Thousand Guineas Prelude 2023

Ladbrokes Tip: The Thousand Guineas Prelude – Thousand Guineas double is a popular spring bet!

The Thousand Guineas Prelude is a Group 2 race open to three-year-old fillies that currently runs on Caulfield Cup Day in late October during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

2022 Thousand Guineas Prelude winner Boogie Dancer

2022 Thousand Guineas Prelude winner Boogie Dancer. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The set weights plus penalties race, also known as the Tranquil Star Stakes in honour of dual Cox Plate winning mare Tranquil Star (1942, 1944), was formerly held in September before a number of scheduling changes to the line-up ahead of the 2023 carnival.

It now runs alongside the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) at a meeting that also features events including the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1000m) and Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m).

The Thousand Guineas Prelude is the traditional preparatory run for fillies heading into the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) back at the track November. The last filly to complete the Thousand Guineas Prelude – Thousand Guineas double was Irish Lights (2009).

The latest edition of the Thousand Guineas Prelude ran on Saturday October 21, 2023 as part of Caulfield Cup Day 2023 and was won by the airborne Coeur Volante ($4.60) for Michael Moroney. 

2023 Thousand Guineas Prelude Results

The official Thousand Guineas Prelude 2023 results & finishing order will be published below once the race is run and won on Saturday October 21, 2023 .

2022 Thousand Guineas Prelude winner Coeur Volante

2022 Thousand Guineas Prelude winner Coeur Volante was too strong late making it three wins on the trot. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • 1st: #3 Coeur Volante
  • 2nd: #13 Vivy Air
  • 3rd: #4 Zourion

The Michael Moroney-trained Coeur Volante ($4.60) absolutely pinged the gates and was given a 10/10 ride by Blake Shinn to slot across and finish off strongly to salute in the 2023 Thousand Guineas Prelude results ahead of the $1 million Group 1 Thousand Guineas over the mile on November 18.

2023 Thousand Guineas Prelude Odds

The latest Thousand Guineas Prelude 2023 betting odds and links to our Caulfield racing markets will be open below as soon as released so stay tuned for the top odds on the Thousand Guineas-bound fillies this spring.

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Thousand Guineas Prelude will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Thousand Guineas Prelude Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 21, 2023
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1983

Thousand Guineas Prelude Betting

Thousand Guineas Prelude odds are led each spring by in-form fillies coming off good lead-up form in earlier races against similar class.

A popular Thousand Guineas Prelude betting option is to back the winner to go on to win the Thousand Guineas, a punt that has paid off a number of times over the years. Fillies that ran well in earlier spring lead-up races like also sit high up the Thousand Guineas Prelude odds online each spring.

Instant Celebrity ($2.80 in 2020) was the last favourite in Thousand Guineas Prelude betting to get the job done.

There was a notable upset in 2021 with Bon’s A Pearla winning at Thousand Guineas Prelude odds of $31.

Thousand Guineas Prelude Tips

Good Thousand Guineas Prelude tips to take to the bookies during the spring include looking for fillies coming off a lead-up win in Melbourne, runners with ability over 1400m and those drawn near the rails at Caulfield.

Previous Group 1 performed fillies at the track from the autumn out of races like the Blue Diamond Stakes also make a good tip in Thousand Guineas Prelude betting each spring.

2023 Thousand Guineas Prelude Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Thousand Guineas Prelude 2023 betting tips and Group 2 racing picks for the Thousand Guineas lead-up race will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the fillies to lock-in for the win and to take in Group 1 futures markets on the mile feature next race.

  • To Win: #8 Inhibitions ($6 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Open edition of the Thousand Guineas Prelude and like the form of the Godolphin-raced Inhibitions here. The daughter of Zoustar is starting to put together a nice record now and has won two of her 10 starts to date. She won fresh at The Valley back in late August and comes off two good seconds in Black-Type company. At her latest she was runner-up in the Group 3 Scarborough Stakes only beaten a nostril-flare. After three Moonee Valley starts she is at Caulfield fit and ready to fire, and from gate three with James McDonald aboard think she can turn the tables on her last start conqueror.

Thousand Guineas Prelude Field

The Thousand Guineas Prelude race field attracts a line-up of the season’s most promising middle-distance fillies heading towards a run over the mile in the Thousand Guineas.

Fillies in the Thousand Guineas Prelude field can come off a number of possible runs including the Group 3 Quezette Stakes (1100m). In 2015 Miss Gunpowder ran third in the Quezette Stakes before her Prelude win two runs later.

Another lead-up race is the Group 3 HDF McNeil Stakes (1200m), a double last achieved by Lady Of Harrods (2012).

The likely next-up option for Thousand Guineas Prelude graduates is the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m). Jameka ran third in the Thousand Guineas Prelude in 2015 before a second to Stay With Me in that year’s Thousand Guineas. She also went on to win the Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m) and Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m) that spring.

In 2014 the Thousand Guineas Prelude runner-up Amicus won the Thousand Guineas next start, while in 2013 the Prelude winner Gregers finished third in the Group 1 next time out. The previous year (2012) the Prelude runner-up Commanding Jewel ran second in the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) next start before her Thousand Guineas success.

In 2022 the Thousand Guineas Prelude third place-getter She’s Licketysplit also finished third in that year’s Thousand Guineas trifecta with a Flemington win in between in the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes.

2023 Thousand Guineas Prelude Field

The official Thousand Guineas 2023 Prelude Final Field & Barriers are released the Wednesday of race week and will be published below.

The Thousand Guineas Prelude 2023 final field features a capacity line-up of Group 1-bound fillies led in betting by lightly-raced Adelaide visitor Lovely Lookin’ chasing her third win on the trot. 

2023 Thousand Guineas Prelude Nominations

The Thousand Guineas Prelude 2023 Nominations are taken the Monday of race week and the list of early entries will be provided below once announced.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 229×1 APACHE SONG F 3 Michael Trotter 64
2 5110x AZULA F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 74
3 214×3 BOSSY NIC F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 75
4 20312×85 CHILL THE KRUG F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 64
5 41×1 COEUR VOLANTE (NZ) F 3 Michael Moroney 82
6 321 FLOOZIE F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 63
7 12326×3122 INHIBITIONS F 3 James Cummings 80
8 4x5212x57 LADY IN PINK F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 65
9 141P8x094 LAZZAGO F 3 Chris Waller 82
10 411 LOVELY LOOKIN’ F 3 Andrew Gluyas 66
11 1 MATAWAI (NZ) F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 63
12 2×32 MAURICIO F 3 Wendy Kelly 61
13 213 MOESHA F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 63
14 3312×744 NODACHI F 3 Mathew Ellerton 68
15 631×251 OZ EMPRESS F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 76
16 2 QUICKSTER F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 61
17 43×711 RED DATES F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 66
18 261 RIVERINA POWER F 3 Tom Dabernig 62
19 22 ROLL ON HIGH F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 62
20 21×8 ROSE OF SHALAA F 3 Matthew Williams 65
21 343×1097 STELLAR MOFEED F 3 Kevin Corstens 61
22 333331×805 TREASURWAY F 3 Jason Warren 72
23 517×1 VIVY AIR F 3 Archie Alexander 66
24 4x53141x67 ZOUKERETTE F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 72
25 11×6 ZOURION (NZ) F 3 Mark Walker 75

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Thousand Guineas Prelude Form Guide

The Thousand Guineas Prelude form guide details to punters all the need-to-know information from trainers and jockeys to barriers and lead-up runs.

The Thousand Guineas Prelude form has also stacked up in tougher spring races in recent years including the VRC Oaks during the Melbourne Cup Carnival in 2015 when Prelude third place-getter Jameka won the staying clash at Flemington three runs later. Jameka also won the 2016 Caulfield Cup, further franking the previous season’s Thousand Guineas Prelude form.

In 2020 the Thousand Guineas Prelude winner Instant Celebrity ran third in the Thousand Guineas trifecta and went on to win the 2021 Robert Sangster Stakes and run third in that year’s Group 1 The Goodwood in Adelaide.

The upset 2021 Thousand Guineas Prelude winner Bon’s A Pearla franked the form running third in the following autumn’s 2022 Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m). The form was further franked with the Prelude third place-getter Elusive Express winning the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) next start before an eye-catching fourth in that year’s Group 1 VRC Oaks results.

2023 Thousand Guineas Prelude Form Guide

A link to our detailed Thousand Guineas Prelude 2023 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Thousand Guineas Prelude Results

The Thousand Guineas Prelude race results have been dominated by single-figure chances in the past decade, but a number of fillies have managed at upset at double-figures including Lady Of Harrods ($15 in 2012), Legless Veuve ($12 in 2016), Acting ($21 in 2019), and blowout winner Bon’s A Pearla ($31 in 2021).

Notable recent Thousand Guineas Prelude winners include Instant Celebrity (2020), Miss Gunpowder (2015), Divorces (2010), Irish Lights (2009), Ortensia (2008), and Miss Finland (2006).

Miss Pennymoney holds the current Thousand Guineas Prelude race record winning in 1999 in a time of 1 minute 22:58 seconds.

Past Thousand Guineas Prelude Winners

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

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2023 Coeur Volante Vivy Air Zourion 1:23.5
2022 Boogie Dancer Sumatra She’s Licketysplit 1:27.6
2021 Bon’s A Pearla Heresy Elusive Express 1:24.8
2020 Instant Celebrity Personal Rock My Wand 1:25.2
2019 Acting Southbank Barbie’s Fox 1:23.9
2018 Smart Melody Thrillster El Dorado Dreaming 1:22.7
2017 Booker Shoals Catchy 1:23.4
2016 Legless Veuve La Luna Rossa Sword Of Light 1:25.2
2015 Miss Gunpowder Payroll Jameka 1:23.2
2014 Afleet Esprit Amicus Go Indy Go 1:24.5
2013 Gregers Marianne Politeness 1:29.5
2012 Lady Of Harrods Commanding Jewel Molto Bene 1:24.9
2011 Bliss Street Hallowell Belle Mosheen 1:24.4
2010 Divorces Sistine Angel Panipique 1:24.2
2009 Irish Lights Set For Fame Mont Fleuri 1:26.1
2008 Ortensia Romneya Sugar Babe 1:26.0
2007 Gabbidon Jestatune Sleek Chassis 1:23.9
2006 Miss Finland Anamato My Only Hope 1:24.3
2005 Doubting Pinezero Isanami 1:27.4
2004 Hollow Bullet Ballet Society Astradame 1:24.3
2003 Hinting Ashenti Portland Damask 1:22.9
2002 La Bella Dame Toast Of The Coast Lashed 1:24.2
2001 Haste Ye Back Malagra Miss Special Grange 1:25.0
2000 So Gorgeous Ponton Flyer All Time High 1:22.9