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The Thousand Guineas is a Group 1 mile race for three-year-old fillies run alongside the $2 million Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas in mid-October each spring.
2019 Thousand Guineas Results
- 1st: #3 Flit
- 2nd: #7 Missile Mantra
- 3rd: #8 Southbank
Thousand Guineas News
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 Ladbrokes 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 Ladbrokes 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 2019 Thousand Guineas took place on Saturday October 12, 2019 at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne and was won by the Godolphin-raced filly Flit.
|Date:||Saturday October 12, 2019|
|Conditions:||Three-year-old Fillies at Set Weights|
|Prize Money:||$1 million|
2019 Thousand Guineas Results
- 1st: #3 Flit
- 2nd: #7 Missile Mantra
- 3rd: #8 Southbank
It was a thrilling Thousand Guineas Result in 2019 with the Godolphin-raced favourite Flit charging home late and getting home by a short half-head defeating Missile Mantra on her way to a possible Ladbrokes Cox Plate assignment.
|1||3||FLIT||James Cummings||Hugh Bowman||–||2||55.5kg||$2.35F|
|2||7||MISSILE MANTRA||Peter & Paul Snowden||Damian Lane||0.1L||10||55.5kg||$8.50|
|3||8||SOUTHBANK||Anthony Freedman||James McDonald||0.2L||4||55.5kg||$17|
|4||1||LYRE||Anthony Freedman||Mark Zahra||1.95L||3||55.5kg||$4.80|
|5||4||ACTING (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Craig Williams||2.95L||6||55.5kg||$7|
|6||10||EMERALDS||John Sargent||Ben Melham||3.95L||8||55.5kg||$11|
|7||2||TENLEY||James Cummings||Kerrin McEvoy||5.7L||7||55.5kg||$26|
|8||5||I AM ELOQUENT||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Stephen Baster||5.8L||5||55.5kg||$51|
|9||9||BARBIE’S FOX||Louise Bonella||Damien Oliver||6L||1||55.5kg||$51|
|10||6||ST EDWARD’S CROWN||Shane Fliedner||Damien Thornton||11L||9||55.5kg||$71|
|–||11||AFFAIR TO REMEMBER||Dan O’Sullivan||Michael Walker||–||0||–||–|
2019 Thousand Guineas Odds
The latest Thousand Guineas 2019 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.
2019 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.
2019 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 2019 Thousand Guineas Final Field & Barriers are set for release on the Tuesday leading-up to Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day and will listed in full below.
The Thousand Guineas 2019 Field attracted 11 final acceptors including the Godolphin-raced Flit who remains the clear favourite despite her luckless ninth when drawn wide in the Prelude.
Update: #11 Affair To Remember (9) has been scratched from the line-up leaving 10 fillies with Flit the easing favourite in Thousand Guineas betting ahead of the autumn’s Blue Diamond Stakes winner Lyre.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||51113×427||LYRE||Anthony Freedman||Mark Zahra||3||55.5kg||101|
|2||1x1100x530||TENLEY||James Cummings||Kerrin McEvoy||7||55.5kg||88|
|3||312×29||FLIT||James Cummings||Hugh Bowman||2||55.5kg||83|
|4||7111||ACTING (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Craig Williams||6||55.5kg||92|
|5||3x5x1711||I AM ELOQUENT||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Stephen Baster||5||55.5kg||76|
|6||2210×358||ST EDWARD’S CROWN||Shane Fliedner||Damien Thornton||10||55.5kg||71|
|7||11×555||MISSILE MANTRA||Peter & Paul Snowden||Damian Lane||11||55.5kg||71|
|8||7×122||SOUTHBANK||Anthony Freedman||James McDonald||4||55.5kg||75|
|9||41533||BARBIE’S FOX||Louise Bonella||Damien Oliver||1||55.5kg||74|
|10||0x2134||EMERALDS||John Sargent||Ben Melham||8||55.5kg||–|
|11||6×17||AFFAIR TO REMEMBER||Dan O’Sullivan||Michael Walker||9||55.5kg||62|
2019 Thousand Guineas Second Acceptances
The 2019 Thousand Guineas Second Acceptances have now been taken with 54 fillies still in the race including the early Godolphin-raced favourite Flit and Chris Waller’s Tea Rose Stakes winner Funstar.
2019 Thousand Guineas First Acceptances
The official Thousand Guineas 2019 First Acceptances are now out with 110 remaining fillies including a bumper 12 for the powerhouse Godolphin stable led by the early James Cummings-trained favourite Flit.
2019 Thousand Guineas Nominations
The original 2019 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 2019 Nominations are now out having drawn 285 entries. The nominees feature a host of Group 1 winning fillies including the Golden Slipper champion Kiamichi and the fellow Godolphin-raced Lyre who took out the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes as a two-year-old.
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||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|