Peter Moody is hoping the addition of blinkers will spark a form turnaround with classy filly Bring Me The Maid in Saturday’s Schweppes Thousand Guineas. The champion Caulfield horseman is likely to apply the headgear to the daughter of Sebring, who disappointed as favourite in the Thousand Guineas Prelude, in the $500,000 Group 1.

Bring Me The Maid worked stylishly in blinkers at Caulfield on Tuesday morning, having the better of Guineas rival Aimee in a 1200m gallop that saw her cover the last 400m in 24.05 seconds, in an effort that all but convinced Moody to try blinkers on raceday.

“I’m probably grasping at straws a little bit with the blinkers, I’m not convinced she needs them, but we’ll probably go down that path the way she worked,” Moody said.

“I’m prepared to forgive her for one (poor run), I can understand maybe the punters not wanting to, but I’m very pleased with her condition.”

The Guineas Prelude flop – when Bring Me The Maid finished seventh, beaten almost four lengths behind Afleet Esprit – followed an unlucky eighth placing in the Group 1 Golden Rose.

She had placed at her only other five starts, including three wins and a third placing in the $3.5 million Golden Slipper.