Australian Guineas 2018

Saturday March 3, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: Only two Australian Guineas winner has jumped from a double digit barrier in over 30 years

The Australian Guineas is a Group 1 race for three-year-old runners held at the famous Flemington Racecourse on a Saturday in early March during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

It is the sole elite level feature on the Flemington card at the meeting that is held a week before ‘Super Saturday’ back at the track that is host to the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m).

Run over 1600m the Australian Guineas is open to both the colts and geldings as well as the fillies and is a set weights race. The mile classic offers a total of $1 million in prize money including $600,000 to the Australian Guineas winner and connections.

This year’s Australian Guineas runs on Saturday March 3, 2018 .

Australian Guineas Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 3, 2018
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1986

Australian Guineas Odds & Betting

Australian Guineas odds and betting traditionally favour proven gallopers that have winning form over the distance. Favourites in Australian Guineas betting have a poor recent record in the race with just three winners from 2007 – 2017 including the latest  Hey Doc ($2017) who broke a favourites’ drought in the race going back to 2008.

Previous Group 1 winners are usually high up the Australian Guineas markets as are those drawn well with just two winner in over 30 years getting the job done from a barrier wider than 9 when Mosheen won from 16 of 16 in 2012 and Palentino won from 15 of 15 in 2016.

Last start winners have a good record in the Australian Guineas and a good lead-up races include the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1200) for the colts and geldings, and the Group 3 The Vanity (1200m) for the fillies both held at Flemington two weeks earlier.

Futures Australian Guineas betting offering all-in prices open as soon as the nominations are out over a month before Australian Guineas Day and offer punters top early prices for their favourite three-year-olds!

2018 Australian Guineas Betting

The Australian Guineas 2018 odds will be listed below as soon as betting on the Flemington Group 1 mile clash are released in the autumn.

Australian Guineas Field

The Australian Guineas field has a capacity of 16 starters plus four emergencies and attracts the season’s most promising three-year-old milers. The race was last run at capacity in 2017 when Hey Doc saluted on the back of a lead-up CS Hayes Stakes victory at the track.

The smallest Australian Guineas field in recent history was six starters in 1999 with Dignity Dancer won as the race favourite. Australian Guineas nominations close in late January each year followed by first acceptances a month later in February.

The official Australian Guineas field of final acceptors and barrier draw is then released on the Wednesday before the race.

Australian Guineas odds were long on the 2013 winner Ferlax

Ferlax (2013) won the Australian Guineas in an upset at odds of 16/1. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

 

2018 Australian Guineas Field

The official Australian Guineas 2018 Final Field is set for release at 10am (local time) on February 27, 2018 following the early nominations in late January and the Australian Guineas First Acceptances towards the end of February.

2018 Australian Guineas Nominations

The Australian Guineas 2018 nominations first close in late January and attract in excess of 100 hopeful three-year-olds, many of which contested the Thousand Guineas and or Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas the previous spring.

The 2018 Australian Guineas Nominations drew 112 hopefuls including the Thousand Guineas winner Aloisia, the Caulfield Guineas champ Mighty Boss and last start Myer Classic winning filly over the older mares Shoals.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 6x27x1263 AEECEE TONG DE F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
2 25x124113x ALIZEE F 3 James Cummings
3 2x12x5116x ALOISIA (NZ) F 3 Aaron Purcell
4 3721168x ANCHOR BID F 3 Darren Weir
5 11x5387x6 ANDAZ G 3 Chris Waller
6 1125x ASSIMILATE C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
7 2 ASTERIUS C 3 Chris Waller
8 20x315533x ASTORIA C 3 James Cummings
9 16×133 BARBEQUE G 3 James Cummings
10 11 BELFAST C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
11 48x142223x BLACK SAIL (NZ) C 3 Aaron Purcell
12 3x2167x BOWERMAN G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
13 215x11x BRAVE SONG C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
14 112×3 BRAVO TANGO C 3 Mitchell Freedman
15 432102x BRING ME ROSES F 3 Tony McEvoy
16 6x129x233 CALCULATED C 3 Chris Waller
17 x60x30x651 CAO CAO G 3 Mick Price
18 26 CARIBBEAN WONDER C 3 Nick Smart
19 110x21330x CATCHY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
20 2227×2 CIRCOMO G 3 Anthony Freedman
21 x81812126x CLIFF’S EDGE C 3 Darren Weir
22 728x COUTINHO G 3 Anthony Freedman
23 2 DANBANA C 3 Nigel Blackiston
24 11×1 D’ARGENTO C 3 Chris Waller
25 12x DOVES CRY F 3 Henry Dwyer
26 14x EARTH ANGEL F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
27 6x1x22545x ECLAIR SUNSHINE G 3 Phillip Stokes
28 ELGIN (NZ) G 3 Liam Howley
29 2×11142 EMBELLISH (NZ) C 3 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards
30 17x425659x ESHTIRAAK G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
31 1165x ESPERANCE G 3 James Cummings
32 19x FAOLAN G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
33 302x11013x FORMALITY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
34 56×8 FRANKEL MY DEAR C 3 Robbie Laing
35 3x11x GRUNT (NZ) C 3 Mick Price
36 32x HAPUKA (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
37 40×2 HEIR TO THE THRONE (NZ) G 3 Henry Dwyer
38 322x HERE COMES LENNI (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
39 3×1 HOLBIEN G 3 Steve Richards
40 42139x HOLY SNOW C 3 Mick Price
41 26x253x HONG QIGONG G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
42 1x29x I DID IT AGAIN G 3 Greg Eurell
43 16x I HAVE ARRIVED (NZ) C 3 Mick Price
44 41×7 ILLUMICON C 3 Tony McEvoy
45 37x44x26x1 INDERNILE G 3 Gerard Moloney
46 2x655x5 INDRABEEL (NZ) F 3 Nigel Blackiston
47 2114×422 ISLAND MISSILE G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
48 JUDICIOUS C 3 Michael Kent
49 311x KAONIC (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller
50 11 KEEN G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
51 21x4320x KEMENTARI C 3 James Cummings
52 11x KENTUCKY BREEZE G 3 Levi Kavanagh
53 3x11138x LEATHER’N’LACE F 3 Darren Weir
54 1x1661x LEVENDI C 3 Peter Gelagotis
55 1366x LORD CECIL G 3 Paul Messara
56 145×4 MAHALANGUR (NZ) C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
57 3x212135x MAIN STAGE (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
58 2 MASUTA (NZ) G 3 Nick Ryan
59 MAXIMUM PLAID C 3 Michael Kent
60 6x122x5 MEROVEE C 3 Chris Waller
61 0x12741x MIGHTY BOSS C 3 Mick Price
62 133 MONTASER (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
63 66x214x4 MR SO AND SO G 3 Anthony Freedman
64 638x309x56 MURAAHIB G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
65 133x9152x MURAAQEB C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
66 7 NO DREAMS ALL HOPE C 3 Frankie Stockdale
67 11x OCEAN DEEP (NZ) F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
68 50x PAINT THE STARS G 3 Shawn Mathrick
69 135×5 PARET C 3 Chris Waller
70 11 PARIS ROCK (NZ) F 3 Henry Dwyer
71 312x PEACEFUL STATE C 3 Darren Weir
72 6×32122 PERSIAN EMPIRE (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
73 05x751644x PISSARO C 3 Robbie Laing
74 12x209x PLUTOCRACY G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
75 3146×21271 PREVAILING WINDS G 3 Darren Weir
76 24x21x2 PREZADO G 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
77 4146x RELLSON (NZ) C 3 Aaron Purcell
78 027×44 REVLIS C 3 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan
79 422165x RUNAWAY R 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
80 12x2273x SALSAMOR (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
81 31x322487x SANCTIONED G 3 James Cummings
82 7x SAVVY KEN (NZ) C 3 David Brideoake
83 2×11 SCARECROW G 3 Tony McEvoy
84 SEE IT THRU G 3 Michael Kent
85 28×3 SENTIMENTALIST G 3 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan
86 4x2147x SHAGRA F 3 David Brideoake
87 111x1221x SHOALS F 3 Anthony Freedman
88 3×114 SHOKORA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
89 342x21510x SHOWTIME C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
90 12 SHUMOOKH F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
91 112×1 SIEGE OF QUEBEC C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
92 46×4 SILVERHAWK G 3 Mick Price
93 7x1413x SKY BOY G 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings
94 31x SO YOU WIN G 3 Chris Waller
95 23x11432x SULLY (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
96 x25x43329x SUNQUEST C 3 Steve Richards
97 116x TAMASA C 3 Darren Weir
98 74x TANGMERE (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller
99 3 THINK POSITIVE C 3 John & Chris Ledger
100 4135x2450x TULIP F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
101 1 TWILIGHT SONG F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
102 1121 TWITCHY FRANK F 3 Darren Weir
103 3141x VILLERMONT C 3 Aaron Purcell
104 56x1514x VINLAND C 3 Tony McEvoy
105 4113x WARRANTY F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
106 4x3x1 WEAPON C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
107 19 WELD C 3 Mick Price
108 12 WETAKEMANHATTAN G 3 Matt Cumani
109 725x WHOOMPH C 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
110 1 WON BALL C 3 Darren Weir
111 07x WON WON TOO (NZ) G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
112 2100x WOULDA THOUGHT SO G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig

Australian Guineas Tips

Australian Guineas tips include looking for previous Group 1 winners, horses coming off good lead-up form in races like the CS Hayes Stakes or The Vanity, looking at the form for runners proven over the mile and backing the colts and geldings as the fillies have a poor record over the boys with just two wins in the past three decades.

2018 Australian Guineas Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Australian Guineas 2018 betting tips and exotic selections on the three-year-olds’ feature in Melbourne this autumn will be available the week of the race so stay tuned for the gallopers to back and sack.

Australian Guineas Form Guide

The Australian Guineas form guide lists all of the crucial information punters need to know before placing a bet including saddlecloth numbers, lead-up runs, jockeys, trainers and the barriers for all the horses in the field.

Important Australian Guineas form facts to note include the poor record of fillies in the race, the fact just two runners have jumped from wider than barrier nine to win the race in 30 years and that just three favourites saluted from 2007 – 2017.

Local runners from Melbourne have a strong record as the Sydney-trained three-year-olds usually opt to stay at home to contest the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) held the Saturday after.

Australian Guineas Form Facts

  • Australian Guineas betting favourites have a poor record in the race over the past decade with Hey Doc (2017) the first since Light Fantastic (2008) to salute for the punters
  • Only four fillies have beaten home the boys in the Australian Guineas results from 1986 – 2017
  • Three-year-olds coming off a top four finish have dominated the Australian Guineas winners’ list over the past 20 years
  • The CS Hayes Stakes produced three straight Australian Guineas champions from 2015-17 including Wandjina (2015) and Hey Doc (2017) who both did the double

2018 Australian Guineas Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Australian Guineas 2018 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Australian Guineas Results

Double figure winners feature highly in the Australian Guineas results over the past decade or so with the longest priced to win in recent years being Shamrocker ($31 in 2011). Notable recent Australian Guineas winners include Mosheen (2012), Heart Of Dreams (2009), Miss Finland (2007) and Apache Cat (2006).

2018 Australian Guineas Results

The 2018 Australian Guineas Results & Finishing Order will be published as soon as the race runs on Saturday March 3, 2018 .

Australian Guineas Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2017 Hey Doc Prized Icon Snitzon 1:34.0
2016 Palentino Tarzino Risque 1:35.2
2015 Wandjina Alpine Eagle Stratum Star 1:35.1
2014 Shamus Award Criterion Thunder Fantasy 1:36.4
2013 Ferlax You’re So Good Sheer Talent 1:35.0
2012 Mosheen Strike The Stars Mister Milton 1:37.0
2011 Shamrocker Bullbars Playing God 1:35.3
2010 Rock Classic Set For Fame Linton 1:36.8
2009 Heart Of Dreams Von Costa De Hero Lucky Thunder 1:35.8
2008 Light Fantastic Marching Playwright 1:36.4
2007 Miss Finland Casino Prince Jokers Wild 1:36.0
2006 Apache Cat Darcy Brahma Thin And Crispy 1:34.0
2005 Al Maher Danehill Express Econsul 1:34.4
2004 Reset Starcraft Under The Bridge 1:34.5
2003 Delago Brom Tycoon Ruler Thorn Park 1:35.9
2002 Dash For Cash Royal Code Ustinov 1:35.3
2001 Mr Murphy Neptunes Journey Outgate 1:34.4
2000 Pins Freemason Hades 2:02.3