WA Guineas 2018

Saturday November 24, 2018

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 latest edition of the WA Guineas runs on Saturday November 24, 2018.

2018 WA Guineas Results

  • 1st: Arcadia Queen
  • 2nd: Lady Cosmology
  • 3rd: Flirtini

WA Guineas Race Info

  • Date: Saturday November 24, 2018
  • Track: Ascot Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1937

2018 WA Guineas Results

The full WA Guineas 2018 Results & Finishing Order is now detailed here that took place on Railway Stakes Day, Saturday November 24, 2018.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight
1 15 ARCADIA QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 3 54.5kg
2 14 LADY COSMOLOGY Simon A Miller Paul Harvey 3L 11 54.5kg
3 16 FLIRTINI Simon A Miller Ms Lucy Warwick 3.75L 8 54.5kg
4 9 TRUE ATTRACTION Grant & Alana Williams Peter Hall 5.5L 5 56.5kg
5 2 THE VELVET KING Darren Mcauliffe Mitchell Pateman 5.75L 13 56.5kg
6 10 JUNIPAL Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 6L 6 56.5kg
7 11 REGAL COUNSEL Trevor Andrews Glenn Smith 8L 12 56.5kg
8 17e THE FUGAZI Chris Gangemi Shaun O’Donnell 8.25L 14 56.5kg
9 8 TRUE DEFENDER Grant & Alana Williams Craig Newitt 8.5L 2 56.5kg
10 5 PLATOON Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 9.25L 16 56.5kg
11 6 BLACKWOOD RIVER Stephen Miller Jarrad Noske 9.25L 7 56.5kg
12 12 FINGERMARK Neville Parnham Ben Melham 11.5L 4 56.5kg
13 1 LORDHELPMERUN Steve Wolfe Shaun Mc Gruddy 12.5L 9 56.5kg
14 3 BLACK SABBATH Robert & Todd Harvey Jason Brown 17.25L 15 56.5kg
15 7 ULUSABA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Damian Lane 17.75L 1 56.5kg
16 13 ZETORIO Roy Rogers Jason Whiting 21.25L 10 56.5kg

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).

2018 WA Guineas Betting

The summer’s latest WA Guineas 2018 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, including in 2017 when fillies ran first (Perfect Jewel) and third (Art Series), 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.

2018 WA Guineas Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider WA Guineas 2018 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.

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.

WA Guineas Tips & Odds - Ladbrokes.com.au

WA Guineas winner Rommel (2014) went on to enjoy Group success in Melbourne later in his career. Photo Credit: Sarah Ebbett.

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) and the 2017 third placegetter in the Guineas Art Series (1st).

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.

2018 WA Guineas Field

The official WA Guineas 2018 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.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2131×202 LORDHELPMERUN Steve Wolfe Shaun Mc Gruddy 9 56.5kg 79
2 131×1 THE VELVET KING Darren Mcauliffe Mitchell Pateman 15 56.5kg 75
3 11×273 BLACK SABBATH Robert & Todd Harvey Jason Brown 17 56.5kg 73
4 x655x41232 ORCEIN Chris Waller Craig Williams 10 56.5kg
5 3x4263x125 PLATOON Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 18 56.5kg 66
6 5×2221 BLACKWOOD RIVER Stephen Miller Jarrad Noske 7 56.5kg 67
7 28×2131 ULUSABA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Damian Lane 1 56.5kg
8 2x11x7 TRUE DEFENDER Grant & Alana Williams Craig Newitt 2 56.5kg 66
9 1314 TRUE ATTRACTION Grant & Alana Williams Peter Hall 5 56.5kg 66
10 342142 JUNIPAL Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 6 56.5kg
11 4x33364x18 REGAL COUNSEL Trevor Andrews Glenn Smith 14 56.5kg 62
12 7x2144x485 FINGERMARK Neville Parnham Ben Melham 4 56.5kg 63
13 5×611366 ZETORIO Roy Rogers Jason Whiting 12 56.5kg 65
14 122×3412 LADY COSMOLOGY Simon A Miller Paul Harvey 13 54.5kg 78
15 1131 ARCADIA QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 3 54.5kg 78
16 13324 FLIRTINI Simon A Miller Ms Lucy Warwick 8 54.5kg 66
17e 2×12 THE FUGAZI Chris Gangemi Shaun O’Donnell 16 56.5kg 63
18e 61×89 REGAL POWER Grant & Alana Williams 11 56.5kg 62

2018 WA Guineas Nominations

The early WA Guineas 2018 Nominations are taken by Perth Racing about a month out from race day and will be provided below as soon as available.

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.

2018 WA Guineas Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive WA Guineas 2018 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).

WA Guineas Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Arcadia Queen Lady Cosmology Flirtini 1:34.9
2017 Perfect Jewel Achener Star Art Series 1:36.6
2016 Variation Ellicazoom Ragazzo D’Oro 1:37.0
2015 Man Booker Spirit Bird The Cobbla 1:34.7
2014 Rommel Disposition Say Geronimo 1:36.0
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
2010 Playing God Lauradane Hoegaarden 1:36.2
2009 Clueless Angel Thorn Dancer The Corporation 1:35.0
2008 Moccasin Bend Locus Standi Saxon Palace 1:33.7
2007 Megatic Perestroika Moisture 1:35.6
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
2001 Royal Retrieve Kentiara Dexian 1:36.0
2000 Kalatiara Mr Tanzania Eutectic 1:37.5