Ladbrokes Tip: The Fred Best Classic is the best lead-up to the Queensland Guineas for 3YOs
The Queensland Guineas is a Group 2 race for three-year-olds traditionally held at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Stradbroke Handicap Day during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival each June. Run at set weights over 1600m, the mile showdown is one of three Group 2 races held at the meeting along with the Brisbane Cup (2400m) for stayers and the Dane Ripper Quality (1400m) for fillies and mares.
The program is of course headlined by the three elite levels on the card: the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m), the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) and the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) for two-year-olds.
In 2017 the Queensland Guineas and other Stradbroke Handicap Day races, many of which also changed distances to accommodate the change of location, ran at Doomben.
Offering $350,000 in total prize money, the Queensland Guineas is a lucrative race for middle-distance three-year-olds that aren’t suited to the mile-and-a-half of the Queensland Derby. The Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1350m) at Doomben a fortnight earlier is a key lead-up to the Queensland Guineas and last produced a winner of the Group 2 with Jabali (5th in 2015).
The latest edition of the Queensland Guineas took place on Saturday June 10, 2017 .
2017 Queensland Guineas Results
- 1st: #7 Salsonic
- 2nd: #9 Volpino
- 3rd: #4 Niccanova
Queensland Guineas Race Info
- Date: Saturday June 10, 2017
- Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse (Doomben Racecourse in 2017)
- Distance: 1600m
- Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $350,000
- First Run: 1896
Queensland Guineas Odds & Betting
Queensland Guineas odds are usually dominated by smart three-year-olds with proven ability over the mile (1600m). Previous winning form in Brisbane and Group 1 race experience in tougher company also help determine the runners sitting at the top of the Queensland Guineas betting markets each winter.
2017 Queensland Guineas Betting
The season’s updated Queensland Guineas 2017 odds on the hopeful three-year-olds targeting the Group 2 Stradbroke Handicap Day support act will be available right here leading-up to the race so stay tuned for the best Brisbane betting markets.
Queensland Guineas Field
The Queensland Guineas field attracts a collection of promising three-year-old milers from both local Brisbane stables and interstate. Runners come via lead-up Brisbane Carnival events like the Listed Mick Dittman Plate (1200m) and the Fred Best Classic both held at Doomben.
Recent Queensland Guineas winners to come out of the Fred Best Classic include Jabali (5th in 2015) and Sir Moments (6th in 2014). Three-year-olds could also have previous Guineas experience in the previous spring’s Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) in Melbourne before progressing onto the Group 3 Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m).
Queensland Guineas nominations close the Monday before the race runs that Saturday followed by the final field of acceptances on the Wednesday.
2017 Queensland Guineas Field
The official Queensland Guineas 2017 Final Field & Barriers will be published in full below on the Wednesday of race week so stay tuned to see what three-year-olds make the cut for the $350,000 event.
The 2017 Queensland Guineas field features a capacity line-up of three-year-old milers including Fred Best Classic winner Niccanova and Dreams Aplenty who is out to return to winning form back up over the 1600m.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||5x0x211110||DREAMS APLENTY||John Zielke||Ms Tiffani Brooker (a)||13||57kg||88|
|2||63211419×4||OAK DOOR||Robert Smerdon||Craig Williams||14||57kg||89|
|3||340x17x185||OINK||Kelly Schweida||Paul Hammersley||10||57kg||80|
|4||131×11||NICCANOVA||Steve Tregea||Anthony Allen||12||57kg||90|
|5||111×1444||CAERLESS CHOICE||Paul Messara||Tommy Berry||2||57kg||77|
|6||0x42602x40||CRACK ME UP (NZ)||Liam Birchley||Damian Browne||20||57kg||72|
|7||314436×394||SALSONIC||Jason Coyle||Hugh Bowman||11||57kg||73|
|8||23x113x278||BILLY THE KID||John Meagher||Luke Dittman||5||57kg||72.5|
|9||x132715x07||VOLPINO||Les Kelly||Opie Bosson||16||57kg||68|
|10||3112×769||REALING||Matthew Dunn||Ronnie Stewart||8||57kg||68|
|11||0x1157||TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Patrick Moloney||18||57kg||68|
|12||1x2526x274||RIVER RACER||Les Ross||Robbie Fradd||6||55kg||79.5|
|13||x147x46622||SYLPHEED||Toby Edmonds||Jeff Lloyd||19||55kg||82|
|14||22513×3180||SAVVAN (NZ)||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||1||55kg||73|
|15||1D33x5x361||RHYMING||Steve Tregea||Larry Cassidy||15||55kg||69|
|16||42310×6317||LIPSTICK LOVER||Tony Gollan||Jim Byrne||4||55kg||68|
|18e||50×1441||CHIEF JOSEPH||Kevin Kemp||James Orman||17||57kg||66|
|19e||63||NETTOYER||Wendy Roche||Kerrin McEvoy||3||55kg||–|
|20e||1×020||FLYING FRED (NZ)||Evan & Jennifer J Rayner||Leith Innes||7||57kg||62|
2017 Queensland Guineas Nominations
The Queensland Guineas 2017 nominations are taken by Racing Queensland on the Monday of race week and will be available below.
The 2017 Queensland Guineas Nominations drew 23 early entries including last start Fred Best Classic winner Niccanova as well as the Toby Edmonds-trained filly Sylpheed who ran a brave second in the traditional lead-up from a wide barrier (15 of 17).
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer|
|1||23x113x278||BILLY THE KID||G||3||John Meagher|
|2||111×1444||CAERLESS CHOICE||G||3||Paul Messara|
|3||50×1441||CHIEF JOSEPH||G||3||Kevin Kemp|
|5||0x42602x40||CRACK ME UP (NZ)||G||3||Liam Birchley|
|6||5x0x211110||DREAMS APLENTY||G||3||John Zielke|
|7||1×020||FLYING FRED (NZ)||G||3||Evan & Jennifer J Rayner|
|8||41492||GREY STEYNE||G||3||Doug Duryea|
|9||42310×6317||LIPSTICK LOVER||F||3||Tony Gollan|
|12||63211419×4||OAK DOOR||C||3||Robert Smerdon|
|16||1x2526x274||RIVER RACER||F||3||Les Ross|
|17||x11443x206||RUTHLESS AGENT (NZ)||G||3||Kurt Goldman|
|19||22513×3180||SAVVAN (NZ)||F||3||James Cummings|
|20||6x65x11||SNEAKY GLANCE||G||3||Toby Edmonds|
|22||0x1157||TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ)||G||3||Michael Moroney|
Queensland Guineas Form Guide
The Queensland Guineas form guide details all the essential information for punters including the trainers, jockeys, barriers and lead-up runs of the three-year-olds in the field. When doing the Queensland Guineas form it is good to look for horses with a good record over the mile and previous winning form in Queensland.
The Queensland Guineas form has also stacked up in tougher races in recent years including in 2012 when the filly Pear Tart backed up from her win over the boys to take out the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m). In 2016 Tsaritsa also saluted in the Queensland Guineas as a filly, so looking for the in-form female gallopers on the Queensland Guineas form guide could prove crucial.
Queensland Guineas Tips
Looking for three-year-olds with form over the track and distance or that come off a top three Brisbane lead-up run are good Queensland Guineas betting tips. Other tips for picking the season’s Queensland Guineas winner are keeping an eye on the results of the Fred Best Classic held at Doomben earlier in the winter, as well as gallopers that may have run over a mile in Group 1 company earlier in the season.
2017 Queensland Guineas Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Queensland Guineas 2017 betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race with the three-year-olds to back and sack in the Group 2 Brisbane event.
Queensland Guineas Results
Queensland Guineas results have been mixed for punters in recent years with the longest priced champ from the past decade being Jabali ($31) in 2015. Sir Moments ($14 in 2014) also scored an upset Queensland Guineas result as did Salsonic ($14 in 2017). Notable Queensland Guineas winners include Sizzling (2013), Pear Tart (2012), Rothesay (2010) and Turffontein (2008).
2017 Queensland Guineas Results
The official Queensland Guineas 2017 Results & Finishing Order will be published in full below once the race is run and won on Saturday June 10, 2017 .
|1||7||SALSONIC||Jason Coyle||Hugh Bowman||–||9||57kg||$14|
|2||9||VOLPINO||Les Kelly||Brad Stewart||0.8L||14||57kg||$51|
|3||4||NICCANOVA||Steve Tregea||Anthony Allen||1.3L||10||57kg||$4.80F|
|4||11||TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Patrick Moloney||2.3L||15||57kg||$41|
|5||13||SYLPHEED||Toby Edmonds||Jeff Lloyd||2.6L||16||55kg||$6.50|
|6||12||RIVER RACER||Les Ross||Robbie Fradd||3.1L||5||55kg||$8.50|
|7||15||RHYMING||Steve Tregea||Larry Cassidy||3.3L||13||55kg||$101|
|8||16||LIPSTICK LOVER||Tony Gollan||Jim Byrne||3.7L||3||55kg||$31|
|9||8||BILLY THE KID||John Meagher||Luke Dittman||5L||4||57kg||$11|
|10||2||OAK DOOR||Robert Smerdon||Craig Williams||5.3L||12||57kg||$5.50|
|11||14||SAVVAN (NZ)||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||7.6L||1||55kg||$41|
|12||10||REALING||Matthew Dunn||Ronnie Stewart||7.9L||6||57kg||$101|
|13||3||OINK||Kelly Schweida||Paul Hammersley||8.7L||8||57kg||$26|
|14||1||DREAMS APLENTY||John Zielke||Ms Tiffani Brooker (a)||8.9L||11||57kg||$14|
|15||5||CAERLESS CHOICE||Paul Messara||Tommy Berry||10.9L||2||57kg||$8.50|
|16||17e||CONGELATOR||Paula Cartledge||Noel Callow||11.1L||7||57kg||$201|
|–||19e||NETTOYER||Wendy Roche||Kerrin McEvoy||–||0||–||–|
|–||20e||FLYING FRED (NZ)||Evan & Jennifer J Rayner||Leith Innes||–||0||–||–|
|–||6||CRACK ME UP (NZ)||Liam Birchley||Damian Browne||–||0||–||–|
|–||18e||CHIEF JOSEPH||Kevin Kemp||Mr James Orman||–||0||–||–|
Queensland Guineas Winners
|2016||Tsaritsa||Denmagic||Sold For Song||1:36.9|
|2014||Sir Moments||Liberty’s Choice||Ryker||1:22.9|
|2013||Sizzling||Dances On Stars||Lucky Hussler||1:24.2|
|2012||Pear Tart||Free Wheeling||Stradon||1:26.1|
|2011||Torio’s Quest||Benny’s Buttons||Spot The Rock||1:35.4|
|2009||Express Air||Marveen||La Etoile||1:39.8|
|2007||Sequential Charm||J Adane||Danleigh||1:35.5|
|2006||Nova Star||Fashions Afield||Funlove||1:36.5|
|2005||Saxon||Hit The Road||Special Times||1:35.9|
|2004||Winning Belle||Toulouse Lautrec||Little Punc||1:40.3|
|2003||True Glo||Sportsman||King Of Them All||1:33.3|
|2000||Magnifier||Fairway||Make Mine Magic||1:34.8|