Muntaseera. Photo by Steve Hart.

2021 Australian Guineas Day Tips & Preview

There is a quality bunch of Victorian three year old’s and the majority of them take place in the feature race at Flemington this Saturday.

We’ve completed our homework and our full Australian Guineas Tips & Preview can be read below.

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Race 1: Listed Very Special Kids Plate (1000m) 11:20am
No. 6 To The Moon Alice

I have no doubt that To The Moon Alice would have won on debut at The Valley had she have received clear running down the straight.

She showed how tough she is when she picked back up after being denied a run which is an excellent sign in a young horse who knows why she is there.

You know she will be given every opportunity with Jamie Kah steering and we are getting nice each way odds to start the day.

Race 2: Listed Roy Higgins Quality (2600m) 11:55am
No. 2 Mosh Music

Mosh Music was the first horse beaten when starting favourite at The Valley last start but she is much better than that and I’m willing to forgive.

She has won exactly half of her 16 career starts and was racing very well before her last effort and she should be plenty fit for this 2600m race.

Race 3: Group 3 Shaftesbury Avenue Handicap (1400m) 12:30pm
No. 1 I Am Superman

I have a fair amount of time for the lightly raced five year old I Am Superman who has shown ability at stakes level in the past.

He kick started his last campaign with a really nice win at Caulfield and a recent trial win suggests he is forward enough to figure in this race first up.


Race 4: Benchmark 90 Handicap (1200m) 1:05pm
No. 6 Subedar

Five of Subedar’s last six trips around a race track have been in trials but he was impressive when running second to All Time Legend that day at Randwick.

He is clearly a talented horse and although this is his first time down the straight, he suggests he will handle it well.

Big gear change too.

Jamie Kah first time.

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Race 5: Listed Bob Hoysted Handicap (1000m) 1:45pm
No. 10 Muntaseera

Muntaseera is one of two fillies contesting the 2021 Bob Hosyted quality down the Flemington straight.

She was far from disgraced in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes in the spring and is a filly with a stack of speed.

Her recent trial win was very impressive and she looks really well placed in this race.

Race 6: Group 2 Blamey Stakes (1600m) 2:25pm
No. 7 Star Of The Seas

Star Of The Seas was runner up in his first two runs last prep in Group 1 races, beaten less than half a length on both occasions.

He plugged away to finish fourth behind Savatiano last start in the Group 2 Expressway Stakes but found the line quite well.

Damien Lane climbs aboard the six year old for the first time and he represents good value at his current quote.

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Race 7: Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) 3:05pm
No. 4 Cherry Tortoni

Cherry Tortoni has won four of his nine career race starts including his only start at this track and distance when carrying 61kg in July last year.

He was excellent when finishing fourth first up in the C.S Hayes behind Tagaloa and although this is still not his ideal distance, he will only improve from that run.

The wide barrier is a concern but we are getting $13 at time of publish and those are nice each way odds.

Race 8: Inglis Dash (1100m) 3:45pm
No. 3 Rocketing By

Rocketing By showed he is a very talented young horse when he won at Randwick two back.

There was a wall of horses in front of him in the straight and he was checked at a crucial time but he picked back up when the gap opened and stormed clear.

He backed that up with a very good performance in the Inglis Sprint last start and if he can hold that form as well as handle the anti clockwise direction, he will go close again.

Race 9: Group 3 Tressady Stakes (1400m) 4:20pm

This is a very tough way to end the day with many winning chances so let’s box these four up and end with a big win!