Ladbrokes Tip: WA Guineas graduates can back-up in the Kingston Town Classic in the summer
The W.A. Guineas is a Group 2 race run at Ascot Racecourse in late November during the Perth Summer Racing Carnival on Railway Stakes Day.
The first of the major Western Australian race days over the summer season, Railway Stakes Day is headlined by the Group 1 $1 million Railway Stakes (1600m) for milers.
The WA Guineas for three-year-olds is the other key race on the card and is contested over 1600m at set weights. The race offers $500,000 in total prize money and makes a nice lead-up for youngsters looking to take on the older horses in the following months Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) over the extra metres. The lastest horses to complete the WA Guineas – Kingston Town Classic double in the same year were Ihtsahymn (2013) and Playing God (2010).
The next edition of the WA Guineas is set to run on Saturday November 25, 2017 .
WA Guineas Race Info
- Date: Saturday November 25, 2017
- Track: Ascot Racecourse
- Distance: 1600m
- Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $500,000
- First Run: 1937
WA Guineas Odds & Betting
WA Guineas betting markets open weeks in advance of the Railway Stakes Day support race as soon as early entries close about a month out.
Each summer the WA Guineas odds are led by class local three-year-olds coming off a top three run in a traditional lead-up race like the Fairetha Stakes or the WA Champion Fillies Classic for the female three-year-olds taking on the boys in the Group 2. Upsets in the race are not uncommon however and the last winners to jump at double-figures in the WA Guineas betting markets were Rommel ($21 in 2014) and Variation ($13 in 2016).
2017 WA Guineas Betting
The summer’s latest WA Guineas 2017 odds and betting market links will be provided below once out so stay tuned for access to the best Perth summer racing odds on the top three-year-olds of the season.
WA Guineas Tips
Top WA Guineas tips to consider each summer include looking for local runners with a good record at Ascot that finished in the money at the track last time out in similar company and any runners proven over the mile distance.
Fillies also have a good recent record running top three in the WA Guineas trifecta so taking the better performed females in the race, especially those that ran well in the WA Champion Fillies Classic, is also a good WA Guineas betting tip.
2017 WA Guineas Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider WA Guineas 2017 betting tips and exotic Group 2 Perth racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the three-year-olds to back this summer.
- 1st: #3 MONEY MAHER ($4.20) – This Daniel & Ben Pearce-trained colt is favourite in WA Guineas betting, and think the bookies have it spot on. He could not have been more impressive winning the Listed Fairetha Stakes by two lengths at a price here last time out and he presents fit ready to blitz his first 1600m test on the weekend.
- 2nd: #1 ACHERNAR STAR ($13) – There’s a bit of value on offer tipping the same quinella in the WA Guineas as the Fairetha Stakes. This horse was runner-up that day and gets the chance again with Craig Williams coming aboard from a gun barrier three draw.
- 3rd: #14 PERFECT JEWEL ($4.80) – Plenty of the fillies here have claims against the colts & geldings, but sticking with this Grant & Alana Williams-trained daughter of Redoute’s Choice to return to her best. William Pike guided her to three wins on the trot before Noske came on for her first loss running fourth on November 7. Her winning stablemate that day went on to run third in last weekend’s WA Champion Fillies Stakes, but connections saved Perfect Jewel for the Guineas in a show of faith.
WA Guineas Field
The WA Guineas field attracts a quality line-up of mainly local three-year-old staying types looking to bag a Group win in Perth over the summer. Interstate contenders rarely make the trip west to run in the WA Guineas however in 2012 the Peter Snowden-trained Academus (2012) travelled over from Melbourne and won. One of the key lead-ups to the mile clash is the Listed Fairetha Stakes (1400m) held earlier in the month at the same track.
Recent WA Guineas winners to come off a Fairetha Stakes run include Man Booker (2nd in 2015), Rommel (2nd in 2014) and Ihtsahymn (6th in 2013) who turned the tables on that year’s Fairetha Stakes winner Saint Bro who ran third next start in the Guineas. Fillies taking on the boys in the WA Guineas field meanwhile often come off a run in the Group 3 WA Champion Fillies Classic (1600m) the week before, a race that produced the 2015 Guineas runner-up Spirit Bird (4th).
In 2013 the WA Champion Fillies winner Miss Rose De Lago backed-up with a second in the WA Guineas. Graduates out of the WA Guineas field often back-up in the Kingston Town Classic and the double has recently been achieved by Ihtsahymn (2013) and Playing God (2010) who also won the 2011 edition of the Group 1.
In 2014 the WA Guineas runner-up Disposition went on to run second to Moriarty in the Kingston Town Classic next start.
W.A. Guineas nominations close the Monday of race week followed by the release of the final field of acceptances and barriers on the Wednesday.
2017 WA Guineas Field
The official WA Guineas 2017 Final Field is announced the week of the race and will be published in full below once released so stay tuned to see what local and / or interstate three-year-olds make the starting line-up in the half-a-million-dollar summer showdown.
The 2017 WA Guineas Field drew a full 16 starters and 2 emergencies. The Grant & Alana Williams-trained filly Perfect Jewel suffered a blow drawing wide in gate 16 with William Pike to ride, but remains a top hope in the betting markets. Farietha Stakes winning colt Money Maher has firmed in WA Guineas betting drawn in gate 11, while the Darren McAuliffe-trained WA Champion Fillies winner from November 18, Art Series, came up with gate nine and Douglas Whyte to ride.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight|
|1||1x122x712||ACHERNAR STAR||Simon A Miller||Craig Williams||3||56.5kg|
|2||31531x31x7||DEBELLATIO||Fred Kersley||Daniel Staeck||1||56.5kg|
|3||4x223x1161||MONEY MAHER||Daniel & Ben Pearce||Jarrad Noske||11||56.5kg|
|4||x62112x614||SALUBRIOUS||Dion Luciani||Joseph Azzopardi||2||56.5kg|
|5||32x321x218||GAULOIS||James Cummings||Damian Lane||17||56.5kg|
|6||6134×55243||REYKJAVIK||Paula Wagg||Shaun O’Donnell||7||56.5kg|
|7||24×2321||ROGANELLA||Daniel Morton||Chris Parnham||15||56.5kg|
|8||64x3717x98||TURBO POWER||Neville Parnham||Steven Parnham||10||56.5kg|
|9||2×114||ARCADIA PRINCE||Grant & Alana Williams||Damien Oliver||13||56.5kg|
|11||221||THREE SECRETS||Steve Wolfe||Shaun Mc Gruddy||8||56.5kg|
|12||13×16||VITAL DANCER||Brett Pope||Peter Hall||4||56.5kg|
|13||x1111x3321||ART SERIES||Darren Mcauliffe||Douglas Whyte||9||54.5kg|
|14||1×114||PERFECT JEWEL||Grant & Alana Williams||William Pike||16||54.5kg|
|15||5591512||PRIVATE DANCER||Trevor Andrews||Brad Parnham||14||54.5kg|
|16||5×113||SOPHIA’S SECRET||Daniel Morton||TBA||12||54.5kg|
|17e||1x||HOODLUM THUNDER||Brett Pope||Mitchell Pateman||18||56.5kg|
|18e||45||BRUTUS MAXIMUS||David Harrison||Patrick Carbery||5||56.5kg|
2017 WA Guineas Nominations
The early WA Guineas 2017 Nominations are taken by Perth Racing about a month out from race day and will be provided below as soon as available.
The 2017 WA Guineas Nominations drew a bumper 85 early entries including the undefeated Grant & Alana Williams-trained filly Mikimoto who made it three wins from as many starts on November 7 in the Listed Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m), fellow Williams-trained filly Perfect Jewel who ran fourth to the stablemate last time out and the consistent Daniel Pearce-trained Fairetha Stakes winning colt Money Maher.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||1x122x712||ACHERNAR STAR||G||3||Simon A Miller||56.5kg||81|
|2||16×9||AKHERON||C||3||Simon A Miller||56.5kg||62|
|3||264689×545||AL DI LA||G||3||Phillip Mcleod||56.5kg||–|
|5||–||ALPHA SKY||G||3||Simon A Miller||56.5kg||–|
|7||2×114||ARCADIA PRINCE||G||3||Grant & Alana Williams||56.5kg||66|
|9||1×31374||BEAU GESTE||C||3||James Cummings||56.5kg||–|
|10||45||BRUTUS MAXIMUS||C||3||David Harrison||56.5kg||–|
|11||5110||CAPTAIN JIMMY (NZ)||C||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||56.5kg||–|
|12||2×170||CAPTAIN STIRLING||G||3||Daniel & Ben Pearce||56.5kg||62|
|14||1×81812126||CLIFF’S EDGE||C||3||Darren Weir||56.5kg||–|
|16||85×13181||COME PLAY WITH ME||G||3||Adam Durrant||56.5kg||68|
|19||21×211223||EPIC GREY||G||3||Lindsey Smith||56.5kg||74|
|20||21×060||GALVESTON BAY||C||3||Trevor Andrews||56.5kg||66|
|22||81x||HEART OF COEUR||G||3||Martin Allan||56.5kg||62|
|23||1||HOLY FREEZE||C||3||Darren Weir||56.5kg||–|
|24||1x||HOODLUM THUNDER||G||3||Brett Pope||56.5kg||64|
|26||–||JESTER DINI||G||3||Sonya Price||56.5kg||–|
|27||311||KAONIC (NZ)||C||3||Chris Waller||56.5kg||–|
|29||028||LICKETY SPLIT||C||3||David Harrison||56.5kg||–|
|30||6×445||MISTY LAD||C||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||56.5kg||–|
|32||4x223x1161||MONEY MAHER||C||3||Daniel & Ben Pearce||56.5kg||75|
|34||23||MR MONACO||C||3||Richard Laming||56.5kg||–|
|35||22||NIGHT FALLS||C||3||Darren Weir||56.5kg||–|
|36||444×56||OUQBA JACK||G||3||Neville Parnham||56.5kg||–|
|37||8||OUT OF KILTER||G||3||Lloyd Kennewell||56.5kg||–|
|38||138||OVER EXPOSURE||C||3||Tony McEvoy||56.5kg||–|
|40||2105×872||PURE GEM||G||3||Daniel Morton||56.5kg||65|
|43||50||RELIABLE MAGIC (NZ)||G||3||Richard Laming||56.5kg||–|
|45||1114||ROCKON TOMMY||G||3||Bill Doughty||56.5kg||69|
|48||12×2273||SALSAMOR (NZ)||C||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||56.5kg||–|
|54||8213||SPARKY LAD||G||3||Chris Waller||56.5kg||–|
|55||3×3231||STATE ATTORNEY||G||3||Adam Durrant||56.5kg||60|
|56||2023||SUPLEX CITY||C||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||56.5kg||–|
|57||15x33x024||THE SHOE||G||3||Stephen Miller||56.5kg||66|
|58||221||THREE SECRETS||G||3||Steve Wolfe||56.5kg||66a|
|61||64x3717x98||TURBO POWER||G||3||Neville Parnham||56.5kg||66|
|62||–||VALORE MILITARE||G||3||Sonya Price||56.5kg||–|
|64||13×16||VITAL DANCER||G||3||Brett Pope||56.5kg||71|
|65||3×6150||ALTA SULL’AMORE||F||3||Brent Albuino||54.5kg||56|
|67||3x1111x332||ART SERIES||F||3||Darren Mcauliffe||54.5kg||72|
|71||169||LIKE A BUTTERFLY||F||3||Lou Luciani||54.5kg||58|
|72||5x21212x45||LUCY MAE||F||3||Ted Martinovich||54.5kg||78|
|73||111||MIKIMOTO||F||3||Grant & Alana Williams||54.5kg||70|
|75||12×1176||OCEAN JEWEL||F||3||Simon A Miller||54.5kg||72|
|76||1×114||PERFECT JEWEL||F||3||Grant & Alana Williams||54.5kg||70|
|77||559151||PRIVATE DANCER||F||3||Trevor Andrews||54.5kg||63|
|78||633||QUEEN BOUDICA||F||3||Neville Parnham||54.5kg||–|
|79||23||QUIRKY GIRL||F||3||Trevor Andrews||54.5kg||–|
|80||273||RACY AVA||F||3||Daniel & Ben Pearce||54.5kg||–|
|81||3x4122x67||RUBIA MISS||F||3||Simon A Miller||54.5kg||64|
|83||1135||SHOWCASE||F||3||Grant & Alana Williams||54.5kg||61|
|84||5×113||SOPHIA’S SECRET||F||3||Daniel Morton||54.5kg||65|
|85||1×141||TRULY BELONG (NZ)||F||3||Adam Durrant||54.5kg||66|
WA Guineas Form Guide
The WA Guineas form guide details all the crucial information including the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the three-year-olds in the Group 2 race field.
In recent years the WA Guineas form has stacked up in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) the next month back at Ascot Racecourse with plenty of three-year-olds running top three in both races.
2017 WA Guineas Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive WA Guineas 2017 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.
WA Guineas Results
The WA Guineas results over the past decade have been dominated by single-figure fancies, but not the favourites, and local runners have a top strike-rate in the feature. Notable recent WA Guineas winners include Ihtsahymn (2013), Academus (2012), Playing God (2010) and Megatic (2007).
2017 WA Guineas Results
The full WA Guineas 2017 Results & Finishing Order will be detailed here once the race takes place on Railway Stakes Day, Saturday November 25, 2017 .
WA Guineas Winners
|2015||Man Booker||Spirit Bird||The Cobbla||1:34.7|
|2013||Ihtsahymn||Miss Rose De lago||Saint Bro||1:37.6|
|2012||Academus||Bippo No Bungus||Darlington Abbey||1:35.9|
|2011||King Saul||Caiguna||Red Hot Sax||1:36.1|
|2009||Clueless Angel||Thorn Dancer||The Corporation||1:35.0|
|2008||Moccasin Bend||Locus Standi||Saxon Palace||1:33.7|
|2006||Vain Crusader||Real Cheeky||Translate||1:35.8|
|2005||Cape North||Lock The Vault||Geil||1:36.0|
|2004||Dr John||Moet Magic||Stormy Nova||1:36.7|
|2003||River Mist||Changing Lanes||Laetare||1:37.3|
|2002||The Right Money||Trimagic||Amphritite||1:36.8|