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2019 Thousand Guineas - James Cummings unearths another potential Group 1-winning filly

The James Cummings filly could remain unbeaten by winning the age-group feature at Caulfield
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A quality field lines up at Caulfield for the Thousand Guineas

2019 Thousand Guineas Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

DateOctober 12, 2019
ConditionsSet Weights
Prize Money$500,000

The Thousand Guineas is the feature middle-distance race for the fillies and it runs during the Melbourne Spring Carnival.

Some of Australia’s best fillies have taken out the Thousand Guineas and although it’s worth only $500,000, it’s still a highly-sought after prize.

The 2019 field is packed with quality types and bookmakers are being generous with their odds. Every runner, at this stage of writing, is quoted at double-figure odds.

With the race approaching, that’s great value from bookmakers and we have done the form to find our best 2019 Thousand Guineas tips.

2019 Thousand Guineas Odds

1Lyre3A FreedmanM Zahra5.50
2Tenley7J CummingsK McEvoy12.00
3Flit2J CummingsH Bowman2.30
4Acting6Busuttin/YoungC Williams10.00
5I Am Eloquent5Busuttin/YoungS Baster23.00
6St Edward's Crown10S FieldnerD Thornton34.00
7Missile Mantra11P & P SnowdenD Lane9.50
8Southbank4A FreedmanJ McDonald17.00
9Barbie's Fox1L BonellaD Oliver20.00
10Emeralds13J SargentB Melham13.00
11Affair to Remember9D O'SullivanM Walker23.00

2019 Thousand Guineas Best Bet – Flit @ $2.30

Flit was disappointing last time out when running ninth but she had no luck in running and looks much-better suited here.

The James Cummings-trained daughter of Medaglia D'oro has finished in the money in four of her five starts and she looks a nice type in the making.

Drawing barrier two will give her every chance to take this out and having Hugh Bowman in the saddle is ideal.

$2.30 is a touch short but she's a quality animal.

2019 Thousand Guineas Best Each Way – Missile Mantra @ $9.50

Luck hasn't been on the side of Missile Mantra this season but she's a capable filly.

The Snowden-trained runner has finished fifth in three consecutive races but her two wins last campaign were special.

Rising in distance looks ideal for the daughter of Smart Missile and if she can get a clear shot at them, she'll be right in the mix.

Punters are getting great value with the odds and they're worth taking.

2019 Thousand Guineas Best Roughie – Acting @ $10

Acting has rattled into form, winning her last three races against some good opposition.

From the in-form Busuttin/Young stable, Acting is heading in the right direction and winning the Thousand Guineas isn't out of her reach.

This stable has their runners flying at the moment and with experienced rider Craig Williams in the saddle, we're expecting a top effort at odds.

Thousand Guineas FAQ

Where is the Thousand Guineas held?

The Thousand Guineas is held at Caulfield, Melbourne.

What time is the Thousand Guineas?

The Thousand Guineas is run at 3:10pm local time or 04:10 GMT time.

Who is the 2019 Thousand Guineas favourite?

Flit is the current favourite for the 2019 Thousand Guineas over fellow Godolphin runner and Blue Diamond winner Lyre.

What distance is the Thousand Guineas?

The three-year-old fillies run over the mile at Caulfield.


Flit is the class runner of this field and she has gathered good betting support with bookmakers.

Missile Mantra and Acting both represent value and both should be included in selections.

Best Bet: Flit @2.30 at Beteasy - 3 Units
Best Each Way: Missile Mantra @9.50 at Beteasy - 2 Units
Best Roughie: Acting @10.00 at Beteasy - 1 Unit

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