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.
|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.
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
|2018||Arcadia Queen||Lady Cosmology||Flirtini||1:34.9|
|2017||Perfect Jewel||Achener Star||Art Series||1:36.6|
|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|