Montefilia is the sole filly in the Australian Derby field. Photo: Steve Hart

2021 Rosehill Guineas Tips

The revised 2021 Rosehill Guineas field boasts a similarly impressive depth of talent, and it shapes as one of the better contests on Golden Slipper Day.

Hearing that my previous on-topper, Lion’s Roar, is going to come out of this race to instead contest the Queen Elizabeth on day 2 of The Championships, so that has completely changed my Rosehill Guineas tips.

Have a look at what I’ve changed my Rosehill Guineas tips to below.

Suggested Bets 

  • 4 Units straight out #3 Mo’unga
  • Boxed Trifecta of the selections below
Rosehill Guineas - Winner
No. 3 Mo'unga

Mo’unga looks to have returned to racing a better horse this prep and he can fight out the finish of the Rosehill Guineas.

The Savaeel colt raced well under the care of Chris Waller in the spring, but finished third in the CS Hayes Stakes in his first start for Annabel Neasham when resuming this time, before charging in to finish second in the Randwick Guineas last time.

Fitter third-up, drawn ideally and getting further out in trip under Tommy Berry, he is primed for another big effort.

Rosehill Guineas - 2nd
No. 15 Montefilia

Montefilia is an above-average filly and the Rosehill Guineas represents another lovely target for her.

The Kermadec filly enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence last time in, and she went to the paddock after recording consecutive wins in the Flight Stakes and the Spring Champion Stakes, and a third placing in the Kennedy Oaks.

She’ll enjoy good improvement from a credible first-up effort sixth in the Surround Stakes and I think this decent rise in trip will actually prove ideal for her.

Rosehill Guineas - 3rd
No. 2 Lunar Fox

He has proven himself to be a lot better than everyone thought twice now, and I’m more than happy to put Lunar Fox into my Rosehill Guineas numbers.

The Foxwedge gelding didn’t show a lot in his first run back from a spell, but pulled off literally the biggest upset in Australian Group 1 history when winning the Australian Guineas at odds of $301 two starts back.

That allowed him entry into the  All-Star Mile, and he returned another bold effort on a chopped up track to finish fourth.

He looks to be at peak fitness now and Noel Callow rides from barrier 11.

Rosehill Guineas - 4th
No. 8 Khoekhoe

In place of Lion’s Roar, Victorian raider Khoekhoe comes into my Rosehill Guineas first four.

Khoekhoe has been a great horse for the Matt Cumani stable since he charged home to win The Showdown in late autumn, last year.

He won in black type company in spring, and appears to have returned to the races in even better nick this time, running home well to finish third in the Group 2 Autumn Classic when fresh.

He harbours plenty of improvement and Kerrin McEvoy rides from barrier 4.