The first Classic of the British flat racing season will hit our screens this weekend. This year we should be in for a terrific race with strong English representation and a powerful Irish challenge. It’ll be our first proper chance to see how the leading three-year-olds stack up against each other, although we’ve already witnessed Charlie Appleby’s Native Trail bolt up in the Craven Stakes to establish his position as the one to beat. Will Native Trail justify favoritism? Don't miss our 2000 Guineas predictions & best bets, including confirmed runners, horse by horse guide, best odds and free bets from UK's top betting sites.
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2000 GUINEAS BETTING PREVIEW
Charlie Appleby's NATIVE TRAIL is the odds on favourite. The son of Oasis Dream was impressive at two. He was 4-4 in his juvenile campaign, including both the National Stakes and The Dewhurst. He captured the he Craven Stakes on his opening outing this season over course and distance, and looks he is still improving. Native Trail has been drawn on the wing in stall 15 and will be ridden by William Buick.
James Doyle is aboard stablemate COROEBUS, who is next best in the betting. He hasn't been seen since claiming the Group 3 Autumn Stakes over course and distance at the end of last season. Making his first start of the campaign in a such big race could be a handicap.
Aidan O'Brien saddles LUXEMBOURG and POINT LONSDALE. The former was unbeaten in three starts last season, and he was last seen bounding to victory in the Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster. His devastating turn of foot could turn out to be the key component in this race. A win in the 2000 Guineas would set Luxembourg up nicely for the Epsom Derby (Godolphin pair Native Trail and Coroebus hold entries for the June Classic as well).
Richard Fahey will saddle the classy PERFECT POWER, who showed his class when winning the Greenham Stakes at Newbury a few weeks ago. He beat LUSAIL that day. Christophe Soumillon was on board and the Frenchman gets the nod once again. Anyway, Perfect Power will run a mile for the first time. Despite that he is the shortest-priced British runner outside the Godolphin runners.
Hugo Palmer's DUBAWI LEGEND was a creditable second to Native Trail in the Dewhurst last season, beaten by only two lenghts. Anyway, he failed to fire when sent over to Breeders' Cup when he was down the field in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar. Boasting a decent turn of foot and change of gear, we expect him to be in the mix.
Dark horses?Aidan O'Brien's POINT LONSDALE had his colours lowered for the first time on his final start last year by ante-post QIPCO 2000 Guineas favourite Native Trail in the Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at the Curragh. The presence of Frankie Dettori is a big plus.
EYDON made a big impression in the Feilden Stakes at the Craven meeting and is swiftly stepped up in class by Roger Varian. He could be an interesting each-way option.
William Knight’s CHECKANDCHALLENGE makes his competitive debut on turf following successive wins on the all-weather. He has top 3 ambitions.
The section below contains the most backed entries at the moment:
2000 GUINEAS PREDICTIONS
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2000 Guineas Confirmed runners, riders and stall numbers
- Berkshire Shadow - Jason Watson (7)
- Boundless Ocean - Kevin Manning (5)
- Checkandchallenge - Danny Tudhope (13)
- Coroebus - James Doyle (1)
- Dubawi Legend - Tom Marquand (14)
- Eydon - David Egan (10)
- Light Infantry - Jamie Spencer (8)
- Lusail - Pat Dobbs (12)
- Luxembourg - Jockey tbc (4)
- Native Trail - William Buick (15)
- Perfect Power - Christophe Soumillon (3)
- Point Lonsdale - Jockey tbc (11)
- Royal Patronage - Jason Hart (6)
- Tacarib Bay - Sean Levey (9)
- The Wizard Of Eye - John Egan (2)
Last 10 Winners
Master trainer Aidan O’Brien has won five of the last 10 renewals but Andrew Balding came out on top in last year’s rescheduled race as his runner Kameko was first past the post with Oisin Murphy in the saddle. We have rounded up the winning horses, jockeys and trainers for the last 10 years.
|2021||Poetic Flare||16/1||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger|
|2020||Kameko||10/1||Oisin Murphy||Andrew Balding|
|2019||Magna Grecia||11/2||Donnacha O’Brien||Aidan O’Brien|
|2018||Saxon Warrior||3/1||Donnacha O’Brien||Aidan O’Brien|
|2018||Churchill||6/4F||Ryan Moore||Aidan O’Brien|
|2016||Galileo Gold||14/1||Frankie Dettori||Huge Palmer|
|2015||Gleneagles||4/1F||Ryan Moore||Aidan O’Brien|
|2014||Night of Thunder||40/1||Kieren Fallon||Richard Hannon Jr.|
|2013||Dawn Approach||11/8F||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger|
|2012||Camelot||15/8F||Joseph O’Brien||Aidan O’Brien|
2000 Guineas FAQs
What time is the 2000 Guineas?
The 2000 Guineas is the first classic of the season. It is the feature race of the late April/early May meeting. The 2022 edition of the 2000 Guineas is scheduled to take place at 3.40pm on Saturday, April 30.
How many obstacles are jumped in the 2000 Guineas?
It's a flat race. There are no obstacles to jump.
What is the distance of the 2000 Guineas?
The race is run on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres).
What is the prize money for the 2000 Guineas?
A bumper prize pot worth £500,000 is up for grabs including £283,550 to winning connections, making it one of the most lucrative races on the calendar in the UK.
Who won the race last year?
It was Poetic Flare who came out on top at a starting price of 16/1 (we predicted it each-way!). Jim Bolger’s colt got the better of Craven Stakes scorer Master Of The Seas by a short head. The race proved a decent pointer for the rest of the season as the son of Dawn Approach enjoyed a cracking campaign, with success at Royal Ascot and a trio of second places at Group 1 level. SP Favourite Battleground could only finish 13th of 14.
Who is the 2000 Guineas favourite this year?
Dewhurst Stakes winner Native Trail heads Paddy Power’s antepost betting for the 2000 Guineas after landing the Craven Stakes on his seasonal reappearance over course and distance on the Rowley Mile.
How can I watch the 2000 Guineas?
ITV Racing will be showing the 2,000 Guineas live on the main ITV channel when the race gets underway at 3.40pm.
Who is the leading jockey?
Since 2009 only Ryan Moore and Donnacha O’Brien have won this race more than once. Both riders have won it twice with all those successes coming when riding for Aidan O’Brien.
Who is the leading trainer?
Aidan O’Brien has been the dominant trainer in this race since 2009, landing five of the 12 runnings of the Newmarket colts’ Classic during that period – no other trainer has won the race more than once since 2009
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