2024 Winx Guineas Details

Race 6 at Sunshine Coast Racecourse on Sunday 14th July 2024.

The Winx Guineas is a Group 3 race held at Sunshine Coast over 1600 metres. It is for horses aged three-years-old and is run under set weight conditions. The total prize money this year is $300,000.

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

Winx Guineas 2024 Preview

Track: Heavy 10 Weather: Cloudy

There are 13 three-year-olds for the 2024 Double R Group Winx Guineas with 9 geldings and 4 fillies. Four runners had their last start over 1350m at Ipswich on 22 June (won by Hedged) and two in the Group 3 Gunsynd Classic over 1600m at Eagle Farm on 15th June (won by Bases Loaded), while the rest came via different races. Two runners are sired by Zoustar.

The early favourite is Know Thyself who won by over 5 lengths on a heavy track over 1400m at Rosehill on 15th June. Second favourite is Xidaki who was a close runner-up over 1400m at Randwick on 8th June on heavy going. Third favourite is Cifrado who was 2nd behind Hedged at Ipswich last start on 19 June.Miss Aria finished 4th in that race. The other runners are currently $12 or more.

2024 Winx Guineas Runner by Runner

1. Cifrado (3)

Runner-up behind Hedged over 1350m at Ipswich on 22 June. Should be in the finish.

2. Xidaki (11)

Was a close runner-up over 1400m at Randwick on 8th June on heavy going. Has won a trial since then and can be in the finish.

3. Sharp Dazzler (8)

Never in it when resuming. Has ability. Place chance.

4. More Trouble (6)

Prefer others.

5. Know Thyself (12)

Won by over 5 lengths on a heavy track over 1400m at Rosehill on 15th June. Winning chance.

6. Winsome Star (1)

Ran on well from too far back in the Group 3 Gunsynd Classic over 1600m at Eagle Farm on 15th June. Not the worst.

7. Meat Pie Artie (7)

Broke his maiden over 1400m at Eagle Farm last start.Not the worst.

8. Becamo (13)

Big win at Kilcoy last start. Has won 2 of his last 3 and could surprise.

9. Watermelon (4)

Looks tested.

10. Miss Aria (10)

Won 2 in a row in Melbourne before 4th behind Hedged at Ipswich. Place chance.

11. Ringer’s Reward (2)

Looks tested.

12. Emmadella (9)

Won by 1.5 lengths on a heavy track at Rosehill on 29th June. Place chance.

13. Dangerous Liaisons (5)

Raced well in New Zealand. Had a 6 week let-up before 12th of 17 in the Gunsynd Classic. Rough place chance.

Winx Guineas 2024 Tips

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

Jo Jackson’s Tips
5 Know Thyself
1 Cifrado
2 Xidaki
10 Miss Aria

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes 2024 (Caulfield 1100m)

Listed Beaufine Stakes 2024 (Belmont 1000m)

Listed Glasshouse Handicap 2024 (Sunshine Coast 1400m)

Listed Caloundra City Cup 2024 (Sunshine Coast 2400m)

2024 Winx Guineas Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 2 Xidaki
2nd 10 Miss Aria 0.1 length
3rd 5 Know Thyself 1.1 lengths
4th 12 Emmadella 1.4 lengths

The track was rated as Heavy 9.

There were no scratchings.