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2000 Guineas Tips

Our expert tipsters have a huge range of betting tips and predictions for the next 2000 Guineas Stakes, taking place on Saturday 4th of May 2019. 

2000 Guineas Betting Tips

2019 2000 Guineas Ante-Post Tips

Jon's Ante-Post TipsADVERTISE e/wGET 18/1 HERE
PHOENIX OF SPAIN e/wGET 33/1 HERE

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Too Darn Hot is most definitely the one to beat. 11/10 may look excellent value on the day of the race but, in the ante-post market, there’s little value to be gained backing the favourite. Ten Sovereigns has plenty of improvement left in the tank, but I fear he may be better suited by shorter trips and he could run out of steam during the final furlong.

Zakouski is completely unexposed at this level and could be capable of anything. I, however, prefer the chances of ADVERTISE and Martyn Meade’s stable star offers stacks of each-way value sitting on 18/1!

It’s very hard to knock anything Advertise did during 2018. The Showcasing colt improved with each of his five outings and only John Gosden’s powerful duo, Calyx and Too Darn Hot were able to beat him. Frankie Dettori sat motionless in Advertise’s saddle as he cruised to the July Stakes title here at Newmarket and Meade’s charge proved he was capable of fighting for a win when seeing off So Perfect in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes.

Too Darn Hot was simply too classy in the Dewhurst and a three-length loss did nothing to harm Advertise’s ability. The way Oisin Murphy's mount kept to his task to see off a proven miler in Anthony Van Dyck was extremely encouraging and an extra furlong may even bring about further improvement. Of those sitting in the top half of the betting, Advertise is the one I will be backing.

READ: Jon's full 2019 2000 Guineas ante-post preview...

2000 Guineas Stakes

One of the 'so-called' British Classics, the 2000 Guineas (properly known as the '2000 Guinea Stakes') has been running on the Rowley Mile course at Newmarket since 1809. Originally named after the prize amount for the event, the 2000 Guineas can now boast a prize purse of half a million pounds. It's another race, along with the Epsom Derby and the St Leger, that attracts the interest of sports bettors and fans beyond those with a key, specific interest in horse racing.

Race One of the British Classics

The 2000 Guineas forms part of a short series of races that have come to be known as 'The Classics' or 'The British Classics'. The other four races that complete the classics series are the 1000 Guineas (also run at Newmarket), the Epsom Oaks, the Epsom Derby and the St Leger Stakes (run at Doncaster). All five races are Group 1 flat races with a long and well-established history, and the biggest prize purses in UK racing.

Rowley Mile

The Rowley Mile is one of the courses at Newmarket in Suffolk. Newmarket is regarded as the home of UK horse racing and can probably boast more history than any other course, being first established in 1667. As well as hosting two-fifths of the British Classics, it also hosts no less than one quarter of all of UK flat horse racing's yearly Group 1 races. It consists of two courses – the Rowley Mile and the 'July Course'.

Famous 2000 Guineas Winners

Because the 2000 Guineas is for three-year-olds only, no horse has ever won it on more than one occasion. Some very famous names have taken their place in the winners' enclosure, though – among them Frankel, Rock of Gibraltar and Nijinksy. Winners of the 2000 Guineas tend to go on to successful racing careers, injury permitting.

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