15:35 Newmarket

Saturday 6 May 2017

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Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

Class 1  |   1m  |   Good to Firm  |   10 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:39  |   Winning time: 1m 36.61s

1st
3
(3)
6/4f
T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore
Tracked leaders, switched to stand side rail entering final 4f, headway to lead entering final furlong, ran on tchd 11/8 and tchd 7/4
2nd
1
2
(5)
7/2
T: R HannonJ: James Doyle
Took keen hold close up, headway between horses over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd towards finish op 4/1
3rd
nk
1
(7)
11/2
T: A FabreJ: Gregory Benoist
Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 1f out, ridden and stayed on towards finish op 5/1 tchd 9/2
4th
hd
6
(4)
14/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
Led, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra and lost 2 places towards finish op 16/1
5th
1 ¾
4
(10)
8/1
T: S bin SuroorJ: S De Sousa
Keen towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish op 12/1
6th
nk
5
(2)
5/1
T: M MeadeJ: Jim Crowley
Raced wide keen in touch, headway to track leaders 3f out, ridden 2f out, faded inside final furlong op 6/1 tchd 9/2
7th
nk
10
(9)
100/1
T: S bin SuroorJ: J Fanning
Dwelt in rear, short lived effort entering final furlong
8th
1 ½
9
(8)
33/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: J A Heffernan
Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong tchd 40/1
9th
3 ¾
7
(6)
33/1
T: R HannonJ: W Buick
In touch, ridden and weakened 2f out op 40/1 tchd 50/1
10th
hd
8
(1)
100/1
T: J TateJ: M Harley
Pressed leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong

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Betting

Forecast

Churchill (6/4), Barney Roy (7/2), Eminent (5/1), Al Wukair (11/2), Dream Castle (8/1), Lancaster Bomber (14/1), Spirit of Valor (33/1), Larchmont Lad (33/1), Top Score (100/1), Law And Order (100/1)

Verdict
It's hard to oppose last year's Champion two-year-old, CHURCHILL, in what looks like a fine renewal of the 2,000 Guineas. His form last year sets him apart from the rest of this field and his trainer's record in the race speaks for itself. The absence of a run under his belt this season would be the only concern and if he fails to justify likely favouritism, Dream Castle could be an interesting each-way contender. He's shown a nice turn of foot on both of his starts and the application of a hood could help him settle under the handling of Silvestre De Sousa, who rides him for the first time. Barney Roy produced a professional display to finish ahead of that rival last time and he could be another Godolphin recruit that could give Aidan O'Brien a thing or two to worry about.
  1. Churchill
  2. Dream Castle
  3. Barney Roy
Prize Money
1st:
£283,550.00
2nd:
£107,500.00
3rd:
£53,800.00
4th:
£26,800.00
5th:
£13,450.00
6th:
£6,750.00

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