Newmarket Racecourse



THE 2000 Guineas


A Group 1 Class 1 "Classic Race" for Colts and Fillies 3YO






The 2000 Guineas is the first of the five English classic flat races for three year old thoroughbred horses.

The 2000 guineas was so named so because the prize money for winning the race was 2000 Guineas

The 2000 Guineas is the first leg of the traditional Triple Crown which is rated as the supreme test for thoroughbred colts which includes the Derby and the St Leger. The last horse to win the Triple Crown was Nijinsky in 1970.

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2020 Race Conditions For 3yo colts and fillies NOTE: Horses will only be eligible to run in this race provided that they have a current BHA Handicap Rating of 80 or higher at midday of the confirmation stage. Horses which do not qualify for a rating may also be eligible providing the BHA Handicapper is satisfied that the horse's racecourse performances up to and including the day before confirmation merit a provisional assessment of 80 or higher. Horses which have not run will not be eligible. Weights colts 9st; fillies 8st 11lb




No/Draw Form / Type Horse Age Weight Trainer Jockey Rating
1 2 54-14 • D • FILLY Bharani Star (GER) 3 9st 0lbs Peter Chapple-Hyam Oisin Murphy 99
2 4 0-12 • FILLY Ennistymon (IRE) 3 9st 0lbs Aidan O'Brien Seamie Heffernan 104
3 3 2-11 • D • FILLY Frankly Darling (GB) 3 9st 0lbs John Gosden Frankie Dettori 110
4 8 2-1 • FILLY Gold Wand (IRE) 3 9st 0lbs Roger Varian Andrea Atzeni 89
5 5 11513-1 • FILLY Love (IRE) 3 9st 0lbs Aidan O'Brien Ryan Moore 116
6 1 510-43 • FILLY Passion (IRE) p 3 9st 0lbs Aidan O'Brien Padraig Beggy 100
7 6 216-2 • FILLY Queen Daenerys (IRE) 3 9st 0lbs Roger Varian William Buick 103
8 7 1-0 • FILLY Tiempo Vuela (GB) 3 9st 0lbs John Gosden Martin Harley --




Al Suhail Good colt on the improved trail. 2nd in Group 3 in October.

Arizona Top class colt and looks the best of the 4 Aiden O'Brien runners. Winner of the Group 2 Coventry Stakes last season.

Cepheus Won his maiden last August but suggests plenty to find.

Juan Elcano 3rd in Group 3 In September more needed here.

Kameko Group 1 Winner (All Weather) Good run expected.

Kenzai Warrior Unbeaten Group 3 Winner. Could be a player today.

Kinross Good Debut spoiled by next run when found problems in running. Will improve on that position.

Military March Unbeaten Group 3 Winner. Could be a special horse. Good chance.

Mums Tipple Goods first two runs then found lame after 3rd run. Improvement and good run expected.

New World Tapestry Ordinary form suggests not good enough (Pacemaker?)

Persuasion Good 2nd in Group 3 back in September behind Whichita. Improvement required.

Pinatubo Top class, unbeaten and worthy fav. Rated higher than Frankel was at this stage of career. Should win unless something goes wrong.

Royal Dornoch 2nd in the Group 2 Judmont gives some chance but perhaps 3rd String?

Starcat 1 Unbeaten but only one run. More unknown than the rest of the field.

Wichita Second O'Brien string. Has come in for support but this could be the Frankie Dettori factor. That said he is a Group 3 winner at this course and could be an upset. Sure to run well.




Finished Form / Type Age Weight Horse Trainer Jockey Rating
1 1221- • D • COLT 3 9st 0lbs Kameko (USA) Andrew Balding Oisin Murphy 118
2 1213- • C • COLT 3 9st 0lbs Wichita (IRE) Aidan O'Brien Frankie Dettori 114
3 111111- • C • COLT 3 9st 0lbs Pinatubo (IRE) Charlie Appleby William Buick 128
4 11- • CD • COLT 3 9st 0lbs Military March (GB) Saeed bin Suroor Hector Crouch 113
5 123- • COLT 3 9st 0lbs Juan Elcano (GB) Kevin Ryan Andrea Atzeni 108
6 15- • C • COLT 3 9st 0lbs Kinross (GB) Ralph Beckett Harry Bentley 105
7 1- • D • COLT 3 9st 0lbs Starcat (GB) Hughie Morrison P. J. McDonald --
8 3410-3 • C • COLT 3 9st 0lbs New World Tapestry (USA) Aidan O'Brien Adam Kirby 89
9 11- • CD • COLT 3 9st 0lbs Kenzai Warrior (USA) Roger Teal Jason Watson 102
10 230151- • CD • COLT 3 9st 0lbs Royal Dornoch (IRE) Aidan O'Brien Tom Marquand 110
11 114325- • COLT 3 9st 0lbs Arizona (IRE) Aidan O'Brien Ryan Moore 116
12 1- • C • COLT 3 9st 0lbs Cepheus (GB) Brian Meehan Jim Crowley --
13 162- • COLT 3 9st 0lbs Persuasion (IRE) Charles Hills Kieran Shoemark 99
14 2132- • COLT 3 9st 0lbs Al Suhail (GB) H Charlie Appleby James Doyle 112
15 110- • COLT 3 9st 0lbs Mums Tipple (IRE) Richard Hannon Sean Levey 115




MILITARY MARCH ran keenly to post and overshot the start. After being checked by the Veterinary Surgeon, the colt was deemed fit to race. The Starter reported that PINATUBO (IRE) was the subject of a third criteria failure. Charlie Appleby was informed that the colt could not run until the day after passing a stalls test. Oisin Murphy, the rider of the winner KAMEKO (USA) was suspended for 2 days for using his whip above the permitted level from inside the final furlong. Following the race, Jason Watson reported that KENZAI WARRIOR (USA), unplaced, fly leapt and then stumbled shortly after the start. Sean Levey reported that MUMS TIPPLE (IRE), which finished last of the fifteen runners, hung left-handed and the representative of Richard Hannon reported that the colt was unsuited by the undulations of the track on this occasion.

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