108 Confirmed in 2014 Caulfield Guineas First Acceptances

September 9th, 2014

A total of 108 three-year-olds have been confirmed in first acceptances for the 2014 Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m), slated for Caulfield Racecourse on October 11th.

Chivalry has been included in first acceptances for the 2014 Caulfield Guineas

Chivalry has been included in first acceptances for the 2014 Caulfield Guineas. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Finishing outside the places just once in five competitive starts so far, trainer Mark Kavanagh has confirmed Chivalry in first acceptances for the 2014 Caulfield Guineas.

Debuting with a close run for second in the Leadwest Plate (1000m) on December 14th, Chivalry broke through for an impressive victory over the likes of Bugatty in the Quest Moonee Valley Plate (1000m) on December 28th before placing a credible third in the Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude (1100m) on February 8th.

Returning to the paddock after running mid-pack in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) on February 22nd, the Street Cry colt returned to the track for an impressive win in the Group 3 McNeil Stakes (1200m) on August 30th and appears in line for a memorable 2014 Spring Racing Carnival.

Also confirmed in first acceptances for the 2014 Caulfield Guineas is impressive first-up winner Winx.

Debuting with a comfortable victory in the Ibis Milano Restaurant Maiden (1100m) on June 4th before repeating the dose in the TAB Early Quaddie Handicap (1400m) on June 28th, Winx was not expected to make such an impressive step-up to black type racing when confirmed to face Earthquake in the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) last weekend, but displayed an exceptional turn of foot in the final straight to dish out the leading three-year-old only her second competitive defeat.

Also included in nominations for the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) on October 11th, trainer Chris Waller is confirm a final target for the Street Cry filly following another race start.

A leading performer in major events in his native Queensland through the 2014 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, trainer Tony Gollan has confirmed Looks Like The Cat in first acceptances for the 2014 Caulfield Guineas.

Debuting with a near-two length victory in the XXXX Gold Handicap (1200m) on February 8th, Gollan decided against floating Looks Like The Cat to Sydney for major two-year-old events in autumn and instead chased local events; a decision which paid dividends.

Finishing second to Brazen Beau in the Group 2 Champagne Classic (1200m) on May 8th, the Husson gelding stamped his claims for a black type spring campaign when finishing third in both the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1350m) and Group 1 J.J. Atkins (1600m) behind fellow Caulfield Guineas first acceptances Almalad and Brazen Beau.

Undefeated in his maiden racing prep, Almalad won the Nuturf Plate (1000m) with relative ease before taking out the TAB Early Quaddie Plate (1200m) and Group 1 J.J. Atkins.

Disappointing when beating a single runner home in the Group 3 Run To The Rose (1200m) first-up on August 30th, trainer Gai Waterhouse is confident of a far-more polished performance in the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) for Almalad in preparation for his return to a mile in the Caulfield Guineas.

Finishing outside the places just once in five competitive starts, Brazen Beau won his maiden race by close to five lengths, and while unable to handle the late pace when fifth in the Listed Lonhro Plate (1100m) on March 8th, returned to impressive form over the three major two-year-old events of the 2014 Winter Carnival.

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2014 Caulfield Guineas First Acceptances

# Horse Trainer
1 ALMALAD Gai Waterhouse
2 AMICUS Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Chris Waller
3 ARMADA Peter G Moody
4 AWARD OF MERIT Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Tony McEvoy
5 AWESOME ROCK Leon & Troy Corstens
6 BACHMAN Gerald Ryan
7 BELUGA CAVIAR Super Vobis Bonus Scheme David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
8 BETTER LAND Peter G Moody
9 BOLD CIRCLE David Payne
10 BRACTEATE John O’Shea
11 BRAZEN BEAU Chris Waller
13 BY GEORGE Anthony Cummings
14 CAVEKA Peter G Moody
15 CHIVALRY Mark Kavanagh
16 CORAM Leon & Troy Corstens
17 CORNROW Mick Price
18 DECONSTRUCTED Mark Kavanagh
19 DEIHEROS Lloyd Kennewell
20 DIVAN (NZ) Robert Hickmott
22 EASTERN CAPE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
23 ECLAIR CHOICE Phillip Stokes
24 FIREHOUSE ROCK Super Vobis Bonus Scheme David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
25 FORGIVE AND FORGET David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
26 GALAXY PEGASUS David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
27 GEROMAYO Andrew Noblet
28 GET THE NOD Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Lloyd Kennewell
30 GOOD PRINCE Anthony Cummings
31 GOULDIAN John O’Shea
32 HALLOWED CROWN Bart & James Cummings
33 HEZA DUDE Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Udyta Clarke
34 HUSSON EAGLE Patrick Payne
35 IT’S THYME (NZ) Chris Hyland
36 JUSTAWAY (NZ) Steve Richards
37 KAPSET Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Greg Eurell
38 KUMAON John O’Shea
39 LAW Chris Waller
40 LAZYAXL Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Shaun Dwyer
41 LIBERATION Gai Waterhouse
44 LORD DISICK Michael Moroney
45 LOTION David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
46 LUCKY TOM Harold Norman
47 MAGICOOL Mark Kavanagh
48 MANHATTAN AVENUE Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Mick Price
49 MERION (NZ) Michael Moroney
50 MERMELADA David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
51 MIHANY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
52 MODOC Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Paul Perry
53 MONTEUX Peter G Moody
54 MOONLIGHT HUSSLER David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
56 NOSTRADAMUS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
57 ONEROUS Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
59 PEGGY JEAN Gerald Ryan
60 PETROLOGY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
61 PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller
62 PROACTIVE (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden
63 RANDAROCK David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
64 RAPOSO (NZ) Patrick Payne
65 RICH ENUFF Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Ken Keys
66 ROAD TO SHANGRI LA (NZ) Anthony Cummings
67 ROMMEL Neville Parnham
69 ROYAL STANDING Brent Stanley
70 ROYCEY Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Daniel P Kelly
71 SALADIN Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Wendy Kelly
72 SARAJEVO John O’Shea
73 SCHNELLER Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Clinton McDonald
74 SCISSOR KICK Paul Messara
76 SENATUS Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Shane Nichols
77 SHAF Super Vobis Bonus Scheme David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
78 SHOOTING TO WIN Peter & Paul Snowden
79 SILENT WHISPER Lloyd Kennewell
80 SNIPER FIRE Chris Waller
81 SOLDI DOMANI Bryan Dais
82 STAVIVA Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Matt Laurie
83 STINGRAY John Moloney
84 STITCH ME UP Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Shane Nichols
85 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir
86 SUPERDISCO Leon & Troy Corstens
87 SWEYNESSE John O’Shea
88 TASHBEEH David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
89 TEMPS VOLEUR Robbie Laing
90 THE SPITFIRE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
91 THERMOGENIC Danny O’Brien
92 THIEF OF HEARTS Stuart Kendrick
93 TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) Murray Baker
94 VALENTIA Gai Waterhouse
95 VERREAUX (NZ) Mark Kavanagh
96 VESPA (NZ) Johno Benner
97 VIENNA PRINCE Michael Kent
98 VOLLEY OF FIRE Anthony Cummings
99 WANDJINA Gai Waterhouse
100 WAR POINT Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Mick Price
102 WE FOUND IT Frankie Stockdale
103 WHITE HUNTER Mark Kavanagh
104 WILDERNESS Super Vobis Bonus Scheme David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
105 WINX Chris Waller
106 ZEBULON (NZ) Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison
107 ZIMBABWE (NZ) Mark Kavanagh
108 ZULULAND David Hayes & Tom Dabernig