View the nominations for the 2015 Caulfield Guineas Prelude. The Caulfield Guineas Prelude will be run on Saturday 26th September at Caulfield racecourse.
|Race 1 – BECK Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400 METRES)|
|Of $175,000.1st $105,000, 2nd $31,500, 3rd $15,750, 4th $7,875, 5th $4,375, 6th $3,500, 7th $3,500, 8th $3,500 GROUP 3
Set Weights plus Penalties, Three-Years-Old, Colts and Geldings, Apprentices cannot claim.
This race carries a SUPER VOBIS Nominators Bonus of $10,000 for qualified horses.Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM
|1||41321||BON AURUM||C||3||Ciaron Maher|
|2||2x131x4||DAL CIELO (NZ)||C||3||Murray Baker|
|3||34×1||DARK STEEL||C||3||Gai Waterhouse|
|4||05×11||EXTRA CHOICE (NZ)||G||3||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|5||8×5||IRON BOSS||C||3||Mark Kavanagh|
|6||51×18||LAST BULLET||C||3||John Hyam|
|7||22×632||LIZARD ISLAND||C||3||Pat Hyland|
|8||23||LOYALTY MAN||G||3||Michael Moroney|
|9||16246×70||MANHATTAN BLUES||G||3||Tony McEvoy|
|10||3211||METALLIC CROWN||C||3||Chris Waller|
|12||6341×28||MORE THAN MOST||C||3||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|13||1×71||MR INDIVIDUAL||C||3||Leon & Troy Corstens|
|14||1423826×35||ODYSSEY MOON||C||3||Rodney Northam|
|15||111×25||PRESS STATEMENT||C||3||Chris Waller|
|16||4×1||PRINCE TARKEIDA||C||3||Mark Webb|
|18||317×750||RAGAZZO DEL CORSA||C||3||Danny O’Brien|
|19||147×23||READY FOR VICTORY||C||3||Mick Price|
|20||1||SANTA ANA LANE||G||3||Lee & Anthony Freedman|
|22||1×119||SNOOPY||C||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|23||21||SPIETH (NZ)||C||3||Bryce Heys|
|25||241||STRIKE FORCE||G||3||Michael Moroney|
Trainer Robert Smerdon says the barrier draw will be crucial for Under The Louvre in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield.
A capacity field of 16 is expected for the 1400m-Group One handicap after 27 horses were nominated on Monday including Group One winners Lucky Hussler and Cosmic Endeavour.
Smerdon said Under The Louvre, a backmarker, would need luck getting a run through the field in what was sure to be a high tempo race.
“Barriers will play a big part,” Smerdon said.
“This is one place where you need a lot of luck.
“You hope it’s a high pressure race which will suit him, and with Charmed Harmony in it, they should be running along.”
Smerdon said Under The Louvre had trained on nicely since his last-start close second to Churchill Dancer in the Bobbie Lewis Quality at Flemington on September 12.
He said the gelding was held up at the wrong time before charging to the line.
“Last time he went to come out underneath a horse but there wasn’t quite the room and he had to steady, come back out and that was enough,” Smerdon said.
“An on-pacer makes his own luck, a backmarker has to have things unfold.”
Mark Zahra will again have the mount on Saturday.
First-up Flemington winner Disposition is the early $3.60 favourite ahead of Stratum Star at $6.
Under The Louvre has met with good support, having his price slashed from $13 into $6.50, and is now on the third line of betting.