Tagaloa will contest the Australian Guineas. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

2021 Australian Guineas Tips

It’s one of the Autumn Carnival’s showpiece races and a capacity field of three-year-olds will contest the Group 1 Australian Guineas at Flemington on Saturday.

Won by some genuine stars throughout his storied existence, the Australian Guineas has been the scene of some of racing’s greatest moments, and another terirrific betting race has materialised this year.

I’ve had a crack, and you can find my 2021 Australian Guineas tips below.

Suggested Bets

  • 3 Units straight out #2 Tagaloa
  • Boxed Trifecta of the selections below
Australian Guineas - Winner
No. 2 Tagaloa

I’m not convinced he’ll get the 1600m, but he has yet to have a serious crack at it (the Neds Caulfield Guineas doesn’t count), and I’m still going to have Tagaloa on top of my Australian Guineas tips.

I’ve loved him since the first moment I saw him, and he has been very generous to us throughout his career – winning the Neds Blue Diamond at 31s the real highlight.

The Lord Kanaloa colt needed the run and was also luckless when third in the Neds Manfred Stakes when resuming, but couldn’t have been more impressive when returning to winning form in the CS Hayes Stakes last time out.

Fitter third-up, he certainly has the class to win, he just needs luck in running again.

Australian Guineas - 2nd
No. 3 Aysar

Aysar is a model of consistency that doesn’t win out of turn, so I’m going to slot him into his favourite finishing position – 2nd.

The Deep Field colt won in BM64 company at Sandown when resuming last time and he has incredible finished as the bridesmaid at each of his last four starts, including both the Manfred Stakes and the CS Hayes Stakes this time in.

He’ll relish getting out to a mile, he strips fitter third-up and he’s drawn to receive every chance again under regular hoop Damian Lane.

Australian Guineas - 3rd
No. 1 Ole Kirk

Ole Kirk is clearly a very good horse, but he was less than average behind Probabeel in the Futurity last week and I couldn’t possibly have him on top off the back of that performance.

He hinted at serious talent during his two-year-old season but obviously went to another level in spring, winning both the Golden Rose and the Neds Caulfield Guineas.

He was fair when third behind Rocketing By in the Inglis Sprint when resuming, but he does get back to ideal conditions on Saturday and his best is certainly good enough too.

Australian Guineas - 4th
No. 5 Dom To Shoot

I struggled between a few for this fourth position including Poland, but I’ve ultimately landed on talented Perth raider Dom To Shoot.

Dom To Shoot stamped himself as a runner to follow during the recent Perth Summer Carnival, highlighted by his third placing in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic, and I thought that there was a lot to like about his resuming effort for fifth in the CS Hayes Stakes.

He’s yet another horse that will be better over the mile and he’ll have the benefit of William Pike in the saddle for his Australian Guineas assault.