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Thousand Guineas Prelude Preview, Betting Tips & Predictions

  • The Thousand Guineas Prelude is a Group Two race
  • The three-year-old fillies' race is run over 1400 metres at Caulfield
  • Is Heresy the benchmark filly of the race?
Thousand Guineas Prelude Tips
Heresy (inside) looks the horse to beat in the Thousand Guineas Prelude. (Getty)
An interesting 1400m affair awaits in the Thousand Guineas Prelude with Heresy the domiant favourite early in betting.
  • 2021 Thousand Guineas Prelude Field
  • Thousand Guineas Prelude Odds
  • 2021 Thousand Guineas Prelude Tips
  • Thousand Guineas Prelude FAQs

This filly was placed third last start in the McNeil Stakes against the boys, which it has been well noted that the boys have rated lengths better than the fillies since their two-year-old days, so a third placed effort in the race was solid.

Morioka is yet to miss a place in five starts, but is still a maiden and has not been racing around in stakes company like our favouirte.

Xtra Gear could add some x-factor to the event with too classy runs at both Sale and Geelong under the belt.

2021 Thousand Guineas Prelude Field

1HERESYJames Cummings Damien Oliver 7 58kg$2.20
2SCORCHED EARTH John Moloney Luke Currie 6 57kg$9
3MORIOKAChris Waller Craig Williams 156kg$5
4BON’S A PEARLA Kevin Corstens Jason Maskiell 556kg$34
5ELUSIVE EXPRESS (NZ) Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 1056kg$7
6XTRA GEARRichard Laming
7DEVOUT HERO Anthony & Sam Freedman Damian Lane 456kg$10
8ANCIENT GIRL (NZ) Clinton McDonald John Allen 256kg$34
9THRONTARI Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Brett Prebble 956kg$31
10DAISIES Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damien Thornton 856kg$26

Thousand Guineas Prelude Odds

Latest market from Heresy $2.20, Morioka $5.00, Elusive Express $7.00, Scorched Earth $9.00, Devout Hero $10, Xtra Gear $11, Daisies $26, Throntari $31, Bon's A Pearla $34, Ancient Girl $34

2021 Thousand Guineas Prelude Tips

Best Bet – Heresy

This is a race that really lacks quality, but it has been well noted that the Victorian colts and geldings have been a lot better than the Victorian fillies, so seeing as Heresy ran a great third against the boys in the McNeil, she goes on top.

She was also great first-up when running second to Gimmie Par who has great ability and is arguably one of the better fillies in Victoria, so the form just reads better than the rest of these horses.

The daughter of Street Boss will appreciate the 1400m, so there are no issues there and although is drawn a touch sticky in seven, she gets back and hits the line anyway, so it is not a big issue.

Next Best Bet – Xtra Gear

She was great behind Invincible Caviar on debut at Sale, then backed that performance up at Geelong when backed as if unbeatable, winning by almost two lengths showing a touch of class.

The form around Invincible Caviar is what stands out here as we can then draw a line Argentia who realistically was the benchmark of the Victorian fillies before pulling up sore last start.

Xtra Gear has the scope to improve once again and now fining herself in a race that lacks some depth, it would be no shock to see her give Heresy a big scare.

Value Bet – Throntari

She was a country maiden winner on debut, but was did look to have a touch up her sleeve, winning by more than two lengths.

Throntari got well back in that event and come wide with momentum, powering down the outside, but did lay in as well so she is a touch green still.

The man of the moment Brett Prebble takes the reins, so you will struggle to find a better riding engagement for this filly as she tackles city grade for the first time.

Thousand Guineas Prelude FAQs

When is the 2021 Thousand Guineas Prelude?

The 2021 Thousand Guineas Prelude is scheduled for Saturday, September 18.

It will run as Race 3 on Caulfield meeting.

What distance is the Thousand Guineas Prelude?

The Thousand Guineas Prelude is run over a distance of 1400 metres.

What is the Thousand Guineas Prelude worth?

The Thousand Guineas Prelude is worth a total of $300,000.

$180,000 goes to the winner.

How can I live stream the 2021 Thousand Guineas Prelude?

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We will be backing Heresy to win and having a small bet on both Xtra Gear and Throntari.

Best Bet: Heresy To Win @120 at Unibet Australia - 9 Units
Next Best Bet: Xtra Gear To Win @1000 at BlueBet - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Throntari Each-Way @3000 at Winnersbet Racing - 1 Unit

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