WA Guineas 2020

Saturday November 21, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: WA Guineas graduates can back-up in the Kingston Town Classic in the summer

The W.A. Guineas is a Group 2 race run at Ascot Racecourse in late November during the Perth Summer Racing Carnival on Railway Stakes Day.

The first of the major Western Australian race days over the summer season, Railway Stakes Day is headlined by the Group 1 $1 million Railway Stakes (1600m) for milers.

The WA Guineas for three-year-olds is the other key race on the card and is contested over 1600m at set weights. The race offers $500,000 in total prize money and makes a nice lead-up for youngsters looking to take on the older horses in the following months Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) over the extra metres. The latest horses to complete the WA Guineas – Kingston Town Classic double in the same year were Arcadia Queen (2018), Ihtsahymn (2013) and Playing God (2010).

The latest edition of the WA Guineas ran on Saturday November 21, 2020 and was won by the filly Watch Me Dance. 

2020 WA Guineas Results

The full WA Guineas 2020 Results & Finishing Order will be detailed here once the showdown is run and won on Railway Stakes Day, Saturday November 21, 2020 .

  • 1st: #11 Watch Me Dance 
  • 2nd: #3 Em Tee Aye
  • 3rd: #2 Dom To Shoot

Watch Me Dance ($8.50) enjoyed a quick back-up taking out the 2020 WA Guineas results over the boys just seven days after her lead-up WA Champion Fillies Stakes success, emulating Arcadia Queen (2018) in doing so.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 11 WATCH ME DANCE Steve Wolfe Shaun McGruddy 1 54.5kg $8.50
2 3 EM TEE AYE Trevor Andrews Jarrad Noske 0.35L 11 56.5kg $31
3 2 DOM TO SHOOT Sean & Jake Casey Paul Harvey 0.93L 9 56.5kg $5F
4 17e WESTERN EMPIRE (NZ) Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 1.83L 15 56.5kg $7
5 10 BRAGWELL Steve Wolfe Peter Knuckey 3.04L 3 56.5kg $41
6 1 GEMMA’S SON David Harrison Joseph Azzopardi 4.14L 12 56.5kg $6.50
7 16 SMASHING Neville Parnham Jason Whiting 4.46L 16 54.5kg $81
8 5 REIGN OF FIRE Colin Webster Jordan Turner 5.35L 14 56.5kg $41
9 14 BRAVE ANGEL (NZ) Simon A Miller Patrick Carbery 6.01L 6 54.5kg $5.50
10 13 SOLAIA Darren McAuliffe Chris Parnham 6.18L 10 54.5kg $20
11 9 FIRST LAW (NZ) Simon A Miller Clint Johnston-Porter 7.06L 7 56.5kg $12
12 8 PANZDOWN Simon A Miller Mitchell Pateman 7.6L 2 56.5kg $21
13 15 ELIMINATE Neville Parnham Jason Brown 7.62L 5 54.5kg $51
14 7 PHANTA Justin Warwick Ms Lucy Warwick 9.8L 8 56.5kg $21
15 6 ALL DAY SESSION Ashley Maley Ms Kyra Yuill 9.83L 4 56.5kg $31
16 4 KALLAROO Daniel Morton Brad Parnham 11.99L 13 56.5kg $31
19e FLETCHER ROAD Bob McPherson 0
18e BLOW ME OUT Brett Pope 0
12 MAGICAL DREAM Grant & Alana Williams Ms Jade McNaught 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

WA Guineas Race Info

  • Date: Saturday November 21, 2020
  • Track: Ascot Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1937

WA Guineas Odds & Betting

WA Guineas betting markets open weeks in advance of the Railway Stakes Day support race as soon as early entries close about a month out.

Each summer the WA Guineas odds are led by class local three-year-olds coming off a top three run in a traditional lead-up race like the Fairetha Stakes or the WA Champion Fillies Classic for the female three-year-olds taking on the boys in the Group 2.

Upsets in the race are not uncommon however and the last winners to jump at double-figures in the WA Guineas betting markets were Rommel ($21 in 2014), Variation ($13 in 2016) and War Saint ($31 in 2019).

2020 WA Guineas Betting

The summer’s latest WA Guineas 2020 odds and betting market links will be provided below once out so stay tuned for access to the best Perth summer racing odds on the top three-year-olds of the season.


WA Guineas Tips

Top WA Guineas tips to consider each summer include looking for local runners with a good record at Ascot that finished in the money at the track last time out in similar company and any runners proven over the mile distance.

Fillies also have a good recent record running top three in the WA Guineas trifecta, including in 2017 when fillies ran first (Perfect Jewel) and third (Art Series) and the win by Arcadia Queen (2018), so taking the better performed females in the race, especially those that ran well in the WA Champion Fillies Classic, is also a good WA Guineas betting tip.

In 2020 the fillies were on top again with Watch Me Dance the latest to complete the WA Champion Fillies Stakes – WA Guineas double.

2020 WA Guineas Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider WA Guineas 2020 betting tips and exotic Group 2 Perth racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the three-year-olds to back this summer.

WA Guineas Field

The WA Guineas field attracts a quality line-up of mainly local three-year-old staying types looking to bag a Group win in Perth over the summer.

Interstate contenders rarely make the trip west to run in the WA Guineas however in 2012 the Peter Snowden-trained Academus (2012) travelled over from Melbourne and won. One of the key lead-ups to the mile clash is the Listed Fairetha Stakes (1400m) held earlier in the month at the same track.

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WA Guineas winner Rommel (2014) went on to enjoy Group success in Melbourne later in his career. Photo Credit: Sarah Ebbett.

Recent WA Guineas winners to come off a Fairetha Stakes run include War Saint (4th in 2019), Man Booker (2nd in 2015), Rommel (2nd in 2014) and Ihtsahymn (6th in 2013) who turned the tables on that year’s Fairetha Stakes winner Saint Bro who ran third next start in the Guineas.

Fillies taking on the boys in the WA Guineas field meanwhile often come off a run in the Group 3 WA Champion Fillies Classic (1600m) the week before, a race that produced the 2015 Guineas runner-up Spirit Bird (4th) and the 2017 third placegetter in the Guineas Art Series (1st). In 2018 Arcadia Queen completed the WA Champion Fillies Classic – WA Guineas double, a feat emulated just two years later by Watch Me Dance (2020).

Graduates out of the WA Guineas field often back-up in the Kingston Town Classic and the double has recently been achieved by Arcadia Queen (2018), Ihtsahymn (2013) and Playing God (2010) who also won the 2011 edition of the Group 1.

W.A. Guineas nominations close the Monday of race week followed by the release of the final field of acceptances and barriers on the Wednesday.

2020 WA Guineas Field

The official WA Guineas 2020 Final Field is announced the week of the race and will be published in full below once released so stay tuned to see what local and / or interstate three-year-olds make the starting line-up in the half-a-million-dollar summer showdown.

A capacity line-up of three-year-olds will face off in the 2020 WA Guineas field at Ascot on Saturday including Watch Me Dance coming off her upset win at 20/1 in last weekend’s Group 3 WA Champion Fillies Classic.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 11114×1344 GEMMA’S SON David Harrison Joseph Azzopardi 13 56.5kg 83
2 2182×23127 DOM TO SHOOT Sean & Jake Casey Paul Harvey 9 56.5kg 80
3 75213×1103 EM TEE AYE Trevor Andrews Jarrad Noske 12 56.5kg 74
4 35341×431 KALLAROO Daniel Morton Brad Parnham 14 56.5kg 65
5 11×878 REIGN OF FIRE Colin Webster Jordan Turner 15 56.5kg 71
6 8x5812x31 ALL DAY SESSION Ashley Maley Steven Parnham 4 56.5kg 68
7 1×4 PHANTA Justin Warwick Ms Lucy Warwick 8 56.5kg 66
8 12×325 PANZDOWN Simon A Miller Mitchell Pateman 2 56.5kg 65
9 41×23 FIRST LAW (NZ) Simon A Miller Clint Johnston-Porter 7 56.5kg 65
10 2×126 BRAGWELL Steve Wolfe Peter Knuckey 3 56.5kg 63
11 1221x3x381 WATCH ME DANCE Steve Wolfe Shaun McGruddy 1 54.5kg 76
12 1×1136 MAGICAL DREAM Grant & Alana Williams Ms Jade McNaught 18 54.5kg 72
13 157×3144 SOLAIA Darren McAuliffe Chris Parnham 11 54.5kg 62
14 7×213 BRAVE ANGEL (NZ) Simon A Miller Patrick Carbery 6 54.5kg 58
15 1558 ELIMINATE Neville Parnham Jason Brown 5 54.5kg 60
16 254×12 SMASHING Neville Parnham 19 54.5kg 58
17e 32 WESTERN EMPIRE (NZ) Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 16 56.5kg 60
18e 35×109 BLOW ME OUT Brett Pope 17 54.5kg 58
19e 85419 FLETCHER ROAD Bob McPherson 10 56.5kg 62
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 WA Guineas Nominations

The early WA Guineas 2020 Nominations are taken by Perth Racing about a month out from race day and will be provided below as soon as available.

Eighty three-year-olds make-up the official 2020 WA Guineas nominations with the fillies out of the Burgess Queen Stakes trifecta leading all-in betting.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 8x5812x3 ALL DAY SESSION G 3 Ashley Maley 56.5kg 68
2 3×41 BEAU ROSSA G 3 Will Clarken 56.5kg
3 30 BIG SCREEN G 3 Meryl Hayley 56.5kg 59
4 2230 BILLY RAY G 3 Grant & Alana Williams 56.5kg 60
5 9×45 BOONDI ROCKS G 3 Colin Webster 56.5kg 59
6 2×126 BRAGWELL G 3 Steve Wolfe 56.5kg 63
7 35×13320 CAPTAIN BURGLAR G 3 Neville Parnham 56.5kg 63
8 31111×42 CHARLETON EDDIE G 3 Sean & Jake Casey 56.5kg 77
9 8x57x02 COMEALILBITCLOSER G 3 Lou Luciani 56.5kg 60
10 31×95 CONGREVE ROCKET G 3 David Harrison 56.5kg 62
11 40x23x3 CONVALESCE G 3 Steve Wolfe 56.5kg
12 COUNT GRUNDY G 3 Ross Price 56.5kg
13 4231×84 DAD’S BIGHEADED G 3 Colin Webster 56.5kg 65
14 2182×23127 DOM TO SHOOT G 3 Sean & Jake Casey 56.5kg 80
15 11×608 DUNBAR G 3 Grant & Alana Williams 56.5kg 64
16 775213×110 EM TEE AYE G 3 Trevor Andrews 56.5kg 74
17 213×290 EMPIRE REIGN G 3 Daniel Morton 56.5kg 66
18 04 FAMOUS JURNEY G 3 Jim Taylor 56.5kg
19 06 FEAR THE WIND G 3 Daniel & Ben Pearce 56.5kg
20 41×23 FIRST LAW (NZ) G 3 Simon A Miller 56.5kg 65
21 85419 FLETCHER ROAD G 3 Bob McPherson 56.5kg 62
22 349 FRIDAY KNIGHT G 3 Chris & Michael Gangemi 56.5kg 59
23 11114×1344 GEMMA’S SON C 3 David Harrison 56.5kg 83
24 517×4230 GRANDSLAM C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 56.5kg
25 6×418 HALOGEN G 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 56.5kg
26 46 HOIST THE COLOURS G 3 Graeme Evans 56.5kg
27 92×4137 HOLY ENCHANTMENT G 3 Stephen Miller 56.5kg 62
28 53×2 IRON SHARP G 3 Simon A Miller 56.5kg 60
29 35341×431 KALLAROO G 3 Daniel Morton 56.5kg 65
30 7124983 KERMAN ROCK G 3 Chris Willis 56.5kg 62
31 22 NICCONI EXPRESS G 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 56.5kg
32 429×5221 NO SURRENDER G 3 Darren McAuliffe 56.5kg 62
33 2113 OUTBACK JACK G 3 Stephen Miller 56.5kg 66
34 12×325 PANZDOWN G 3 Simon A Miller 56.5kg 65
35 1×4 PHANTA G 3 Justin Warwick 56.5kg 66
36 2×1 POWERFUL G 3 Neville Parnham 56.5kg 62
37 216370×875 RATHLIN G 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 56.5kg
38 11×878 REIGN OF FIRE G 3 Colin Webster 56.5kg 71
39 12×33 SASSY TRADER G 3 Sean & Jake Casey 56.5kg 68
40 14 SECRET PLAN G 3 Grant & Alana Williams 56.5kg 62
41 1×337 SO LET’S TOAST C 3 John McArdle 56.5kg
42 5 SOLAMENTE G 3 Adam Durrant 56.5kg
43 x860x75415 TANKER G 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 56.5kg
44 58×1294 TRODAIRE G 3 Lloyd Kennewell 56.5kg
45 32 WESTERN EMPIRE (NZ) G 3 Grant & Alana Williams 56.5kg 60
46 162 AIRLIE QUEEN F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 54.5kg 59
47 521 ALPHA AND OMEGA F 3 Steve Wolfe 54.5kg 56
48 3x2465x616 AMERICAN CHOICE F 3 Simon A Miller 54.5kg 70
49 35×10 BLOW ME OUT F 3 Brett Pope 54.5kg 58
50 7×21 BRAVE ANGEL (NZ) F 3 Simon A Miller 54.5kg 58
51 4321 CELEBRITY WITNESS F 3 Daniel & Ben Pearce 54.5kg 58
52 44×21510 CHICLETT F 3 Daniel & Ben Pearce 54.5kg 62
53 1111 CLAIRVOYANCE F 3 Darren McAuliffe 54.5kg 80
54 48×06 CROWN OF FLOWERS (NZ) F 3 Simon A Miller 54.5kg 52
55 155 ELIMINATE F 3 Neville Parnham 54.5kg 60
56 6×7 EVEN MAGIC F 3 Neville Parnham 54.5kg
57 0x242 GAZE GRISE F 3 Will Clarken 54.5kg
58 14 GIANCANA F 3 Simon A Miller 54.5kg 58
59 41730 IAN’S SPECIAL F 3 Sharon Miller 54.5kg 58
60 21436 INDIGO BLUE F 3 Adam Durrant 54.5kg 62
61 6x211x12 KISSONALLFORCHEEKS F 3 Daniel Morton 54.5kg 72
62 633×555 LASTING IMPACT F 3 Neville Parnham 54.5kg 54
63 7 LET’S CUT LOOSE F 3 Simon A Miller 54.5kg
64 1×113 MAGICAL DREAM F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 54.5kg 72
65 3525×158 MIYAGI F 3 Darren McAuliffe 54.5kg 57
66 1×127 MYSTICAL VIEW F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 54.5kg 67
67 16×520 NUHAD F 3 Simon A Miller 54.5kg 62
68 13x611x269 QUEEN BROWN F 3 Daniel Morton 54.5kg 73
69 51×188 REAL GRACE F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 54.5kg 63
70 5×3 ROCABELLA F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 54.5kg
71 126 SCREAM DREAM F 3 Lloyd Kennewell 54.5kg
72 254×1 SMASHING F 3 Neville Parnham 54.5kg 58
73 311×51 SNICKERDOODLEDANDY F 3 Daniel Morton 54.5kg 74
74 157×314 SOLAIA F 3 Darren McAuliffe 54.5kg 62
75 31 TEMPTACION F 3 Daniel Morton 54.5kg
76 26×83 THE WHITE WITCH F 3 Sarah Evans 54.5kg 58
77 6×2485 TYPE WON F 3 Kieran McDonagh 54.5kg 55
78 42×18 VIOLINIST F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 54.5kg
79 31221x3x38 WATCH ME DANCE F 3 Steve Wolfe 54.5kg 76
80 46 YOUDOYOU F 3 Justin Warwick 54.5kg
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

WA Guineas Form Guide

The WA Guineas form guide details all the crucial information including the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the three-year-olds in the Group 2 race field.

In recent years the WA Guineas form has stacked up in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) the next month back at Ascot Racecourse with plenty of three-year-olds running top three in both races.

2020 WA Guineas Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive WA Guineas 2020 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

WA Guineas Results

The WA Guineas results over the past decade have been dominated by single-figure fancies, but not the favourites, and local runners have a top strike-rate in the feature.

Notable recent WA Guineas winners include Arcadia Queen (2018), Ihtsahymn (2013), Academus (2012), Playing God (2010) and Megatic (2007).

WA Guineas Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Watch Me Dance Em Tee Aye Dom To Shoot 1:35.8
2019 War Saint Kay Cee Red Can Man 1:37.8
2018 Arcadia Queen Lady Cosmology Flirtini 1:34.9
2017 Perfect Jewel Achener Star Art Series 1:36.6
2016 Variation Ellicazoom Ragazzo D’Oro 1:37.0
2015 Man Booker Spirit Bird The Cobbla 1:34.7
2014 Rommel Disposition Say Geronimo 1:36.0
2013 Ihtsahymn Miss Rose De lago Saint Bro 1:37.6
2012 Academus Bippo No Bungus Darlington Abbey 1:35.9
2011 King Saul Caiguna Red Hot Sax 1:36.1
2010 Playing God Lauradane Hoegaarden 1:36.2
2009 Clueless Angel Thorn Dancer The Corporation 1:35.0
2008 Moccasin Bend Locus Standi Saxon Palace 1:33.7
2007 Megatic Perestroika Moisture 1:35.6
2006 Vain Crusader Real Cheeky Translate 1:35.8
2005 Cape North Lock The Vault Geil 1:36.0
2004 Dr John Moet Magic Stormy Nova 1:36.7
2003 River Mist Changing Lanes Laetare 1:37.3
2002 The Right Money Trimagic Amphritite 1:36.8
2001 Royal Retrieve Kentiara Dexian 1:36.0
2000 Kalatiara Mr Tanzania Eutectic 1:37.5