1000 Guineas Preview….
The 1000 Guineas dates back to 1814 and it celebrated its 200th running in 2013 – five years after the introduction of the 2000 Guineas, an equivalent race open to both colts and fillies.
Age – The race is for three year old fillies.
Irish Bred: 5-10-75
US Bred: 3-3-24
British Bred: 1-7-64
French Bred: 1-0-3
US bred horses have figured prominently over this period.
Nine of the last ten winners were by a sire that finished in the first two over seven furlongs to a mile.
Seven of the last ten winners won last time out.
Eight out of the last ten winners won or placed on their first turf start as a two year old.
Nine out of the last ten winners had won at least twice before.
Six of the last ten winners had previously won at Newmarket.
British trained: (4-13-123)
Irish trained: (3-7-36)
French trained: (3-0-8)
French trained runners have done well in recent years having gained three wins since 2003.
Other trainer records to bear in mind: Aidan O’Brien (2-3-17), Jim Bolger (1-3-7), John Gosden (0-1-8),Saeed Bin Suroor (0-1-10), Clive Brittain (0-0-6),Michael Stoute (0-0-6) and Mick Channon (0-0-14)
Three of the last five winners have gone off at odds of 16/1 or more. The favourite has won the race three times only in the last ten years.
Other key facts
Horses that have run in a handicap or on the all-weather have a terrible record, having won just once in the last ten years.
Jim Bolger can gain a second success in the 1000 Guineas with his filly LUCIDA. Lucida showed she was up to winning a race of this nature after winning the Shadwell Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket in September. That was the same race that Finsceal Beo won before going on to win the fillies’ feature.
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