2023 Irish 1000 Guineas Betting Odds at Curragh racecourse

Sunday, 28 May 2023

Dermot Weld will have high hopes for his charge Tahiyra when it comes to the Irish 1000 Guineas, with the three-year-old having boasted some impressive performances already this season. She’s the highest-rated filly in the race by some distance, although there are other class performers in the field and that includes Meditate who runs for Aidan O’Brien.

O’Brien is no stranger to success in this race and he will head into this encounter mob-handed on account of having several other runners in this heat. That includes Never Ending Story and Jackie Oh, with Tarawa and Eternal Silence other potential runners that can go well over this one mile trip, with the ground getting firmer by the day.

2023 Irish 1000 Guineas Tips

Tahiyra is the hot favourite to win the Irish 1000 Guineas and it’s not hard to see why. The Dermot Weld-trained runner was sent off as the 6/4 favourite in the recent 1000 Guineas at Newmarket although she found one too good as Mawj was able to oblige at odds of 9/1. However, the market leader still performed well and should go one better here.

Dwelling at the start of that particular race cost the Dermot Weld-trained runner dear on that occasion, with the horse previously obliging in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh on 11 September. A victory by over two lengths was impressive and the runner-up on that occasion was Meditate who will line up here once again.

Meditate was actually the even money favourite on that occasion and perhaps she can frank the form when it comes to the Irish 1,000 Guineas, with the horse finishing sixth in the 1000 Guineas when running a decent race, although there are also her stablemates lining up in this encounter and perhaps Never Ending Story can run a big race.

The latter was last seen running recently at Longchamp. Ryan Moore gave the charge a credible race in the Emirates Poule d'Essai des Pouliches over one mile on very soft ground when the runner finished in fifth place, with the horse previously winning a 1000 Guineas Trial Stakes at Leopardstown over seven furlongs on heavy ground.

Irish 1000 Guineas Tips

Tuesday has been installed as the Irish 1000 Guineas antepost betting favourite. When you have Galileo as a sire and Lillie Langtry as a dam, then there’s always the chance that the horse can be something special and there have been promising signs when it comes to this filly.

Tuesday ran into third place when lining up in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket, with the mare finding two horses too good for her. Cachet was the surprise victor on that occasion at 16/1 and Prosperous Voyage was an even bigger shock in second place considering the runner was sent off at 33/1.

Frankie Dettori appeared confident on Tuesday and the horse tracked the leaders in the early part of that race before failing to find the requisite amount of stamina come the end of proceedings, although perhaps it will be a different story at The Curragh.

It’s interesting to see Mise En Scene among the betting favourites and this filly has been seen at a racecourse this season. However, James Ferguson did saddle the horse when finishing well down the order in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

The horse finished fourth in the bet365 Fillies Mile when competing last autumn and it’s interesting to note that Cachet finished third in that race before going on to win the 1000 Guineas.

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.