Saturday, May 3, 2008

2000 Guineas Meeting @ Newmarket

Let the joy begin....the 1st Classic of the year is the 2000 Guineas @ Newmarket. The 200th running of this historic race is call the 2000 Guineas because that was the original entrance fee way back when.

Only 3 year old colts can race in this and 3 big trends to look at to find yourself in the frame.

The Dewhurst Stakes @ Newmarket run on Champions day last October, the winner is nearly always in the frame come the Guineas or the Derby. Last year's was a wash out with the 1, 2 in the 2006 Dewhurst both retired but the 05 Dewhurst was won by Sir Percy (winner of the 06 Derby and runner up in the 06 Guineas).

A group 1 winner

And a season reappearance (1st run of the season)

3 horses went into the hat with these stats.....New Approach (winner of last years Dewhurst), Ibn Khaldun (winner of last years Racing Post trophy) & Rio de La Plata (winner of the French Dewhurst).

The latter is going to the French Guineas next week (talk to you about that tomorrow) so it leaves me with -

New Approach & Ibn Khaldun.

3.25 @ Newmarket

Rio De La Plata €100 win ante post @ 22 - €100 (non runner)
New Approach €100 win ante post @ 4.4
Ibn Khaldun €100 win @ 5.2
Moynahan €25 place @ 13

2.45 Heaven Sent €50 win @ 2.75

4.00 Damlika €25 place @ 4.9
Tajneed €25 place @ 3.5

Good Luck & catch you tomorrow for the 1000!


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