2000 Guineas Tips and Betting Offers, Newmarket, Saturday 4th May 2019
The pick of Saturday’s action comes at Newmarket, where the 2000 Guineas kicks off at 3:35pm. This race has a place among Britain’s five classic races, while it’s the opening leg of the Triple Crown. It remains a huge point in the calendar, with an impressive purse of half a million pounds up for grabs here.
2000 Guineas Betting Tips and Offers
2000 Guineas Betting Offers
Saxon Warrior took glory here last year, before aging up and moving past the limit for this one. That’s left an open race for this year’s renewal, which sees plenty of contenders coming into this one priced up below 10/1. Despite the short-priced contenders, there are still some decent options to choose from in our opinion. Ahead of this weekend’s 2000 Guineas, we’ve picked out a couple of betting tips which seem to be the value options in the field.
We start at the very top of the betting. While Ten Sovereigns (7/2 with Betfred) sits as the main contender, we like Magna Grecia for glory here. Trainer Aidan O’Brien is the man responsible for both of the leading contenders, but we think his three-year-old colt Magna Grecia could be the one to come away with glory at Newmarket this weekend. O’Brien himself should expect to contend, given that his nine wins at this race make him the most successful trainer in the history of the 2000 Guineas. After three wins in four years, he’s back here with a strong roster.
It says something that he’s teamed up Magna Grecia with his son Donnacha, who saddled last year’s winner Saxon Warrior. He won the Vertem Futurity trophy with Magna Grecia, part of the three-year-old’s great early record. With two wins from three. His first race at Newmarket in October brought a second-place finish, while he returned to this course two weeks later to claim that win under Donnacha O’Brien. He should be well suited to the 2000 Guineas, so we’re backing Magna Grecia at 4/1 with Ladbrokes ahead of Saturday’s race.
Next up, we’re taking more of a chance on a slightly longer-odds option. While the betting here is top-heavy, there is an option further down the field for us. We like the look of Set Piece, who comes here under the eye of trainer Hugo Palmer. Set Piece sits out at 20/1 with Coral, despite some pretty strong form.
Two wins and a third placed finish in three races is good going in our eyes, especially as one of those game at Newmarket last month. That points to a strong run from Set Piece in our eyes, while the fact that Coral are paying out on four places here makes him a great each-way option.