2023 2000 Guineas Betting Odds at Newmarket racecourse

Saturday, 06 May 2023

Magna Grecia, Kameko and Poetic Flare have been the three recent winners of the 2000 Guineas and we’re excited to see which horse is going to claim victory in this historic UK horse race in 2022. Trainer Charlie Appleby has never saddled the winner in this race, although perhaps he will be in the winners enclosure this time around.

Native Trail heads the betting after a string of victories as a two-year-old and might take all the beating, although Appleby also has Coroebus and Modern Games from the same stable, with this looking like one of the more open 2000 Guineas of modern times.

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2000 Guineas Tips

We’re excited for the first Classic of the 2022 Flat racing season in the United Kingdom, with Native Trail at the head of the betting to win the 2022 2000 Guineas. The horse was really impressive during his two-year-old career and that particular season finished with a victory in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes, having previously won the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes at The Curragh.

This is a highly competitive race and this impressive three-year-old will still have fend off a number of talented horses, with Luxembourg lining up for a trainer who is no stranger to success in this encounter. Churchill, Saxon Warrior and Magna Grecia have recently won for Aidan O’Brien and the Irishman will have high hopes for a horse who is unbeaten as a two-year-old.

The horse signed off for the 2021 Flat season with a win in the Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes and that was followed by a victory in the Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford Stakes although this will be a step up in class for a runner which will have his backers.

Coroebus and Modern Games Could Deliver for Godolphin

Coroebus is no stranger to Newmarket after winning the Emirates Autumn Stakes back in October, with the three-year-old bidding to enjoy an unbeaten Flat season. He was second in the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes and is currently second favourite with some bookmakers to score a win.

Modern Games is also prominent in the betting and this might be the best each-way horse racing bet in the race, with the horse having won the 2021 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar and that was an impressive performance over one mile. Wins at Doncaster and Newmarket means we’re surprised the horse is trading at such big odds.

Point Lonsdale enjoyed a string of wins during the 2021 juvenile season and perhaps Aidan O’Brien will taste victory in the 2000 Guineas with this horse. There were two victories at the Curragh, along with wins at Ascot and Leopardstown before the horse finished second in the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes.

2000 Guineas Stakes 2021 Betting

The 2000 Guineas Stakes is one of the biggest races on the Flat horse racing calendar, with some of the leading three-year-olds set to line up for a one-mile dash at Newmarket Racecourse, with several high-profile trainers hoping to land a victory in the 2021 renewal which is packed with quality contenders.

The Rowley Mile will play host to this fantastic encounter and the 2000 Guineas betting market suggests that this is a wide open affair, with plenty of horses available at attractive each-way betting odds and we’re looking forward to a race which is due to go off at 3.40pm UK time.

Wembley Could Provide a Grandstand Finish

At a time of the football season where there are cup finals being played at the national stadium, it seems apt to find a horse called Wembley running in the 2000 Guineas and this Aidan O’Brien charge had a promising career as a two-year-old which culminated in second place when it came to the Dewhurst Stakes which was a Group 1 encounter.

The horse had previously risen to prominence in the previous outing in the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes when finishing second at betting odds of 22/1, with the runner finishing close behind Thunder Moon and perhaps he’ll frank the form next time out.

Can Joseph O’Brien Beat Aidan With Thunder Moon?

Joseph O’Brien is following in the footsteps of his father when it comes to training quality flat horses and Thunder Moon now heads the betting market with several bookies, with the horse having beaten Wembley at The Curragh in mid-September last year, although the three-year-old was only able to finish third in the Dewhurst Stakes.

That was Thunder Moon’s only defeat of his career to date, with the horse more lightly raced than others in the field, although the bookies are staying on the right side of this runner.

Who Are the Other 2000 Guineas Favourites?

Charlie Appleby is never far away when it comes to the Flat Classics and the Godolphin trainer has a couple of lively chances when it comes to the 2000 Guineas, with One Ruler having finished in the frame in all his five appearances as a two-year-old and the horse most recently finished second in the Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes which was a Group 1 encounter.

Master Of The Seas can also be backed with confidence on the basis that jockey William Buick steered the three-year-old to victory in the recent bet365 Craven Stakes and the horse will now be looking to build on this success.

2000 Guineas Predictions and Tips

Charlie Appleby has never saddled the winner of the 2,000 Guineas although he stands a very good chance of correcting that stat on Saturday 2 May providing that he can get PINATUBO to Newmarket in a healthy and fit condition.

Despite the race being several weeks away, the horse has gone odds-on for the race with several bookmakers and he barely put a foot wrong last year when winning on six consecutive occasions as a two-year-old.

Pinatubo was sent off as the 1/3 favourite in his final outing of the season in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes although he didn’t disappoint the punters who lumped on the runner by claiming victory after previously winning the Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at The Curragh.

Every other horse is trading at odds of 8/1 or bigger although one might question whether EARTHLIGHT should be available at such a big price considering that this horse also boasts an impressive record from the 2019 season.

It was an eye-catching win to claim the spoils in the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes when obliging as the 11/4 favourite and this horse probably represents a better each-way possibility than the favourite at this moment in time.

Let’s not get away from the fact that Aidan O’Brien has a breathtaking recent record in this race and ARIZONA could be the pick of the Coolmore horses despite the fact that he had a mixed bag of a time as a two-year-old.

Having finished second behind Pinatubo at Newmarket, the horse then travelled to America where he ran in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf although the charge could only managed fifth place and will now have a game plan for this race.

2000 Guineas Betting Odds

The big question when betting on the 2000 Guineas is whether you side with the red-hot favourite who is Pinatubo or alternatively do you plump for the rest of the field? There’s plenty to like about the horse at the head of the betting market although you only sometimes need to find one too good for him on the day.

The problem is working out which horse that is likely to be. Siskin, Victor Ludorum and Palace Pier are runners that didn’t do an awful lot wrong last season and many punters will be looking at their prices and plumping for an each-way bet on the action.

Earthlight could put up the biggest challenge and has merited respect from the bookies, while keep an eye on the price movement when it comes to Royal Dornoch and Mogul.

How to Bet on the 2000 Guineas

First things first, please consider the incredible form of trainer Aidan O’Brien when it comes to this race. The Irishman has come to the race mob-handed in previous years and he’s now landed 2000 Guineas success on three consecutive occasions.

Churchill, Saxon Warrior and Magna Grecia have all finished first past the post and there’s a temptation to back a couple of O’Brien horses on the nose for that reason.

However, the stranglehold will eventually have to end and the Coolmore trainer doesn’t have an endless supply of high quality horses to win the 2000 Guineas every year.

Several favourites have triumphed in this historic race although much might depend on ground conditions considering that the weather has been particularly bad over the winter of 2019/20, so it could be worth looking for a horse who is likely to act on the ground.

Al Hilalee 12/1 for 2000 Guineas After Being Supplemented

There are twenty-four horses left standing for the first classic race of the Flat season, with Al Hilalee a surprise inclusion after the three-year-old was supplemented for the 2000 Guineas.

The Godolphin horse hasn’t been seen at a racetrack this season, although trainer Charlie Appleby has been massively encouraged by some training performances from Al Hilalee, with the horse having won a Maiden Stakes race back in July.

There was a further triumph at Deauville in August, with connections now deciding to make a large investment to supplement the horse for a race which sees the winner land £300,000 in this Newmarket spectacular.

The trainer told www.godolphin.com: "Al Hilalee pleased us in a racecourse gallop at Meydan on 20 April and we have decided to supplement him for the 2,000 Guineas.

“He won both his starts last season and is fit and well at the moment. We felt that he deserved a crack at what looks to be an open race.

“We put him away after his win at Deauville as he is a big unit and we felt that he had done enough as a two-year-old. He has spent the whole winter in Dubai and arrived back in Newmarket on Sunday morning.

“We have always felt that Al Hilalee was going to be a potential Derby horse and the 2,000 Guineas is one of the best Derby trials. He is not going to look out of place in an open renewal and I am confident that he can run a big race.”

Magna Grecia is currently trading as favourite to win the 2000 Guineas, with the Aidan O’Brien-trained horse having been all the rage in recent weeks, although the trainer admits that Ten Sovereigns shouldn’t be regarded as second string material and it’s this horse that boasts an unbeaten record.

The trainer said: "Everything seems fine with both (Magna Grecia and Ten Sovereigns) at the minute. So far so good. Everything has been well with them so far."

There are four other horses trading at single figure odds, with Madhmoon third in the betting for trainer Kevin Prendergast and the runner finished a respectable second in a 2000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown in early April, while there were two wins at the same track last season.

Royal Marine is another Godolphin horse in the race and this charge will run shortly after finishing fourth to Skardu in the bet365 Craven Stakes at Newmarket. The Saeed bin Suroor-trained horse might come on from that run but certainly won’t be lightly races for this encounter.

Skardu is trading at a similar price and you might consider him to be a big price at 7/1 considering that Craven Stakes victory, with William Haggas saddling this mount and expecting great things about his horse.

Frankie Dettori will be on board the 8/1 chance Advertise, with Martyn Meade saddling a runner that is highly experienced compared to several other runners in the race.

Scatter won her last three races last season when scoring at Leopardstown before a dual success at The Curragh, with the three-year-old reported to be in fine fettle ahead of the race and perhaps she’ll take all the beating.

"She’s not big but she’s a nice length, with a good action and she has a good, economical stride,” said Oxx on Monday after his horse got the chance to stretch her legs at the Curragh.

“When you have good horses, you’re always looking at them wondering why they are good and in her case, she’s not a big, strong athlete that you could pick out from 100 yards but she has a lot of good qualities.

“She has a grand temperament and a really good attitude. She’s a trier and has a fluency to her stride. She just seems to have ability and they come in all shapes and sizes!”

Indeed, there are parallels with Skitter Scatter and Tiger Roll, another fairly diminutive horse who has surprised the National Hunt racing world, while Oxx reports that the former has had to put in plenty of work on her seasonal reappearance.

He said: “It’s always tough with three-year-old fillies in the spring but we’re pretty happy with her work and her coat has come on well in the last month. She was a bit backward for a while but in the last month she’s really improved.

“Patrick always said she doesn’t take much work but he had her fit early on last year. She ran at the end of March, which people would forget, and he just kept her ticking over between races then.

“It’s a little bit different this time, because she hasn’t raced since September, it’s the QIPCO 1000 Guineas, it’s her first run of the season, so she has had to work a bit more than he might have worked her last year. We’ve just had to try and get that balance right. She’s an experienced horse though, which is a big help going into a Guineas.”

Qabala is trading at 5/2 to win the race, while Skitter Scatter has been well supported and now looks an excellent each-way price at odds of 11/2. Not that the 1000 Guineas is a two-horse race, with Just Wonderful next in the betting and Aidan O’Brien’s horse is now a 7/1 chance to land victory in this classic race.

There are sixteen horses that have currently stood their ground for the race and that could mean ¼ odds for the first four places for each-way punters, with Skitter Scatter heading to the 1000 Guineas ten years after Sea The Stars won the 2000 Guineas for Oxx.

Ten Sovereigns 3/1 Favourite for 2000 Guineas

The first classic race of the Flat horse racing season is just around the corner, with Aidan O’Brien having a couple of lively chances when it comes to this one-mile encounter at Newmarket.

Ten Sovereigns is currently trading as the 3/1 favourite with bet365 and the horse hasn’t put a foot wrong during his fledgling career, winning comfortably twice at the Curragh last season before scoring a victory in the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes last September.

O’Brien has a brilliant record when it comes to landing winners in the classic races and he has a Plan B in the form of Magna Grecia who is available at 9/2, with this horse most recently winning a Group 1 race at Doncaster in October.

Not that the 2000 Guineas will be all about two horses, with thirty-one horses entered at the time of writing and we’ll see some talented three-year-olds lining up for their shot at the winner’s prize of nearly £300,000.

John Gosden is an experienced trainer and he will have Calyx running in the 2000 Guineas, with the three-year-old having an official rating of 115 at the moment.

Calyx won the Coventry Stakes as a two-year-old last summer, with Frankie Dettori on board at Royal Ascot and it could be that the Italian is booked in to ride again in this race.

There are several other horses trading at single figure odds, with Skardu bidding for a third successive victory at the Newmarket track which would be quite a feat. The William Haggas-trained runner recently won the bet365 Craven Stakes over the same distance.

Skardu is trading at 6/1 to win the 2000 Guineas and could be a good each-way bet considering we know the horse acts at the track, while Royal Marine is trading at a similar price and runs for Saeed bin Suroor.

The Godolphin horse has more experience than other horses in the race, with the runner having finished fourth behind Skardu in the above race despite being sent off favourite.

Christophe Soumillon is likely to be on board and we shouldn’t overlook earlier victories at Longchamp and Doncaster, with the horse likely to be primed for a big run in the 2000 Guineas.

Mohaather has won his past three outings and this explains why the horse is also trading at single figure odds, with this season’s success coming at Newbury when winning the Greenham Stakes which was a Group 3 contest.

Previously to that, there were wins at Newbury and Nottingham, with Marcus Tregoning thankful that he’s finally got a good horse on his hands who is capable of challenging for a classic title.

No more than twenty-five horses can line up, with Madhmoon priced around the 10/1 mark and we have other exciting prospects in the form of Advertise and Phoenix of Spain.