2,000 Guineas Betting

2000 Guineas runnersThe 2,000 Guineas is the first of the Classics run during the English summer flat racing season. This historic Group 1 race is run in late April or early May every year, and features the talents of the finest 3 year old thoroughbreds in English flat racing.

The 2,000 Guineas is run over a distance of 1 mile on the Rowley Mile circuit at Newmarket racecourse in Suffolk. The race was first contested in 1809, when Bill Clift rode Wizard to victory to claim a prize of 2,000 Guineas. Today the 2,000 Guineas offers a winners purse of £350,000 – one of the richest prizes in flat racing.

2,000 Guineas Odds

England - QIPCO 2000 Guineas - 15:45
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Kingman13/8
Australia3
Toormore17/2
War Command19/2
Bookrunner49
Charm Spirit33
Ertijaal79
Kingston Hill14
Master The World999
Night Of Thunder54
Noozhoh Canarias27
Outstrip33
Shifting Power69
The Grey Gatsby159

2,000 Guineas Betting

As the first major race of the flat racing season, the 2,000 Guineas is notoriously difficult to call. The competitors are coming off their winter breaks, and may also have come-on significantly from their 2-year-old season making it difficult for punters to predict form amongst the 2,000 Guineas’ runners. One of the most frequent pitfalls of 2,000 Guineas betting is that the field will usually be assessed on the performances from the previous season. The top 2-year-olds from the previous season are often rated as race favourites, only to be outdone by outsiders who have matured over the winter.

Many horses in the field will be competing in their first race of the season, which makes it even tougher to assess form. One method of picking a winner is to look out for horses who improved significantly over the 2-year-old season and went from no-hopers to horses that placed or won towards the end of that season. That type of trajectory can produce a winning 3-year-old and allow you to pinpoint improving horses who’ll offer great returns if they come to the forefront at Newmarket.

2,000 Guineas Winners

Less than one in ten winners of the 2,000 Guineas go on to make an impression in the world of flat racing. Exceptions to this rule include 2,000 Guineas winners Rock of Gibraltar (2002), Nijinksy (1970) and most recently George Washington.

While 2,000 Guineas winning racehorses tend to remain somewhat anonymous, the same cannot be said for the jockeys, trainers and owners associated with these horses. Winning the 2,000 Guineas is a major achievement for any racing team, with the trainer and owner reaping significant financial rewards.

In the past decade Aidan O’Brien has trained four of the 2,000 Guineas winners. Each of these wins was accomplished with a racehorse belonging to Sue Magnier, making her the most successful owner of 2,000 Guineas winners in recent race history.

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