The 2000 and 1000 Guineas Stakes are two out of the five British Classic horse races. These Group 1 races are run during the traditional flat racing season. Flat racing is a type of race that is run on a level racecourse and over a predetermined distance of from two furlongs up to three miles and is considered a test of a horse’s speed, stamina or both.

The 2000 and 1000 Guinea Stakes are the first leg of the British Classic. They are also known as the Newmarket Classics because these horse races are run on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket in Suffolk, England. Both races are for three-year old thoroughbreds and both cover a distance of 1 mile or 1,609 meters. The difference between the two races is that the 1000 Guineas Stakes are limited to female horses or fillies, the reason why it’s also called the Fillies’ Classic. On the other hand, the 2000 Guineas Stakes is open to both sexes although it is widely referred to as the Colts’ Classic.

Last year, Saxon Warrior won the 2000 Guineas Stakes while Billesdon Brook was the 1000 Guineas Stakes winner. This year another group of three-year olds are waiting to follow in their footsteps. Who will win the Newmarket Classics this year?

This year’s 2000 and 1000 Guineas Classic horse races will be run on May 4, 2019. As early as now though, the Antepost odds are already out and the favorites have been named. Read are horse racing betting tips.

Here are the top favorites to win the 2000 Guineas. Odds taken from bet365 as of 4/12/19:

Horse Odds
Too Darn Hot +137
Ten Sovereigns +600
Zakouski +600
Magna Grecia +800
Calyx +1200
Advertise +1400
Persian King +1600
Madhmoon +1600
Jash +1600
Royal Marine +1600
Line of Duty +2000
Anthony Van Dyck +2000
Phoenix of Spain +2000
Royal Meeting +2000
Broome +2500
Urban Icon +2500
Epic Hero +2500

On race day, the value on Too Darn Hot is a good one but this in Antepost betting and I don’t think there’s much value on him right now. But if you ask me, he’s a darn good horse and a good darn favorite to bet on. Ten Sovereigns is a very good potential but still has plenty to prove. I do think however that he is suited for a shorter distance race and in this classic, I have a feeling he is going to come up short in the final furlong. However, the fact that Ten Sovereigns is trained by Aidan O’Brien is simply hard to ignore considering O’Brien has trained three out of the last 2000 Guineas Stakes winners including the last two. Meanwhile, Zakouski may be the darkhorse because while he isn’t a proven horse, he may be capable of doing great things. My bet here though is Advertise and I like the betting value at +1400.

In his last five starts, Advertise has won thrice and placed second twice, losing only to John Goshden’s duo of Too Darn Hot and Calyx in the Dewhurst Stakes (G1) and Coventry Stakes (G2) both last year, respectively.  Too Darn Hot’s three lengths win over Advertise at the Dewhurst Stakes proves how good he is. If you want a safer bet and are more conservative, go with the favorite in Too Darn Hot. Me? I’ll swing big with Advertise.

Prediction: Advertise

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Here are the Top Favorites to win the 1000 Guineas. Odds taken from bet365 as of 4/12/19:

Horse Odds
Skitter Scatter +700
Just Wonderful +800
Fairyland +1200
Dancing Vega +1200
Hermosa +1400
Lady Kaya +1400
Iridessa +1600
So Perfect +1600
Pretty Pollyanna +2000
East +2000
The Mackem Bullet +2000
Dandhu +2000
Main Edition +2500
Mot Juste +2500
Queen Power +2500
Fashion’s Star +2500
Chablis +2wi500

Skitter Scatter is on a roll winning her last three starts and four out of a total seven. Just Wonderful is a winner in four of seven starts and has not finished outside the Top 10 in all but one race. The three year old filly finished 4th in the 2018 Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) in his last outing but you can’t deny that she is progressing. Her stablemate Fairyland though is a filly worth watching.

Fairyland lost only once last season and that was at the Albany Stakes, a race where Just Wonderful finished 14th . Aidan O’Brien has won the 1000 Guinness in two out of the last three years. That could very well improve to three out of four on May 4th.

Prediction: Fairyland

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