Rosehill Guineas Tips & Preview 2024

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Looking for Rosehill Guineas tips and best bets? We dissect times and form to find the winner of the 2024 Rosehill Guineas at Rosehill.


Riff Rocket is the $3 favourite for the Rosehill Guineas with PlayUp and will line up in the feature race for the three-year-olds after being scratched from the Ranvet Stakes (2000m). He just shades the Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) winner from last year, Tom Kitten, at $3.40.

The unbeaten Victorian galloper, Immediacy, is at $7, while King Colorado is another in single figures and is at $9.50. There are 11 contenders in action after the scratching of Militarize and Ganbare is next in line at $12, while the likes of Cafe Millennium ($13) and Ceolwulf ($14) head the rest.


The Randwick Guineas is always one of the key lead ups to the Rosehill Guineas and seven of the 12 contenders had their most recent start in the Randwick Group 1 that was taken out by Celestial Legend.

The winner out of that race, Celestial Legend, is not involved in the Randwick Guineas, nor is the runner-up, Militarize, who heads to the George Ryder Stakes. Cafe Millennium settled towards the tail and was nosed out for 3rd, going 10.6 lengths faster than standard benchmark, which is the second best last start figure of any runner.

Tom Kitten will no doubt thrive with the step up to the 2000m and produced the fastest last 200m to run 4th in the Randwick Guineas. The Godolphin galloper gets out to the same distance as his Spring Champion triumph and went 13.4 lengths faster than standard in the Randwick Group 1 last October. That is the best figure that any horse in this race has produced.

The other contenders to come out of the Randwick Guineas are Ceowulf (6th), Ducasse (7th), Ganbare (9th) and Cosmic Lad (11th). The first three of that quartet were less than two lengths from the winner. Ceolwulf was held up in the straight, while Ducasse settled handy and was a tad keen.

The best last start benchmark figure belongs to Riff Rocket. The Victoria Derby (2400m) winner from the spring comes off a 3rd placing in the Australian Guineas behind Southport Tycoon, going 11.6 lengths faster than standard. He comes into this third up and spiked nine lengths on figures at this stage of his last campaign when romping home by nearly six lengths in the Super Impose Stakes (1800m) at Flemington.

Cap Ferrat is the stablemate of Riff Rocket and was also in action in the Australian Guineas. He could only manage 7th but is one of a number in this race that might be suited over further ground. King Colorado was fancied in the Australian Guineas, stepping out as a $9 chance but could only manage 10th. He did have some excuses and pulled up with issues. Form prior to that was excellent when runner-up behind Riff Rocket over the 1400m.

Immediacy creates a bit of interest and is unbeaten in his three runs. The Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young-trained galloper scored by three lengths at Caulfield at Group 2 level over the 1800m at his most recent start, going a healthy 9.6 lengths faster than standard. He is unbeaten and might have some upside to come.


Very keen to see Tom Kitten back over the 2000m but my money will be on Riff Rocket in the Rosehill Guineas. The Chris Waller-trained galloper is known for his feats in Victoria but has won the Sydney way of going and was runner-up at Rosehill over the 1800m last spring before producing a big spike when third up last preparation. He comes into this at the same stage and was strong late in the piece in the Australian Guineas when producing the fastest last 200m. Best roughie in the race is Ganbare. A lack of pace in the race may count against the likes of Riff Rocket and Tom Kitten and the Waterhouse/Bott galloper is a likely leader. He settled on the speed before fading late in the Randwick Guineas but was beaten less than two lengths and produced a massive spike when third up last time. He was well beaten when 3rd later on in the Spring Champion Stakes but they did go hard in that race and he was five runs into his preparation. Worth thought at the each-way quote.