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The Thousand Guineas is a Group 1 mile race for three-year-old fillies run alongside the $2 million Caulfield Guineas in mid-October each spring.
2020 Thousand Guineas Results
- 1st: #9 Odeum
- 2nd: #4 Personal
- 3rd: #3 Instant Celebrity
Thousand Guineas News
- 2020 Caulfield Guineas Day: Melbourne Race Scratchings & Track Report
- Thousand Guineas 2020 Odds Update: Hungry Heart v Instant Celebrity
- 2020 Thousand Guineas Final Field: Waller Hungry For Success
- 2020 Thousand Guineas Betting: Thermosphere Turns Up the Heat with Bold Edward Manifold Win
- Brilliant Prelude Win Sees Instant Celebrity into Thousand Guineas Favouritism
The Thousand Guineas is one of the premier races for fillies held during the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Run on a Saturday in early – mid October on Caulfield Guineas Day, the Group 1 Thousand Guineas is a middle distance event run over 1600m by three-year-old fillies at set weights. Worth $1 million in total prize money after doubling its stakes in 2019, it is the fillies’ equivalent to the Caulfield Guineas for colts and geldings held on the same day.
The best lead-up races and guides to the Thousand Guineas are the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) held the Saturday prior at Flemington and the Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) a fortnight before the Group 1.
The Edward Manifold – Thousand Guineas is a very popular betting double at the Spring Carnival because of the Edward Manifold’s history of producing Thousand Guineas winners. Fillies to win the double in recent years include Amphitrite (2018), Gallica (2008), Alinghi (2004) and Special Harmony (2003). The placegetters in the Manifold are also worth looking at for your Thousand Guineas bets, as Serious Speed (2007) and Miss Finland (2006) were both runner-up in this earlier event prior to claiming Thousand Guineas victory, as was Commanding Jewel (3rd in 2012).
Irish Lights (2009) meanwhile is the last filly to complete the Prelude – Thousand Guineas double, but the Thousand Guineas Prelude has also produced recent Thousand Guineas winners Amicus (2nd in 2014), Stay With Me (6th in 2015) and Flit (9th in 2019).
More and more Sydney’s Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) is also serving as a lead-up into the Thousand Guineas field with Guelph (2013) and Global Glamour (2016) both recently completing the double.
The 2020 Thousand Guineas took place on Saturday October 10, 2020 at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne and was won by the in-form Odeum.
|Date:||Saturday October 10, 2020|
|Conditions:||Three-year-old Fillies at Set Weights|
|Prize Money:||$1 million|
2020 Thousand Guineas Results
- 1st: #9 Odeum
- 2nd: #4 Personal
- 3rd: #3 Instant Celebrity
The in-form Odeum ($9) made it back-to-back wins rising in grade and distance for an upset victory in the 2020 Thousand Guineas results.
Click here to read more on the eye-catching Thousand Guineas 2020 winner Odeum.
|1||9||ODEUM||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Michael Walker||3||55.5kg||$9|
|2||4||PERSONAL||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||Damien Oliver||1.75L||7||55.5kg||$16|
|3||3||INSTANT CELEBRITY||Phillip Stokes||Craig Williams||1.95L||8||55.5kg||$4.20|
|4||6||ECUMENICAL||Mick Huxtable||John Allen||2.7L||12||55.5kg||$31|
|5||12||AGREEABLE||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Jamie Kah||3.45L||13||55.5kg||$31|
|6||2||THERMOSPHERE||James Cummings||Damian Lane||5.2L||1||55.5kg||$16|
|7||1||HUNGRY HEART||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||5.3L||2||55.5kg||$2.60F|
|8||10||ROCK MY WAND||Matthew Smith||Luke Currie||5.8L||4||55.5kg||$41|
|9||11||MOZZIE MONSTER||John Sadler||Jordan Childs||5.9L||10||55.5kg||$91|
|10||7||AIDENSFIELD||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||Daniel Stackhouse||6L||6||55.5kg||$16|
|11||5||VANGELIC||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Brett Prebble||8.25L||9||55.5kg||$10|
|12||8||NIGHT RAID||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Mark Zahra||8.55L||11||55.5kg||$31|
|13||13||LOVE SENSATION||Kevin Corstens||Luke Nolen||12.55L||5||55.5kg||$71|
|14||YOSEMITE (NZ)||Robbie Griffiths||William Pike||0|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2020 Thousand Guineas Odds
The latest Thousand Guineas 2020 betting odds on the three-year-old fillies in the mix for the Caulfield Guineas Day clash will be found below, fixed win pricing provided by Ladbrokes.com.au, as soon as markets on the $1 million feature are out.
A good Thousand Guineas betting tip to consider is the strong strike-rate of favourites in the Thousand Guineas odds with five saluting for the punters from 2008 – 2016.
The favourites were back on top in the 2019 Thousand Guineas results with Flit ($2.35) saluting for the punters.
2020 Thousand Guineas Form & Betting
Fillies that ran well in lead-up races in Melbourne like the Edward Manifold Stakes and Thousand Guineas Prelude usually sit top of the Thousand Guineas odds at bookmakers like Ladbrokes.com.au each spring.
Runners in the Thousand Guineas can follow the race with a run in the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) on Derby Day and then the top prize, the Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m) at Flemington on the first Thursday of November. Many dominant fillies have seen success in all three events over the years. It is a good idea when betting on these later carnival races to watch out for the winners and placegetters in the Thousand Guineas.
From 2006 – 2016 the favourites in Thousand Guineas betting saluted for the punters six times, most recently with Global Glamour (2016), so tipping the best in betting has had nearly a 50% strike rate of paying out in the past decade.
The Thousand Guineas favourite was back in form in 2019 with the win by Godolphin-raced Flit.
It is also important when betting on the Thousand Guineas to look at the records of the trainers and jockeys in the race. Sydney trainers and their interstate raiders have a strong recent record in the race. David Hayes has prepared three recent Thousand Guineas winners including Stay With Me (2015), so any in-form filly from his Lindsay Park stables is worth a look at when doing the Thousand Guineas form.
Another factor that impacts the Thousand Guineas odds is the barrier draw. Just one Thousand Guineas winner since 2004 has jumped from a double-digit barrier with Serious Speed (10 of 14 in 2007), so looking for the class runners drawn closer to the rails is a good Thousand Guineas betting tip.
2020 Thousand Guineas Field
The Thousand Guineas field attracts a gun field of three-year-old fillies, many stepping-up to a mile for the first time off a lead-up run in a race like the Thousand Guineas Prelude held a fortnight before.
Proven milers may also line-up in the Thousand Guineas field off a Sydney lead-up in the Flight Stakes (1600m), while the best fillies out of the Thousand Guineas field may step-up in distance again later in the spring for the Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m) should they show staying potential.
The official 2020 Thousand Guineas Final Field & Barriers are set for release on the Tuesday leading-up to Caulfield Guineas Day and will listed in full below.
The Thousand Guineas 2020 field features 14 fillies led by the Chris Waller-trained Hungry Heart backing-up off a Group 1 Flight Stakes second last Saturday and Godolphin’s Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes winner from last weekend Thermosphere prepared by last year’s winning trainer James Cummings drawn in barriers three and two respectively.
Click here to read more on the key 2020 Thousand Guineas fillies in the final field.
Update: The rails-drawn #14 Yosemite (1) has been scratched bringing the Godolphin-raced Thermosphere into barrier one.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||215×222||HUNGRY HEART||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||3||55.5kg||95|
|2||42110×2851||THERMOSPHERE||James Cummings||Damian Lane||2||55.5kg||88|
|3||1111||INSTANT CELEBRITY||Phillip Stokes||Craig Williams||9||55.5kg||86|
|4||2130×52||PERSONAL||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||Damien Oliver||8||55.5kg||84|
|5||1622×433||VANGELIC||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Brett Prebble||10||55.5kg||88|
|6||15115×86||ECUMENICAL||Mick Huxtable||John Allen||13||55.5kg||75|
|7||11×22||AIDENSFIELD||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||Daniel Stackhouse||7||55.5kg||74|
|8||4×114||NIGHT RAID||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Mark Zahra||12||55.5kg||75|
|9||151||ODEUM||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Michael Walker||4||55.5kg||75|
|10||332153×623||ROCK MY WAND||Matthew Smith||Luke Currie||5||55.5kg||74|
|11||1138||MOZZIE MONSTER||John Sadler||Jordan Childs||11||55.5kg||68|
|12||1×446||AGREEABLE||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Jamie Kah||14||55.5kg||64|
|13||3×215||LOVE SENSATION||Kevin Corstens||Luke Nolen||6||55.5kg||66|
|14||3×187||YOSEMITE (NZ)||Robbie Griffiths||William Pike||1||55.5kg||62|
2020 Thousand Guineas Second Acceptances
The 2020 Thousand Guineas Second Acceptances are announced in late September and will be available below.
The Thousand Guineas 2020 second acceptances attracted 41 fillies led in betting by the undefeated Phillip Stokes-trained Instant Celebrity.
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2020 Thousand Guineas First Acceptances
The official Thousand Guineas 2020 First Acceptances close in early September and the list of entries will be published here.
There are 102 fillies left in contention following the 2020 Thousand Guineas first acceptances with Agreeable the all-in favourite, while Away Game was the most notable omission.
Click here to read more on the key Thousand Guineas 2020 first acceptors.
2020 Thousand Guineas Nominations
The original 2020 Thousand Guineas nominations are taken by Racing Victoria in early August attracting around 200 young fillies eyeing an October run in the Group 1. Thousand Guineas nominations are followed by first and second acceptances taken in the second and fourth weeks of September, narrowing down the list of potential runners in the mile feature.
The Thousand Guineas 2020 nominations closed on Tuesday August 4 with 238 fillies entered including a trio installed as the equal favourites in early betting: Hungry Heart (Chris Waller), Instant Celebrity (Phillip Stokes) and Personal (Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes).
Click here to view the full 2020 Thousand Guineas nominations.
Thousand Guineas History
The Thousand Guineas was first run in 1946 when Sweet Chime was victorious. It began as a principal race run over eight furlongs, but was converted to 1600m in 1972 and reached Group 1 status in 1979. Notable Thousand Guineas winners over the years include Alinghi (2004), Miss Finland (2006), Atlantic Jewel (2011) and Global Glamour (2016).
Thousand Guineas Results
The Thousand Guineas results and winners since 2000 are listed below.
|1st||Odeum||1 minute 36.22 seconds|
|1st||Flit||1 minute 37.19 seconds|
|1st||Amphitrite||1 minute 35.67 seconds|
|1st||Aloisia||1 minute 36.27 seconds|
|1st||Global Glamour||1 minute 36.8 seconds|
|2nd||I Am A Star|
|1st||Stay With Me||1 minute 35.89 seconds|
|1st||Amicus||1 minute 36.46 seconds|
|1st||Guelph||1 minute 37.78 seconds|
|1st||Commanding Jewel||1 minute 37.17 seconds|
|1st||Atlantic Jewel||1 minute 35.86 seconds|
|1st||Yosei||1 minute 39.81 seconds|
|1st||Irish Lights||1 minute 38.38 seconds|
|1st||Gallica||1 minute 38.6 seconds|
|1st||Serious Speed||1 minute 36.3 seconds|
|2nd||Extension Of Time|
|1st||Miss Finland||1 minute 37.2 seconds|
|1st||Mnemosyne||1 minute 36.3 seconds|
|1st||Alinghi||1 minute 37.1 seconds|
|1st||Special Harmony||1 minute 36.4 seconds|
|1st||Macedon Lady||1 minute 36.4 seconds|
|2nd||La Bella Dame|
|1st||Magical Miss||1 minute 37 seconds|
|3rd||Li Lo Lill|
|1st||All Time High||1 minute 36.3 seconds|