The Stan James 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket was won by 25-1 outsider Cockney Rebel.

The Geoff Huffer-trained colt beat Vital Equine (33-1) into second place by one and a half lengths. Dutch Art (14-1) finished third ahead of Duke of Marmalade.

Vital Equine had a significant lead with a quarter of a mile to run, but Olivier Peslier timed his run on Cockney Rebel perfectly on the wide outside to be first past the post.

Don’t miss H&H’s full report on all the action from Newmarket in next week’s magazine (10 May, ’07)