Australian Guineas 2024 Race Details

Race 8 at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday the 2nd of March 2024.

The Australian Guineas is a Group 1 race held at Flemington Racecourse and is run over 1600 metres. It is is run under weight for age conditions for horses aged three-years-old. The total prize money is $1,000,000 this year.

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

Australian Guineas 2024 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Cracking race. Riff Rocket and King Colorado clash again. The former was brilliant fresh and looks suited up in trip while the latter had its chance but was gallant in defeat. Shouldn’t be a lot between them. Veight wasn’t far off Mr Brightside recently which reads super for this. Southport Tycoon wasn’t far off Veight last start while Zipaway has form around Zaaki last prep and can’t be ruled out.

Australian Guineas 2024 Runner by Runner

1. Riff Rocket (9)

Hard to hold out and was brilliant fresh. Suited by the rise in trip and looks hard to beat.

2. Veight (6)

Leant his way but this race is wide open. Form around Mr Brightside reads well and has the map advantage over the dangers. This race is suitable.

3. King Colorado (12)

Tough draw but looks suitably placed in this company and was excellent last run. Has to find a bit to be beating the favourite but not out of this.

4. Apuila (15)

Needs further.

5. Zipaway (10)

Going under the radar and should be much shorter. Has the ability and despite the awkward map does look well placed in this company. Can give this a real shake.

6. Cap Ferrat (2)

Leaning to others.

7. The Pendragon (14)

Can’t have.

8. Run Harry Run (16)

Prefer others.

9. Sunsets (13)

Did beat Riff Rocket last prep but that was over 2000. Likely to need further but also looming around big odds and wouldn’t totally shock.

10. Verdad (3)

Can’t have.

11. Snow Patrol (7)

Off the map fresh and bounced back to form. Can take this out and looks to have come back super.

12. Southport Tycoon (4)

Sound behind Veight and gets a good draw and map. This race looks well within reach.

13. Otago (5)

Can’t have.

14. Hey Fat Cat (1)

Prefer others.

15. Quintessa (8)

Can’t have.

16. Vieste (17)

This looks too tough.

17. Mah Ali (11)

Prefer others.

Australian Guineas 2024 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
2 Veight
1 Riff Rocket
3 King Colorado
12 Southport Tycoon

Previews for other races this week

Listed Abell Stakes 2024 (Moonee Valley (1200m)  – Friday

Group 1 Verry Elleegant Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 1 Surround Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 2 Skyline Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Liverpool City Cup 2024 (Randwick 1300m)

Inglis Sprint 2024 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 2 Blamey Stakes 2024 (Flemington 1600m)

Listed Furphy Trophy 2024 (Flemington 1000m)

Listed Ascot 1000 Guineas 2024 (Ascot 1800m)

Listed Lex Piper Stakes 2024 (Ascot 1600m)

Australian Guineas 2024 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 12 Southport Tycoon
2nd 2 Veight 1.25 lengths
3rd 1 Riff Rocket 2.25 lengths
4th 15 Quintessa 1.65 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratching: 17e. Mah Ali.