AUSTRALIAN GUINEAS 2022 RACE GUIDE
The Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) takes place at Flemington Racecourse annually and is a testing mile race for three year olds.
The 2022 renewal of the famous race will take place on Saturday, February 26.
We provide you with Australian Guineas tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field and barrier draw, news, betting odds, and how you can watch a live stream to watch the race unfold.
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Fitness and class goes a long way when trying to find the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) winner.
Our experts assess all the Australian Guineas runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2021 tips to help you back the winner.
Our expert tipsters will provide 2022 Australian Guineas tips following the barrier draw.
We preview the recent form of every 2022 Australian Guineas runner and give you the low down on their winning chances.
Below is an preview from our 2021 assessment:
2021 Australian Guineas Horses
1. OLE KIRK $8.50
The Caulfield Guineas (1600m) winner from the spring battled into 8th position in the Futurity Stakes (1400m). There is some school of thought that he was caught in the slow lane but the question remains as to whether or not he has come back this preparation. Third up in the 2020 spring he took out the Golden Rose (1400m) but after drawing wide in barrier 15, the close relation of All Too Hard and Black Caviar might be worth risking.
2. TAGALOA $4
The 2020 Blue Diamond (1200m) winner took out the CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) in dominant fashion and that race is the tried and true lead up to the Australian Guineas. He settled handy that day and held off the challenge from Aysar, hitting the line strongly. That race rated through the roof and he went more that 14 lengths faster than standard after a solid tempo was set early on. A slight query is the barrier, while he just needs to handle the Flemington 1600m to take this out.
3. AYSAR $8
It is hard to knock Aysar despite his bridesmaid status. The Tom Dabernig and Ben Hayes-trained galloper has finished runner-up at his past four. He missed out in the Caulfield Guineas behind Ole Kirk last spring and was runner-up to the eventual Oakleigh Plate (1100m) winner, Portland Sky, when resuming in the Manfred Stakes (1200m). He was outkicked by Tagaloa recently but is a first four contender after drawing barrier 2.
Nominations for the 2022 Australian Guineas takes place at 12pm on February 15, 2022.
The final field and barrier draw for the 2022 Australian Guineas will be released at 9:00am February 23, 2022.
Below is the 2021 final field
|1||OLE KIRK||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Kerrin McEvoy||15||57kg|
|2||TAGALOA||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Luke Currie||10||57kg|
|3||AYSAR||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||Damian Lane||2||57kg|
|4||CHERRY TORTONI||Patrick Payne||Billy Egan||17||57kg|
|5||DOM TO SHOOT||Sean & Jake Casey||William Pike||7||57kg|
|6||LUNAR FOX||Paul Preusker||Michael Dee||6||57kg|
|7||GRANDSLAM||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||John Allen||16||57kg|
|8||POLAND||Michael Moroney||Craig Williams||1||57kg|
|9||BELTORO||Robert Hickmott||Jack Hill||3||57kg|
|10||EMBOLISM||Danny O’Brien||Damien Oliver||14||57kg|
|11||IT’SOURTIME||Danny O’Brien||Ben Allen||12||57kg|
|12||JET PROPULSION||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Jye McNeil||11||57kg|
|13||CAMBOURNE||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Mark Zahra||9||57kg|
|14||IRONEDGE||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Michael Walker||5||57kg|
|15||HERE TO SHOCK (NZ)||Brent Stanley||Luke Nolen||4||57kg|
|16||ZOU DANCER||Leon & Troy Corstens||Ms Jamie Kah||8||55kg|
|17e||LOFTY STAR||Julius Sandhu||TBA||13||57kg|
|1st||Lunar Fox||Michael Dee||Paul Preusker||5||57kg||$301|
|2nd||Cherry Tortoni||Billy Egan||Patrick Payne||15||57kg||$10|
|3rd||Tagaloa||Luke Currie||Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young||9||57kg||$3.50|
|4th||Embolism||Damien Oliver||Danny O’Brien||12||57kg||$81|
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The country’s best fillies, colts and geldings converge on the Australian Guineas, a set-weights race for three-year-olds that is held at Flemington during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.
The race often sees a future (or current) star racehorse emerge victorious.
The Australian Guineas is clearly the star attraction on the Flemington program with two support races – Group 3 TAB Rewards Stakes (1400m) and Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes (1400m).
Taking place on the first day of the two-day VRC Autumn Carnival, the Australian Guineas takes place one week prior to Super Saturday where the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) are the highlights of the Flemington raceday.
From 1998 to 2000, the Australian Guineas was run over 2000m, and in 2007 the race was transferred to Caulfield Racecourse while track reconstruction took place at Flemington.
David Hayes and Lee Freedman have trained three Australian Guineas winners each; Hayes prepared King’s High (1989), Zabeel (1990) and Miss Finland (2007) while Freedman trained Mahogany (1994), Flying Spur (1996) and Mr Murphy (2001).
Favourites have claimed 11 of the past 30 Australian Guineas, but they have a terrible record in recent years with Light Fantastic the last favourite to win the race in 2008. Since then, eight favourites have gone under with all of them unplaced and only three finishing in the top five.
The Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) for colts & geldings and the Group 3 The Vanity (1400m) for fillies are widely recognised as the ideal lead-up races to this event.
First run in 1986, the Australian Guineas was won by True Version when the race held Group 3 status before being elevated to a Group 1 the following year.
Other former winners of the Australian Guineas include Military Plume (1987), Zabeel (1990), Triscay (1991), Mahogany (1994), Dash For Cash (2002), Reset (2004), Apache Cat (2006), Miss Finland (2007), Mosheen (2012), Shamus Award (2014), Wandjina (2015), Hey Doc (2017) and Grunt (2018).
|2009||Heart Of Dreams|
|2002||Dash For Cash|
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