Sandown Guineas

The Sandown Guineas is a Group 2 race run over the mile at Ladbrokes Park on Zipping Classic Day by a field of spring three-year-olds.

2020 Sandown Guineas Results

  • 1st: #4 Allibor
  • 2nd: #8 Sweet Reply
  • 3rd: #9 Valanetti



The 2020 Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas is a Group 2 race held at the very end of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival on Zipping Classic Day in mid-late November, a week after the Melbourne Cup Carnival comes to a close on Mackinnon Stakes Day.

The meeting at Sandown Racecourse – now known as Ladbrokes Park – hosts six Group status races in total including the: Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m), Group 3 Sandown Stakes (1500m), Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m), Group 3 Summoned Stakes (1500m) and Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1200m). There are a host of Listed events on the day, including the Sandown Cup (3200m) run over the two miles.

The Sandown Guineas is a middle distance race run over 1600m and is for three-year-olds at set weights. The race offers lucrative stakes of $250,000. It is also the last quality Group race for three-year-olds at set weights of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Horses competing in the Sandown Guineas may have come via a large number of quality events held throughout the carnival including the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) during the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington.

The 2020 Sandown Guineas ran on Saturday November 14, 2020 and was narrowly won by Allibor. 

Sandown Guineas 2020
Date: Saturday November 14, 2020
Track: Sandown Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $250,000
Inaugurated: 1957

2020 Sandown Guineas Results

  • 1st: #4 Allibor
  • 2nd: #8 Sweet Reply
  • 3rd: #9 Valanetti

Symon Wilde’s All Too Hard gelding Allibor celebrated his biggest career success to date fighting off the favourite Sweet Reply in a devastatingly close Sandown Guineas 2020 result at Ladbrokes Park Hillside.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 4 ALLIBOR Symon Wilde Dean Yendall 8 57kg $4.40
2 8 SWEET REPLY Richard & Michael Freedman Damien Oliver 0.1L 6 55kg $2.70F
3 9 VALANETTI Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Dee 1.85L 2 55kg $10
4 5 FURIOSO (NZ) Matt Cumani Fred W Kersley 4.85L 1 57kg $31
5 3 HORRIFYING (NZ) Mark Kavanagh Jamie Kah 6.1L 5 57kg $4.40
6 7 TALAMO (NZ) Michael Hickmott Craig Williams 6.6L 7 57kg $19
7 6 RAPHAEL John McArdle Jamie Mott 10.85L 3 57kg $61
8 2 CAPTAIN CANUCK Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 11.25L 4 57kg $10
1 AYSAR Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Damian Lane 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Sandown Guineas Betting Odds

The latest Sandown Guineas 2020 betting odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au along with links to the markets for you to back your Sandown Guineas Tips at the right price will be available below the week of the race.

2020 Sandown Guineas Field

The Sandown Guineas field usually attracts a quality field of three-year-olds chasing a final Group win for the spring. It is a very popular target for stronger three year olds following successful spring campaigns. Although it is only 1600m, three year olds who have previously contested longer events will also line up in the Sandown Guineas field.

The official Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas 2020 Field & Barriers will be announced below on the Wednesday of race week.

The 2020 Sandown Guineas Final Field attracted nine three-year-old milers led in betting by the Caulfield Guineas runner-up Aysar who is odds-on favourite to win.

Click here to read more on the key horses in the Sandown Guineas 2020 field & betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 31×1622 AYSAR Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Damian Lane 1 57kg 105
2 0x6231 CAPTAIN CANUCK Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 5 57kg 61
3 75×223 HORRIFYING (NZ) Mark Kavanagh Jamie Kah 6 57kg 65
4 224 ALLIBOR Symon Wilde Dean Yendall 9 57kg 61
5 01 FURIOSO (NZ) Matt Cumani Fred W Kersley 2 57kg 62
6 8×84253 RAPHAEL John McArdle Jamie Mott 4 57kg 57
7 6×150 TALAMO (NZ) Michael Hickmott Craig Williams 8 57kg 60
8 13×22224 SWEET REPLY Richard & Michael Freedman Damien Oliver 7 55kg 65
9 5×31 VALANETTI Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Dee 3 55kg 62

2020 Sandown Guineas Nominations

The Sandown Guineas 2020 nominations close on the Monday leading-up to the race and attract plenty of graduates out of the Carbine Club Stakes a fortnight earlier on Victoria Derby Day.

The 2020 Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas nominations feature 13 hopefuls led by the the Caulfield Guineas runner-up Aysar.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 31×1622 AYSAR C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 1 57kg 105
2 13×22224 SWEET REPLY F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 2 55kg 65
3 201×4258 FENDER BENDERSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 John Salanitri 3 57kg 64
4 0x6231 CAPTAIN CANUCK C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 4 57kg 61
5 75×223 HORRIFYING (NZ) C 3 Mark Kavanagh 5 57kg 65
6 17×5576 JUST A TRIBUTESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 John Salanitri 6 57kg 61
7 224 ALLIBORSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Symon Wilde 7 57kg 61
8 01 FURIOSO (NZ) G 3 Matt Cumani 8 57kg 62
9 5×31 VALANETTI F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 9 55kg 62
10 8×84253 RAPHAELSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 John McArdle 10 57kg 57
11 6×150 TALAMO (NZ) G 3 Michael Hickmott 11 57kg 60
12 23 SLY CORNER (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 12 57kg 60
13 46 WANALIRRISuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Patrick F Ryan Jnr 13 55kg 56

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Sandown Guineas History

First run in 1957, the inaugural winner of the Sandown Guineas was Orient. The event originated as a Principal race over eight furlongs and for two years in 1968 and 1969 it was run over 10 furlongs before reverting back to the original distance. Up until 1967 it was a fillies only race and from its inauguration until 1964 the event was held at Caulfield racecourse before being moved to Sandown. A few years later when Australia adopted the metric system the length was converted to 1600m. The Sandown Guineas gained its Group 2 status in 1979.

Some more than handy types have claimed victory in the Sandown Guineas including Over (1999), Sedation (1998), King Ivor (1996) and Durbridge (1990), although the event doesn’t normally attract Group 1 quality runners. Sandown Guineas winners, place getters and winning times since 2000 are provided below.

Recent Sandown Guineas Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Sandown Guineas
1st Allibor 1 minuite 37.19 seconds
2nd Sweet Reply
3rd Valanetti
2019
Sandown Guineas
1st Pretty Brazen 1 minute 36.96 seconds
2nd Conqueror
3rd Heart Of Puissance
2018
Sandown Guineas
1st Ringerdingding 1 minute 37.48 seconds
2nd Seabrook
3rd Long Leaf
2017
Sandown Guineas
1st Villermont 1 minute 37.53 seconds
2nd Peaceful State
3rd Black Sail
2016
Sandown Guineas
1st Morton’s Fork 1 minute 40.05 seconds
2nd Ruthven
3rd Jennifer Lynn
2015
Sandown Guineas
1st Mahuta 1 minute 35.98 seconds
2nd Dal Cielo
3rd Don’t Doubt Mamma
2014
Sandown Guineas
1st Petrology 1 minute 36.74 seconds
2nd Stratum Star
3rd Berisha
2013
Sandown Guineas
1st Paximadia 1 minute 37.39 seconds
2nd Equator
3rd Apollo’s Choice
2012
Sandown Guineas
1st Tatra 1 minute 36.77 seconds
2nd Lunar Rise
3rd Proverb
2011
Sandown Guineas
1st So Swift 1 minute 38.84 seconds
2nd Niagara
3rd Galah
2010
Sandown Guineas
1st Pressday 1 minute 42.71 seconds
2nd Chasse
3rd Bigelow
2009
Sandown Guineas
1st Kidnapped 1 minute 36.2 seconds
2nd Majestic Music
3rd Turf Express
2008
Sandown Guineas
1st Caymans 1 minute 38 seconds
2nd Marveen
3rd Lucky Thunder
2007
Sandown Guineas
1st Schilling 1 minute 38.6 seconds
2nd Masked Assassin
3rd Wind Shear
2006
Sandown Guineas
1st Sender 1 minute 34.8 seconds
2nd Flame Of Sydney
3rd Wordsmith
2005
Sandown Guineas
1st Cayambe 1 minute 39.4 seconds
2nd Zigotto
3rd Aztec Smytzer
2004
Sandown Guineas
1st Binding 1 minute 42.5 seconds
2nd Barely A Moment
3rd Al Maher
2003
Sandown Guineas
1st Pay Keys 1 minute 36.1 seconds
2nd Ikes Dream
3rd Delzao
2002
Sandown Guineas
1st Dextrous 1 minute 35.5 seconds
2nd Lawsons Storm
3rd Cool Azz
2001
Sandown Guineas
1st Moon Dragon 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd All Courage
3rd Road To Dance
2000
Sandown Guineas
1st Scenic Warrior 1 minute 34.6 seconds
2nd Wyndam Special
3rd Paradiddle

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