Thousand Guineas Prelude 2019

Sunday September 29, 2019

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

Held on a Sunday in late September or early October during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival at Caulfield Racecourse, the Thousand Guineas Prelude is a Group 2 race open to three-year-old fillies.

The set weights plus penalties race, also known as the Tranquil Star Stakes, is one of three Group races at the meeting that is headlined by the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m). The equivalent race for colts and geldings, the Group 3 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m), also runs on the same card as a lead-up to the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas.

The Thousand Guineas Prelude is obviously the traditional preparatory run for fillies heading into the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) back at the track in two weeks. 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 Sunday September 29, 2019 and was won by $21 shot Acting. 

2019 Thousand Guineas Prelude Results

The official Thousand Guineas Prelude 2019 results & finishing order will be published below once the race is run and won on Sunday September 29, 2019, the Sunday following Epsom Handicap Day in Sydney on the Saturday.

  • 1st: #9 Acting
  • 2nd: #14 Southbank
  • 3rd: #12 Barbie’s Fox

The 2019 Thousand Guineas Prelude winner Acting scored an upset at big odds and connections will pay a late entry to get her into the Group 1 $1 million Thousand Guineas field.

Thousand Guineas Prelude Race Info

  • Date: Sunday September 29, 2019
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $250,000
  • 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 lead-up races like the Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) at Flemington a fortnight earlier also sit high up the Thousand Guineas Prelude odds online each spring.

2019 Thousand Guineas Prelude Odds

The latest Thousand Guineas Prelude 2019 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.

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 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes also make a good tip in Thousand Guineas Prelude betting each spring.

2019 Thousand Guineas Prelude Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Thousand Guineas Prelude 2019 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.

Thousand Guineas Prelude Field

The Thousand Guineas Prelude 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) the month before. In 2015 Miss Gunpowder ran third in the Quezette Stakes before her Prelude win two runs later.

Thousand Guineas Prelude Odds & Tips - Ladbrokes

Thousand Guineas Prelude winner Legless Veuve (2016) scored an upset win as a $12 shot in betting. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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 Crown 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.

2019 Thousand Guineas Prelude Field

The official Thousand Guineas 2019 Prelude Final Field & Barriers are released the Wednesday of race week and will be published below.

The 2019 Thousand Guineas Prelude field attracted 16 fillies with last start Silver Shadow Stakes runner-up Flit for Godolphin the favourite despite drawing the outside alley.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 51113×42 LYRE Anthony Freedman Luke Currie 13 58kg 101
2 1x1100x53 TENLEY James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 5 57kg 89
3 312×2 FLIT James Cummings Hugh Bowman 16 57kg 83
4 1x105x38 PIN SEC James Cummings Craig Williams 2 57kg 76
5 138431×0 SHE SHAO FLY Tony & Calvin McEvoy Dwayne Dunn 15 57kg 75
6 11×55 MISSILE MANTRA Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 11 56kg 71
7 2210×35 ST EDWARD’S CROWN Shane Fliedner Damien Thornton 6 55kg 71
8 21×84 LA FALAISE Henry Dwyer Ben Melham 9 55kg 65
9 711 ACTING (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Tommy Berry 1 55kg 67
10 212 SNAPDANCER Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 3 55kg 68
11 6x02x1 KNOWLES Jason Warren Brett Prebble 14 55kg 63
12 4153 BARBIE’S FOX Louise Bonella Damien Oliver 4 55kg 63
13 314 SAONE (NZ) Lindsey Smith John Allen 10 55kg 64
14 7×12 SOUTHBANK Anthony Freedman James McDonald 8 55kg 62
15 22 GOGETHERGIRL Patrick Caboche Jamie Kah 7 55kg 60
16 84×9 ENTREZ BOO (NZ) Julius Sandhu Racha Cuneen 12 55kg 54

2019 Thousand Guineas Prelude Nominations

The Thousand Guineas Prelude 2019 Nominations are taken the Monday of race week and the list of early entries will be provided below once announced.

The 2019 Thousand Guineas Prelude Nominations are dominated by Godolphin with their Silver Shadow runner-up Flit the likely favourite, while the flying Exhilarates is an unlikely final acceptor.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 51113×42 LYRE F 3 Anthony Freedman 1 58kg 101
2 5221120×11 EXHILARATES F 3 James Cummings 2 57kg 95
3 1x1100x53 TENLEY F 3 James Cummings 3 57kg 89
4 312×2 FLIT F 3 James Cummings 4 57kg 83
5 1x105x38 PIN SEC F 3 James Cummings 5 57kg 76
6 138431×0 SHE SHAO FLY F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 6 57kg 75
7 41x READY SET SAIL F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 7 57kg 72
8 11×55 MISSILE MANTRA F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 8 56kg 71
9 2210×35 ST EDWARD’S CROWN F 3 Shane Fliedner 9 55kg 71
10 18×20 GINNY ANN F 3 Symon Wilde 10 55kg 66
11 21×84 LA FALAISE F 3 Henry Dwyer 11 55kg 65
12 1532 EXCUSED F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 12 55kg 70
13 711 ACTING (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 13 55kg 67
14 212 SNAPDANCER F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 14 55kg 68
15 6x02x1 KNOWLES F 3 Jason Warren 15 55kg 63
16 345×14 FASCINO (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 16 55kg 63
17 2×41 STAY GOLD F 3 Danny O’Brien 17 55kg 63
18 30×1 CHARLEISE F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 18 55kg 64
19 4153 BARBIE’S FOX F 3 Louise Bonella 19 55kg 63
20 113 STARDEN LASS F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 20 55kg 67
21 314 SAONE (NZ) F 3 Lindsey Smith 21 55kg 64
22 7×12 SOUTHBANK F 3 Anthony Freedman 22 55kg 62
23 22 GOGETHERGIRL F 3 Patrick Caboche 23= 55kg 60
24 2×2 SANDSATION F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 23= 55kg 60
25 84×9 ENTREZ BOO (NZ) F 3 Julius Sandhu 25 55kg 54

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 Crown Oaks during the Melbourne Cup Carnival in 2015 when Prelude third-placegetter 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.

2019 Thousand Guineas Prelude Form Guide

A link to our detailed Thousand Guineas Prelude 2019 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Thousand Guineas Prelude Results

The Thousand Guineas Prelude 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) and Acting ($21 in 2019).

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

Thousand Guineas Prelude Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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