Ladbrokes Tip: The Edward Manifold Stakes has produced many recent Thousand Guineas winning fillies
The Thousand Guineas is a mile feature held at Caulfield Racecourse in early October every Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival for three-year-old fillies and is worth a lucrative $500,000 in prize money. One of four Group 1 features on Caulfield Guineas Day, the 1600m set weights features was first run in 1946 and from 1988 – 2013 it took place on a Wednesday during the Spring Carnival. It has held elite level status since 1979 and notable Thousand Guineas winners include Wenona Girl (1960), Alinghi (2004), Miss Finland (2006) and Atlantic Jewel (2011).
This year the Thousand Guineas will be run on Saturday 8th October 2016.
Thousand Guineas Field
The Thousand Guineas field is announced on the Tuesday before the race day and has attracted under 10 runners just once in the past 30 years when Guelph (2013) beat home only eight rivals. It has recently run with 16 starters including in 2012, 2010 and 2008. Thousand Guineas nominations close in early August each year and can feature over 200 three-year-old fillies heading towards the spring classic.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||1x1111x27||WHISPERING BROOK||Simon A Miller||Nicholas Hall||3||55.5kg||85|
|2||139x1x66||MISSROCK||Robbie Laing||Dwayne Dunn||9||55.5kg||81|
|3||1×361||GLOBAL GLAMOUR||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Kerrin McEvoy||8||55.5kg||102|
|4||54x212x11||FOXPLAY||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||5||55.5kg||88|
|5||611×154||I AM A STAR (NZ)||Shane Nichols||Steven King||2||55.5kg||81|
|6||23511×22||LA LUNA ROSSA (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Damien Oliver||7||55.5kg||85|
|7||1x10x38||SAMARA DANCER (NZ)||Phillip Stokes||Dom Tourneur||13||55.5kg||78|
|8||72×11||LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ)||Stuart Webb||Mark Zahra||6||55.5kg||82|
|9||1108×2503||SWORD OF LIGHT||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||4||55.5kg||75|
|10||9×1211||LEOTIE||Henry Dwyer||Chris Parnham||14||55.5kg||77|
|11||21×55||SEBRING DREAM||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Walker||11||55.5kg||69|
|12||3×611||HARLOW GOLD (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss (a)||1||55.5kg||69|
|13||29×45||SMART AMELIA||James Cummings||James McDonald||12||55.5kg||65|
|14||7x1x280||PEEKING DUCK||Trent Pennuto||Craig Newitt||10||55.5kg||63|
|15||83×95475||FROMPARIS WITHLOVE||Leon & Troy Corstens||Ben E Thompson (a)||15||55.5kg||62|
Thousand Guineas Betting & Odds
Thousand Guineas betting markets open months ahead of the event and offer great value in the all-in odds. Closer to race day once the field is released the markets firm and are usually dominated by fillies that ran top three in the lead-up with the past three winners all having finished in the money in their final Group start. The favourite has saluted in the Thousand Guineas five times since 2005 most recently when Guelph won in 2013.
Thousand Guineas Tips
Thousand Guineas tips feature the season’s top fillies that have good earlier spring form. The traditional lead-up races into the Group 1 include the Group 3 Thousand Guineas Prelude that produced Amicus (2014) who ran second in the lead-up with the double last achieved by Irish Lights (2009) and the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes that four Thousand Guineas winners have come via since 2006.
Thousand Guineas Form Guide
The Thousand Guineas form guide features all the info punters need to place a well-informed wager on the mile showdown including the saddlecloth number, barrier, trainer and jockey of all the fillies in the field. Looking for a runner drawn between barriers 4 – 6 is a good tip as these gates have produced the most winners in recent years, while just one winner has jumped from double digits in the past decade with Serious Speed (10 in 2007). Since 2008 three last start winners have gone on to win the Thousand Guineas including Guelph (2013) who took out the Flight Stakes – Thousand Guineas double. Before her the last Thousand Guineas champ to come via the other Group 1 was Yosei (2010) who ran sixth in the Flight Stakes before winning the Thousand Guineas as a 10/1 chance.
Thousand Guineas Results
The Thousand Guineas results and finishing order are announced on Caulfield Guineas Day when the Schweppes-sponsored event runs as Caulfield Race 8 late on the card. As well as the Thousand Guineas winner, successful trifecta and first four you can also see the starting price and margin of all the runners as well as any scratched horses.
2016 Thousand Guineas Results
|1||3||GLOBAL GLAMOUR||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Kerrin McEvoy||–||8||55.5kg||$4.40|
|2||5||I AM A STAR (NZ)||Shane Nichols||Steven King||1L||2||55.5kg||$21|
|3||1||WHISPERING BROOK||Simon A Miller||Nicholas Hall||1.2L||3||55.5kg||$8.50|
|4||4||FOXPLAY||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||2.7L||5||55.5kg||$4.20F|
|5||12||HARLOW GOLD (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss (a)||3.45L||1||55.5kg||$10|
|6||11||SEBRING DREAM||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Walker||3.65L||10||55.5kg||$31|
|7||2||MISSROCK||Robbie Laing||Dwayne Dunn||6.65L||9||55.5kg||$9|
|8||6||LA LUNA ROSSA (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Damien Oliver||6.85L||7||55.5kg||$12|
|9||13||SMART AMELIA||James Cummings||James McDonald||8.35L||11||55.5kg||$31|
|10||10||LEOTIE||Henry Dwyer||Chris Parnham||8.85L||13||55.5kg||$15|
|11||7||SAMARA DANCER (NZ)||Phillip Stokes||Dom Tourneur||9.6L||12||55.5kg||$26|
|12||9||SWORD OF LIGHT Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||13.1L||4||55.5kg||$51|
|13||15||FROMPARIS WITHLOVE||Leon & Troy Corstens||Ben E Thompson (a)||13.2L||14||55.5kg||$151|
|14||8||LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ)||Stuart Webb||Mark Zahra||16.95L||6||55.5kg||$17|
Thousand Guineas Winners
|2016||Global Glamour||I Am A Star||Whispering Brook||1:36.8|
|2015||Stay With Me||Jameka||Badawiya||1:35.8|
|2012||Commanding Jewel||Dear Demi||Zydeco||1:37.1|
|2011||Atlantic Jewel||Mosheen||Sharnee Rose||1:35.8|
|2009||Irish Lights||Melito||Faint Perfume||1:38.8|
|2007||Serious Speed||Extension of Time||Antarctic Miss||1:36.3|
|2006||Miss Finland||Permaiscuous||Cheeky Choice||1:37.2|
|2004||Alinghi||Hollow Bullet||Ballet Society||1:37.1|
|2002||Macedon Lady||La Bella Dama||Fuji Dancer||1:36.4|
|2001||Magical Miss||Ha Ha||Li Lo Lill||1:37.0|
|2000||All Time High||Ponton Flyer||Tanith||1:36.3|