Molto Bene is a leading chance in the Thousand Guineas. Image courtesy of adelaidenow.com.au
South Australian trainer Will Clarken will be chasing the first Group One win of his career when he saddles up Molto Bene in the Thousand Guineas at Caulfield on Wednesday. She first showed her potential in April when she produced a powerful sprint to come from last to win the Group Three Sires Produce Stakes at Morphettville by three lengths. Despite the fact that she has failed to win either of her two starts this preparation, Molto Bene is considered a leading chance for the feature race after running on strongly in both races. While the 1600m trip undoubtedly stretches some three year old fillies, every indication is that the daughter of Royal Academy will relish the step up in distance.
Molto Bene is not the only Adelaide based horse considered a live chance in the race, with Maybe Discreet emerging as a genuine contender with her win in the Edward Manifold Stakes at Flemington. Several of the beaten brigade from that race reoppose here, including second and third placegetters Member’s Joy and Commanding Jewel .
Although Flight Stakes winner Norzita won’t take her place in the race, Sydney form will be tested by the likes of Longport and Dear Demi , who finished in the minor placings of that contest. Although she disappointed at her most recent start, Love For Ransom would be in the finish if able to replicate her first up performance at Moonee Valley.
Selections: Molto Bene, Maybe Discreet, Love For Ransom, Longport
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