2023 Adelaide Guineas Race Details

Race 8 at Morphettville on Saturday 13th May 2023.

The Adelaide Guineas is a Listed race held at Morphettville racecourse over 1600 metres. It is for three-year-olds and is run under set weights conditions. The total prizemoney is $107,250 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races and past winners on the Adelaide Guineas page.

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Adelaide Guineas 2023 Preview

Track: Good   Weather: Fine

With the early scratching of Lethal Thoughts, 12 runners remain for the Adelaide Guineas, with 8 geldings and 4 fillies. They have all come via different races. Three runners are last-start winners and they have all had between 1 and 10 starts. Trainers Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas, Michael Hickmott and Will Clarken & Niki O’Shea have 2 runners each.

The early favourite is Star Vega who won well on debut then was a close 2nd at his only other start. Second favourite is Party Princess who has 2 wins and 3 places from 8 starts. Third favourite is Pearl Adios who won 2 races in a row before 4th in the Listed Port Adelaide Guineas last start. Wine Barron has a win and 2 places from his 4 starts. The rest of the runners are currently over $10.

2023 Adelaide Guineas Runner by Runner

1. Lethal Thoughts (1)  – SCRATCHED

2. Pearl Adios (2)

One of 2 runners for Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas (the other is Party Princess). He won 2 races in a row at Balaklava then Morphettville before 4th in the Listed Port Adelaide Guineas last start. Should run well.

3. Star Vega (7)

He won by 2.5 lengths on debut over 1400m at Benalla on 31 March, then was a close 2nd over 1500m at Sandown Lakeside on 19 April at his only other start. He was held up and struck interference in that race and looked unlucky not to have won. Should feature in the finish again.

4. Party At Artie’s (10)

Was a 1.3 length winner of  3YO Maiden Plate over 1500m at Bendigo on 30 April, at his 3rd race start. He led all the way in that race and perhaps that is the key to him. Place chance.

5. Amenophis (3)

Resumed for 7 lengths 7th over 1300m at Seymour on 14 April. Looks safely held.

6. Wine Barron (12)

One of 2 runners for Michael Hickmott (the other is Rabtat). Has a win and 2 places from his 4 starts. At his latest start he was 0.4 length 3rd over 1600m  in a BM 62 Handicap at Morphettville on 29 April. In the mix.

7. Rabtat (4)

One start for one win. Debuted with a 2 length win over 1400m at Balaklava on soft going on 29 March. Has had 2 trials in the 6 week let-up for a win and a 2nd. Could surprise.

8. Merchant Boss (5)

Finished well back at his last 3 starts. Looks safely held.

9. Tenace (8)

Has 4 places from 8 starts. Looking to others.

10. Party Princess (13)

She has 2 wins and 3 places from 8 starts. Won at Strathalbyn then Morphettville Parks before running 2nd in a photo finish in the Listed Clare Lindop Stakes over 1600m on 1 April. From there she jumped up to Group 1 level where she finished 3.8 lengths 8th in the Australasian Oaks on 29 April where the 2000m looked too far. Capable of winning this.

11. Pampuni (11)

Has struggled at her last 3 starts. This looks too strong.

12. Floral Oasis (9)

One of 2 runners for Will Clarken & Niki O’Shea (the other is Ballon D’or). Has a win and 5 places from 9 starts. Place hope.

13. Ballon D’or (6)

Worked home nicely and took over in the final 100m for a 1.8 length win over 1200m at Gawler at her 2nd start. Improving type. Don’t dismiss.

Adelaide Guineas 2023 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Jo Jackson’s Tips
3 Star Vega
10 Party Princess
2 Pearl Adios
6 Wine Barron

Previews for other races this week

Listed Scone Cup 2023 (Scone 1600m)  – Friday

Group 1 Doomben 10,000 2023 (Doomben 1200m)

Group 2 Spirit of Boom Classic 2023 (Doomben 1200m)

Group 3 Rough Habit Plate 2023 (Doomben 2000m)

Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap 2023 (Doomben 2000m)

Listed Bright Shadow Quality 2023 (Doomben 1200m)

Listed Members’ Handicap 2023 (Doomben 1600m)

Group 1 South Australian Derby 2023 (Morphettville 2500m)

Group 3 SAJC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2023 (Morphettville Parks 1400m)

Group 3 Dark Jewel Classic 2023 (Scone 1400m)

Listed Luskin Star Stakes 2023 (Scone 1300m)

Listed Ortensia Stakes 2023 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Denise’s Joy Stakes 2023 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Woodlands Stakes 2023 (Scone 1100m)

Group 3 Belmont Sprint 2023 (Belmont 1400m)

Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes 2023 (Flemington 2800m)

Listed The Straight Six 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

2023 Adelaide Guineas Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 10 Party Princess
2nd 6 Wine Barron 3 lengths
3rd 13 Ballon D’or 3.5 lengths
4th 4 Party At Artie’s 3.7 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratching: 1. Lethal Thoughts