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A Classic showdown: who will win the 2,000 Guineas?


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  • The incredible sight of Frankel stretching away from his rivals in the 2,000 Guineas back in 2011 is the stuff of racing legend. Now we can look forward to watching some of this year’s best three-year-olds go head-to-head at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile racecourse on Saturday (1 May) as they battle for the first Classic title of the Flat season. Here’s the full list of runners and riders who will be lining up in this historic Group One race to help you choose your 2000 Guineas bets. Who is your pick to win?

    Pick your 2000 Guineas bets

    Horse: Wembley | Jockey: Ryan Moore | Place bet: 7/2
    Trainer: Aidan O’Brien

    Thunder Moon | Jockey: Declan McDonagh | Place bet: 5/1
    Joseph Patrick O’Brien

    Mutasaabeq |Jockey: Jim Crowley| Place bet: 6/1
    Charles Hills

    One Ruler | Jockey: James Doyle | Place bet: 6/1
    Charlie Appleby

    Master Of The Seas | Jockey: William Buick | Place bet: 7/1
    Charlie Appleby

    Battleground | Jockey: Frankie Dettori | Place bet: 8/1
    Aidan O’Brien

    Chindit | Jockey: Pat Dobbs | Place bet: 8/1
    Richard Hannon

    Van Gough | Jockey: Seamir Heffernan | Place bet: 10/1
    Aidan O’Brien

    Poetic Flare | Jockey: Kevin Manning | Place bet: 12/1
    J S Bolger

    Lucky Vega | Jockey: Shane Foley| Place bet: 20/1
    Jessica Harrington

    Legion Of Honour | Jockey: David Egan | Place bet: 50/1
    Roger Varian

    Naval Crown | Jockey: Adam Kirby | Place bet: 66/1
    Charlie Appleby

    Devilwala | Jockey: Rossa Ryan | Place bet: 100/1
    Ralph Beckett

    Mystery Smiles | Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa | Place bet: 100/1
    Andrew Balding

    Albadri | Jockey: Hollie Doyle | Place bet: 200/1
    Jane Chapple-Hyam

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    How can I watch the 2000 Guineas?

    ITV Racing will be showing the 2,000 Guineas live on the main ITV channel when the race gets underway at 3.40pm.

    What is the prize money for winning?

    The winner of the 2021 2,000 Guineas will take home £227,019.

    Recent 2000 Guineas winners

    2011: Frankel ridden by Tom Queally, trained by Henry Cecil and owned by Khalid Abdullah
    2012: Camelot, ridden by Joseph O’Brien, trained by Aidan O’Brien and owned by Smith/Magnier/Tabor
    2013: Dawn Approach, ridden by Kevin Manning, trained by Jim Bolger and owned by Godolphin
    2014: Night of Thunder, ridden by Kieren Fallon, trained by Richard Hannon Jr. and owned by Saeed Manana
    2015: Gleneagles, ridden by Ryan Moore, trained by Aidan O’Brien and owned by Smith/Magnier/Tabor
    2016: Galileo Gold, ridden by Frankie Dettori, trained by Hugo Palmer and owned by Al Shaqab Racing
    2017: Churchill, ridden by Ryan Moore, trained by Aidan O’Brien and owned by Smith/Magnier/Tabor
    2018: Saxon Warrior, ridden by Donnacha O’Brien, trained by Aidan O’Brien and owned by Smith/Magnier/Tabor
    2019: Magna Grecia, ridden by Donnacha O’Brien, trained by Aidan O’Brien and owned by Smith/Magnier/Tabor
    2020: Kameko, ridden by Oisin Murphy, trained by Andrew Balding and owned by Qatar Racing

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