Sandown Guineas 2023

Ladbrokes Tip: Sandown Guineas winners often come off a Carbine Club Stakes run on Derby Day

The Sandown Guineas is a Group 2 feature race formerly held at Sandown’s Ladbrokes Park in late November or early December at the tail end of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

2021 Sandown Guineas Winner Blue Army

2021 Sandown Guineas winner Blue Army scored an upset victory at $18 odds. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

In 2021 the Sandown Guineas and entire Zipping Classic Day card was moved to late November and took place at Caulfield Racecourse where it remained for the 2022 edition.

The 2023 Sandown Guineas ran on the first Saturday of December.

The meeting usually runs on the second Saturday of the month after the Melbourne Cup Carnival finishes up the week before with Champions Stakes Day at Flemington.

Sandown Guineas Day is headlined by two Group 2 races including the Zipping Classic (2400m) for stayers. Also on the card are the Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m), Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m), and the Group 3 Summoned Stakes (1500m).

Run over a mile (1600m), the race offers $300,000 in total prize money to the three-year-olds in the field that face off under set weights and is usually the final spring run of the campaign for its contestants.

The latest edition of the Sandown Guineas ran on Saturday December 2, 2023 at Caulfield Racecourse and was won in a 2.5 length upset by the Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock-trained filly Serasana ($13). 

2023 Sandown Guineas Results

The full Sandown Guineas 2023 Results & Finishing Order will be provided below once the race is run and won on Saturday December 2, 2023.

2023 Sandown Guineas winner Serasana

2023 Sandown Guineas winner Serasana was impressive saluting in the Group 2 by 2.5 lengths. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • 1st: #7 Serasana
  • 2nd: #1 Arkansaw Kid
  • 3rd: #8 Vivy Air

Progressive Snitzel filly Serasana ($13) continued the good Zipping Classic Day run for trainers Robbie Griffiths and Mathew de Kock with her impressive 2.5 length upset win over the beaten favourite Arkansaw Kid ($2.80F) in the 2023 Sandown Guineas results.

2023 Sandown Guineas Odds

The spring’s best Sandown Guineas 2023 odds and Sandown Guineas betting market links will be provided below the week of the race so stay tuned for the best prices.

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Sandown Guineas Race Info

  • Date: Saturday December 2, 2023
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1957

Sandown Guineas Betting

Sandown Guineas betting markets open the week of the race and are led by well-bred three-year-olds with previous mile experience.

Graduates from key lead-up races like the Carbine Club Stakes dominate the Sandown Guineas odds each year.

Upsets are not uncommon in the race however with plenty of Sandown Guineas winners jumping at double-figures in the markets. 

The most recent favourites in Sandown Guineas betting to salute for the punters were Pretty Brazen ($3.50 in 2019) and See You In Heaven ($4.20 in 2022).

In the 2020 Sandown Guineas results, the favourite Sweet Reply ran a very close second to Allibor in a narrow finish.

There was a notable upset in 2021 with Blue Army winning at Sandown Guineas odds of $18 and again in 2023 with Serasana ($13). 

Sandown Guineas Tips

Top Sandown Guineas tips for the race to consider before placing your bets on the Group 2 spring showdown include looking for last-start Melbourne winners and those with form over 1600m and further.

The Carbine Club Stakes has produced multiple Sandown Guineas winners and place-getters over the past decade so locking in graduates from that race is also a good betting tip.

2023 Sandown Guineas Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Sandown Guineas 2023 betting tips and Group 2 race selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the three-year-olds to back in the Group 2 this spring.

  • To Win: #1 Arkansaw Kid ($2.30 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Hard to go past the favourite from the Lindsay Park stable who looks to be doing plenty right ahead of this Group 2 feature. The Harry Angel colt was brave at 40/1 two back when fourth in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) down the Flemington straight on the back of a Black-Type Gothic Stakes win at Caulfield. Last time out was third on November 18 in the Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes (1400m) only 2.25 lengths off the winner Run Harry Run. Up in distance to a mile now rock hard fit. Yet to win over further than the six furlongs so there is that question, but this looks winnable for him on class alone.

Sandown Guineas Field

The Sandown Guineas race field attracts a line-up of strong middle-distance performing three-year-olds looking to secure a final Group race win for the spring.

Most gallopers come into the Sandown Guineas field off a Victoria Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse in the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m).

Recent winners of the Carbine Club Stakes – Sandown Guineas double include Mahuta (2015), Paximadia (2013) and Kidnapped (2009). In 2016 the Carbine Club Stakes again proved the form to follow into the Sandown Guineas with Morton’s Fork improving on a lead-up second to win.

Another possible lead-up run is the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) on Derby Day, a race the 2015 runner-up Dal Cielo (6th) came off. The most recent Sandown Guineas winner to come off a Coolmore Stud Stakes run was Pressday (11th) in 2013.

The 2014 winner Petrology also won his lead-up run at Flemington, while that year’s runner-up Stratum Star came off a Carbine Club Stakes second. Two years earlier in 2012 the Carbine Club Stakes winner Lunar Rise ran second to Tatra in the Sandown Guineas, Tatra turning the tables after a Carbine Club Stakes second.

The nominations are taken the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the final field and barrier draw released on the Wednesday.

2023 Sandown Guineas Field

The official Sandown Guineas 2023 Field & Barriers are set for release on the Wednesday of race week so stay tuned to see what three-year-old milers make the starting line-up.

The 2023 Sandown Guineas final field features a quality line-up of spring three-year-olds led in betting by Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes fourth place-getter Arkansaw Kid for Ben, Will & JD Hayes.

2023 Sandown Guineas Nominations

The early Sandown Guineas 2023 Nominations close the Monday leading-up to the Saturday race card with the full list of nominees to be announced below.

2023 Sandown Guineas nominations extended until 10:00am (AEDT) on 28/11/2023. 

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 35×2212 ALECTRONA F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 63
2 21 ALL HANDS (NZ) G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 62
3 1x037x0143 ARKANSAW KID C 3 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 92
4 1 CORDOZAR G 3 Liam Howley 63
5 11 FLYING FIZZ F 3 Matthew Williams 68
6 2×3212 MAURICIO F 3 Wendy Kelly 62
7 412 MODOWN G 3 Charlotte Littlefield 65
8 7×7316 PEROVIC C 3 Danny O’Brien 62
9 11×7322 POWER OF THE BRAVE G 3 Kris Lees 68
10 9x510x42 REGAL ZEUS G 3 John McArdle 63
11 26144 RIVERINA POWER F 3 Tom Dabernig 66
12 14×384 SERASANA F 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 67
13 1215 SUNSET DREAMING F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 67
14 17 TACUMWAH F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 63
15 3 TYCOON LAD C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 60
16 517×129 VIVY AIR F 3 Archie Alexander 74

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Sandown Guineas Form Guide

The Sandown Guineas form guide gives punters all the information and statistics needed to place a successful bet on the Group 2 showdown including the jockeys, trainers, barriers, track / distance records and lead-up form of the three-year-olds in the field.

In recent seasons the Sandown Guineas form has stacked up in the following year’s summer – autumn races for three-year-olds including Mahuta (2015) who won the 2016 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas next start. That season’s Sandown Guineas third place-getter Don’t Doubt Mamma also won her next run in the autumn in Flemington’s Group 3 The Vanity (1400m).

2023 Sandown Guineas Form Guide

A link to the full Sandown Guineas 2023 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

Sandown Guineas Results

The Sandown Guineas race results have been dominated by smart three-year-olds coming off a top three run in Melbourne last time out and jumping at single-figures in betting for the Group 2 in mid-November.

Notable recent Sandown Guineas winners include Mahuta (2015), Petrology (2014), Pressday (2010), and Kidnapped (2009).

See You In Heaven (2022) and Serasana (2023) are the latest fillies to win the Sandown Guineas.

Past Sandown Guineas Winners

Recent Sandown Guineas winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2023 Serasana Arkansaw Kid Vivy Air 1:39.53
2022 See You In Heaven The Fortune Teller Kings Consort 1:37.5
2021 Blue Army Blazerro Festival Dancer 1:37.4
2020 Allibor Sweet Reply Valanetti 1:37.1
2019 Pretty Brazen Conqueror Heart Of Puissance 1:36.9
2018 Ringerdingding Seabrook Long Leaf 1:37.4
2017 Villermont Peaceful State Black Sail 1:37.5
2016 Morton’s Fork Ruthven Jennifer Lynn 1:40.0
2015 Mahuta Dal Cielo Don’t Doubt Mamma 1:35.9
2014 Petrology Stratum Star Berisha 1:36.7
2013 Paximadia Equator Apollo’s Choices 1:37.3
2012 Tatra Lunar Rise Proverb 1:36.7
2011 So Swift Niagara Galah 1:38.8
2010 Pressday Chasse Bigelow 1:42.7
2009 Kidnapped Majestic Music Turf Express 1:36.2
2008 Caymans Marveen Lucky Thunder 1:38.0
2007 Schilling Masked Assassin Wind Shear 1:38.6
2006 Sender Flame Of Sydney Wordsmith 1:34.8
2005 Cayambe Zigotto Aztec Smytzer 1:39.4
2004 Binding Barely A Moment Al Maher 1:42.5
2003 Pay Keys Ikes Dream Delzao 1:36.1
2002 Dextrous Lawsons Storm Cool Azz 1:35.5
2001 Moon Dragon All Courage Rod To Dance 1:35.8
2000 Scenic Warrior Wyndam Special Paradiddle 1:34.6