The time-honoured Randwick Guineas is one of the biggest age-group races in Australia and what a field 2018 has produced.
Top-quality thoroughbreds from Australia and New Zealand will run over the mile at Randwick and there are many winning chances.
Always a good race to find value, the Randwick Guineas should give punters of all levels a chance at turning a profit on Saturday.
Be sure to shop around for the best odds this weekend and we recommend checking out new bookmaker Neds.
2018 Randwick Guineas final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for the Randwick Guineas 2018
Kementari @ $2.75 – BET NOW
Best Each Way Bet:
Trapeze Artist @ $8.50 – BET NOW
Siege of Quebec @ $34 – BET NOW
Randwick Guineas Form Guide & Tips
Ace High ($16) – BET NOW
Nice odds on offer for a professional winner of over $1.4 million and although he was beaten by Trapeze Artist and Kementari this campaign, he was always going to need time.
He has drawn to get every chance from barrier two and punters shouldn’t overlook this quality staying colt.
Trapeze Artist (Best Each Way – $8.50) – BET NOW
Fourth behind Kementari last start but only 1.6 lengths from the win.
The three-year-old colt has never run well second-up so that effort can be forgiven and he was a stylish winner fresh up at Rosehill.
He will likely be forced to settle back from the barrier but he’s an adaptable type which always puts in his best effort.
$8.50 is a good price from bookmakers.
Kementari (Best Bet – $2.75) – BET NOW
Despite drifting in the market, Kementari remains the horse to beat after two scintillating wins this campaign.
The James Cummings-trained colt by Lonhro has won both starts comfortably and he has seemingly taken the next step in his career.
His only other run at the mile was a second placing in the Caulfield Guineas behind Mighty Boss and he was relatively unlucky in that.
Take the money on offer as he might attract attention come race day.
Age of Fire ($21) – BET NOW
New Zealand colt which has won three from seven starts but was defeated as a $1.57 favourite last start at Matamata.
The winner of that race has since won at Group 3 level and he has beaten some talented types across the Tasman.
Kiwi runners have a great record at age-group level in Australia but wait for the better ones to come over during The Championships.
Pierata ($7) – BET NOW
Pierata is too short in the market at $7 and we framed him as a $10 chance.
He might have run second behind Kementari last time out but that exceeded our expectations and we’re not sure Magic Millions form is the best Guineas form.
Happy to be proven wrong, but we need to see more of him in Sydney before tipping him at those odds.
Sully ($41) – BET NOW
More was expected of Sully fresh up at Flemington and he might get run off his feet here.
The Busuttin/Young-trained gelding has form behind the likes of Ace High and Grunt but seeing as Ace High is a double-figure chance, it’s tough to suggest that Sully could improve enough to win here.
Peaceful State ($8) – BET NOW
The Darren Weir-trained runner has firmed in from a double-figure quote and his form in Melbourne has been impressive, providing it stacks up well in Sydney.
The Animal Kingdom colt ran second behind Grunt last week and although he’s on the quick back up, he’s fit and his turn-of-foot should take him close.
Having no experience right-handed is the negative factor.
Tangled ($61) – BET NOW
Showed some form as a two-year-old but he hasn’t done much since.
Two wins from 12 starts isn’t going to get the job done on the big stage.
Capital Gain ($126) – BET NOW
Scored an upset win at Doomben last June but it has been slim pickings since.
Unlikely to get close and his odds suggests that.
D’argento ($61) – BET NOW
The So You Think colt has been specked at each way odds and it’s hard to pick holes in his form.
He has won three of four career starts and placed last time out behind Kementari.
He’s still on the way up and although drawing barrier 14 could pose from problems for jockey Hugh Bowman, we’re not going to doubt his ability.
Handy chance and first-four pick.
Siege of Quebec (Best Roughie – $34) – BET NOW
Has lost faith of the punters after sitting wide at his last two starts this campaign.
The talented colt has been looking for the mile since resuming with a win at Rosehill and with some cover in this race, he’ll be tough to beat.
$34 on offer? We’ll take that every day of the week regardless of how he runs this Saturday.
Kaonic ($21) – BET NOW
Has underperformed so far this season but the talent is there.
Another Waller-trained colt, the son of Savabeel looked like a middle-distance horse of the future last time in work but he will need to lift to feature in this.
Condor ($91) – BET NOW
Credit to connections for having a go and we like this runner, but that’s in midweek grade and not Group 1 grade.
Tangmere ($41) – BET NOW
Specked from $71 to $41 but he’s another midweek type looking for big stage success.