Caulfield Guineas 2011 First Declarations

September 6th, 2011

First declarations for the 2011 Caulfield Guineas were taken on Tuesday with 92 three-year-olds paid up for.

The number of hopefuls heading towards the $1 million Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) on October 8 was cut from the 279 at nomination stage.

Dominating the Caulfield Guineas 2011 odds at Australia’s leading online bookmaker Luxbet is the Anthony Cummings-trained Smart Missile, the undefeated colt leading the markets at $5.

Cummings also paid up for three of Smart Missile’s stablemates, most notabley Strike The Stars ($31 Luxbet) who ran a close-up third in open company behind Trusting and My Kingdom Of Fife in the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) at Warwick Farm last Saturday.

Smart Missile is joined at the top of the 2011 Caulfield Guineas betting by Peter Snowden’s two time Group 1 winning colt Helmet.

By Exceed And Excel, Helmet is at a quote of $6.50 to take out the Caulfield Guineas this year and is one of the only first acceptors to have won over the mile thanks to their elite level victory in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Randwick last season.

Helmet also won the Group 1 AJC Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) as a two-year-old and gets the chance to become a triple Group 1 hero and defeat Smart Missile when the duo face off in the 2011 Golden Rose Stakes in Sydney this Saturday.

Snowden, Darley’s No. 1 trainer, has four other Caulfield Guineas horses still in contention, the most notable of which is Ambidexter ($26 Luxbet) the Commands colt that won the Listed Ming Dynasty Handicap (1400m) at Warwick Farm last weekend.

Smart Missile and Helmet are the only Caulfield Guineas entries at currently at single figure odds to win, but following them in the markets for the prestigious classic are the likes of the Peter Moody-trained Moment Of Change ($13), David Hayes’ progressive Redoute’s Choice colt Cross Of Gold ($16) and last-start Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes winner Manawanui ($18) who is also racing in the $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) this Saturday.

Meanwhile, Victorian Premiership winning trainer Peter Moody will be vying for back-to-back victories in the race following the success of his 2010 Caulfield Guineas winner Anacheeva.

Along with Moment Of Change, Moody has also paid up for Godspeed, Huegill, Highly Recommended and Golden Archer who won the Group 3 HDF McNeil Stakes last-start.

Below is the full list of 2011 The Age Caulfield Guineas First Declarations.

Second declarations will be taken on Tuesday September 20 followed by the release of the Caulfield Guineas 2011 final field on October 4.

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2011 Caulfield Guineas First Acceptances

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight
1 ABSALON Jason McLachlan 1= 56.5kg
2 ADAMANTIUM (NZ) Danny O’Brien 1= 56.5kg
3 AERONAUTICAL Lionel Cohen 1= 56.5kg
4 ALL CONQUERING Jason Warren 1= 56.5kg
5 ALMAHAAB David Hayes 1= 56.5kg
6 AMBIDEXTER Peter Snowden 1= 56.5kg
7 AWAKEN THE DRAGON (NZ) Leon Corstens 1= 56.5kg
8 BACKBONE Michael Kent 1= 56.5kg
9 BLADON David Hayes 1= 56.5kg
10 BOYS ON TOUR John P Thompson 1= 56.5kg
11 CHARMARAMA Leon Corstens 1= 56.5kg
12 CHASE THE RAINBOW Rick Hore-Lacy 1= 56.5kg
13 COLLAR (NZ) Robert Hickmott 1= 56.5kg
14 COSTLY COMMITMENT Mick Price 1= 56.5kg
15 CROSS OF GOLD David Hayes 1= 56.5kg
16 DECIRCLES Danny O’Brien 1= 56.5kg
17 DO YOU THINK Bart Cummings 1= 56.5kg
18 FLIGHT OF PEGASUS Scott Aspery 1= 56.5kg
19 FORTUNEFIVEHUNDRED Anthony Cummings 1= 56.5kg
20 FOXWEDGE John O’Shea 1= 56.5kg
21 FRESHWATER STORM (NZ) Tony Parker 1= 56.5kg
22 GALAH Peter Snowden 1= 56.5kg
23 GENERAL OFFER John Symons & Sheila Laxon 1= 56.5kg
24 GLAMOUR PLANET (NZ) Dean Howard 1= 56.5kg
25 GO THE KNUCKLE Mark Minervini 1= 56.5kg
26 GODSPEED Peter G Moody 1= 56.5kg
27 GOLDEN ARCHER Peter G Moody 1= 56.5kg
28 GONNA BE A ROKSTAR Mark Kavanagh 1= 56.5kg
29 GRAND BRITANNIA Robbie Laing 1= 56.5kg
30 HAUT NORMANDIE Peter Snowden 1= 56.5kg
31 HELMET Peter Snowden 1= 56.5kg
32 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Peter G Moody 1= 56.5kg
33 HLUDOWIG Greg Eurell 1= 56.5kg
34 HOYLONNY Chris Waller 1= 56.5kg
35 HUEGILL Peter G Moody 1= 56.5kg
36 IL MIGLIORE Stuart Webb 1= 56.5kg
37 ISOPACH John P Thompson 1= 56.5kg
38 JUST THE TONIC Gai Waterhouse 1= 56.5kg
39 JUSTWARMINGUP (NZ) Michael Kent 1= 56.5kg
40 KAITOA Michael Trotter 1= 56.5kg
41 KINGDOM OF WAR Tony Vasil 1= 56.5kg
42 KUTCHER John P Thompson 1= 56.5kg
43 LIEUTENANT COLONEL John P Thompson 1= 56.5kg
44 LUCKY TYCOON Shaun McCarthy 1= 56.5kg
45 MADE YOU ROCK Mark Kavanagh 1= 56.5kg
46 MANAWANUI Ron Leemon 1= 56.5kg
47 MASTHEAD Anthony Freedman 1= 56.5kg
48 MEETHAQ Danny O’Brien 1= 56.5kg
49 MEGA RICH Anthony Freedman 1= 56.5kg
50 MINUTE BY MINUTE David Hayes 1= 56.5kg
51 MOMENT OF CHANGE Peter G Moody 1= 56.5kg
52 MOON DEVIL Mark Kavanagh 1= 56.5kg
53 MOROCCO Anthony Cummings 1= 56.5kg
54 NIAGARA Gai Waterhouse 1= 56.5kg
55 NICONOISE David Hayes 1= 56.5kg
56 ODD SOCKS Jason Petch 1= 56.5kg
57 OUR SMOKIN’ ROCK Anthony Freedman 1= 56.5kg
58 POLISH Bart Cummings 1= 56.5kg
59 PRACTICED Robert Hickmott 1= 56.5kg
60 RAPIDUS (NZ) Bart Cummings 1= 56.5kg
61 REIGN OF TERROR Neville Parnham 1= 56.5kg
62 REKINDLED ALLIANCE Paul Messara 1= 56.5kg
63 RESCUE MISSION (NZ) Anthony Freedman 1= 56.5kg
64 REVITALISE Robert Hickmott 1= 56.5kg
65 RUNNING TALL Danny O’Brien 1= 56.5kg
66 SABRAGE Michael Moroney 1= 56.5kg
67 SECRET HILLS Mick Price 1= 56.5kg
68 SHOWPONY EXPRESS John O’Shea 1= 56.5kg
69 SMART MISSILE Anthony Cummings 1= 56.5kg
70 SON OF CAESAR Phillip Stokes 1= 56.5kg
71 SPECTER Anthony Freedman 1= 56.5kg
72 STATE OF WEALTH Brian Smith 1= 56.5kg
73 STRIKE THE STARS (NZ) Anthony Cummings 1= 56.5kg
74 SUITS US Bart Cummings 1= 56.5kg
75 SUPREME WARRIOR (NZ) Leon Corstens 1= 56.5kg
76 THAT’S THE ONE Colin & Cindy Alderson 1= 56.5kg
77 THE DEEP SOUTH (NZ) Michael Moroney 1= 56.5kg
78 THE GREAT SNOWMAN (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 1= 56.5kg
79 THE NEW BOY Danny O’Brien 1= 56.5kg
80 TONED Robert Hickmott 1= 56.5kg
81 TREMEC (NZ) John P Thompson 1= 56.5kg
82 TUNES Peter Snowden 1= 56.5kg
83 UNPRETENTIOUS Nikki Burke 1= 56.5kg
84 VATICAN Byron Cozamanis 1= 56.5kg
85 VOLATILE MATTER John P Thompson 1= 56.5kg
86 WEHRMAN John P Thompson 1= 56.5kg
87 WHISPER DOWNS David Hayes 1= 56.5kg
88 WIN FOR WILSON John P Thompson 1= 56.5kg
89 ZABEELIONAIRE (NZ) Leon Corstens 1= 56.5kg
90 ZABEELZEBUB (NZ) Mark Kavanagh 1= 56.5kg
91 CHOICE WORDS David Vandyke 1= 54.5kg
92 MOSHEEN Robert Smerdon 1= 54.5kg