2020 Thousand Guineas Preview, Odds, & Tips

Thu 8th October 2020

The best three-year-old fillies have come together here to contest the 2020 Thousand Guineas (1600m), with Hungry Heart, Thermosphere, and Vangelic coming from Sydney to spoil the party for the Victorians. There’s also the eye-catching South Australian Instant Celebrity…

Let’s take a look at each runner in the 2020 Thousand Guineas.

1 – Hungry Heart – $3.40 ???

Doing her best Tom Melbourne impersonation with a hattrick of second places this prep. Finally got the better of Dame Giselle last start in the Flight Stakes and should have won, but got headed by Montefilia late. Nonetheless she looked strong through the line and if she gets a clear run with the blinkers on, looks better than any of the Melbourne fillies.

2 – Thermosphere – $14 ?

Won well in the Edward Manifold Stakes last week over the mile and is humming along well. Hungry Heart has had her measure up in Sydney and it’s tough to see that changing, but she goes in all exotics.

3 – Instant Celebrity – $3.50 ???

It’s tough to knock her, I was against her in the Thousand Guineas Prelude as I though she’d be spotting them too many lengths, but Willo got her to jump well and sit midfield, which is a big plus. She has an electric turn of foot, but is she too brilliant for the mile?

4 – Personal – $17 ?

Looked to hit a few flat spots on the way home in the Thousand Guineas Prelude, but worked well through the line and looks like she will enjoy the step up in trip. Worth including in exotics at the big price.

5 – Vangelic – $12 ?

Another filly bringing the Sydney form, has placed twice behind Dame Giselle and Hungry Heart this prep, which is very good going for this race. Should lead and has place chances.

6 – Ecunemical – $35

Covered a stack of ground in the run in the Prelude but may have to again from barrier 13. Finished off well despite being caught wide and could place with some luck.

7 – Aidensfield – $15

Has been racing well in the Melbourne fillies races, runner up in the listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes, and the Jim Moloney Stakes. Couldn’t beat Night Raid who lead and punctured in the Prelude, would need to improve.

8 – Night Raid – $23

Looked the goods after her impressive maiden win at Tatura and saluting in the Atlantic Jewel Stakes, but it all came crashing down in the Prelude where she lead and ran out of gas in the straight. Think she will be far better suited taking a sit behind Vangelic, but there has to be queries over her running out the mile.

9 – Odeum – $15 ?

Had the race fall into her lap when winning the Jim Moloney Stakes, and would need everything to go right here to repeat the feat.

10 – Rock My Wand – $18 ?

Another Sydney filly who placed in the Prelude after coming from a long way back. Will have to have things go her way with her racing style, but could place with some luck.

11 – Mozzie Monster – $61

Looked a star after her wins at Cranbourne and Bendigo, but hasn’t looked up to it during her two runs at Caulfield. Has lost J Kah and would need to improve considerably.

12 – Agreeable – $34

Hasn’t quite shown enough to trouble them so far this campaign. Looks like the mile will suit, but may be a preparation away from challenging.

13 – Love Sensation – $41 ?

Ran well in the Prelude and could possibly run a hole with all things going right.

14 – Yosemite – $126

May be back and buried from the inside gate. Looks too tough.

Tip: 1-3-5-13

? = Must Watch
? = Big Winning Chance
?= Worth Including in Exotics

2020 Thousand Guineas Field, Odds, and Barriers

1Hungry Heart (3)J: Hugh Bowman 55.5kg T: C J Waller$3.40$1.55
2Thermosphere (2)J: Damian Lane 55.5kg T: James Cummings$13.00$3.80
3Instant Celebrity (9)J: Craig Williams 55.5kg T: P Stokes$3.40$1.55
4Personal (8)J: Damien Oliver 55.5kg T: T Dabernig & B Hayes$16.00$4.40
5Vangelic (10)J: Brett Prebble 55.5kg T: G Waterhouse & A Bott$11.00$3.40
6Ecumenical (13)J: John Allen 55.5kg T: R W Huxtable$31.00$6.50
7Aidensfield (7)J: Daniel Stackhouse 55.5kg T: T Dabernig & B Hayes$13.00$3.80
8Night Raid (12)J: Mark Zahra 55.5kg T: M Price & M Kent Jnr$19.00$5.00
9Odeum (4)J: Michael Walker 55.5kg T: M Price & M Kent Jnr$14.00$3.90
10Rock My Wand (5)J: Luke Currie 55.5kg T: Matthew Smith$17.00$4.50
11Mozzie Monster (11)J: Jordan Childs 55.5kg T: J D Sadler$51.00$9.00
12Agreeable (14)J: Jamie Kah 55.5kg T: A & S Freedman$31.00$6.50
13Love Sensation (6)J: Luke Nolen 55.5kg T: K L Corstens$41.00$8.00
14Yosemite (1)J: William Pike 55.5kg T: R D Griffiths$101.00$21.00


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