Irish 1000 Guineas Betting Odds Comparison - Curragh

23/05/2021 15:50:00

The Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas is due to take place on Saturday 13 June at 7.15pm UK time. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this race has been rearranged, with Irish horse racing currently taking place behind closed doors in order to maintain safety.

Why is the Irish 1,000 Guineas Such a Big Race?

This is one of the classics of the Irish Flat horse racing season, with some of the leading three-year-old fillies in the country battling it out at The Curragh.

There is a considerable purse of £400,000 available for the race, with this being a Group 1 encounter which was first inaugurated in 1922 and the leading horses from this race might well go through to compete in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Punters love to bet on the big races and the 2020 renewal will be eagerly-awaited considering there was a big pause in horse racing due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

Who is Going to Win the Irish 1,000 Guineas?

ALBIGNA is the horse that is topping the Irish 1,000 Guineas betting market at the moment, with this runner being one of the most highly-rated that is currently entered and it looks as though connections are going to run her.

Jessica Harrington trains this charge and she’s pretty experienced considering there were five runs as a two-year-old including an appearance in the Breeders’ Cup Juveniles Fillies Turf where the horse finished a credible fourth place in a massive showpiece encounter.

Previously to this, there was a triumph in the Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac - Criterium des Pouliches, a Group 1 encounter packed with talented fillies and we’re expecting a big run from her if she’s been trained for this race.

An Aidan O’Brien horse is never far away and LOVE could be his best chance of scoring a victory in this race, with the horse making seven appearances on the track as a two-year-old and she looks a progressive sort.

She was last seen in the bet365 Fillies’ Mile which was a Group 1 encounter and a third-placed finish behind Quadrilateral and Powerful Breeze marked her out as a class operator after winning the Moyglare Stud Stakes at The Curragh which bodes well when this filly returns to the same track for this encounter.

ALPINE STAR is another Jessie Harrington horse which means she could be relatively mob-handed for the Irish 1,000 Guineas and this is another horse who has had the winning feeling on more than one occasion.

Triumphs at Galway and The Curragh last August means there should be more to come although whether that will be enough against some of the proven horses in the field remains to be seen.

The History of the Irish 1,000 Guineas

The race has been around since 1922 and it takes place every year at The Curragh Racecourse in County Kildare. Aidan O’Brien has enjoyed a huge number of victories in this race and currently has eight to his name, with Hermosa striking it rich for him in 2019 after Winter had done the same in 2017.

Similarly owner Sue Magnier (married to John Magnier) has also enjoyed eight successes and many of them have been trained by O’Brien, with punters eagerly awaiting the next renewal to see what happens.