2023 Port Adelaide Guineas Race Details

Race 8 at Morphettville on Saturday 15th April 2023.

The Port Adelaide Guineas is a Listed race held at Morphettville racecourse over 1800 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 Port Adelaide Guineas page.

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Port Adelaide Guineas 2023 Preview

Track: Good   Weather: Fine

Fifteen 3YOs have accepted for the Port Adelaide Guineas with 12 geldings and three fillies.  Five of the runners had their last start in a 3YO Colts & Geldings Handicap over 1600m at Morphettville on 1 April won by Pearl Adios, while the rest all came via different races. All runners have had between 3 and 9 starts and 2 runners are still maidens. Two runners are sired by Sir Prancealot. Trainers Ciaron Maher & David Eustace have 2 runners.

The betting market is wide open. The early favourite is Running On Time from the Maher/Eustace stable. Second favourite is Dream Hour who is also a Victorian runner. Third favourite is Diesel who put in an impressive performance to win the Albury Guineas. Pearl Adios has won his last 2 starts, while Sailors Book finished 2nd behind him last start. The rest of the runners are currently $12 or more.

2023 Port Adelaide Guineas Runner by Runner

1. Dream Hour (6)

Victorian runner with 2 wins and 2 places from 8 starts. Should go well.

2. Diesel (11)

Put in an impressive performance to win the Albury Guineas when he resumed from a 12 week break. He settled 2nd last on the rails and when a gap opened on the fence in the final 100m he absolutely flew late for a narrow win. One of the main chances.

3. Pearl Adios (10)

He has won his last 2 starts with a 0.5 length win over 1400m at Balaklava on 1 March, then a 1.3 length win over 1600m at Morphettville on 1 April. Looks like the trip will suit. Don’t dismiss.

4. Prince Tikea (7)

Ran 3rd behind Pearl adios last start. Place chance.

5. Thirsty Guest (14)

Ran 4th behind Pearl Adios last start. Barrier 14 is no help.

6. Sailors Book (1)

Finished 2nd behind Pearl Adios last start and has drawn the rails. In the mix.

7. Ludovisi (13)

Fought on well for a length win over 1600m at Benalla last start. First metropolitan race but can run well.

8. Fiftysevenyears (4)

Won a Geelong maiden over 1540m last start. Rough chance.

9. Divine Brew (15)

The only horse to win over this distance with a maiden plate win at Murray Bridge on 26 March. Has drawn the outside barrier and might find this too hard.

10. Final Overture (9)

On a six day back-up after running 0.5 2nd at Mornington. Looks tested.

11. Karaka Kiwi (5)

Still a maiden after 5 starts and this looks too hard.

12. Sir Kingsford (2)

Prefer in something easier.

13. Running On Time (8)

The early favourite from the Maher/Eustace stable who also have Affaire A Suivre. She has 2 wins and a place from 5 starts and her last start was in the Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes where she finished 1.9 lengths 5th. One of the main chances.

14. Affaire A Suivre (3)

Comes off a 1500m maiden win at Cranbourne. Prefer others.

15. Easterly (12)

Finished 2.6 lengths 4th over 1717m at Sale last outing. Prefer others.

Port Adelaide Guineas 2023 Tips

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

Jo Jackson’s Tips
2 Diesel
13 Running On Time
3 Pearl Adios
6 Sailors Book

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 All Aged Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 1 Champagne Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 3 Frank Packer Plate 2023 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 James H B Carr Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 3 JRA Plate 2023 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 2 Karrakatta Plate 2023 (Ascot 1200m)

Group 3 Auraria Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1800m)

Group 3 Dequetteville Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1050m)

Listed Galilee Series Final 2023 (Sandown 2400m)

Listed Ascot Handicap 2023 (Eagle Farm 1000m)

Listed Daybreak Lover 2023 (Eagle Farm 1400m)

2023 Port Adelaide Guineas Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 14 Affaire A Suivre
2nd 13 Running On Time 1.4 lengths
3rd 5 Thirsty Guest 2.4 lengths
4th 3 Pearl Adios 3.8 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 5.

Scratching: 1. Dream Hour