2023 Canberra Guineas Race Details

Race 6 at Canberra on Monday 13th March 2023.

The Canberra Guineas is a Listed race over 1400 metres run by the Canberra Racing Club. It is a set weigjhts plus penalties race for three-year-olds.. This year it has prizemoney of $150,000.

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

Canberra Guineas 2023 Preview

Track: Good   Weather: Fine

There is a field of 12 runners for the $150,000 Canberra Guineas with 10 fillies and 2 geldings. Eight of them won their last start. Two runners had their last start in the Guineas Preview over 1400m at Canberra on 24 February, while the others all came via different races. Trainer David Pfieffer has 2 runners.

The early favourite is Wolverine who ran 2nd in a Group 1 race in New Zealand last year. Second favourite is Kimberley Secrets who won the SERA Country Championships at Moruya last start. Third favourite is Smooth Sailing has raced twice for 2 wins. Ningaloo Star won over 1200m at Canterbury last outing. Capital Asset won over 1350m at Wyong, while Avebury has a win and a 2nd from her last 2 starts. All other runners are currently $15 or more.

2023 Canberra Guineas Runner by Runner

1. Wolverine (12)

Ran 2nd in a Group 1 race in New Zealand last year, and was only 1.6 lengths behind the winner in the Group 1 Surround Stakes at her latest start. Serious player.

2. Kimberley Secrets (4)

Won the SERA Country Championships over 1400m at Moruya last start. Has 4 wins from 6 starts and looks well placed here.

3. Capital Asset (1)

Won over 1350m at Wyong last outing. In the mix.

4. Clear Choice (5)

Won a Newcastle maiden over 1400m by 2.4 lengths at only her 2nd start on 25 February. Could surprise.

5. Ningaloo Star (9)

Won over 1200m at Canterbury last outing and won over 1200m at Newcastle the start before. Going for the hat-trick. Place chance.

6. Avebury (11)

Has a win and a 2nd from her last 2 starts. Each way hope.

7. Shalook (7)

Has won at wagga then Albury at her last 2 starts, This is much harder, but don’t dismiss.

8. Smooth Sailing (2)

Has raced twice for 2 wins. Don’t think she can win this but she can place.

9. Bindi’s Choice (8)

Was a big winner of a Kembla Grange maiden at her 3rd outing. Rough place chance.

10. Lady Percival’s (3)

Won a Newcastle maiden over 1200m at her 7th start. Looks tested.

11. Offspring (6)

Finished 2nd in the Guineas Preview over 1400m at Canberra on 24 February. Local horse that could show up.

12. Region Time (10)

Ran 3rd in the Guineas Preview. Will find this hard.

Canberra Guineas 2023 Tips

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

Jo Jackson’s Tips
1 Wolverine
2 Kimberley Secrets
7 Shalook
3 Capital Asset

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Kembla Grange Classic 2023 (Kembla Grange 1600m)  – Friday

Group 1 Coolmore Classic 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 2 Ajax Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 2 Sky High Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 2 Magic Night Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 Maurice McCarten Stakes 2023 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 1 Newmarket Handicap 2023 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 2 Kewney Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 2 Sires’ Produce Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 3 Shaftesbury Avenue Handicap 2023 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 3 Matron Stakes 2023 (Flemington 1600m)

Listed Bunbury Cup 2023 (Ascot 2100m)

Listed Bunbury Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1400m)

Group 3 Black Opal Stakes 2023 (Canberra 1200m)  – Sunday

Listed National Sprint 2023 (Canberra 1400m)  – Sunday

Listed J.C. Roberts Stakes 2023 (Ascot 1800m)  – Sunday

Listed Natasha Stakes 2023 (Ascot 2200m)  – Sunday

Group 2 Adelaide Cup 2023 (Morphettville 3200m)  – Monday

Listed Cinderella Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1050m)  – Monday

Listed Matrice Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1200m)  – Monday

Listed Morphettville Guineas 2023 (Morphettville 1600m)  – Monday

Listed C S Hayes Cup 2023 (Morphettville 1600m)  – Monday

Listed Canberra Cup 2023 (Canberra 2000m)  – Monday

2023 Canberra Guineas Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 6 Avebury
2nd 1 Wolverine 1.29 lengths
3rd 8 Smooth Sailing 2.08 lengths
4th 2 Kimberley Secrets 2.62 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 5.

Scratchings: 4. Clear Choice, 9. Bindi’s Choice.