2011 Caulfield Guineas Nominations Update

July 28th, 2011

Nominations for the major Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival features will be taken by Racing Victoria next week including the Caulfield Guineas 2011.

With the spring countdown officially on, racing fans and Luxbet punters around the country will get their first official look at the three-year-olds heading towards the $1 million Group 1 The Age Caulfield Guineas (1600m).

This year the Caulfield Guineas date is scheduled as October 8 at Caulfield Racecourse.

Connections have until midday next Tuesday, August 2, to get their horses on the 2011 Caulfield Guineas nominations list.

Other major spring showdowns that nominations will be released for next Tuesday are the 2011 Cox Plate, 2011 Caulfield Cup and 2011 Thousand Guineas.

While pre-nomination betting markets are already open for a number of these races as well as the spring carnival showpiece the 2011 Melbourne Cup at Luxbet, Caulfield Guineas odds will be released soon after Tuesday’s early entries.

Last year the 2010 Caulfield Guineas attracted 262 nominations, that figure expected to for 2011.

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Horses expected to be among the early Caulfield Guineas entries include the Peter Snowden-trained trio of Helmet, Sepoy and Pied A Terre.

Pied A Terre only recently emerged as a possible Caulfield Guineas contender after the Ad Valorem gelding won their second race from as many career starts at Flemington on July 23.

Despite being a definite nomination, Pied A Terre may not be among the 2011 Caulfield Guineas final field of acceptors on October 4.

“The Golden Rose might be an option,” Melbourne foreman Paul Snowden said.

“I think he’ll run a mile on his ear, but the Guineas may come a bit quick.”

The 2011 Golden Rose is the opening Group 1 race of the season, taking place at Rosehill during the Sydney Spring Carnival on Saturday September 10.

Many Caulfield Guineas hopefuls also have the $1 million Golden Rose as a target, so watching for the good performers here is a good way to get an early insight for your Guineas bets at Luxbet.

Another big name juvenile from last season likely to vie for the title of 2011 Caulfield Guineas winner is Smart Missile, who trainer Anthony Cummings described as a “genuine miler”.

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