Irish 2000 Guineas Betting Odds Comparison - Curragh

22/05/2021 15:20:00

There are currently fifty-nine horses entered for the 2020 renewal of the Irish 2,000 Guineas, although the field will be significantly reduced by the time that the race takes place on 12 June.

You can expect several of the top-rated horses to be re-routed elsewhere, although we should still get a glittering renewal and the bookies generally have Siskin as the favourite to land the spoils, with around £250,000 going to the winner.

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.