1000 Guineas Tips and Betting Offers, Newmarket, Sunday 6th May 2018

Three-year-old fillies have their moment in the spotlight this Sunday thanks to the one mile, 1000 Guineas, the second Classic of the flat season. A field of 15 will be put to the test down the straight Rowley Mile track with its famous dip two furlongs out. Up for grabs is a hugely prestigious Group 1 title, claimed by many great names in the past, as well as a whopping prize fund of £500,000.

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1000 Guineas Betting Tips and Offers

  • Laurens to win at 9/1 with Betfair
  • Altyn Orda each way at 16/1 with 888sport
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NB – odds are correct at time of publication and subject to change

Hat-trick for O’Brien?

Aidan O’Brien is looking to make it a straight hat-trick of wins in this race after saddling Winter and Minding to glory in the two previous renewals. He’s responsible for the favourite this year, Happily, although we’ve only had one winning favourite in the last seven years. Hoping to buck this trend is a horse who finished dead last on her most recent appearance.

The bay filly can be forgiven for the poor showing at Del Mar however as there are a lot of reasons why a horse may perform poorly so far from home. Back on this side of the Atlantic she won some top races last season such as the Moyglare Stud Stakes and the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere but her price of 11/4 with Bet365 seems too short.

Previous Group 1 victories will not hurt Happily’s chances but it’s not been an essential criteria for 1000 Guineas hopefuls, being something only four of the last 10 winners had. Without one is Soliloquy (6/1, Betfair) who only made her Group debut a few weeks ago. It was a fine run during the test at Newmarket and one that has seen her price shorten for this contest. Given the choice to ride her or stablemate Wild Illusion, William Buick opted to go for Soliloquy which does suggest plenty about her chances. Expect another solid showing from her even if she ends up a little short.

It was interesting to see Buick not fancy Wild Illusion after the bay filly won the Prix Marcel Boussac at as 25/1 outsider. She’s been taken for more seriously for this race at 8/1 with Betfair but with the ground not soft as she would like, she is perhaps best avoided. The same cannot be said for Laurens who has a course & distance victory to her name. She edged out September in her final appearance of the season in the lucrative Bet365 Fillies’ Mile. Having already impressed at Newmarket and on similar going as expected this weekend, she seems very well priced to claim another Group 1 title.

Looking for Longer Odds?

This race has had its reasonable share of long-priced winners and when looking for a potential dark horse this year, Altyn Orda fits the bill. She finished less than two lengths behind Soliloquy in the Nell Gwyn Stakes last month, unable to find the extra speed in the final stages to close the gap. An extra furlong this time though should aid her chances as Roger Varian’s horse looks ready for the step up in trip. She’s already upset the odds once in her career when winning a Group 3 event at Newmarket in October as a 25/1 shot and another strong Rowley Mile showing looks more than possible.

If you’re more of a NH person, it’s is never too early to get ahead of the game for Cheltenham 2019!