Thousand Guineas Prelude 2018

Sunday September 31, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: The Thousand Guineas Prelude – Thousand Guineas double is a popular spring bet!

Held on a Sunday in late September or early October, the same day Sydney hosts the NRL Grand Final, during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival at Caulfield Racecourse, the Thousand Guineas Prelude is a Group 2 race open to three-year-old fillies.

The set weights plus penalties race, also known as the Tranquil Star Stakes, is one of four Group races at the meeting that is headlined by the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) and the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m). The equivalent race for colts and geldings, the Group 3 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m), also runs on the same card as a lead-up to the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas.

The Thousand Guineas Prelude is obviously the traditional preparatory run for fillies heading into the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) back at the track in two weeks. The last filly to complete the Thousand Guineas Prelude – Thousand Guineas double was Irish Lights (2009).

The latest edition of the Thousand Guineas Prelude ran on Sunday September 31, 2018.

2018 Thousand Guineas Prelude Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Thousand Guineas Prelude Race Info

  • Date: Sunday September 31, 2018
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1983

Thousand Guineas Prelude Betting

Thousand Guineas Prelude odds are led each spring by in-form fillies coming off good lead-up form in earlier races against similar class.

A popular Thousand Guineas Prelude betting option is to back the winner to go on to win the Thousand Guineas, a punt that has paid off a number of times over the years. Fillies that ran well in lead-up races like the Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) at Flemington a fortnight earlier also sit high up the Thousand Guineas Prelude odds online each spring.

2018 Thousand Guineas Prelude Odds

The latest Thousand Guineas Prelude 2018 betting odds and links to our Caulfield racing markets will be open below as soon as released so stay tuned for the top odds on the Thousand Guineas-bound fillies this spring.

Thousand Guineas Prelude Tips

Good Thousand Guineas Prelude tips to take to the bookies during the spring include looking for fillies coming off a lead-up win in Melbourne, runners with ability over 1400m and those drawn near the rails at Caulfield. Previous Group 1 performed fillies at the track from the autumn out of races like the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes also make a good tip in Thousand Guineas Prelude betting each spring.

2018 Thousand Guineas Prelude Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Thousand Guineas Prelude 2018 betting tips and Group 2 racing picks for the Thousand Guineas lead-up race will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the fillies to lock-in for the win and to take in Group 1 futures markets on the mile feature next race.

Thousand Guineas Prelude Field

The Thousand Guineas Prelude field attracts a line-up of the season’s most promising middle-distance fillies heading towards a run over the mile in the Thousand Guineas.

Fillies in the Thousand Guineas Prelude field can come off a number of possible runs including the Group 3 Quezette Stakes (1100m) the month before. In 2015 Miss Gunpowder ran third in the Quezette Stakes before her Prelude win two runs later.

Thousand Guineas Prelude Odds & Tips - Ladbrokes

Thousand Guineas Prelude winner Legless Veuve (2016) scored an upset win as a $12 shot in betting. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Another lead-up race is the Group 3 HDF McNeil Stakes (1200m), a double last achieved by Lady Of Harrods (2012). The likely next-up option for Thousand Guineas Prelude graduates is the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m). Jameka ran third in the Thousand Guineas Prelude in 2015 before a second to Stay With Me in that year’s Thousand Guineas. She also went on to win the Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m) and Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) that spring.

In 2014 the Thousand Guineas Prelude runner-up Amicus won the Thousand Guineas next start, while in 2013 the Prelude winner Gregers finished third in the Group 1 next time out. The previous year (2012) the Prelude runner-up Commanding Jewel ran second in the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) next start before her Thousand Guineas success.

2018 Thousand Guineas Prelude Field

2018 Thousand Guineas Prelude Nominations

The Thousand Guineas Prelude 2018 Nominations are taken the Monday of race week and the list of early entries will be provided below once announced.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 3x4213x EL DORADO DREAMING F 3 Kris Lees 1 57.5kg 102
2 211×31 THRILLSTER F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 2 57kg 81
3 112×6 ZIZZIS F 3 Patrick Payne 3 56.5kg 69
4 11×11 SMART MELODY F 3 Kris Lees 4 56.5kg 80
5 14x740x48 QAFILA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 5 56.5kg 70
6 1x20x0 SATIN SLIPPER F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 6 56.5kg 75
7 23123×34 KRONE F 3 Darren Weir 7 56kg 74
8 1213×52 SPANISH WHISPER F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 8 56kg 81
9 34x11x9 EAWASE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 9 56kg 72
10 1×120 MULTAJA F 3 James Cummings 10 55kg 70
11 2×1322 HUMMA HUMMA F 3 John McArdle 11 55kg 76
12 111×69 ANJANA F 3 Darren Weir 12 55kg 72
13 73x221x1 PEACEFUL (NZ) F 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 13 55kg 76
14 12×2 MUSIC BAY F 3 Phillip Stokes 14 55kg 68
15 3x242x53 ARISTIA F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 15 55kg 64
16 226×101 SUNDARBANS (NZ) F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 16 55kg 67
17 2x656x19 ROOBEENA F 3 Tony McEvoy 17 55kg 64
18 231×97 CRISTAL EYES F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 18 55kg 63
19 161 GOLDEN HALO F 3 Darren Weir 19 55kg 68
20 2837×01 MISS LOUISIANA F 3 Anthony Freedman 20 55kg 61
21 3216 STRYKER QUEEN F 3 Matt Laurie 21 55kg 61
22 21 THOUSAND WISHES F 3 Danny O’Brien 22 55kg 62
23 046×10 TATIARA F 3 Robbie Laing 23 55kg 63
24 19 ASHARANI F 3 David Vandyke 24 55kg 63
25 0x1 PIERRO BELLE F 3 Tony McEvoy 25 55kg 63
26 5x TRUNFIO F 3 Robbie Laing 26 55kg 60
27 3 BLONDE DISPOSITION F 3 David Brideoake 27 55kg 60

Thousand Guineas Prelude Form Guide

The Thousand Guineas Prelude form guide details to punters all the need-to-know information from trainers and jockeys to barriers and lead-up runs.

The Thousand Guineas Prelude form has also stacked up in tougher spring races in recent years including the Crown Oaks during the Melbourne Cup Carnival in 2015 when Prelude third-placegetter Jameka won the staying clash at Flemington three runs later. Jameka also won the 2016 Caulfield Cup, further franking the previous season’s Thousand Guineas Prelude form.

Thousand Guineas Prelude Results

The Thousand Guineas Prelude results have been dominated by single-figure chances in the past decade, but a number of fillies have managed at upset at double-figures including Lady Of Harrods ($15 in 2012) and Legless Veuve ($12 in 2016).

Notable recent Thousand Guineas Prelude winners include Miss Gunpowder (2015), Divorces (2010), Irish Lights (2009), Ortensia (2008) and Miss Finland (2006).

2018 Thousand Guineas Prelude Results

The official Thousand Guineas Prelude 2018 results & finishing order will be published below once the race is run and won on Sunday September 31, 2018, the Sunday following Epsom Handicap Day in Sydney on the Saturday.

Thousand Guineas Prelude Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2017 Booker Shoals Catchy 1:23.4
2016 Legless Veuve La Luna Rossa Sword Of Light 1:25.2
2015 Miss Gunpowder Payroll Jameka 1:23.2
2014 Afleet Esprit Amicus Go Indy Go 1:24.5
2013 Gregers Marianne Politeness 1:29.5
2012 Lady Of Harrods Commanding Jewel Molto Bene 1:24.9
2011 Bliss Street Hallowell Belle Mosheen 1:24.4
2010 Divorces Sistine Angel Panipique 1:24.2
2009 Irish Lights Set For Fame Mont Fleuri 1:26.1
2008 Ortensia Romneya Sugar Babe 1:26.0
2007 Gabbidon Jestatune Sleek Chassis 1:23.9
2006 Miss Finland Anamato My Only Hope 1:24.3
2005 Doubting Pinezero Isanami 1:27.4
2004 Hollow Bullet Ballet Society Astradame 1:24.3
2003 Hinting Ashenti Portland Damask 1:22.9
2002 La Bella Dame Toast Of The Coast Lashed 1:24.2
2001 Haste Ye Back Malagra Miss Special Grange 1:25.0
2000 So Gorgeous Ponton Flyer All Time High 1:22.9