Qipco 2000 Guineas
Qipco 2000 Guineas: Saturday May 2nd 2015
In the first week of May on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile, the 2000 Guineas will showcase the very best 3yo thoroughbreds in training as we witness the opening Classic of the new Flat season.
The 2000 Guineas has been staged since 1809 and over the years we have seen some legends of the sport including Nijinsky, Dancing Brave, Brigadier Gerard and who will ever forget the day Frankel took the race apart with his breath-taking performance in 2011.
In recent years the market leaders have dominated the race making it a favourite among punters; Frankel, Camelot and Dawn Approach have all obliged and as we build up to this years race we will see who will emerge as the horse to beat in 2015.
The Qipco 2000 Guineas marks the real start of the new flat season as the big Festivals come thick and fast and we go into the summer schedule, Epsom, Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood will soon follow and we will have all the latest news and special offers from the bookmakers as they become available.
Trends are a great way of assisting you with your final selection for the big race. We have a look back in history to see if we can identify any key trends that have emerged and give us the edge when seeking a value bet for the 2000 Guineas. With early season form thin on the ground this is a great way to make your final choice for the first British Classic of the season.
An important part of the preparation for the 2000 Guineas runners are the various trial races in the early part of the season. Trainers and connections will often take the same route with their Classic hopefuls and here we have a look at the key races that have taken place in England, Ireland and France and the results of those crucial races.