Qipco 1000 Guineas
|Group 1, Newmarket 15:35
1m, Class 1
|Sunday 7th June 2020 - New Date|
15 declared for the 1000 Guineas.— bet365 (@bet365) June 4, 2020
Quadrilateral heads the betting for Sunday's feature at Newmarket. pic.twitter.com/Ns1d1RUOL1
THE FAVOURITE – QUADRILATERAL
Compared to the 2000 Guineas, trainer Aidan O'Brien has been relatively unsuccessful in the 1000 Guineas, although with three wins in the last four iterations of the race, you could make a case that he’s finally found the key to the filly’s event.
However, it’s Quadrilateral for Roger Charlton who heads the betting at a short-price. The Frankel filly was only lightly raced last season but won all three of her starts, including the Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket.
She finished ahead of a number of those who are likely to re-oppose in Suffolk, while the trainer has reported the inmate has wintered well, which is obvious good news for those intent on backing her in the Guineas.
THE CHALLENGER – LOVE
There’s not a great deal to separate the cluster of double-figure chances in the ante-post betting, but with Aidan O’Brien’s impressive recent record in this race, it’d be churlish to dismiss the chances of Love.
While we remain unsure how many raiders the Irish trainer will send across due to the travel restrictions on jockeys, it looks likely that the Galileo filly will be leading the charge with Ryan Moore already in the UK.
Moore partnered Love in her last three races of 2019, landing a Group 1 success in the Moyglare ahead of Daahyeh before finding only Quadrilateral and Powerful Breeze too good in the Fillies’ Mile.
There are possible excuses that day with regards to the soft ground, while we know O’Brien will have her spot on for this as he always does with his runners in the 2000 Guineas.
Much like the 2000 Guineas, we have no shortage of outsiders in the ante-post market, with Jessica Harrington’s Millisle the shortest of the bunch after a promising juvenile campaign.
The daughter of Starspangledbanner progressed nicely as a two-year-old and finished the season with the scalp of Queen Mary winner Raffle Prize and current French 2000 Guineas favourite Tropbeau.
Those are some nice form lines, and while there’s plenty of stamina on her dam’s side, her ability to stay over 1m remains to be seen with each of her runs so far coming at 5f and 6f.
Prior to that she’d recorded a couple of nice Group successes and finished close-up behind Love and Raffle Prize, which suggests to us that she’ll be firmly on the premises when push comes to shove at Newmarket.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.
Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes
(British Champions Series) (Group 1)
£250,000 added, 3yo only, 1m, Class 1
Going: Good to Firm
1 (7) 41125- Boomer 3 9-0 Tom Dascombe Richard Kingscote
2 (5) 163- Cloak Of Spirits 3 9-0 Richard Hannon Andrea Atzen
3 (2) 6-1323 Final Song 3 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor Pat Cosgrave
4 (9) 18212- Graceful Magic 3 9-0 Eve Johnson Houghton Charles Bishop
5 (3) 12142- Les Hogues 3 9-0 1 George Baker Cieren Fallon
6 (14) 11513- Love 3 9-0 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore
7 (11) 12121- Millisle 3 9-0 Mrs John Harrington Oisin Murphy
8 (6) 111- Quadrilateral 3 9-0 Roger Charlton Jason Watson
9 (13) 11122- Raffle Prize 3 9-0 Mark Johnston Mickael Barzalona
10 (8) 44513- Romsey 3 9-0 Hughie Morrison Tom Marquand
11 (10) 13411- Rose Of Kildare 3 9-0 Mark Johnston Joe Fanning
12 (1) 31- Shimmering 3 9-0 John Gosden Frankie Dettori
13 (4) 1163- Summer Romance 3 9-0 Charlie Appleby William Buick
14 (12) 14541- Under The Stars 3 9-0 James Tate P J McDonald
15 (15) 1- Yes Always 3 9-0 K R Burke Ben Curtis