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2019 Thousand Guineas Futures Tips - Can Funstar bring her form down South?

Justin Darcy has provided his best futures bets for the Thousand Guineas.
2019 Thousand Guineas Futures Tips & Best Bet
Can Funstar take out the Flight Stakes and head down to Melbourne a week later? (Getty Images)
                                       

Thousand Guineas


  • DateSat 10 Oct, 2020
  • RacecourseCaulfield
  • Race Distance1600 metres
  • Conditions3yo Fillies Open - Set Weights + Penalty
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$500,000

2019 Caulfield Guineas Futures Tips & Best Bet

The Thousand Guineas is fillies version of the Caulfield Guineas held at Caulfield race course on October 13.

Restricted to three-year-olds, fillies such as Atlantic Jewel and Miss Finland have all claimed glory in the event.

This race carries a purse worth $500,000 and is most often the first leg of the quaddie.

Horses such as Acting, Flit and Missile Mantra look set to fight out the Group One event and instantly become valuable broodmares.

Thousand Guineas Futures Best Bet - Funstar @ $9

This $8 on offer will look very valuable after Saturday if she goes on to win the Flight Stakes

Her last-start win was in the Tea Rose Stakes 1400m in Sydney and will now tackle the Group One mile this weekend, which I am expecting her to win.

The Flight Stakes fillies have a good record in the race, the latest winner being Global Glamour in 2016.

Chris Waller trains this filly and she would be fourth-up into the race if connections head this way.

If they do, she will be mighty hard to beat.

Thousand Guineas Futures Best Bet: Funstar - $9 at Ladbrokes

Thousand Guineas Futures Value Bet - Acting @ $11

She has a race pattern to win the Thousand Guineas and she showed she can match it with this class, taking out the Thousand Guineas Prelude on Underwood Stakes Day.

If she can draw handy and sit on the speed as she did in the Prelude, she will be highly competitive in the feature event.

She is not yet nominated for the race, but connections are willing to pay up for her entry into the field - and why not as she is a live chance.

Thousand Guineas Futures Value Bet: Acting - $11 via Ladbrokes

Who won the 2018 Thousand Guineas?

Amphitrite won the 2018 Thousand Guineas.

She then contested the All Star Mile in her next preperation.

Who will win this year's Thousand Guineas?

We believe Funstar will win this years Guineas if she can prevail in the Flight Stakes and if connections decide to head South.

Acting is also capable of causing an upset after her strong performance in the Prelude.

Can colts race in the Thousand Guineas?

No, colts can only race in the Caulfield Guineas for their three-year-old mile target. This race is restricted to the fillies.

Verdict

We will be having a small be on both Funstar and Acting. 

If they take their place we believe they win win, but we do not want to lose too much on the futures markets in case they do not run.

Best Bet: Funstar @8.00 at Ladbrokes Australia - 6 Units
Value Bet: Acting @11.00 at Ladbrokes Australia - 4 Units

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