QIPCO 2000 Guineas Stakes Betting Guide (2022)

Original artwork featuring the words 2000 Guineas and an animated rider on a horse followed by the coat of arms of race sponsor Qipco

The QIPCO Guineas weekend is one that horse racing fans across Ireland and the UK enjoy immensely. The 2000 Guineas Stakes Group 1 race is the first of two classics of the season starting on the 29th of April 2022 with the 1000 Guineas Stakes starting the next day on the 1st of May 2022. The QIPCO festival takes place at the Rowley Mile in Newmarket, England.

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2000 Guineas Betting: Runners and Odds

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This 1-mile-long race is open to three-year-old colts and usually takes place on a Saturday somewhere at the end of April and the beginning of May. The QIPCO festival has been extended for an extra day with racing commencing on Friday the 29th of April, the 2000 Guineas taking place on Saturday the 30th of April, and the 1000 Guineas starting a day later on Sunday the 1st of May. What makes this race such an entertaining one to watch is the fact that it attracts all of the best colts from the United Kingdom, Ireland, and far beyond and often acts as a trial for the Derby. Similarly to the Derby, you won’t find a hurdle on this track as it is classed as a Group 1 flat race.

In the table below, you can find the QIPCO 2000 guineas runners as well as the odds that some of the best bookmakers are currently giving them. Please remember that odds are changing all of the time, so there is a chance that the odds in the table will not reflect the odds that you find at the bookmaker when you go and check. As well as the odds, we have also included the trainer, as this is important to know when it comes to choosing your bet. Obviously, there are some trainers that have had a lot more success than others. A maximum of 25 horses can compete in this race and there are currently 75 in the running, so we will only cover a handful of those here. It can be expected that this list changes due to entries dropping out closer to the event.

RunnersWilliam HillBet365888 SportBetVictorBetitonTrainer
Native Trail5/23/13/15/211/4Charles Appleby
Luxembourg5/16/29/25/15/1Aidan P. O’Brien
Coroebus5/16/111/25/15/1Charles Appleby
Point Lonsdale8/18/110/17/110/1 Charles Appleby
Perfect Power14/111/111/110/112/1Richard A. Fahey
Angel Bleu16/116/112/114/114/1Ralph Beckett
Reach For The Moon16/120/118/1-16/1John and Thady Gosden
Dubawi Legend25/125/120/120/120/1Hugo Palmer
Bayside Boy25/125/120/116/120/1Roger Varian
Masekela25/133/122/1-28/1Andrew M. Balding
Royal Patronage33/125/122/116/120/1Mark Johnston
Hafit33/125/133/1-33/1J S Bolger
Gisburn66/180/1--66/1R. Hannon
Lusail25/140/133/1-33/1Richard Hannon Jr
Berkshire Shadow33/166/140/125/140/1 Andrew M. Balding
Boundless Ocean-33/1-16/1- J S Bolger
New Science66/150/1-20/125/1 Charles Appleby
Ehraz50/166/1-40/140/1 Richard Hannon
Dhabab-33/1-25/133/1 John and Thady Gosden
River Thames40/133/1-25/128/1 A. P. O’Brien
Cadamosto40/150/1-33/140/1 A. P. O’Brien
Claymore33/140/1-50/150/1Jane Chapple-Hyam
Castle Star40/1--40/133/1J. A. Stack
The Acropolis100/1--50/1-A. P. O’Brien
Eldrickjones100/1-40/1-80/1R/ Fell

Race Schedule

So, now that you have an idea as to the odds of the horses participating, we are going to provide you with the schedule for Day One. This will be helpful if you are looking to do a bit of 2000 Guineas betting as you will be able to mark down the time that races are starting so you can remember to follow them if you have placed a bet.

Start TimeRaceDistance
1:15pmThe Read Ryan Moore on Betting Betfair Handicap Stakes6f
1:50pmThe "My Oddsboost" On Betfair Stakes9f
2:25pmThe The Betfair Palace House Stakes5f
3:00pmThe Betfair Exchange Jockey Club Stakes12f
3:40pmThe QIPCO 2000 Guineas8f
4:15pmThe Betfair Exchange Handicap Stakes6f
4:50pmThe Betfair Newmarket Stakes10f
5:25pmThe Betfair Weighed-in Podcast Handicap Stakes8f

2000 Guineas Tips

Riders on their horses racing in the Guineas 2000

You can obviously just jump right in and bet on a horse because you like its name or you pulled it from a hat, but if you do this then your chances of winning will be pretty slim, to say the least. You will be relying totally on Lady Luck, and anyone who has been betting on horses for a while will know that it is not wise to rely on her to show up. Below you will find the tips that we really do recommend you read carefully before you go ahead and place your money on a horse to win. These (Newmarket 2000 Guineas tips) have definitely served us well in the past, so let's get cracking.

Do Not Pay Attention to Prep Runs

Successful (2000 Guineas ante-post) winners know that the best trainers will decide not to give their horses a prep run. Some will choose to do so, but the results of such races are of little value when it comes to looking at English Guineas winners. You might be highly encouraged by a great run at the Craven Meeting in the middle of April, but it is more than likely that all of the top trainers will not have risked their horse for the small prize money that is on offer.

The Greenham Stakes at Newbury is seen by many horse racing punters and bookies as a good indicator of who will do well at theevent. However, once again, all of the big racehorses will likely be left in their stables as their trainers will be holding them back for the prestigious races that will increase their stud value once they have retired from racing.

The Craven Meeting and the Greenham Stakes take place just 2-3 weeks before the big race, meaning that if a horse picks up an injury there is little chance that it will recover fully in time.

Take a Look at Two-Year-Old Form

To get an idea as to who stands a good chance of winning the 2000 Guineas, you should take a look at the aged two form. A big win for a horse this age is a good sign as it is an indication that the horse went into the race without sustaining the injuries that happen to many talented youngsters and means that the horse should still have enthusiasm for running.

Frankel, who won the 2011 Guineas with ease, won all four of his events aged at two. This included the Dewhurst Stakes and winners of this race that have gone on to win or come close at the Newmarket classic includes the likes of Mill Reef, Nikinsky, Pennekamp, El Gran Senor, Zafonic, Rock of Gibraltar, and Teofilo. So, the Dewhurst Stakes is definitely a race you should take a look at when you are looking to back a horse to win the 2000 Guineas.

The Juddmonte is run at the Curragh racetrack in Ireland and it is also another good race to predict top performers for the following season. Sea the Stars won this race in 2009 and then the following season he went on to win the 2000 Guineas.

We are now going to take a look at St Nicholas Abbey to highlight further why you should look at the form of a horse at this age. He won the Juddmonte with ease and then followed up his victory with another win in the Group 1 Racing Post trophy. Fast forward seven months, and he re-emerged as a stunning three-year-old and started the race as a favourite. Okay, he went on to finish sixth, but the fact that he started as a favourite after such a strong performance at aged two is evidence that this form is seen as a good indicator as to how well an entry will perform in this race.

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Free Bets

So, now that we have given you some useful 2000 Guineas betting tips, we are now going to move on to take a look at free bets. The majority of bookmakers will offer new customers free bets as an incentive to open an account with them. In the table below, you will find what we believe to be the leading bookies based on the free bets they offer and their coverage of horse racing.

These free bets can be used on any racing event or any other sport, should you so wish. However, we recommend that you make use of them when this event is on as there is plenty of room for a decent return.

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n.b. Bonuses are changing all of the time as bookies are always looking for ways to stay a step ahead of their closest rivals. Therefore, there is a chance that if you decide to visit the site of one of the aforementioned bookies, the bonuses on offer are slightly different to the ones that you can see in the table. This is not something that is within our control, but we do apologise for any inconvenience that it might cause. However, we guarantee that even if the bonuses have changed slightly by the time you come round to look at them, they will be just as good or even better than those mentioned in the table above.

Previews

Below you can find some of the latest news regarding the 2022 2000 Guineas race. Some of the news could even come in handy when it comes to you making a decision about who you are going to put your money on.

Masekela Joins Runnings as Best Juvenile

Masekela is vying for glory in the upcoming 2000 Guineas race and is standing above the rest of the newcomers in terms of both size and scope. This colt is on a firm and steep upward curve with two wins to name in the Novice Stakes at Goodwood, and the Denford stakes at Newbury in 2021. There is potential for the future, particularly as he is only three.

A P O'Brien Looks for More Success

Throughout his long career as a horse trainer, Irish A P O'Brien has trained 10 2000 Guineas winners, and in the 2022 event, he has four entries. The favourites to win this race are Luxembourg and Point Lonsdale, all trained by O'Brien, so it will not come as too much of a shock if he wins for the 11th time.

Attendance is Back

Spectators are welcomed back in person at Newmarket over the three days to watch the first classic race of the season. However, if you are not able to attend, there are still multiple ways to catch the action which we cover below.

Freeview: The whole event will be available to watch on ITV. Head on over to their website to see when their live coverage of this big event will begin.

Racing TV: This is the premier horseracing TV channel for British and Irish fans. It broadcasts in HD and covers events from the UK's top 35 racecourses and all 26 racecourses in Ireland. Each year, they show more than 8000 live events, with many of them being exclusive to Racing TV. This fantastic racing channel is available to Virgin Media and Sky customers in the UK and Virgin, Vodafone, and Sky customers in Ireland.

Bookmakers: Horse racing has become so popular that many bookmakers now offer live streams for all of the biggest races in the horse racing world. All of the big bookies will stream the 2000 Guineas, so just log into your account and watch from there.

2021 Winners

The 2021 winner was Poetic Flare, who was being raced by K Manning and trained by J Bolger. In the table below, you can find a detailed breakdown of the 2021 2000 Guineas:

Horses in Finishing OrderJockeyTrainerOdds
Poetic FlareK ManningJ Bolger12/1
Master of the SeasW BuickC Appleby8/1
Lucky VegaS FoleyM Harrington20/1
Naval CrownA KirbyC Appleby50/1
ChinditP DobbsR Hannon12/1
One RulerJ DoyleC Appleby8/1
MutasaabeqJ CrowleyC Appleby6/1
Van GoghS HeffernanA P O'Brien10/1
Legion of HonourD EganR Varian50/1
Mystery SmilesS SousaA Balding80/1
WembleyR MooreA P O'Brien7/2
DevilwalaR RyanR Beckett50/1
BattlegroundF DettoriA P O'Brien5/1
ThundermoonD McDonaghJ P O'Brien5/1

FAQs

What Is the 2000 Guineas?

The 2000 Guineas is a Group 1 flat race that is open to 3-year-old thoroughbred fillies and colts. This is the first of the five classics and is raced on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket, Suffolk. The race is one-mile-long and takes place every year at the end of April or the beginning of May. It has a purse of more than £500,000.

When Is the 2000 Guineas?

The 2000 Guineas is not on the same date every year, but it is raced at the same time of year, which is the end of April or the beginning of May. The 2022 2000 Guineas will take place on the 30th of April.

At What Time Is the 2000 Guineas Race?

The QIPCO Guineas Festival takes place over the course of two days, meaning that there are plenty of horse races for punters to enjoy. The 2000 Guineas race is now technically the second day of racing, which starts at 1:15pm. The 1000 Guineas will be the fifth race of the day and is scheduled for 1:15pm too.

Who Will Win the 2000 Guineas?

With so many horses participating, this is not an easy question to answer. Anything that can happen in a horse race, which is why it is such a popular sport to watch and bet on. Native Trail, Luxembourg, and Coroebus are the three favourites, and these have been trained by the highly successful trainer that is A P O'Brien and Charles Appleby. Therefore, we would not be too surprised if one of these horses went on to win.

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