The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - SPORT - LEO SCHLINK

TRAINER David Hayes has not ruled out a Caulfield Guineas start for star filly Catchy af­ter she beat the boys in the Dane­hill Stakes at Flem­ing­ton yes­ter­day.

Vic­tory in the 1200m Group 2 fea­ture opened up pro­gram­ming pos­si­bil­i­ties for Hayes, no­tably the choice be­tween the $500,000 Thou­sand Guineas for fil­lies or the $2 mil­lion Caulfield Guineas on Oc­to­ber 14.

Asked if he would con­sider a tilt for Catchy at the colts in the Caulfield Guineas, where un­beaten Royal Sym­phony is the UBET $3.10 favourite, Hayes said: “Why not?

“Four times the money and twice the fun beat­ing the colts.

“She’ll run against the fil­lies next start (in the Thou­sand Guineas Pre­lude) and if she’s dom­i­nant, she’ll take on the boys again.

“She’s a Group 1 win­ner (Blue Di­a­mond) against the boys.

‘‘I’d have no hes­i­ta­tion in tak­ing them on again.

‘‘So, at the mo­ment, she’s prob­a­bly favourite to take the boys on in the $2 mil­lion Caulfield Guineas.”

Damian Lane and Lime­stone both es­caped in­jury af­ter a heavy fall in­side the last 50m.

Craig Wil­liams, who rode run­ner-up, Juke­box, ac­cepted re­spon­si­bil­ity for Lane’s fall and ruled out an ap­peal against a hefty 23-meet­ing sus­pen­sion for care­less rid­ing.

He was charged for caus­ing in­ter­fer­ence to Lime­stone.

“The re­spon­si­bil­ity lies with me and I won’t be ap­peal­ing,” said Wil­liams, who is free to re­sume on Oc­to­ber 8.

Ben Mel­ham (12 meet­ings) and Re­gan Bayliss (seven) were also sus­pended yes­ter­day.

TOO GOOD: Star filly Catchy.

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