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.

2019 Caulfield Guineas Prelude Results

  • 1st: #5 Alligator Blood
  • 2nd: #3 Dalasan
  • 3rd: #17e Groundswell



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 a recently boosted $250,000 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. Two other Group status races share the program with 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 2019 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude was held on Sunday September 29, 2019 and won by undefeated All Too Hard colt from the Sunshine Coast Alligator Blood. 

Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude
Date: Sunday September 29, 2019
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Conditions: 3YO C&G SW+P
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $250,000
Inaugurated: 1985

2019 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude Results

  • 1st: #5 Alligator Blood
  • 2nd: #3 Dalasan
  • 3rd: #17e Groundswell

The official Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2019 Results saw the David Vandyke-trained Queenslander Alligator Blood remain undefeated in five career starts with an on-pace victory in the Group 3. In his Melbourne debut, the son of Caulfield Guineas winner All Too Hard enjoyed a three-quarter length victory over the fast-finishing favourite Dalasan on way to the $2 million Group 1 on October 12.

Read more on the impressive 2019 Caulfield Guineas Prelude win by Alligator Blood.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 5 ALLIGATOR BLOOD David Vandyke Ryan Maloney 6 55kg $6
2 3 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Raquel Clark 0.75L 4 57kg $2.30F
3 17e GROUNDSWELL Anthony Freedman James McDonald 0.85L 5 55kg $18
4 8 ROCCABASCERANA David Jolly Ms Linda Meech 1.15L 3 55kg $20
5 4 SUPER SETH Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 6.15L 14 57kg $14
6 10 HILO James Cummings Damian Lane 6.25L 11 55kg $17
7 16 DEFIANT DANCER Phillip Stokes John Allen 8.5L 12 55kg $21
8 6 VINCO Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 9.25L 2 55kg $201
9 12 EXPRESS PASS Nick Ryan Ben Melham 10L 15 55kg $15
10 7 CREATOR Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 10.1L 10 55kg $41
11 13 EXETER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 10.2L 1 55kg $51
12 2 STRASBOURG Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 11.2L 8 57kg $12
13 11 PEIDRA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 12.7L 9 55kg $101
14 14 SHOTMAKER Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Brett Prebble 12.8L 7 55kg $26
LR 1 YOURDEEL (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 13 58kg $31
18e LORD MARKEL (NZ) Wendy Kelly 0
9 THE HOLY ONE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Damien Oliver 0
15 BARCALI Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 0

2019 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude Odds

The updated Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2019 betting odds and links to the Group 3 Caulfield racing markets online at Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as released.

2019 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 2019 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 2019 attracted a capacity final field with in-form Adeladie galloper Dalasan the red hot favourite drawn in gate four and chasing a third straight win this prep.

Update: There are three scratchings from the 2019 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Field including The Holy One who won the Group 2 Stutt Stakes at The Valley on Friday night.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 123111×7 YOURDEEL (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 14 58kg 96
2 2x528218x5 STRASBOURG Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 8 57kg 82
3 112×11 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Raquel Clark 4 57kg 93
4 113×16 SUPER SETH Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 15 57kg 81
5 11×11 ALLIGATOR BLOOD David Vandyke Ryan Maloney 6 55kg 79
6 7313179×3 VINCO Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 2 55kg 70
7 3x4182x4 CREATOR Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 11 55kg 72
8 1×11 ROCCABASCERANA David Jolly Ms Linda Meech 3 55kg 73
9 0114 THE HOLY ONE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Damien Oliver 10 55kg 68
10 4×11 HILO James Cummings Damian Lane 12 55kg 68
11 1160 PEIDRA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 9 55kg 66
12 3×13 EXPRESS PASS Nick Ryan Ben Melham 17 55kg 71
13 681×01 EXETER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 1 55kg 67
14 20×76 SHOTMAKER Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Brett Prebble 7 55kg 66
15 613×4 BARCALI Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 16 55kg 68
16 2×21 DEFIANT DANCER Phillip Stokes John Allen 13 55kg 63
17e 4×1 GROUNDSWELL Anthony Freedman James McDonald 5 55kg 62
18e 2 LORD MARKEL (NZ) Wendy Kelly TBA 18 55kg 61

2019 Caulfield Guineas Prelude Nominations

The 2019 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.

There are 24 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas 2019 nominations this spring led by the flying Danehill Stakes winner Dalasan chasing a third straight win this time in.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 123111×7 YOURDEEL (NZ) G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 1 58kg 96
2 x123015x42 DUBIOUS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 2 57kg 86
3 2x528218x5 STRASBOURG C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 3 57kg 82
4 112×11 DALASAN C 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 4 57kg 93
5 113×16 SUPER SETH C 3 Anthony Freedman 5 57kg 81
6 11×11 ALLIGATOR BLOOD G 3 David Vandyke 6 55kg 79
7 7313179×3 VINCO G 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 7 55kg 70
8 3x4182x4 CREATOR C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 8 55kg 72
9 1×11 ROCCABASCERANA G 3 David Jolly 9 55kg 73
10 28426×61 STAND TO ATTENTION C 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 10 55kg 63
11 0114 THE HOLY ONE (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 11 55kg 68
12 4×11 HILO C 3 James Cummings 12 55kg 68
13 1160 PEIDRA G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 13 55kg 66
14 3×13 EXPRESS PASS C 3 Nick Ryan 14 55kg 71
15 681×01 EXETER C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 15 55kg 67
16 20×76 SHOTMAKER C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 16 55kg 66
17 613×4 BARCALI C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 17 55kg 68
18 212×0 HINCHPIN G 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 18 55kg 65
19 2×21 DEFIANT DANCER G 3 Phillip Stokes 19 55kg 63
20 3×41 TRITON RISING C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 20 55kg 62
21 13 GRINZINGER ALLEE (NZ) G 3 Jason Warren 21 55kg 63
22 4×1 GROUNDSWELL C 3 Anthony Freedman 22 55kg 62
23 16 MIROKU C 3 Phillip Stokes 23 55kg 63
24 2 LORD MARKEL (NZ) C 3 Wendy Kelly 24 55kg 61

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
2019
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Alligator Blood 1 minute 23.49 seconds
2nd Dalasan
3rd Groundswell
2018
Caulfield Guineas Prelude
1st Native Soldier 1 minute 23.36 seconds
2nd Tavisan
3rd Long Leaf
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

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