2021 The Thousand Guineas Race Details

Race 7 at Caulfield on Wednesday 13th October 2021.

The Thousand Guineas is a 1600 metre race for three-year-old fillies under set weight conditions, run by the Melbourne Racing Club. It is held in October each year at Caulfield during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

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

The Thousand Guineas 2021 Preview

Track: Slow-Heavy? Weather: Afternoon Rain

Fifteen three year old fillies have accepted for the Group 1 $1,000,000 Thousand Guineas.  Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott have two runners as do Anthony & Sam Freedman.  Four of these had their last run in the Jim Moloney Stakes at Sandown, two ran in the Tequila Star, two ran in the Edward Manifold and two come via the Flight Stakes which was run at Randwick on October 2.  Chris Wallers filly Hinged has been met with good early support in the betting and is the current favourite for the race.  She ran a slashing second in the Flight Stakes last time out and will be suited by any rain that arrives prior to jump time.

Brett Prebble will be looking to add to his Group 1 tally this season as he partners up with Zouzarella who has won two of her first three race starts.  Barb Raider has won her last two in dominant fashion and comes back from 1800m to 1600m for this.  Elusive Express won the Edward Manifold on October 2 and is another that will have no issues handling a rain affected track.  Heresy ran a brave second after a wide run here last start.  Swift Witness was fourth in the Flight Stakes and is one of the two Waterhouse/Bott trained runners.  Bon’s A Pearla has won her last two, while Fortunate Kiss may have been a little bit unlucky not to finish closer at Sandown last time out.  The remaining runners are longer than $20-1.

The Thousand Guineas Runner by Runner

1. Swift Witness

Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott trained filly who has had four runs back from a spell.  She won the Group 2 Silver Shadow first up, ran third in the Tea Rose on September 18 and fourth in the Flight Stakes last start.  Expect her to come across and settle in the first couple from barrier 12.  Each way claims.

2. Hinged

Chris Waller trained filly who has five wins and three seconds from her nine starts.  She ran home strongly into second in the Flight Stakes last start which looks strong form for this.  Any rain won’t hurt her chances. Leading contender.

3. Elusive Express

Was good here from the back two starts ago, then won the Edward Manifold at Flemington last time out.  Another who goes well on rain affected going.  In the mix.

4. Bon’s A Perla

Blinkers go on for the first time.  She broke her maiden at Sandown on September 1, then won again stepping to Group 2 company here last start.  Roughie with a chance.

5. Literary Magnate

Hit the line well first up at Moonee Valley, then was only fair in the Jim Moloney last time.  Needs to improve.

6. Zouzarella

Daughter of Zoustar still in her first racing preparation.  She impressed winning her first two starts at Moonee Valley, then was far from disgraced when running home into second in the Jim Moloney.  Appears likely to need luck from barrier 2 given her racing pattern so far has been to settle back in her races but has an inform jockey in the saddle.  One of the chances.

7. Heresy

Has been good without winning in all three runs this preparation.  Latest she stuck to the task to finish a narrow second after being caught wide the trip.  In the mix.

8. Queen Of Dubai

Lead all the way to win the Jim Moloney at a price last start.  Looks likely to come across and find the lead again here.  Don’t discount.

9. Yearning

Won a Newcastle maiden two back, then was close up in the Edward Manifold last start.  Draws well in barrier seven and should appreciate any rain that does arrive.

10. Barb Raider

Talented daughter of Rebel Raider.  She was dominant winning a benchmark 70 at Sandown on September 8, then won well again over 1800m at Flemington last start.  Comes back 200m in trip which is some query but has the talent to be winning this.

11. Cuban Link

Has impressed winning her last two against easier company.  She has drawn well here and it wouldn’t shock to see her run a race at a price.

12. Achira

Broke her maiden at Goulburn last start.  Would need to improve significantly to be a factor here.

13. Fortunate Kiss

Was good behind Linas Legend at Sandown, then didn’t have the best of luck when trying to make her run on the inside of runners in the Jim Moloney.  Should get every chance from barrier five.

The Thousand Guineas 2021 Tips

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

Jo’s Tips
Lewis’ Tips
2. Hinged 2. Hinged
6. Zouzarella 4. Bon’s A Pearla
10. Barb Raider 10. Barb Raider
3. Elusive Express 3. Elusive Express

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes 2021 (Caulfield 1200m)

Group 3 Coongy Cup 2021 (Caulfield 2000m)

2021 The Thousand Guineas Final Results

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: –

Result Horse Margin
1st 9. Yearning
2nd 3. Elusive Express 1 length
3rd 10. Barb Raider 2.75 lengths
4th 5. Literary Magnate 3.75 lengths