Kent|
|26||MAASTRICHT (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|27||MISS INTERIORS||Anthony Cummings|
|28||NAKATAAN (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|29||NOT A HAPPY CAMPER||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra|
|30||NOVEL DANCER||Shea Eden|
|31||PICKIN’ TIME||Mark Kavanagh|
|32||ROYAL OCEAN||Mick Price|
|33||ROYAL TRIESTE||David Brideoake & David Feek|
|34||SHACARDE||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|36||SISTINE STAR||Andrew Noblet|
|37||SOUND ADVICE||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|38||TAHNI DANCER||Clinton McDonald|
|39||TAWTEEN||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|40||TEARS OF JOY||Mark Kavanagh|
|41||TENDER||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|42||THINKING OF YOU (NZ)||Peter G Moody|
|43||TRAVESTON GIRL||Tony Gollan|