1,000 Guineas odds
Fillies get their chance in the Newmarket spotlight when heading out to tackle the Rowley Mile in the 1,000 Guineas. Punters looking for some clues in finding a winner should analyse the Neil Gwyn Stakes and Fred Darling Stakes as worthy trial races, although it is the Cheveley Park Stakes that has ranked as the most useful trial in recent years. Two of the seven horses to have won the Cheveley Park that had then contested the 1,000 Guineas landed the spoils again.
Poor Aidan O’Brien record a worry for favourite backers in 1,000 Guineas odds
Maybe is the heavy favourite for this year’s 1,000 Guineas, but the fact that trainer Aidan O’Brien has only won the race with just one of his last 18 entries is a slight worry. However, Maybe heads to Newmarket unbeaten in five starts .
Instead, it may be best to focus attentions on horses trained in France, who must be given solid each-way prospects. From only six starters in the past ten years, French-trained runners have collected two winners and a further two places. They are represented this year by Mashoora, who was an easing-down winner of a Group Three contest on her latest start.
Don’t rule out Discourse and Moonstone Magic in 1,000 Guineas odds
Elsewhere in the 1,000 Guineas odds, Discourse comes from the same connections as last year’s winner Blue Bunting and arrives unbeaten. However, she is unproven on anything heavier than good ground. Moonstone Magic is proven on a soft surface and may run into a place. La Collina has pushed Maybe once before and could rival again if overcoming a previous disappointing performance at the Curragh on her latest start.