1000 Guineas Betting Tips – Newmarket

1000 Guineas Betting Tips, 3.40 Newmarket, 3rd May 2015

The battalions of Ballydoyle, Godolphin and the rest will be making the journey to Newmarket this weekend in pursuit of a number of valuable prizes on offer. Top of the wish list for these racing powerhouses is success in one or other of the first to Classics of the British flat racing season. Saturday sees the 2000 Guineas for the colts but the focus is on the flying fillies on Sunday with this year’s 1000 Guineas.

1,000 Guineas Betting Tips – 3 May 2015

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This is often a tough race to call with question marks surrounding which horses are most likely to maintain their two year old ability into their classic season. The waters are muddied further by the lack of form to go on. Around half of this year’s field have visited the race track on three or fewer occasions. The last 10 years have seen five winners at 10/1 or bigger, with nine different trainers proving successful in this time. In these early classic races it can pay to stick with those horses who are bred for the job and hail from powerful yards. Short priced favourites frequently disappoint and those at the head of the market generally offer poor value.

In a tough looking renewal we will be taking a chance on one of the less fancied of the Aiden O’Brien runners. Running in the unfamiliar colours of Mrs C C Regalado-Gonzalez, Qualify makes plenty of appeal at the prices. By an Australian champion sprinter out of a Galileo mare the horse certainly appeals as having the necessary mix of speed and stamina for this test. Early signs also indicate that the progeny of Fastnet Rock show a degree of improvement from two to three which bodes well for this Group Three winner.

She doesn’t have much to find with the likes of Found and Osaila on their running in the Moyglare Stakes at the Curragh last season in a race where she was used as a pacemaker. She looks a bit better than a pacemaker to us, a view which seemed to be shared by her connections towards the back end of 2014 with her being sent to Santa Anita for the Breeder’s Cup Fillies Juvenile Turf. Nothing went right for her that day but she can make amends here at 12/1 with Coral.

We will back up our win selection with an each way wager on Saeed Bin Suroor’s Local Time. Suroor last won this in 2002 with Kazzia but we fancy him to go close to landing what would be his third win in the race. This filly is more highly tried than some of those in opposition here but has done very little wrong in winning six of her seven starts to date. Those victories include a success in the UAE 1000 Guineas as well as a win in a Group Three seven furlong event at this track. A really likeable sort with admirable battling qualities and a will to win she can give James Doyle a cracking ride here. Odds of 25/1 with BetVictor may underestimate her chances of making the frame.