Ladbrokes Tip: The premier Randwick Guineas lead-up is the Hobartville Stakes run at Rosehill
The Randwick Guineas is a highlight race of the annual Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and takes place at Royal Randwick Racecourse on a Saturday in early March. The mile feature runs over 1600m and is part of a Group 1 double-header on Randwick Guineas Day supported by the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m).
Open only to three-year-old runners the feature is worth $1 million in prize money and is run at set weights with colts and geldings carrying 56.5kg and fillies allocated 54.5kg. The Randwick Guineas winner is exempt from ballot for both the Doncaster Mile run over the same track and distance during Sydney’s The Championships in April as well as the ATC Derby held over 2400m.
The season’s premier three-year-olds often run in the Randwick Guineas before backing-up in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) over 400m further in a fortnight’s time. The race is also a great guide to the ATC Derby held over 2400m.
This year’s Randwick Guineas ran on Saturday March 10, 2018 .
2018 Randwick Guineas Results
- 1st: #3 Kementari
- 2nd: #5 Pierata
- 3rd: #2 Trapeze Artist
Randwick Guineas Race Info
- Date: Saturday March 10, 2018
- Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
- Distance: 1600m
- Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $1 million
- First Run: 1935
2018 Randwick Guineas Results
The 2018 Randwick Guineas Results will be published as soon as the race runs on Saturday March 10, 2018 .
The official Randwick Guineas 2018 Results saw the Godolphin-raced favourite Kementari make it three wins on the trot saluting as the $2.35 top fancy on way to the Doncaster Mile.
|1||3||KEMENTARI||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||–||4||56.5kg||$2.35F|
|2||5||PIERATA||Gregory Hickman||Corey Brown||1.5L||1||56.5kg||$5.50|
|3||2||TRAPEZE ARTIST||Gerald Ryan||Tim Clark||1.8L||10||56.5kg||$10|
|4||1||ACE HIGH||David Payne||Tye Angland||2.3L||2||56.5kg||$19|
|5||11||SIEGE OF QUEBEC||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Christian Reith||2.5L||8||56.5kg||$41|
|6||12||KAONIC (NZ)||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||3L||5||56.5kg||$21|
|7||10||D’ARGENTO||Chris Waller||Andrew Adkins||3.4L||14||56.5kg||$6|
|8||13||CONDOR||Paul Perry||Joshua Parr||3.5L||7||56.5kg||$151|
|9||9||CAPITAL GAIN||Paul Butterworth||Adam Hyeronimus||5.4L||3||56.5kg||$201|
|10||6||SULLY (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Blake Shinn||5.5L||11||56.5kg||$61|
|11||4||AGE OF FIRE||Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards||Jason Collett||5.9L||13||56.5kg||$51|
|12||14||TANGMERE (NZ)||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||6.5L||12||56.5kg||$101|
|13||7||PEACEFUL STATE||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||7.4L||9||56.5kg||$9.50|
|14||8||TANGLED||Chris Waller||Jay Ford||8.2L||6||56.5kg||$101|
Randwick Guineas Odds & Betting
Randwick Guineas betting is dominated at online bookmakers like us here at Ladbrokes by the best three-year-olds of the season coming off winning lead-up runs.
Last start winners have a gun record in the Randwick Guineas with five of winners from 2011 – 2018 having won their lead-up race. The Hobartville Stakes winner usually opens near the top of the Randwick Guineas odds if accepted and favourites have only a solid recent record in the Group 1 with the last to salute for the punters being Kementari (2018).
Fillies are often further down the Randwick Guineas betting odds with the first filly to win since Fine Society (2003) being Mosheen (2012).
2018 Randwick Guineas Odds
The latest Randwick Guineas 2018 betting odds for this autumn’s Group 1 classic in early March will be available below once out so punters can back their favourite three-year-old milers at the right price.
Randwick Guineas Field
The Randwick Guineas field attracts the best three-year-old milers and staying types of the season however is rarely run at capacity.
Many of the top contenders in the Randwick Guineas field come via a run in the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill a fortnight before.
The Hobartville Stakes – Randwick Guineas double was won three times from 2011 – 2015 with Ilovethiscity (2011), Dissident (2014) and Hallowed Crown (2015) all successful in both races, and again in 2018 by Kementari. Many three-year-olds coming out of the Randwick Guineas field go on to compete in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) later in March, which is another popular betting double.
Randwick Guineas nominations close on the Monday before the race and the final field of acceptors are announced on the Wednesday of race week.
2018 Randwick Guineas Field
The official Randwick Guineas field 2018 and barrier draw will be available on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below once announced.
The 2018 Ranwick Guineas Final Field features 14 hopefuls and the clear favourite Kementari was a big winner at the Randwick Guineas barrier draw coming up with gate four. Kementari comes off a lead-up win in the Hobartville Stakes and the runner-up in that, Pierata, is drawn barrier one for Saturday’s rematch. The eye-catching Hobartville third placegetter D’Argento meanwhile had opposite luck, the untapped Chris Waller-trained hopeful drawn the widest barrier (14 of 14) in the Randwick Guineas field.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||x155111x55||ACE HIGH||David Payne||Tye Angland||2||56.5kg||107|
|2||63x6410x14||TRAPEZE ARTIST||Gerald Ryan||Tim Clark||10||56.5kg||105|
|3||21x4320x11||KEMENTARI||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||4||56.5kg||104|
|4||2132113||AGE OF FIRE||Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards||Jason Collett||13||56.5kg||100|
|5||4137×12112||PIERATA||Gregory Hickman||Corey Brown||1||56.5kg||100|
|6||23x11432x8||SULLY (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Blake Shinn||11||56.5kg||94|
|7||312×172||PEACEFUL STATE||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||9||56.5kg||93|
|8||00x94220x6||TANGLED||Chris Waller||Jay Ford||6||56.5kg||90|
|9||242251×600||CAPITAL GAIN||Paul Butterworth||Adam Hyeronimus||3||56.5kg||88|
|10||11×13||D’ARGENTO||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||14||56.5kg||88|
|11||112×129||SIEGE OF QUEBEC||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Christian Reith||8||56.5kg||82|
|12||311×62||KAONIC (NZ)||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||5||56.5kg||74|
|13||3235×212||CONDOR||Paul Perry||Joshua Parr||7||56.5kg||69|
|14||74×12||TANGMERE (NZ)||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||12||56.5kg||68|
2018 Randwick Guineas Nominations
The early Randwick Guineas 2018 nominations close on the Monday of race week and the full list of entries will be available here.
Racing NSW took 15 official 2018 Randwick Guineas Nominations including last start Hobartville Stakes winner Kementari, runner-up Pierata and third placed D’Argento who is one of five in the mix for Chris Waller.
Randwick Guineas Tips
The top Randwick Guineas tips are to look at the lead-up form of the three-year-olds in the field and look for horses that ran in the top three in their latest run.
Only two Randwick Guineas winners in over a decade ran worse than fourth in their last Group race start with Jymcarew (11th in 2005) and Inference who improved on a Hobartville Stakes fifth to salute in 2017. Fillies are often a danger Randwick Guineas tip to take as they have only a fare record over the boys in the race.
Barriers seem to matter little when it comes to Randwick Guineas tipping with an even spread of winners from single and double digit gates. The most popular barriers since 1983 with five Randwick Guineas winners is barrier four, Kementari (2018) the last to salute from the gate.
2018 Randwick Guineas Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Randwick Guineas 2018 tips and exotic Royal Randwick Group 1 betting selections will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page to see who to back and sack in the autumn feature.
- 1st: #7 PEACEFUL STATE ($7)
- 2nd: #3 KEMENTARI ($2.70)
- 3rd: #4 AGE OF FIRE ($21)
Tipping the Darren Weir-trained PEACEFUL STATE ($7) to frank the form out of last Saturday’s Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington. It’s a tough ask for a three-year-old to back-up in successive Group 1s on successive Saturdays across two states, but Weir knows how to plan out an prep and this horse has improvement and could be anything. KEMENTARI ($2.70) is the hard to beat favourite drawn a treat (4) with the back-to-back Group Sydney wins leading up to this, including in the Hobartville Stakes that has proved the best form line to follow into this race. AGE OF FIRE ($21) is a Group 1 winning Kiwi making a raid down under and will relish a Soft track. Has won at this distance in Group 1 company back home and can finish in the money at a silly price.
Randwick Guineas Form Guide
The Randwick Guineas form guide shows the saddlecloth numbers, starting barriers, trainers and jockeys of all the three-year-olds in the field. It also shows the lead-up form of the Randwick Guineas runners including what races they last ran in and where they finished.
The best Randwick Guineas form line to follow over the past two decades is that coming out of the Hobartville Stakes, a race that has produced 13 of the past 21 winners including most recently Kementari (1st in 2018).
John Hawkes is the most successful Randwick Guineas trainer in the past 30 years with six winners including the two he prepared in partnership with his sons Michael & Wayne – Mentality (2007) and Inference (2017).
Randwick Guineas Form Facts
- The only filly to win the Randwick Guineas since 2003 was Mosheen (2012)
- Last start winners dominated the Randwick Guineas results from 2011 – 2018 with five saluting
- The only favourite to get the job done for the punters since Ilovethiscity (2011) is Kementari (2018)
- Barrier 12 produced two of the seven Randwick Guineas winners from 2012 – 2018
2018 Randwick Guineas Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Randwick Guineas 2018 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.
Randwick Guineas Results
The Randwick Guineas results and finishing order of the full field are out when the classic runs as Randwick Race 6 or 7 on the first Saturday in March. Along with the Randwick Guineas winner the results reveal the successful trifecta and first four combinations for punters as well as the winning time and margins.
Notable recent Randwick Guineas winners include Hallowed Crown (2015), It’s A Dundeel (2013), Shoot Out (2010) and Weekend Hussler (2008).
Randwick Guineas Winners
|2017||Inference||Invincible Gem||Comin’ Through||1:40.9|
|2016||Le Romain||Press Statement||Gold Ambition||1:33.8|
|2015||Hallowed Crown||Sweynesse||Shooting To Win||1:15.1|
|2013||It’s A Dundeel||Proisir||Tatra||1:35.1|
|2012||Mosheen||Said Com||Laser Hawk||1:37.6|
|2010||Shoot Out||Viking Legend||Captain Sonador||1:34.9|
|2009||Metal Bender||Rock Kingdom||Caymans||1:36.5|
|2008||Weekend Hussler||Triple Honour||Arlington||1:36.3|
|2006||Hotel Grand||Flying Pegasus||Primus||1:35.8|
|2005||Jymcarew||Eremein||Cheval De Troy||1:57.4|
|2002||Carnegie Express||Pentastic||Another Warrior||1:56.2|
|2001||Universal Prince||Danamite||Scenic Warrior||1:57.4|
|2000||Fairway||Oval Office||Cloth Of God||1:58.7|