2000 Guineas Odds 2021 Racing Preview & Tips – May 1st, 2021

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The big start to the new flat season in the UK comes from Newmarket as it hosts the big Classic that brings us this 2000 Guineas odds 2021 racing preview.

This is a real highlight of the weekend and this does also kick off the Classics season.

In this 2000 Guineas Odds 2021 guide, we are going to take a look at not only the latest odds but the history of the great race as well.

We also make some racing betting tips along with the 2000 Guineas odds 2021. This is part of the brilliant Guineas Festival.

Where is the Guineas Festival held?

This is action from Newmarket in Suffolk. This is turf racing and is part of the 2021 Guineas Festival will play out on the weekend of May 1st – 2nd.

The big action will happen on the famous Rowley Mile.

The other big race of the weekend happens on Sunday, which is the 1000 Guineas, a race only for the Fillies.

What are the British Classics in horse racing?

There are two of the five British Classics that are happening at Newmarket on the weekend. Those are the 2000 Guineas and the 1000 Guineas.

The other three Classics are then spread out across the course of the season, with a couple happening at Epsom before it all rounds off at Doncaster with the St Leger Stakes.

  • 2000 Guineas – 1 mile, Open to three year old thoroughbred colts and fillies
  • 1000 Guineas – 1 mile, Open to 3 year old Fillies Only
  • Epsom Oaks 1m 4f, Open to 3 year old Fillies Only
  • Epsom Derby 1m 4f Open to three year old thoroughbred colts and fillies
  • St Leger Stakes 1m 6f, Open to three year old thoroughbred colts and fillies

There is much talk of the Triple Crown in the Classics. That is referred to as winning the 2,000 Guineas, The Derby and the St Leger Stakes.

The Fillies Triple Crown refers to winning the 1000 Guineas, the Oaks and the St Leger.

What is the 2000 Guineas?

The 2000 Guineas has historically been the first of the five British Classics to be run in a calendar year. The first-ever edition of the 2000 Guineas can be traced all the way back to 1809.

It is named after the original prize funds that were on offer for the race. By the 1860’s it had been established as one of the eminent races in Britain for three-year-olds.

2000 Guineas Odds 2021

Wembley 7/2
Thunder Moon 5/1
Mutasaabeq 6/1
One Ruler 6/1
Battleground 6/1
Masters Of The Seas 7/1
Van Gogh 10/1
Poetic Flare 12/1
Chindit 12/1
Lucky Vegas 20/1
Legion Of Honour 50/1
Naval Crown 50/1
Devilwala 66/1
Mystery Smiles 66/1
Albadri 200/1
* (odds record at 18:08 GMT on April 29th, 2021 at Bet365)

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Leading Trainers

Trainer Aiden O’Brien has won half of the last ten editions of the 2000 Guineas. That’s just a remarkable dominance that he has shown.

In total, O’Brien has won it 9 times in the last 20 editions. S, he is the leading trainer.

Another trainer of note for the 2000 Guineas is Richard Hannon who has had four place finishes and a win from his 12 previous entrants in the Classic.

On the other side of this coin, Saeed bin Suroor has had 22 previous entrants in the 2000 Guineas and has yet to have a taste of success.

Leading Jockeys

Two jockeys have been prominent in the recent editions of the 20000 Guineas and they are Donnacha O’Brien and Ryan Moore. They have each won two of the last six editions of the famous race.

Potential jockeys to skirt are Jamie Spender and William Buick who have had 12 and 10 attempts at the race before without having posted a success. They have each posted four place finishes, however.

The biggest 2000 Guineas Trends

  • Each of the last 20 winners have had between 1 and 7 career starts
  • The last 20 winners of the 2000 Guineas finish in the first three last time out
  • All 20 had placed over 7f+ furlong before
  • Of the last 20 winners, each of them had won a race within their last three starts
  • All but one of the last 20 2000 Guineas winners had run in a Group Race previously
  • 18 of the last 20 winners had previously won at Class 1
  • In the last 10 editions, five favourites have won but none in the last three years
  • Over the last 20 editions of the 2000 Guineas, 6 favourites have won

Wembley the 7/2 FAV in 2000 Guineas racing odds

The exciting WEMBLEY is expected to be a big player in the 2000 Guineas racing odds on Saturday. He is a quote of 7/2 currenlty* (odds record at 18:08 GMT on April 29th, 2021 at Bet365).

He had a busy and very promising juvenile career, getting off the mark at only the fourth attempt. But then autumn rolled around and Aiden O’Brien’s youngster went from strength to strength.

Wembley found only THUNDER MOON too good at the Curragh in the National Stakes in mid-September.

But then turned the tables on that rival as he finished second in the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket, with Thunder Moon behind him.

Wembley used Thunder Moon to pull him along before striking out and that was from the outside as well.

Ryan Moore is booked for Wmbley, further boosting his credibility in the 2000 Guineas betting.



Thunder Moon a big threat in the 2000 Guineas Odds

The two big primers for the 2000 Guineas are the National Stakes at the Curragh and the Dewhurst at Newmarket. That’s where we generally look for pointers in 2000 Guineas betting odds.

At the National Stakes, it was THUNDER MOON who took the win and it was an impressive score as well. He had overcome some trouble and Wembley to get his win in that fixture.

It put Thunder Moon on the radar. He wasn’t totally disagreed when he was third at the Dewhurst, won by Wembley.

Excuses can be found in that one because he was forced to make a move earlier than he wanted by getting to the outside to find a clear lane. The conditions weren’t ideal for him either.

Thunder Moon has a tremendous turn of speed and the firmer Newmarket turf is going to help his causes. We think he’s the one to watch at 5/1* (odds record at 18:08 GMT on April 29th, 2021 at Bet365).

Can Dettori lead Battleground to success?

Frankie Dettori gets the ride on BATTLEGROUND for the 2000 Guineas. There is probably a lot more to come from Aiden O’Brien’s youngster.

He had some impressive wins last summer, getting victories at the Chesham at Ascot and the Vintage at Goodwood, so he has a decent chance of getting his nose in this one.

Battleground was last seen in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf event at the 1m trip, in which he took second place, 3 lengths behind the winner.

But he didn’t get his challenge right there, as Battleground was caught too far back. But we can look to some further clues from that race.

The winner and third from that race have failed to show in Group Two and Listed company respectively.

So while we think that there are place claims on show for Battleground, the 6/1 odds on the win in 2000 racing odds gets a pass from us* (odds record at 18:08 GMT on April 29th, 2021 at Bet365).


Last 10 2000 Guineas Winners (horse, trainer, jockey)

  • 2020 Kameko, Andrew Balding, Oisin Murphy
  • 2019 Magna Grecia, A P O’Brien, Donnacha O’Brien
  • 2018 Saxon Warrior, A P O’Brien, Donnacha O’Brien
  • 2017 Churchill, A P O’Brien, Ryan Moore
  • 2016 Galileo Gold, Hugo Palmer, Franke Dettori
  • 2015 Gleneagles, A P O’Brien, Ryan Moore
  • 2014 Night Of Thunder, Richard Hannon, Kieren Fallon
  • 2013 Dawn Approach, J S Boler, Kevin Manning)
  • 2012 Camelot, A P O’Brien, Joseph O’Brien
  • 2011 Frankel, Sir Henry Cecil, Tom Queally


Van Gogh could be the way to go

VAN GOGH is the son of American triple crown hero American Pharoah. We don’t think the 2000 Guineas is really the big target for Van Gogh, the Derby is more likely.

But he has form behind him and is another of A P O’Brien’s main players in the contest. Van Gogh has taken a runner up spot three times in Group company.

He got himself off the mark at Saint-Cloud in the Criterium back in October.

That was a very impressive score that he got as he destroyed the Group 1 field in heavy conditions.

Van Gogh is a longer priced option at 10/1 for this Newmarket run* (odds record at 18:08 GMT on April 29th, 2021 at Bet365). There is a big chance that the firmer ground is going to pull even more from him, given his pedigree.

Van Gogh is not the first string from Ballydoyle taking part in this year’s 2000 Guineas, but he is not to be totally written off and looks to have a good finish in him.

Mutasaabeq not to be counted out

There is no circumstance in which MUTASAABEQ can be underestimated for this run at the 2000 Guineas.

That is because as a juvenile he claimed a win here at Newmarket. That was his only run as a 2-year-old.

He has had a reappearance run already this season, showing up back here at the venue 18 days ago. Mutasaabeq bolted up in that to score by a wide margin at the 7f distance.

There is a 6/1 quote on MUTASAABEQ in the 2000 Guineas racing odds* (odds record at 18:08 GMT on April 29th, 2021 at Bet365).

Can Lucky Vega prove his stamina?

LUCKY VEGA piques some interest after he claimed a runner up spot in the Middle Park last autumn here at Newmarket. That was on his final run of the campaign and it keeps him on the radar for this run.

The huge, eye-catching run that he produced last season was in the Group 1 Phoenix at the Curragh.

That was a fantastically good run and a reproduction or better of that form should get him close at Newmarket.

That was one of two wins that lucky Vega scored as a juvenile. If there is a focus on his National form at the Curragh, that can be excused.

It was a day to forget for him with a terrible trip. The stamina is the big question mark over Lucky Vega and he carries a very good cruising speed.

Does he have enough to stay this? Time will tell. Lucky Vega is an interesting 20/1 player * (odds record at 18:08 GMT on April 29th, 2021 at Bet365).

Our 2000 Guineas Racing Odds Shortlist

  • Van Gogh 10/1
  • Thunder Moon 5/1
  • Lucky Vega 20/1


Others to note in 2000 Guineas Racing Odds

POETIC FLARE is an interesting one in the field. He won the 2000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown in a recent effort, a good solid victory there.

There was no form shown by Poetic Flare in the Dewburst after a break. But he used that as a springboard to go and win a Group Three fixture just a week later.

He’s not the top player at his yard (Mac Swiney), but their hopes are hanging on him, so they clearly see something there.

ONE RULER was beaten by Mac Swiney, who is sure to be a key contender at the Derby, at Doncaster at the end of October. That was in the Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes.

There’s a lot to like about One Ruler who is a great-looking stayer and he produced plenty of promise last year. One Ruler did claim the course and distance win at Group here last year by almost two lengths.

NAVAL CROWN won the Meydan Classic in February ahead of his stablemate MASTER OF THE SEAS. The latter is a bit too keen too early in races to get near enough to the shortlist for us.

But Naval Crown has a chance for Charlie Appleby. He made it all at Meydan and back then ended up well with a second-place finish here at Newmarket just over two weeks ago.

The 1m tip looks very likely to suit CHINDIT on his attempt at the 2000 Guineas. There was nothing in the Dewhurst for him on his final run as a juvenile.

But he returned to action two weeks ago with a victory in the Greenham at Newbury. That was his fourth win in five.

Predictions & Tips for 2000 Guineas Odds 2021

This is a really wide-open field for 2000 Guineas odds, we have to say. There are some seriously strong claims all over the park.

But we have to narrow things down and so here are our three selections for the 2000 Guineas racing tip shortlist.

VAN GOGH looks to have plenty of appeal from 10/1 as we think he is a little underrated* (odds record at 18:08 GMT on April 29th, 2021 at Bet365).

He has proven himself knocking around Group companies and the way that he smashed the Saint-Cloud field for the Criterium was just something to behold.

The Derby is definitely a target for him, but he has a chance at Newmarket on Saturday.

We think that of the main front runners in 20000 Guineas betting, THUNDER MOON is the selection over WEMBLEY.

We don’t think the mishap in the Dewhurst is of any concern because the race didn’t go his way. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him take another win over his rival.

The final selection for the shortlist is LUCKY VEGA at 20/1 e/w* (odds record at 18:08 GMT on April 29th, 2021 at Bet365).

He returned to top form with a great run in the Middle Park here on his last run as a juvenile.

Lucky Vega should be that much stronger on his return. Stamina’s a question, but a place finish is a strong probability.