The major lead-up race to the Thousand Guineas will be held this Saturday on Underwood Stakes Day at Caulfield – the 1400 metre Group 3 Thousand Guineas Prelude.
This preparation race isn’t as long as the Thousand Guineas, but it is a step up in distance for many of the horses that will contend that race. Watching the Thousand Guineas Prelude is worthwhile for anyone looking to bet on the Thousand Guineas later in the season.
Leading the Thousand Guineas Prelude odds at Ladbrokes.com.au is Ringa Ringa Rosie, despite her starting in barrier 13 with 55.5kg. However, a previous Group 1 race win puts her ahead of most of the competition, though not so far as to make her a good pick outright.
Next in the odds at $6.50 are both Sistine Angel and Divorces. Sistine Angel is the winner of the Group 3 HDF McNeil Stakes, while Divorces has competed in many Group races while only ever winning a barrier trial.
Our tip for the Thousand Guineas Prelude is to go with a Sistine Angel win. If you would like to bet on the Thousand Guineas Prelude and prepare for the Thousand Guineas, join Ladbrokes.com.au now!