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2000 Guineas Betting Tips, Big Race Facts & Trends

A look at the big race at Newmarket in early May....

2000 Guineas Betting Tips, Big Race Facts & Trends

What is the 2000 Guineas?

The 2000 Guineas at Newmarket is the first major Flat Racing classic of the year and tends to be one the most informative races of the year when it comes to uncovering the stars of the future.

The historic 2000 & 1000 Guineas races are held over one weekend in either late April or early May each year on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile course.

Every trainer and owner that enters a horse in the Guineas hopes that they have the next Triple Crown winner (Guineas, Derby, St Leger), but only a true great can get anywhere near achieving it. 

You need a horse of a generation to land all three legs and many of those who have completed just the two Classics are still highly revered horses in their own right. The task is so monumental that Nijinsky was the last horse to do it back in 1970 – some 50 years ago!

Where & when is the 2021 2000 Guineas?

The next 2000 Guineas race is scheduled to take place at Newmarket, England on Saturday 1st May 2021 with a race off-time set for 15:00.

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Ante-Post 2000 Guineas Betting Tips

Those of you trying to weigh up next season’s 2000 Guineas winner may want to consider an ante-post wager on Master Of The Seas (16/1 with Unibet).

Owned by the Godolphin Stud and trained by Charlie Appleby, Master Of The Seas was a dominant winner of the Superlative Stakes at Newmarket and has to be on any ante-post radar for 2021.

2000 Guineas Betting Odds for 2021

2000 Guineas Betting Trends & Statistics (last 10 years)

  • Form: 10/10 winners had at least 3 previous runs, 10/10 winners had at least two previous wins.
  • Rating:  9/10 winners had a rating of 110 or higher.
  • Group Wins: 10/10 winners had at least one win in a Group 1-3 race.
  • Distance Form: 7/10 winners had at least one previous run over a mile, 6/10 winners had at least on previous win over a mile.
  • Course Form: 5/10 winners had at least one previous run at Newmarket, 3/10 winners had at least one previous win at Newmarket.
  • Season Form: Only 3/10 winners had a run that season, 2/10 winners had a previous victory to their name that season.
  • Starting Price: 5/10 winners were favourites, 7/10 winners came from the top three in the betting.

Previous 2000 Guineas Winners

  • 2020 – Kameko – Oisin Murphy – Andrew Balding – 10/1
  • 2019 – Magna Grecia – Donnacha O’Brien – Aidan O’Brien – 11/2 2F 
  • 2018 – Saxon Warrior – Donnacha O’Brien – Aidan O’Brien – 3/1 2F 
  • 2017 – Churchill – Ryan Moore – Aidan O’Brien – 6/4 F 
  • 2016 – Galileo Gold – Frankie Dettori – Hugo Palmer – 14/1 
  • 2015 – Gleneagles – Ryan Moore – Aidan O’Brien – 4/1 F 
  • 2014 – Night of Thunder – Kieron Fallon – Richard Hannon – 40/1 
  • 2013 – Dawn Approach – Kevin Manning – Jim Bolger – 11/8 F 
  • 2012 – Camelot – Joseph O’Brien – Aidan O’Brien – 15/8 F 
  • 2011 – Frankel – Tom Queally – Sir Henry Cecil – 1/2 F

2000 Guineas Facts

  • Frankie Dettori was victorious in 1996, 1999 & 2016.
  • Aidan O’Brien has won the race an unprecedented ten times (1998, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018 & 2019).
  • The key races for 2000 Guineas clues and pointers are: The Futurity, Nunthorpe, Dewhurst, Middle Park, Gimcrack & Mill Reef Stakes.

* 2000 Guineas betting odds correct at the time of article publication

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