2024 Irish 2000 Guineas Betting Odds at Curragh racecourse

Saturday, 25 May 2024

City Of Troy fell short in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket when being sent off as favourite, although the horse will get the opportunity to bounce back in the Irish equivalent at The Curragh. A ninth-placed finish in the English classic was regarded as a surprise, although there are several other viable contenders including Bucanero Fuerte.

Henry Longfellow will also run for Aidan O’Brien, with Unquestionable also hailing from the same stable. River Tiber is another stablemate with solid credentials, with the Irish handler dominating the landscape. Deepone is another horse that has the potential to go well over one mile in the Irish 2,000 Guineas.

2024 Irish 2000 Guineas Tips

City Of Troy disappointed the horse’s backers when finishing ninth out of eleven runners in the 2000 Guineas, with the three-year-old falling short by seventeen lengths. Having been sent off as the 4/6 favourite, the horse was found wanting at the business end of the race although there had previously been some solid performances.

It should be remembered that the runner was able to oblige with a victory in the Dewhurst Stakes as the 8/15 favourite over seven furlongs, having previously obliged at Newmarket and the Curragh. Perhaps City Of Troy will show his true colours in this race although punters might be looking elsewhere for a value bet.

Bucanero Fuerte runs for Adrian Murray and was able to win at the Curragh back in August when achieving a four length victory in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes. That was over six furlongs in the GAIN Railway Stakes, with Henry Longfellow another viable contender although the horse did disappoint in the Emirates Poule d'Essai des Poulains.

The horse had previously secured three consecutive wins at the Curragh to highlight his credentials, with Unquestionable having won at Santa Anita last time out when landing the spoils in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, with this coming as the 6/4 favourite over one mile. Previously to this was a second placed finish at Longchamp.

2023 Irish 2000 Guineas Tips

Royal Scotsman was third last time out when running in a hot race at Newmarket, with the horse sent off at odds of 11/1 in the 2000 Guineas. Encounters don’t come any more competitive than this, with Chaldean and Hi Royal finishing first and second, although the Paul & Oliver Cole-trained runner performed well and ended up obliging for each-way backers.

Previously to this, the horse had finished second to Chaldean in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes, with the horse having enjoyed wins at Goodwood last year and there is every chance that the runner will finish ahead of the pack. However, Hi Royal was able to finish second in the 2000 Guineas after going off at an enormous price for this Newmarket classic.

Kevin Ryan saw his 125/1 chance nearly pull off an almighty surprise, with the horse getting to within two lengths of Chaldean on that occasion and a repeat performance could see the charge oblige this time around, with the horse giving no indication that he was capable of that level after previously finishing fourth in a Conditions Stakes race at Newmarket.

Paddington is perhaps the horse to watch, with the three-year-old going off a mark of 9-2 and there have been three successive wins for the Aidan O’Brien-trained charge. He was last successful at The Curragh which bodes well considering this race takes place at the same track, with the horse obliging as the 5/6 favourite in a listed encounter.

Irish 2000 Guineas Tips

The Irish 2000 Guineas follows hard on the heels of the English equivalent at Newmarket, with Native Trail having been sent off as the 5/4 favourite on 30 April 2022, although the horse wasn’t able to oblige for his backers having moved into second place before failing to get the better of his stablemate on the run-in.

However, the bookies think that the form will be franked when the horses clash at The Curragh and there was less than a length between the two runners at HQ, with Coroebus having been the 5/1 winner of the 2000 Guineas and James Doyle is likely to be on board in a bid to secure a double.

Coroebus won the Emirates Autumn Stakes back in October, with the horse having beaten Imperial Fighter by two lengths back in October, with the runner having only tasted defeat once and that came when finishing second in the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket at the end of September.

Buckaroo is the third favourite to win the Irish 2000 Guineas and Joseph O’Brien’s charge has a pretty handy rating when he lines up for a shot at the prize money in this race, with that experience of winning at The Curragh potentially standing him in good stead.

The horse claimed a victory in the Coolmore Arizona Irish EBF Tetrarch Stakes on yielding ground in early May, with punters latching on to a horse who also ran well at Leopardstown in early April.

Siskin enjoyed an unblemished record as a two-year-old, winning on his debut at Naas before a hat-trick of wins at The Curragh and there’s little to suggest he won’t continue to improve this season.

However, there are several other high calibre horses in the field and that includes Arizona who had a mixed bag of results last season although it should be borne in mind that trainer Aidan O’Brien was giving him stern examinations.

Indeed, the last outing for Arizona saw him travel to the United States of America to compete in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf race, with the horse being sent off as 2/1 favourite although he could only manage fifth place in the end.

Previously to this, the Coolmore horse was second to Pinatubo in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket, so he must have serious claims if the horse keeps his place in the field.

Wichita is also from the O’Brien stable and this horse finished third in the same Newmarket encounter which automatically puts him in the equation, while there was a Group 3 success at the same course previously to this.

The History of the Irish 2,000 Guineas

The Irish 2,000 Guineas is naturally the equivalent to the English 2,000 Guineas which is run at Newmarket, with the race having been run since 1921 and it’s a one mile encounter at The Curragh which attracts high-profile horses from the United Kingdom and Ireland.

In a normal year, the Irish 2,000 Guineas occurs three weeks after the England equivalent although 2020 will be different in that respect. We will see the race take place behind closed doors.

The leading horses in this race might also be seen at Royal Ascot which is going to follow hard on the heels of the Guineas, with the St James’ Palace Stakes among the more popular races for them to enter.

How to Bet on the Irish 2,000 Guineas

There are plenty of bookmakers offering Irish 2,000 Guineas betting odds well ahead of the actual race and you can choose to bet antepost or alternatively wait until closer to the time and place a wager.

The advantage of antepost horse racing betting is that you can sometimes land a bigger price than on the day, although the downside is that you are going to potentially lose your money if the horse doesn’t show up.

For most customers, it’s a case of picking out the horse that they want to back and either betting on them win-only or each-way. Each-way involves half of your stake going on the horse to win and half to place.