Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude

The Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude is a Group 3 race run at Caulfield Racecourse on Underwood Stakes Day as a lead-up to the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas.

2017 Caulfield Guineas Prelude Results

  • 1st: #7 Perast
  • 2nd: #2 Summer Passage
  • 3rd: #6 Kementari

Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude News

Summer Passage draws wide barrier again in 2017 Blue Sapphire Stakes

Summer Passage draws wide barrier again in 2017 Blue Sapphire Stakes

Kiwi colt Summer Passage has drawn another wide barrier in the Group 3 $350,000 Catanach’s Jewellers Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Wednesday. Matamata co-trainers Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott scratched Summer Passage from the Group 1 $2m Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m) last Saturday after he drew the extreme outside barrier in the sixteen…

The Group 3 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude is a 1400m event held at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse in late September or early October across the AFL Grand Final long weekend.

Run under set weights plus penalties conditions, the Caulfield Guineas Prelude is sponsored by Ladbrokes.com.au and is open only to three year old colts and geldings. The Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude is a major lead-up race to the Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m) in two weeks’ time. The Caulfield Guineas Prelude offers $175,000 total prize money. While it is a major lead up event, participation is not requisite for acceptance into the Caulfield Guineas field and the Caulfield Guineas Prelude – Caulfield Guineas double was last achieved by Helmet (2011).

The Caulfield Guineas Prelude is held Underwood Stakes Day. Three other Group status races share the program: the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m), the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) and the Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m).

The Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) has in the past acted as a good guide to the Caulfield Guineas Prelude. The Caulfield Guineas Prelude is considered one of the ideal preparatory races for horses taking a number of different spring routes including being freshened-up and dropped down in distance for Flemington’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The 2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude was held on Sunday October 1, 2017.

Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude
Date: Sunday October 1, 2017
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Conditions: 3YO C&G SWP
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $175,000
Inaugurated: 1985

2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude Results

  • 1st: #7 Perast
  • 2nd: #2 Summer Passage
  • 3rd: #6 Kementari

Check out the full Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2017 Results & Finishing Order below, following the link to read more about the upset win by the Paul Perry-trained Perast who improved on a lead-up seventh in the Golden Rose in Sydney as a $101 roughie. Perast defeated Kiwi visitor Summer Passage by a length, while Kementari rounded out the trifecta in third. Previously undefeated favourite Royal Symphony meanwhile finished a distant fourth.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 7 PERAST Paul Perry Damian Lane 6 55kg $11
2 2 SUMMER PASSAGE Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Mark Zahra 1L 5 57kg $17
3 6 KEMENTARI James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 1.2L 4 55kg $3.80
4 3 ROYAL SYMPHONY Tony McEvoy Dwayne Dunn 3.45L 9 57kg $2.40F
5 8 ECLAIR SUNSHINE Phillip Stokes Regan Bayliss 4.2L 3 55kg $11
6 10 LEVENDI Peter Gelagotis Ben Melham 5.2L 10 55kg $21
7 1 INVADER Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 6.2L 1 57.5kg $9
8 5 AL PASSEM Ken Keys Ben Thompson (a) 7.2L 7 55kg $51
9 4 MURAAHIB David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Blake Shinn 7.95L 8 55kg $31
10 12 BARNEY ALLEN Bev Lechmere & Alisa Hinch Stan Tsaikos 9.2L 2 55kg $301
13 MACTIER Mick Price Michael Dee 0
9 ESPERANCE James Cummings Glyn Schofield 0
11 WASSERGEIST Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Corey Brown 0

2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude Tips

  • 1st: #3 Royal Symphony
  • 2nd: #2 Summer Passage
  • 3rd: #6 Kementari

Royal Symphony is undefeated to date and deserves the short price, but he’s eased out over $2 so is still worth getting behind. Heads towards the Group 1 in a fortnight and think he’ll stay unbeaten before the Group 1 with a win going right around these rivals here. Summer Passage is the value out to atone for the lead-up eighth behind Catchy in the Danehill Stakes, will be better over this distance. Kementari the obvious danger.

2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude Odds

The updated Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2017 betting odds and links to the Group 3 Caulfield racing markets online at Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as released.

2017 Caulfield Guineas Prelude Field

Each season the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude field attracts the season’s top three-year-old colts and geldings with the potential to see out the mile of the Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m) next-up.

The official 2017 Caulfield Guineas Prelude field and barriers will be released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below.

The Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2017 Final Field has drawn 13 three-year-old colts and geldings including the undefeated Royal Symphony with work to do from a wide barrier 12 draw.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x251212x67 INVADER Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 1 57.5kg 98
2 2112×8 SUMMER PASSAGE Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Mark Zahra 5 57kg 90
3 111×1 ROYAL SYMPHONY Tony McEvoy Dwayne Dunn 12 57kg 85
4 11638×30 MURAAHIB David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Blake Shinn 11 55kg 72
5 112×55 AL PASSEM Ken Keys Ben Thompson (a) 8 55kg 71
6 21×4 KEMENTARI James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 4 55kg 70
7 136×6737 PERAST Paul Perry Damian Lane 7 55kg 69
8 2x26x1x22 ECLAIR SUNSHINE Phillip Stokes Regan Bayliss 3 55kg 68
9 116 ESPERANCE James Cummings Glyn Schofield 6 55kg 69
10 1×1 LEVENDI Peter Gelagotis Ben Melham 13 55kg 68
11 521 WASSERGEIST Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Corey Brown 9 55kg 63
12 783×5 BARNEY ALLEN Bev Lechmere & Alisa Hinch Stan Tsaikos 2 55kg 60
13 1×8 MACTIER Mick Price Michael Dee 10 55kg 62

2017 Caulfield Guineas Prelude Nominations

The 2017 Caulfield Guineas Prelude nominations close on the Monday leading-up to Underwood Stakes Day and will be detailed right here once early entries are announced.

The Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2017 nominations attracted 19 three-year-old colts and geldings including the sure-to-be odds-on favourite Royal Symphony who is undefeated and chasing another win on way to the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x251212x67 INVADER C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 1 57.5kg 98
2 6x214x01 SIRCCONI C 3 Peter Morgan 2 57.5kg 95
3 2112×8 SUMMER PASSAGE C 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott 3 57kg 90
4 111×1 ROYAL SYMPHONY C 3 Tony McEvoy 4 57kg 85
5 11638×30 MURAAHIB C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 5 55kg 72
6 112×55 AL PASSEM C 3 Ken Keys 6 55kg 71
7 21×4 KEMENTARI C 3 James Cummings 7 55kg 70
8 12×20 PLUTOCRACY C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 8 55kg 71
9 136×6737 PERAST C 3 Paul Perry 9 55kg 69
10 133×9 MURAAQEB C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 10 55kg 68
11 2x26x1x22 ECLAIR SUNSHINE G 3 Phillip Stokes 11 55kg 68
12 116 ESPERANCE G 3 James Cummings 12 55kg 69
13 12×2 SALSAMOR (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 13 55kg 66
14 1×1 LEVENDI C 3 Peter Gelagotis 14 55kg 68
15 10×1 HECTA C 3 Symon Wilde 15 55kg 67
16 521 WASSERGEIST C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 16 55kg 63
17 1×8 MACTIER G 3 Mick Price 17 55kg 62
18 783×5 BARNEY ALLEN G 3 Bev Lechmere & Alisa Hinch 18 55kg 60
19 3 VILLERMONT C 3 Ciaron Maher 19 55kg 60

Caulfield Guineas Prelude History

Inaugurated in 1985, the Caulfield Guineas Prelude has experience multiple renowned horses throughout its relatively short history.

Originally held over 1200m, the Caulfield Guineas Prelude changed to 1400m from the 1991 edition onwards. A Listed race from 1985 to 2000, the 2001 Caulfield Guineas Prelude ran as a Group 3 event, a status which the race has retained since.

The Caulfield Guineas Prelude has experienced a few name changes over the years. Between 1985 and 1989 the Caulfield Guineas Prelude was named the “Show Day Stakes”. Between 1990 and 1997 the race was referred to as the JD MacDonald Stakes. For two years in 1998 and 1999 the name was shortened to the MacDonald Stakes. Since 2000, the race has been known as the Caulfield Guineas Prelude, or more simply, the Guineas Prelude.

Some of the more notable Caulfield Guineas Prelude winners include Brequillo (1985), Alfa (1996), Elvstroem (2003), Apache Cat (2005) and Epaulette (2012). Caulfield Guineas Prelude results since 2000 are listed below.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Results

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st TBD TBA
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Perast 1 minute 23.47 seconds
2nd Summer Passage
3rd Kementari
2016
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Sacred Elixir 1 minute 24.7 seconds
2nd Revolving Door
3rd Wazzenme
2015
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Bon Aurum 1 minute 22.67 seconds
2nd Tulsa
3rd Dal Cielo
2014
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Rich Enuff 1 minute 23.5 seconds
2nd Looks Like The Cat
3rd Awesome Rock
2013
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Eclair Big Bang 1 minute 23.3 seconds
2nd El Roca
3rd Long John
2012
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Epaulette 1 minute 24.2 seconds
2nd Let Go Lenni
3rd Awesome Bro
2011
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Helmet 1 minute 21.4 seconds
2nd Secret Hills
3rd Specter
2010
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Anacheeva 1 minute 23.1 seconds
2nd Toorak Toff
3rd Skilled
2009
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Demerit 1 minute 24.7 seconds
2nd Trusting
3rd Manhattan Rain
2008
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Fernandina 1 minute 25.4 seconds
2nd Time Thief
3rd Von Costa De Hero
2007
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Purrealist 1 minute 24.2 seconds
2nd Marching
3rd Shrewd Rhythm
2006
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Wonderful World 1 minute 24.6 seconds
2nd Blue Lago
3rd Sharkbite
2005
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Apache Cat 1 minute 27.0 seconds
2nd Gods Own
3rd Danerich
2004
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Tirade 1 minute 24.7 seconds
2nd Fastnet Rock
3rd Classiconi
2003
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Elvstroem 1 minute 22.3 seconds
2nd In Top Swing
3rd Dance Up
2002
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Great Glen 1 minute 23.2 seconds
2nd Titanic Jack
3rd Helenus
2001
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Pure Theatre 1 minute 24.2 seconds
2nd King Of Prussia
3rd North Boy
2000
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Fubu 1 minute 22.4 seconds
2nd Show A Heart
3rd Debrief