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Australian Guineas 2023 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

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Last updated: 01 Mar 2023
Alex Marsh 01 Mar 2023
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  • The Australian Guineas will be run on March 2
  • This Group 1 headlines Saturday's Flemington card
  • A capacity field has been assembled
  • Preview & best bets can be found below
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The Group 1 Australian Guineas will be run on Saturday at Flemington over 1600m for the three-year-olds, with a purse of $1 million.
  • Australian Guineas 2023 Barriers & Final Field
  • Australian Guineas 2023 Tips
  • Australian Guineas FAQs

This is a stallion making race for many of the colts, and in the past we have seen the likes of Zabeel, Shamus Award, Wandjina and Palentino all going on to stud duties.

At $2.35 with Colossalbet, Jacquinot hads the betting for the 2023 Australian Guineas.

Australian Guineas 2023 Barriers & Final Field

                                                                          
No
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1JacquinotMick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)Damian Lane 1157kg$2.35
2EllipticalAnthony & Sam FreedmanBlake Shinn257kg$6.25
3Osipenko (NZ)Chris WallerLuke Nolen1357kgscr
4Mr Maestro (NZ)Andrew ForsmanBen Melham1557kg$26
5Virtuous Circle (NZ)Liam HowleyBlaike McDougall1057kg$71
6The Fortune TellerCiaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen657kg$31
7Bank MaurRichard LamingJye McNeil1757kg$31
8AmenableMick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damien Oliver157kg$14
9Elkington RoadMichael MoroneyJamie Mott457kg$23
10LindermannChris Waller Luke Nolen1457kg$23
11MuramasaTrent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor1657kg$51
12MaximilliusMick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ethan Brown357kg$23
13Holymanz (NZ)Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra557kg$17
14AttritionMitchell FreedmanJamie Kah757kg$9
15Legarto (NZ)Kev & Bev KelsoMichael Dee955kg$9.50
16Laced Up HeelsLuke FernieChris Parnham1255kg $51
17eJapanese Emperor (NZ)Michael Moroney Daniel Stackhouse857kg$101
Odds courtesy of Colossalbet & correct at 2.45am on 02/03/2023.

Australian Guineas 2023 Tips

2023 Australian Guineas Best Bet - Attrition

Should he have won the CS Hayes lead-up on Feb 18? Perhaps, although at least that performance showed that he well and truly belongs at this level.

Although he's a galloper can effectively settle anywhere, the tactics were too negative in that latest outing, with Attrition racing a little greenly.

He also wanted to lay-in when among other rivals in that 1400m contest, so there's improvement to come and this colt is searching for 1600m now.

I loved the versatility in his back-to-back Jan wins, as he showed a turn-of-foot off a slower tempo fresh and then absorbed a stronger speed at Geelong.

2023 Australian Guineas Next Best Bet - Legarto

This New Zealand filly has been outstanding at home, winning her first five outings in brilliant fashion, which included a Group 1 1000 Guineas romp.

What's worth noting is that her first four victories were in the anti-clockwise direction, with Legarto appearing to travel better on her Melbourne leg.

Her sole defeat came via the Karaka Millions 3yo Classic, where she was very unlucky and for a filly that needs momentum, gate one did her no favours.

An in-form Michael Dee takes the reins on this exciting three-year-old and suited on the big expanses of Flemington, she's the X-factor in this.

2023 Australian Guineas Value Bet - Amenable

He showed enough class over spring, making ground from the rear second-up on a testing Heavy 10 to place in the Caulfield Guineas prelude.

Amenable was then beaten one length in the Caulfield Guineas, where he sustained a strong run from off the speed and finished alongside Osipenko.

Spelled straight after that Group 1 attempt, this colt was rather workmanlike in his lead-up trials ahead of his return, indicating that he'd need that run.

Despite a big market drift supporting that, he recorded the run of that Autumn Stakes and Pericles franked the form with a huge win at Sandown last Sat.


Australian Guineas FAQs

When is the 2023 Australian Guineas?

The 2023 Australian Guineas is scheduled to run on Saturday, March 4 at 4.20pm AEST.

It will run as Race 7 on the Flemington meeting.

What distance is the Australian Guineas?

The Australian Guineas is run over a distance of 1600 metres.

Who won the 2022 Australian Guineas?

Hitotsu won the 2022 Australian Guineas.

How can I live stream the Australian Guineas?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Australian Guineas and all other Australian horse races.

What is the Australian Guineas worth?

The Australian Guineas is worth a total of $1 million.

$600,000 goes to the winner.

                                   

Verdict

Attrition will run as our best bet in the 2023 Australian Guineas.

Both Legarto and Amenable can be saved on.

Best Bet: Attrition To Win @8/1 at Colossalbet - 5 Units
Next Best Bet: Legarto To Win @17/2 at Colossalbet - 2 Units
Value Bet: Amenable To Win @13/1 at Colossalbet - 1 Unit
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Legarto
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Amenable
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