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2020 Randwick Guineas - three-year-old stars to shine at Randwick in age-group feature

The best three-year-old milers run for the Group 1 race at Randwick
The Autumn Sun
The Autumn Sun alongside D'argento at Altona beach in Melbourne. (Getty Images)

2020 Randwick Guineas Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

DateSaturday March 8, 2020
StatusGroup 1
ConditionsSet Weights
Prize Money$1 million

The Randwick Guineas is one of the biggest age-group races throughout the year and this year it's all about The Autumn Sun. The Chris Waller-trained star has been labelled as "the new Winx" after winning all but one career start.

Bookmakers also see it as a one-horse race but there are some quality contenders and punters are getting good prices for an upset result.

2020 Randwick Guineas final field, barrier draw and odds

1The Autumn Sun41.50
2Madison County316.00
6Purple Sector123.00
7Nakeeta Jane96.00
9Miss Fabulass826.00

2020 Randwick Guineas Best Bet - The Autumn Sun @ 1.50

The Autumn Sun is a winner of six from seven starts and his one defeat was terribly unlucky. The well-bred son of Redoute's Choice has a stud career confirmed but there's still plenty to achieve on the track and the Randwick Guineas would be a nice addition.

With the Doncaster Mile in mind during The Championships, The Autumn Sun should continue his progression and winning streak, especially after his stunning win in the Hobartville Stakes where he ran down Vegadaze over the concluding stages.

That win came on an unsuitable track and distance, so the win was more impressive that it appears on paper. Many punters are expecting the short odds favourite to continue winning on March 9.

2020 Randwick Guineas Best Each Way - Nakeeta Jane @ 6.00

Couldn't have been more impressive winning the Group 1 Surround Stakes last week and although the quick back-up is a strange decision, trainer Mark Newnham is using this race as a step up for the Oaks later this preparation.

Is the three-year-old filly good enough to beat The Autumn Sun? We're not sure but she will get in better at the weights and there's no doubting her ability to beat the other fillies. 

6.00 is a fair price from bookmakers and her place odds should also be attractive.

Nakeeta Jane
Nakeeta Jane wins the Surround Stakes at Royal Randwick Racecourse. (Getty Images)

2020 Randwick Guineas Best Roughie - Vegadaze @ 10.00

Did nothing to hurt his credentials when narrowly defeated by The Autumn Sun last start. He tried to lead throughout and was only run down in the shadows of the post. 

Having another run this preparation is a little risky from connections as this is still his first preparation, but he hasn't showed signs of slowing down and if he gets a slow tempo up front, he could kick clear on the turn and making it a sprint home.

That will favour the son of Lope De Vega and 10.00 is too high for a runner of his talent.

Best Bet: The Autumn Sun - 1.50 @ bet365
Best Each Way: Nakeeta Jane - 6.00 @ bet365
Best Roughie: Vegadaze - 10.00 @ bet365

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