1000 Guineas field announced


The long build up to the Gr.1 $300,000 1000 Guineas is about to reach fever pitch. One of the iconic races of the New Zealand racing calendar, the field of 11 will be set to jump at 3.12 at Canterbury Racing’s Riccarton Park on Saturday.

So You Think filly La Diosa, winner of her last two starts is the race favourite for North Canterbury-based trainers Matt and Mandy Brown who have opted to sick with regular rider, apprentice Racha Cuneen for the Group One assignment.

Group One 1000 Guineas field

# Form Horse Gate Trainer Jockey
1  la-diosa-colours 4X311 La Diosa (So You Think – Star Affair) 9 Matt & Mandy Brown Racha Cuneen (a)
2  astara-colours 1X741 Astara (Dalghar (FR) – Svita (AUS)) 4 Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs Samantha Collett
3 mystery-show X2313 Mystery Show (Sakhee’s Secret (GB) – Showstra) 6 James Bridge Mark Du Plessis
4  its-time-for-magic-colours 82177 Its Time For Magic (Per Incanto (USA) – Tick Tock Time) 11 Robert Priscott
5  glass-slipper-colours 8X822 Glass Slipper (Pins (AUS) – Fairy Tale) 7 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Leith Innes
6  midnight-gossip-colours 19X1 Midnight Gossip (Showcasing (GB) – Nancho Bella) 2 Nigel Tiley Chris Johnson
7  bella-goia-colours X1147 Bella Gioia (Swiss Ace (AUS) – Joiya (AUS)) 10 Shaune Ritchie
8  zigwig-colours 1X292 Zigwig (Zacinto (GB) – Dolly’s Wig (AUS)) 1 Nick Wigley Terry Moseley
9  royal-fashion-colours 32X14 Royal Fashion (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS) – Zephyria) 5 Mark Forbes Craig Grylls
10  sweepstake-colours 4X14 Sweepstake (Per Incanto (USA) – Lottery) 8 Mike Breslin
11  incantessimo-coluors 6X594 Incantesimo (Per Incanto (USA) – Tutuland (FR)) 3 Graham Richardson

The race is the second in the prestigious 10-event New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series.  with its Group One status carrying maximum points for the winner and placegetters.


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