Caulfield Guineas Prelude

Caulfield Guineas Prelude, Caulfield Racecourse

Looking for early info on this year’s Caulfield Guineas Prelude? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 1,400 metres, the Caulfield Guineas Prelude is a Group 3 race taking place at Caulfield Racecourse in September during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Offering $300,000 in prize money as of 2021, the event is run at set weights plus penalties and is open only to three-year-old runners.

The Caulfield Guineas Prelude is the key lead-up race for the prestigious Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) held the following month and Helmet (2011) was the last to do the double.

Having previously been held on Underwood Stakes Day a week later, the Caulfield Guineas along with the Group 2 Thousand Guineas for fillies have now been added to the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day card.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2021 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, September 18, 2021
  • Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,400 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights (plus penalties)
  • Qualification: Three year olds (colts and geldings)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Prize Purse: $300,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1985
  • 2021 Caulfield Guineas Prelude Winner: Lightsaber

caulfield guineas prelude 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Caulfield Guineas Prelude results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday September 18, 2021. 

  1. #2 Lightsaber
  2. #3 Brigantine
  3. #6 Military Expert

The Peter Moody-trained Lightsaber ($4.80) was so good dominating the Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2021 results third-up ahead of his shot at completing the double Moody enjoyed back in 2010 with Anacheeva.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Betting 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Caulfield Guineas Prelude, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Caulfield Guineas Prelude
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Caulfield Guineas Prelude. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Caulfield Guineas Prelude, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Caulfield Guineas Prelude to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Caulfield Guineas Prelude to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Caulfield Guineas Prelude to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Caulfield Guineas Prelude, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Caulfield Guineas Prelude in 2021

  1. Log in at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Caulfield Guineas Prelude Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2021 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Caulfield Guineas Prelude will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.

Which Horse Will Win The Caulfield Guineas Prelude

The best way to pick which horse will win the Caulfield Guineas Prelude in 2021 is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the lead-up runs and their past performances at the Caulfield track. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Caulfield Guineas Prelude winner include:

  • Middle Distance Performers – Horses showing the ability to run 1400m – 1600m do well in the Prelude as opposed to out-and-out sprinters being stretched in distance.
  • Singled Out – Single-figure fancies in betting have a strong recent record in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude results.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Favourites 2021

Early favourites in Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2021 betting include the Queensland raider Alpine Edge and the Annabel Neasham-trained Military Expert.  

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Field 2021

The official Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2021 field of final acceptances is set for release on Wednesday September 15 2021 and will be published in full below. 

The 2021 Caulfield Guineas Prelude final field features 10 three-year-old colts and geldings with Group 3 winning Queensland visitor Alpine Edge the narrow favourite in gate one with Craig Williams to ride.

  • Scratchings Update: #5 Cape Breton (2)

Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2021 Tips

Favourite: #1 Alpine Edge ($4.40 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #2 Lightsaber ($6.50 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #4 Athelric ($9.50 at time of publish) 

Our insider Caulfield Guineas Prelude tips for 2021 will be detailed here the week of the race and a full betting preview provided on the Neds Blog.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR COMPLETE 2021 SIR RUPERT CLARKE STAKES DAY PREVIEW & TIPS

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Race Day 2021

The Caulfield Guineas Prelude takes place on Saturday September 18, 2021 as part of 2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day. The meeting’s other Group status are the:

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Barrier Draw 2021

The 2021 Caulfield Guineas Prelude barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Caulfield Guineas Prelude Field section. 

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Nominations 2021

Nominations close by 12:00 PM on Monday, the 13th of September, 2021.  

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Weights 2021

Set weights plus penalties apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday the 13th of September, 2021. 

2021 Caulfield Guineas Prelude Top Weights:

  • #1 Alpine Edge (58kg); #2 Lightsaber (58kg)

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Acceptances 2021

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 15th of September, 2021 and will be published in our above Caulfield Guineas Prelude Field section. 

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Jockeys 2021

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 15th of September, 2021. 

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Scratchings 2021

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday the 18th of September, 2021. 

2021 Caulfield Guineas Prelude Scratchings: 

  • #5 Cape Breton (2)

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Prize Money 2021

The Caulfield Guineas Prelude prize purse is worth $300,000 in total, distributed from places first through eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $180,000
2nd $54,000
3rd $27,500
4th $13,500
5th $7,500
6th $6,000
7th $6,000
8th $6,000

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Race Number 2021

The 2021 Caulfield Guineas Prelude is set to run as Caulfield Race 4 at 2:15pm (AEST) on Saturday the 18th of September, 2021. There are nine races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Form Guide 2021

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Caulfield Guineas Prelude Form Guide following final acceptances. 

CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL 2021 CAULFIELD GUINEAS PRELUDE FORM GUIDE

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Live 2021

You can watch or listen to the 2021 Caulfield Guineas Prelude live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Winners

Winners of the Caulfield Guineas Prelude going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below. 

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2021 Lightsaber Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 58 kgs 1:25.14
2020 Crosshaven Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 56 kgs 1:25.57
2019 Alligator Blood David Vandyke Ryan Maloney 55 kgs 1:23.49
2018 Native Soldier Darren Weir Ben Allen 57 kgs 1:23.36
2017 Perast Paul Perry Damian Lane 55 kgs 1:23.47
2016 Sacred Elixir Tony Pike Damian Lane 57.5 kgs 1:24.70
2015 Bon Aurum Ciaron Maher Kerrin McEvoy 56.5 kgs 1:22.67
2014 Rich Enuff Ken Keys Michael Rodd 57.5 kgs 1:23.49
2013 Eclair Big Bang Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 55 kgs 1:23.38
2012 Epaulette Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 58.5 kgs 1:24.26
2011 Helmet Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 58.5 kgs 1:21.40
2010 Anacheeva Peter Moody Luke Nolen 55.5 kgs 1:23.16
2009 Demerit Peter Snowden Mark Zahra 54 kgs 1:24.70
2008 Fernandina Leon Corstens Vlad Duric 55.5 kgs 1:25.42
2007 Purrealist Danny O’Brien Hugh Bowman 54 kgs 1:24.20
2006 Wonderful World Bart Cummings Luke Nolen 54 kgs 1:24.67
2005 Apache Cat Greg Eurell Nick Ryan 57.5 kgs 1:27.08
2004 Tirade Mathew Ellerton Danny Nikolic 56 kgs 1:24.78
2003 Elvstroem Tony Vasil Brett Prebble 54 kgs 1:22.36
2002 Great Glen Leon Macdonald Kerrin McEvoy 57.5 kgs 1:23.29
2001 Pure Theatre Robert Priscott Darren Beadman 54 kgs 1:24.23
2000 Fubu Cliff Brown Matthew Gatt 54 kgs 1:22.47