2017 Irish 2000 Guineas Ante-Post Betting Preview

Are you looking to place a bet on the Irish 2000 Guineas (Saturday, May 27th)? RaceBets offer terrific betting odds on all British and Irish fixtures. Our Irish 2000 Guineas ante-post market is already live, so sign-up and create an account with us today! Let’s see which horses are attracting the most bets, for the 2017 renewal…

Churchill (IRE)

Age: 3 (Foaled January 31st, 2014)

Sex: Bay Colt

Breeding: Galileo (IRE) – Meow (IRE) (Storm Cat (USA))

Trainer: A P O’Brien

Owner: Mr M Tabor, D Smith & Mrs John Magnier

Aidan O’Brien’s star 3-year-old certainly looks the one to beat, although we all thought the same about Air Force Blue when the 2016 campaign got underway. Churchill also won the Dewhurst, beating stablemate Lancaster Bomber by just over a length. Surely the Dewhurst form will work out better, this time around?

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Orderofthegarter (IRE)

Age: 3 (Foaled March 19th, 2014)

Sex: Bay Colt

Breeding: Galileo (IRE) – Kitty Kiernan (Pivotal)

Trainer: A P O’Brien

Owner: Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor

Didn’t win his maiden, until the 3rd time of asking, but he’s run in pretty good company in all 4 of his races. Victory in the 2000 Guineas Trial Stakes, at Leopardstown on Saturday, means we have to now take his Classic claims seriously.

Caravaggio (USA)

Age: 3 (Foaled February 23rd, 2014)

Sex: Grey Colt

Breeding: Scat Daddy (USA) – Mekko Hokte (USA) (Holy Bull (USA))

Trainer: A P O’Brien

Owner: Mrs John Magnier,Mr M Tabor & Mr D Smith

Unbeaten in 4 starts and won the Coventry Stakes by over 2 lengths, from the classy Mehmas (Richard Hannon). Followed-up with a 4-length defeat of yet another O’Brien prodigy, Courage Under Fire, in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Curragh). Looks a huge threat.

It will be a big shock if an Aidan O’Brien doesn’t win the Irish 2000 Guineas, but other horses are still attracting plenty of bets. These include Rivet, South Seas, War Decree and John Gosden’s Seven Heavens.

Race History

It was first run in 1921. The race is run on a turf track at the Curragh Racecourse. The purse is three hundred thousand euros and this means there will always be a top-class field.

This race is open to three year-old colts/fillies and takes place in May. The race distance is just over a mile and the Irish 2000 Guineas is a Group 1 event.

O’Brien horses do tend to dominate the Guineas races, both in Ireland and in the UK, although the trainer doesn’t always have things his own way. Awtaad won in 2016, beating the English 2000 Guineas Champion Galileo Gold. Gleneagles won in 2015 and went on to win the St James’s Palace Stakes, at Royal Ascot.

Kingman won the race in 2014. Sired by Invincible Spirit and out of a dam called Zenda, this British bay colt is owned by Khalid Abdullah and trained by John Gosden. He emerged as one of the best 3-year-old horses in 2014, also winning the Greenham Stakes, the St. James’s Palace Stakes, the Sussex Stakes and the Prix Jacques Le Marois.

The Aidan O’Brien-trained Magician was the 2013 victor. Magician is out of a dam called Absolutelyfabulous and his sire is the great Galileo. He is an Irish bay colt that was sired in the Spring of 2010. Magician is owned by Mrs John Magnier. This horse has already won over one and a half million pounds in prize-money. Other notable wins include the Dee Stakes (2013, the Breeders’ Cup Turf (2013) and the Mooresbridge Stakes (2014). Magician was named Cartier Champion Three-year-old Colt in 2013.

O’Brien was also responsible for training the 2012 champion, Power, who is also owned by Mrs John Magnier. Power was sired by Oasis Dream and came out of a dam named Frappe. The Irish 2000 Guineas was his only major success in 2012, but he did win the Coventry Stakes and the National Stakes in the previous season.

The 2011 winner was trained by (yes, you’ve guessed it!) none other than Aidan O’Brien! Roderic O’Connor is yet another Group 1 winner that was sired by Galileo. His dam was Secret Garden and his Irish 2000 Guineas victory followed up his win in the 2010 renewal of the Criterium International.

The Irish 2000 Guineas is every bit as exciting as its English counterpart, so make sure that you don’t miss it!

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