The Australian Guineas is one of the major age-group races every season and this year sees one of the better fields in recent years line up.
With no clear-cut favourite, punters are getting value with most runners. Amphitrite and Mystic Journey have been well supported but there’s many winning chances in the Flemington Group 1 this Saturday.
We have our best bets, form and odds for every runner in the 2019 Australian Guineas.
2019 Australian Guineas final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for the Australian Guineas 2019
Mystic Journey @ $4.40 – Bet Now
Best Each Way Bet:
Verry Elleegant @ $9 – Bet Now
The Inevitable @ $17 – Bet Now
Australian Guineas Form Guide & Tips
Extra Brut ($18) – Bet Now
Didn’t show much last start but that was to be expected over an unsuitable distance. Derby winner which might be looking for 3200m later this year.
Prefer to wait and see him mature into what could be a terrific staying three-year-old autumn.
Long Leaf ($23) – Bet Now
Punters should always respect this three-year-old colt by Fastnet Rock, which returns home after winning the Karaka Million 3YO at Ellerslie last start.
That was against inferior opposition to what he faces here but he’s not the worst bet in this and his odds should drift.
Stars of Carrum ($23) – Bet Now
Caused an upset when winning at Moonee Valley during the spring and that’s starting to look like a flash-in-the-pan performance.
That did come over 2040m before he finished second in the Derby but he doesn’t appear to enjoy the shorter distances and much like Extra Brut, punters might have to wait till he steps up over the staying distances.
Ringerdingding ($9.50) – Bet Now
Punters have had the chance to look at Ringerdingding on multiple occasions this preparation and it’s hard to tell how well the colt is going.
He wasn’t far behind them in the Futurity Stakes in what was a blanket finish. That run should have him fighting fit for this and there’s a stack of money coming for him.
A touch too short in the betting for our liking but he has talent.
Ranier ($31) – Bet Now
Ended his last campaign with consecutive wins but that opposition wasn’t close to what he faces here. Nice enough run for fourth last start and he’s an improver but look for him to run well in something easier.
Chapada ($23) – Bet Now
Three lengths behind The Inevitable last start and it’s tough to see him making up the ground on that runner. He was beaten three lengths in the Derby and by the same margin behind Thinkin’ Big prior.
Looks a staying type and should find many of these too sharp.
The Inevitable (Best Roughie – $18) – Bet Now
Tasmanian form is stacking up beautifully this season and this gelding by Dundeel has rattled off five consecutive wins.
He’s a winner of five from six and that includes a narrow win at Flemington last time out over many of his rivals here. That form line is going to stack up nicely and we can’t believe the odds on offer.
The progeny of Dundeel is firing and this gelding looks another strong Guineas contender.
Hawkshot ($7.50) – Bet Now
Left them in his wake at Caulfield last start when scoring by 3.8 lengths but the bookmakers might have overreacted to that performance.
The Lindsay Park-trained gelding had been only fair until that win and although it was impressive, he had all favours out in front and he will need to do some serious work from barrier 17.
Look for better odds than $7.50.
Performer ($71) – Bet Now
Has never really showed much and he should be aimed at something much easier. Finished 6.5 lengths behind The Inevitable last start and he shouldn’t be able to turn that margin around.
Scottish Rogue ($61) – Bet Now
Hasn’t won from five starts this time in and it’s hard to see that changing here. Solid enough run at Flemington last start and he is a nice type, but prefer to see in something easier.
$41 isn’t a bad price however.
Dealmaker ($23) – Bet Now
Made good ground behind Hawkshot last start but we’re not sure that’s the best form race coming into the Australian Guineas.
Drawn well and he’s another son of Dundeel so respect his chances.
O’tauto ($46) – Bet Now
Nice placing last time out and there’s plenty of room for improvement. Scored nicely prior to that when fighting doggedly to the line.
Drawn to get a soft trip throughout and it could be the forgotten runner in the field.
Adana ($27) – Bet Now
Went down narrowly behind Vegadaze two back and that form was franked when it almost scored a win over The Autumn Sun last week.
Subsequent run at Flemington was only a battling effort but the stable and punters think highly of this Snitzel gelding.
Slightly too short in the market for us.
Amphitrite ($4.20) – Bet Now
Obviously has to warrant respect with a record that includes five wins from 10 starts and over $500,000 in the bank.
The former Weir-trained runner has been well backed throughout the week after opening at $4.60 and given her last start win on this track, her form reads well.
She doesn’t go on top because we believe there’s better value elsewhere, but she’s a class act.
Mystic Journey (Best Bet – $4.60) – Bet Now
Our second Tasmanian-trained runner to be featured and she looks to have plenty of ability after scoring her last two wins in Tasmania.
The filly by Needs Further was an impressive winner at Caulfield and Moonee Valley prior to that. Her turn-of-foot was most notable and it takes a horse with a turn-of-speed to win the Guineas.
The inside draw is interesting as she likes clear racing room but she is a massive chance with luck.
Verry Elleegant (Best Each Way – $9.50) – Bet Now
Must be considered after running second in The Vanity last start behind Amphitrite and she didn’t have all favours during the run.
She got a touch too far back over the 1400m and the rise to the mile is only going to help the former Kiwi runner.
Big chance at $9 if she handles going right handed.
Declarationofheart ($35) – Bet Now
Hasn’t been beaten by much of late but that came in much easier fields than this.
Prefer to see in much easier company.