Randwick Guineas 2017

Saturday March 4, 2017

Ladbrokes Tip: The premier Randwick Guineas lead-up is the Hobartville Stakes run at Rosehill

The Randwick Guineas is the highlight race of the annual Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival’s opening Group 1 meeting and takes place at Royal Randwick Racecourse on the first Saturday in 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 4, 2017.

2017 Randwick Guineas Results

  • 1st: Inference
  • 2nd: Invincible Gem
  • 3rd: Comin’ Through

Randwick Guineas Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 4, 2017
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1935

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. Randwick Guineas nominations close on the Monday before the race before the final field of acceptances is released on the Wednesday.

Randwick Guineas odds were short on Mosheen who beat home the boys in 2012

Mosheen (2012) defied Randwick Guineas history beating home the boys to win the Group 1. Photo: Steve Hart.

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. 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.

2017 Randwick Guineas Field

The official Randwick Guineas field 2017 and barrier draw are released the Wednesday before the race and will be published below as soon as announced.

On Wednesday March 1, 2017 Racing NSW released the official 2017 Randwick Guineas field with a bumper crop of 14 three-year-olds engaged in the Group 1 including reigning Victoria Derby winner Prized Icon (14) and last start Hobartville Stakes winner Man From Uncle (13) who drew the two widest gates in the Randwick Guineas barrier draw.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1x463351x6 PRIZED ICON James Cummings Glyn Schofield 14 56.5kg 107
2 123×11 MAN FROM UNCLE Anthony Cummings Jason Collett 13 56.5kg 86
3 21x11433x5 INFERENCE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 11 56.5kg 85
4 1117×232 ECHO EFFECT Kristen Buchanan Paul King 2 56.5kg 82
5 121×53 COMIN’ THROUGH Chris Waller Joao Moreira 4 56.5kg 81
6 13x1135x7 ACATOUR Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 9 56.5kg 76
7 15x96010x9 CAPTAIN DUFFY Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 1 56.5kg 72
8 51429×33 LAND OF PLENTY Grahame Begg TBA 3 56.5kg 72
9 31×222 MALAISE John O’Shea Zac Purton 7 56.5kg 72
10 0x5856x578 MANOLO BLAHNIQ (NZ) Tony Noonan Joshua Parr 10 56.5kg 71
11 226×31212 HARPER’S CHOICE Gerald Ryan Kerrin McEvoy 5 56.5kg 70
12 1x3670x6 HARDHAM David Brideoake Corey Brown 8 56.5kg 66
13 173 IMPAVIDO Bjorn Baker Tye Angland 12 56.5kg 63
14 22×154111 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 6 54.5kg 82

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 four of the five winners from 2011 – 2015 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.

Fillies are often further down the Randwick Guineas betting odds with the first filly to win since Fine Society (2003) being Mosheen (2012).

2017 Randwick Guineas Odds

The latest Randwick Guineas 2017 betting odds for this autumn’s Group 1 classic in early March will be available below as soon as markets are out so stay tuned to back your favourite three-year-old milers at the right price.

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 one Randwick Guineas winner in over a decade ran worse than fourth in their last Group race start with Jymcarew (11th in 2005). 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 four Randwick Guineas each are 2, 4, 11 and 14.

2017 Randwick Guineas Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Randwick Guineas 2017 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.

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 12 of the past 20 winners.

John Hawkes is the most successful Randwick Guineas trainer in the past 30 years with four wins from 14 starters including Mentality (2007) so watching for his runners in the form guide is often a good tip.

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 – 2016 with four saluting
  • The last favourite to get the job done for the punters was Ilovethiscity (2011)
  • Barrier 12 produced two of the five Randwick Guineas winners from 2012 – 2016

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).

2017 Randwick Guineas Results

The 2017 Randwick Guineas Results will be published as soon as the race runs on Saturday March 4, 2017.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 3 INFERENCE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 9 56.5kg $9.50
2 14 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 0.2L 4 54.5kg $5.50
3 5 COMIN’ THROUGH Chris Waller Joao Moreira 2L 2 56.5kg $4.80
4 13 IMPAVIDO Bjorn Baker Tye Angland 2.7L 10 56.5kg $15
5 2 MAN FROM UNCLE Anthony Cummings Jason Collett 3.8L 11 56.5kg $4.40F
6 11 HARPER’S CHOICE Gerald Ryan Kerrin McEvoy 6.1L 3 56.5kg $13
7 12 HARDHAM David Brideoake Corey Brown 6.8L 6 56.5kg $26
8 6 ACATOUR Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 9.5L 7 56.5kg $12
9 10 MANOLO BLAHNIQ (NZ) Tony Noonan Joshua Parr 10.1L 8 56.5kg $16
10 9 MALAISE John O’Shea Zac Purton 10.2L 5 56.5kg $9
11 7 CAPTAIN DUFFY Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 10.3L 1 56.5kg $81
1 PRIZED ICON James Cummings Glyn Schofield 0
4 ECHO EFFECT Kristen Buchanan Paul King 0
8 LAND OF PLENTY Grahame Begg 0

Randwick Guineas Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
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
2014 Dissident El Roca Eurozone 1:36.3
2013 It’s A Dundeel Proisir Tatra 1:35.1
2012 Mosheen Said Com Laser Hawk 1:37.6
2011 Ilovethiscity Skilled Light Brigade 1:35.3
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
2007 Mentality Teranaba Sniper’s Bullet 1:35.7
2006 Hotel Grand Flying Pegasus Primus 1:35.8
2005 Jymcarew Eremein Cheval De Troy 1:57.4
2004 Niello Timbourina Dancing Daggers 1:57.2
2003 Fine Society Beaver Hydrometer 1:57.0
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