Qipco 2000 Guineas
Group 1, Newmarket 15:35
£500,000 added,
3yo only,
1m, Class 1  
Saturday 3rd May 2020

Pinatubo won the Qatar Lennox Stakes in breathtaking fashion on day one of Glorious Goodwood.

Charlie Appleby's Chesham Stakes hero was the 6/4 favourite to take the step up from Listed to Group Two level and the son of Shamardal - a previous Vintage winner himself - didn't disappoint in scoring by five lengths.

The well-regarded Visinari made the running under Frankie Dettori but James Doyle was content to hold the eventual winner towards the back before moving closer with a couple of furlongs to travel.

The smooth-travelling Pinatubo took over at the head of affairs with the minimum fuss and settled the race in a matter of strides.

Clive Cox's once-raced 12/1 chance Positive came out best of the rest, with a further five lengths back to Chesham runner-up Lope Y Fernandez in third.

Boylesports slashed the winner to 7/2 from 8/1 for the QIPCO 2000 Guineas next May.

Appleby said on Racing TV: "I'm thrilled. This horse is a true professional and James got him into a lovely rhythm. He's galloped out strongly. I said to James to keep it simple as there's a bit of stamina in the dam's side of his pedigree and he'd won over the stiff seven furlongs there at Ascot.

"If you rewind right back to Wolverhampton he was a bit slowly away there but picked up so well. Full credit to all the team back at the yard who look after him.

"Firstly, I'll speak to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed but we could look at the National Stakes next. Visually, on what we does at the racecourse, you'd have to be very excited about him."

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Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes 2019
(British Champions Series) (Group 1)
£500,000 added, 3yo only, 1m, Class 1
19 ran

Going: Good

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (17) Magna Grecia (IRE) 11/2 Donnacha O'Brien
9-0
A P O'Brien 3
2nd (19) King Of Change 66/1 S M Levey
9-0
R Hannon 3
3rd (3) Skardu 8/1 James Doyle
9-0
W J Haggas 3
4th (1) hd Madhmoon (IRE) 7/1 C D Hayes
9-0
K Prendergast 3
5th (5) hd Ten Sovereigns (IRE) 9/4f R L Moore
9-0
A P O'Brien 3
6th (18) ½ Shine So Bright 16/1 S De Sousa
9-0
A M Balding 3
7th (9) ½ Kick On 16/1 Oisin Murphy
9-0
J H M Gosden 3
8th (10) ¾ Urban Icon 33/1 Tom Marquand
9-0
R Hannon 3
9th (6) ½ Great Scot 25/1 R Kingscote
9-0
Tom Dascombe 3
10th (7) Momkin (IRE) 33/1 J A Heffernan
9-0
R Charlton 3
11th (15) nk Azano 66/1 R Havlin
9-0
J H M Gosden 3
12th (16) Dark Vision (IRE) 40/1 J Fanning
9-0
M Johnston 3
13th (11) Royal Marine (IRE) 16/1 C Soumillon
9-0
S bin Suroor 3
14th (4) Set Piece 40/1 Jim Crowley
9-0
H Palmer 3
15th (8) 1 Advertise 11/1 L Dettori
9-0
M Meade 3
16th (12) Al Hilalee 8/1 W Buick
9-0
C Appleby 3
17th (14) 8 Sporting Chance 100/1 P Cosgrave
9-0
S Crisford 3
18th (2) 2 Emaraaty Ana 66/1 David Egan
9-0
K A Ryan 3
19th (13) Name The Wind 66/1 P J McDonald
9-0
J Tate 3