2017 Thousand Guineas Odds and Preview – Alizee favourite with punters

caulfield racingEight fillies will line up in the 2017 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield tomorrow with Sydney three-year-old Alizee a clear favourite at online bookmaker Ladbrokes.

Alizee, a last start winner of the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick in Sydney, has eased from $2.10 to $2.20 since the barrier draw earlier this week.

Trained by James Cummings and to be ridden by Glyn Schofield, Alizee has barrier two in the $500,000 Group 1 feature race for fillies.

Best backed to beat the favourite is Anthony Freedman filly Shoals, in from $5.00 to $4.20, with Mark Zahra to pilot the daughter of Fastnet Rock.

Third favourite is Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra’s Booker at $7.00, a last start conqueror of Shoals in the Group 3 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) at Caulfield.

Darren Weir filly Leather’n’Lace has firmed from $13 into $12 and will derive plenty of benefit from her first run over the mile in last Saturday’s Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) at Flemington.

The 2017 Thousand Guineas is Race 6 at Caulfield on Saturday 14th October 2017 and race time is scheduled for 3.15pm in the afternoon.

Head over to Ladbrokes for the latest Thousand Guineas odds.

Best at Caulfield

Booker has raced twice at Caulfield for a second to Merchant Navy in the Group 3 McNeil Stakes (1200m) in September, and a last start win in the Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) earlier this month.

Shoals ran second to Booker in the Thousand Guineas Prelude at her only run at Caulfield.

Leather’n’Lace won her only start at this venue when she took out a 3YF-SWP race over 1400m last month.

Pure Scot has had two starts at Caulfield for a Vobis Sires (1200m) victory in April this year and a 7th place finish behind Leather’n’Lace in a 3YO-SWP race in September.

Aloisia ran 5th behind Leather’n’Lace, finishing just ahead of Pure Scot.

She’s So High has finished unplaced in both her Caulfield outings but it’s worth noting they were both group events. She ran 4th in the Group 3 Quezette Stakes (1200m) behind Crown Witness and 4th in the Thousand Guineas Prelude behind Booker.

Best at the Distance

Alizee scored a comfortable victory in the Group 1 Flight Stakes at Randwick when she stepped out over the mile for the first time.

Aloisia has had one start over this trip finishing runner-up to Capital Gain in the Group 1 J.J. Atkins Stakes (1600m) at Doomben in June.

Leather’n’Lace ran 3rd to Bring Me Roses in the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) at Flemington last Saturday in her only run over the mile. Pure Scot finished 4th in the same race at her only 1600m attempt.

2017 Caulfield Guineas Odds

Below are the eight Thousand Guineas runners with race record, prizemoney earned, track & distance form, last start, trainer, jockey, barrier and weight.

Odds are courtesy of Ladbrokes and subject to change.

1 Shoals $4.20

Record: 5: 4-1-0 Prizemoney: $674,650
Track: 1: 0-1-0 Dist: 0: 0-0-0

Last Start
2nd of 8 – CAULFIELD 01Oct17 1400m Good3
G3 Blue Diamond Preview $201,000 Mark Zahra 57.5kg Barrier 8 Rtg 89
1st Booker 55kg, 3rd Catchy 58.5kg 1:23.42 (600m 34.64)
0.40L, 6th@800m, 5th@400m, $5/$4.80/$5/$5.50

Trainer: Anthony Freedman
Jockey: Mark Zahra
Barrier: 4 Weight: 55.5kg

2 Alizee $2.20

Record: 8: 3-2-0 Prizemoney: $527,800
Track: 0: 0-0-0 Dist: 1: 1-0-0

Last Start
1st of 11 – RANDWICK 30Sep17 1600m Good3
G1 Flight Stakes $505,000 Glyn Schofield 56kg Barrier 10 Rtg 86
2nd Champagne Cuddles 56kg, 3rd Cellargirl 56kg 1:34.83 (600m 34.91)
2.30L, 11th@800m, 9th@400m, $2.90/$3.30/$3/$2.90F

Trainer: James Cummings
Jockey: Glyn Schofield
Barrier: 2 Weight: 55.5kg

3 Booker $7.00

Record: 5: 2-2-1 Prizemoney: $286,000
Track: 2: 1-1-0 Dist: 0: 0-0-0

Last Start
1st of 8 CAULFIELD 01Oct17 1400m Good3
G3 Blue Diamond Preview $201,000 Dwayne Dunn 55kg Barrier 7 Rtg 78
2nd Shoals 57.5kg, 3rd Catchy 58.5kg 1:23.42 (600m 34.64)
0.40L, 2nd@800m, 2nd@400m, $5.50/$6/$6.50

Trainer: Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
Jockey: Dwayne Dunn
Barrier: 8 Weight: 55.5kg

4 Pure Scot $21.00

Record: 7: 2-0-1 Prizemoney: $245,950
Track: 2: 1-0-0 Dist: 1: 0-0-0

Last Start
4th of 15 FLEMINGTON 07Oct17 1600m Good3
G2 Edward Manifold Stakes $202,000 Regan Bayliss 55.5kg Barrier 9 Rtg 70
1st Bring Me Roses 55.5kg, 2nd Hiyaam (NZ) 55.5kg 1:38.33 (600m 34.82), 2.65L, 13th@800m, 15th@400m, $12/$13/$11/$12

Trainer: David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
Jockey: Ben Melham
Barrier: 3 Weight: 55.5kg

5 Aloisia $10.00

Record: 5: 1-2-0 Prizemoney: $184,865
Track: 1: 0-0-0 Dist: 1: 0-1-0

Last Start
5th of 11 CAULFIELD 23Sep17 1400m Good3
3YF-SWP $120,000 Michael Dee 56kg Barrier 3 Rtg 85
1st Leather’n’lace 55kg, 2nd Uptown Gal 55kg 1:23.31 (600m 35.60)
3.55L, 9th@800m, 10th@400m, $5/$5.50

Trainer: Aaron Purcell
Jockey: Luke Nolen
Barrier: 1 Weight: 55.5kg

6 Leather’n’Lace $12.00

Record: 5: 3-0-2 Prizemoney: $146,550
Track: 1: 1-0-0 Dist: 1: 0-0-1

Last Start
3rd of 15 FLEMINGTON 07Oct17 1600m Good3
G2 Edward Manifold Stakes $202,000 Damian Lane 55.5kg Barrier 11 Rtg 74
1st Bring Me Roses 55.5kg, 2nd Hiyaam (NZ) 55.5kg 1:38.33 (600m 34.82)
2.45L, 4th@800m, 3rd@400m, $2.60/$2.70F

Trainer: Darren Weir
Jockey: Damian Lane
Barrier: 7 Weight: 55.5kg

7 Mintha $13.00

Record: 5: 0-1-2 Prizemoney: $50,000
Track: 0: 0-0-0 Dist: 0: 0-0-0

Last Start
2nd of 11 MOONEE VALLEY 29Sep17 1200m Good3
Gr3 Champagne Stakes $151,000 Luke Currie 56kg Barrier 4 Rtg 60
1st Houtzen 56kg, 3rd True Excelsior (NZ) 56kg 1:10.75 (600m 35.71)
1.00L, 7th@800m, 6th@400m, $26/$31

Trainer: Tony McEvoy
Jockey: Luke Currie
Barrier: 6 Weight: 55.5kg

8 She’s So High $13.00

Record: 4: 1-0-1 Prizemoney: $45,800
Track: 2: 0-0-0 Dist: 0:0-0-0

Last Start
4th of 8 CAULFIELD 01Oct17 1400m Good3
G3 Blue Diamond Preview $201,000 Beau Mertens (a) 55kg Barrier 1 Rtg 68
1st Booker 55kg, 2nd Shoals 57.5kg 1:23.42 (600m 34.64)
1.00L, 3rd@800m, 3rd@400m, $8.50/$9.50/$9/$8.50

Trainer: Mick Price
Jockey: Damien Oliver
Barrier: 5 Weight: 55.5kg

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2017 Thousand Guineas Betting Fluctuations

1. Shoals – 5, 4.4, 4.2, 4, 4.2
2. Alizee – 2.1, 2.25, 2.2, 2.25, 2.2
3. Booker – 6, 6.5, 7
4. Pure Scot 21, 26, 21
5. Aloisia 11, 11, 12, 11, 10
6. Leather’n’Lace – 13, 12
7. Mintha – 12, 13, 12, 13
8. She’s So High – 14, 15, 14, 13