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.
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|
|3||2x12x5116x||ALOISIA (NZ)||F||3||Aaron Purcell|
|4||3721168x||ANCHOR BID||F||3||Darren Weir|
|6||1125x||ASSIMILATE||C||3||Peter & Paul Snowden|
|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|
|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|
|21||x81812126x||CLIFF’S EDGE||C||3||Darren Weir|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|46||2x655x5||INDRABEEL (NZ)||F||3||Nigel Blackiston|
|47||2114×422||ISLAND MISSILE||G||3||Peter & Paul Snowden|
|49||311x||KAONIC (NZ)||C||3||Chris Waller|
|50||11||KEEN||G||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young|
|52||11x||KENTUCKY BREEZE||G||3||Levi Kavanagh|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|82||7x||SAVVY KEN (NZ)||C||3||David Brideoake|
|84||–||SEE IT THRU||G||3||Michael Kent|
|85||28×3||SENTIMENTALIST||G||3||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|105||4113x||WARRANTY||F||3||Peter & Paul Snowden|
|106||4x3x1||WEAPON||C||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young|
|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
|2017||Hey Doc||Prized Icon||Snitzon||1:34.0|
|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|
|2010||Rock Classic||Set For Fame||Linton||1:36.8|
|2009||Heart Of Dreams||Von Costa De Hero||Lucky Thunder||1:35.8|
|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|