The Rosehill Guineas is a 2,000 metre race for three-year-olds at set weights. It is run by the Australian Turf Club and held at Rosehill during late March.
- Race Type: Group 1, 3YO Set Weights
- Distance: 2,000 metres
- Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
- Date: Saturday 24 March 2018
The Rosehill Guineas was first run in 1910 over 7 furlongs (about 1400 metres) and was won by Electric Wire. The distance rose to nine furlongs in 1915 then increased to a testing 10 furlongs in 1948. It converted to 2000 metres in 1973 and was given Group 1 status in 1980 when it was won by Kingston Town.
In past years the major lead-up race was the Canterbury Guineas over 1900m but in 2006 that race was replaced by the Randwick Guineas over 1600 metres. Good horses then go on to the AJC Australian Derby. These three races are the three-year-old Triple Crown in Sydney. Prior to the Triple Crown win by It’s A Dundeel in 2013, only Metal Bender had won both the Randwick Guineas and Rosehill Guineas from 2006, and Octagonal was the previous last horse to win the Triple Crown in 1996.
Rosehill Guineas Final Field & Odds 2018
See below for early markets for this years Rosehill Guineas.
Rosehill Guineas Preview & Tips 2018
Track: Slow Weather: Overcast
There is a full field of 18 plus 3 emergencies for the $600,000 Sky Racing Rosehill Guineas. There is a strong New Zealand contingent with two and an emergency from Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman, two from Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards, and one from Chris Gibbs. Chris Waller has five plus an emergency. The betting is reasonably open and the early favourite is Aces High who came 4th in the Randwick Guineas last start and won the Spring Champion Stakes and the Victoria Derby in the spring. Second favourite is D’argento who over-raced when 7th in the Randwick Guineas but has 3 wins and a place from 5 starts. Third favourite is Vin De Dance who won the Group 1 New Zealand Derby last start and has a good record on rain-affected going.
Cliff’s Edge led all the way for a good win in the G2 Alastair Clark Stakes and has a great record at this distance. Kaonic had problems when 6th in the Randwick Guineas and should have finished closer. Villermont worked home strong when 4th in the Australian Guineas and looks as if he will relish the extra distance. Next in the betting are Mongolian Marshal, Mongolianconqueror and Mission Hill, who are all well-performed in New Zealand. Furore is unbeaten in his 4 starts on provincial tracks and is one to keep an eye on. The rest of the field are currently at odds of 20 to 1 or longer.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|4 Cliff’s Edge
|1 Ace High
|2 Vin De Dance
Past winners of the Rosehill Guineas:
It takes a top class three-year-old to win this race and past winners include great names like Phar Lap, Ajax, Tulloch, Dulcify, Strawberry Road, Naturalism, Tie The Knot and Sky Heights. In over a hundred years of racing less than 10 fillies have managed to win this tough race with the most recent being Riverina Charm in 1989.
Many Rosehill Guineas winners go on to win the AJC Derby and a few have gone on to be successful in the BMW, Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate. Eskimo Prince (1964) is the only Golden Slipper winner to win the Rosehill Guineas and Phar Lap is the only winner to win a Melbourne Cup with a Guineas win in 1929 and the Cup in 1930.
||So Si Bon
||It’s A Dundeel (NZ)
||Sacred Falls (NZ)
||Ocean Park (NZ)
||Silent Achiever (NZ)
||Jimmy Choux (NZ)
||Run For Naara
||Metal Bender (NZ)
||He’s No Pie Eater
||De Beers (NZ)
||Don Eduardo (NZ)
||Sale Of Century