2,000 Guineas odds
The 2,000 Guineas has been responsible for bringing to stardom some of the greatest Flat horses of recent times. Rock Of Gibraltar, George Washington, Sea The Stars and just last year Frankel have all triumphed over the Rowley Mile at Newmarket in the last decade. A number of horses will be bidding to start their own lucrative careers this year, with Camelot the potential star name taking part in the opening Classic of the season.
Camelot the clear leader in the 2,000 Guineas odds
Unbeaten in two starts, coming from the yard of Aidan O’Brien and already having a Group One success under his belt, it seems hard to fault what Camelot has achieved so far. However, winners of the Racing Post Trophy do not have the best track record when contesting the 2,000 Guineas, with some horses not progressing as expected from being a two-year-old into the three-year-old ranks. Meanwhile, favourites have only won the race twice in the past ten years.
Key trends to look for in 2,000 Guineas odds
There are some trends that have been largely consistent when analysing the 2,000 Guineas winners in the past decade. Nine of the ten winners had previously tasted success at Group level, while the same number had already won a race over a distance of 7f or further. Furthermore, nine out of the last ten victors had previously entered the winners’ enclosure on at least two occasions in their racing career.
French Fifteen could be Camelot’s rival in 2,000 Guineas odds
There are a few horses aside from Camelot who meet these trends, with the most interesting potentially being French Fifteen. French Fifteen is also a Group One winner, has won over 1m previously and is proven on the soft ground that is expected at Newmarket. One horse that does not meet these trends is Born To Sea, who is the half-brother to the former winner Sea The Stars.