Who will follow in the hoof-steps of Camelot, Frankel and Sea The Stars? That’s the question on everybody’s lips as the runners and riders prepare for the 2019 edition of the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.
Too Darn Hot and Calyx won’t be joining the honours list. The fancied pair have both been pulled from this engagement. So it’s down to the likes of Ten Sovereigns, Magna Grecia and Advertise to fight it out over a mile.
We’ve given our call on the 2000 Guineas, alongside all of the other live races from Newmarket and Goodwood, in our ITV Racing Tips.
Owner Hamdan Al Maktoum let us down last week. We don’t think the same will happen today. Enbihaar looks a more than viable alternative to market leader Klassique and is our tip for the Warwick Fillies’ Stakes.
The four-year-old was highly progressive for John Gosden last term, while her fourth in a Listed event at Ascot in October has been franked since thanks to a taking reappearance from Austrian School in the Queen’s Cup.
Our tip should benefit from the drop back in trip to 1m 4f, while Klassique’s runner-up berth in a Group 3 contest over the Channel is nothing to be feared.
This is a right humdinger. Sergei Prokofiev, El Astronaute and Mabs Cross all have claims for the Palace House Stakes, but it’s the latter who gets the nod from us to get the job done over 5f.
Michael Dods’ mare hit the post several times last term, including when a shade behind Battaash at Haydock and runner-up in the Nunthorpe. But she did wrap up a Group 1 success on her final start in France.
The five-year-old was ridden to perfection by Gerald Mosse to take the prestigious Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp ahead of a number of class horses. A similar ride here will see her past the post first, even with a penalty.
Here we are then; the first Classic of the season. Aidan O’Brien has an attractive hand, but it’s Advertise who’s taken to build on a hugely impressive two-year-old season to claim the 2000 Guineas.
The Showcasing colt already has a Group 1 win to his name when ahead of subsequent Breeders’ Cup frame finisher So Perfect at the Curragh. His runner-up berth to Too Darn Hot at Newmarket looks smart too.
Our tip kept on well both times which suggests he should be able to handle the step up to 1m. He’ll benefit from the experience of three-time Guineas winner and Ladbrokes ambassador Frankie Dettori, who takes the ride.
ITV RACING TIPS:
1:50 Newmarket – Power Of Darkness
2:05 Goodwood – Enbihaar (NAP)
2:20 Newmarket – Mabs Cross (NB)
2:40 Goodwood – Love Dreams
2:55 Newmarket – Coronet
3:35 Newmarket – Advertise (Lively Longshot)
All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication