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Thousand Guineas nominations hits 237 including Group 1 winner Catchy

Gary Emmerson in Latest News 8 Aug 2017
  • Catchy tops the list of fillies entered
  • The Blue Diamond Stakes winner could yet take on the colts though
Catchy

Blue Diamond Stakes winner Catchy headlines 237 three-year-old fillies entered for the $500,000 Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield on October 14.

Catchy, winner of her first four starts including the Group 1 Blue Diamond before finishing 16th in the Golden Slipper, is one of 20 horses nominated by Lindsay Park trainers David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig.

The daughter of Fastnet Rock could yet run in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) on the same day and take on the colts having also been given a nomination for that $2 million race.

Other key names in the Thousand Guineas nominations include Whispered Secret, the winner of the Listed Fernhill Handicap (1600m) and third in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m), for trainer Kris Lees.

Aloisia, trained by Ciaron Maher, also brings Group 1 placed form into the race having finished runner-up to Capital Gain in the JJ Atkins at Doomben during the Brisbane Winter Carnival.

The total 237 entries is 22 down on 2016 figure and 39 short of the record 276 entries received in 2015.


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Thousand Guineas nominations hits 237 including Group 1 winner Catchy

Blue Diamond Stakes winner Catchy headlines 237 three-year-old fillies entered for the $500,000 Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield on October 14.

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