Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes (206th Running) (British Champions Series) (Group 1) 1m

  • (3yo, 1m, Class 1, 14 runners)
  • Winner £255,195 2nd £96,750 3rd £48,420 4th £24,120 5th £12,105 6th £6,075
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 36.61s
  • Off time: 15:52:57
Full result
Result 15:50 Newmarket
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 Night Of Thunder 40/1
2nd 5 Kingman ½ 6/4f
3rd 1 Australia hd 5/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (10) 211-
PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Australia 238
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:J P O'Brien
  • Form: 211-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 117 5/2
2 (5) 1-4
maroon, grey armlets Bookrunner (USA) 30
  • T:M Delzangles
  • J:C P Lemaire
  • Form: 1-4
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 M Delzangles C P Lemaire 33/1
3 (6) 213-1
MAROON, WHITE spots, striped sleeves and spots on cap Charm Spirit (IRE) 30
  • T:F Head
  • J:O Peslier
  • Form: 213-1
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 F Head O Peslier 113 33/1
4 (12) 21-11
Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Ertijaal (IRE) 15
  • T:W J Haggas
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 21-11
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 W J Haggas P Hanagan 105 33/1
5 (1) 11-1
Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Kingman 21
  • T:J H M Gosden
  • J:James Doyle
  • Form: 11-1
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 J H M Gosden James Doyle 118 6/4f
6 (4) 111-
Light blue, dark blue hoop, sleeves and cap Kingston Hill 189
  • T:R Varian
  • J:Andrea Atzeni
  • Form: 111-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 120 10/1
7 (7) 251-9
Light blue, red chevron, dark blue sleeves, white stars, light blue cap, red star Master The World (IRE) 17
  • T:D R C Elsworth
  • J:L P Keniry
  • Form: 251-9
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 D R C Elsworth L P Keniry 92 100/1
8 (3) 11-2
White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Night Of Thunder (IRE) 21
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:K Fallon
  • Form: 11-2
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 Richard Hannon K Fallon 109 40/1
9 (8) 1112-1
Dark green, royal blue chevron, armlets and cap Noozhoh Canarias (SPA) 34
  • T:E Penate
  • J:C Soumillon
  • Form: 1112-1
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 E Penate C Soumillon 116 22/1
10 (13) 12131-
Royal blue Outstrip 183
  • T:C Appleby
  • J:M Barzalona
  • Form: 12131-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 C Appleby M Barzalona 117 25/1
11 (11) 11-1
Dark blue and white stripes, purple sleeves, purple and white striped cap Shifting Power 17
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:L Dettori
  • Form: 11-1
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 Richard Hannon L Dettori 107 50/1
12 (2) 1227-2
Light Green and Dark Green diamonds The Grey Gatsby (IRE) 16
  • T:K A Ryan
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 1227-2
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 K A Ryan J P Spencer 110 66/1
13 (14) 111-1
LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Toormore (IRE) 16
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:R Hughes
  • Form: 111-1
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 Richard Hannon R Hughes 122 15/2
14 (9) 11311-
Emerald Green and White check, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap War Command (USA) 203
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 11311-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 A P O'Brien R L Moore 119 8/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 6 Dawn Approach (IRE)
  • T:J S Bolger
  • J:K J Manning
3 9-0 J S Bolger K J Manning 11/8
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In depth

Verdict

A splendid renewal for the opening Classic of the season in which KINGMAN is taken to preserve his unbeaten record, although whether he represents acceptable betting value is open to question as he faces a collection of potentially high-class opponents. However, John Gosden has been effusive in praise of his unbeaten colt who is taken to post another Classic success for the Juddmonte operation after a stunning return to action when routing his field in the Greenham Stakes. Ballydoyle unleash two powerful opponents against the market leader with Dewhurst winner War Command and the talking horse of the winter, Australia. The latter only landed a Group 3 after breaking his maiden but his demolition of Dermot Weld's highly regarded Free Eagle was an outstanding effort. He possibly looks more of a Derby horse but a strong effort is expected all the same. Kingston Hill also looks more of an Epsom type but the unbeaten Toormore is a potent first Classic runner for Richard Hannon. Only workmanlike on his successful Craven Stakes reappearance, there'll surely be more to come here and he was very impressive when landing the Group 1 National Stakes at the Curragh last season.

Formwatch

Night Of Thunder (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Close up, ridden 2f out, chase winner inside final furlong, no pace of winner, 2nd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Kingman (9-0) at Newbury 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.

Kingman 15-8fav (9-0) Held up in touch, smooth headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, shaken up and quickened clear, very impressive, won at Newbury 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr beating Night Of Thunder (9-0) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.

Australia 5-2 (9-3) Niggled along in last early, 3rd after 2f, improved to lead and ridden 1 1/2f out, soon went clear, stayed on well, easily, won at Leopardstown 1m 2yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep beating Free Eagle (9-3) by 6l, 4 ran.

Shifting Power 13-8fav (9-1) Prominent, ridden and slightly outpaced over 2f out, rallied to press leaders over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, led final strides, won at Newmarket 7f (1) gd in Apr beating Mushir (8-10) by hd, 6 ran.

Charm Spirit (IRE) (9-2) won at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Apr beating Kiram (9-2) by shd, 7 ran.

Noozhoh Canarias (SPA) (9-2) won at La Zarzuela(SPA) 7f con stks sft in Mar, 3 ran.

Toormore (IRE) Evensfav (9-3) Keen early, led over 6f out, joined 3f out, headed narrowly 2f out, shaken up and led again approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr beating The Grey Gatsby (9-0) by 2l, 6 ran.

Kingston Hill 7-2fav (9-0) In touch, headway to lead over 1f out, ridden and ran on, impressive, won at Doncaster 1m 2yo Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct beating Johann Strauss (9-0) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.

War Command (USA) 10-11fav (9-1) Close up, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo Grp 1 (1) gs in Oct beating Cable Bay (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.

The Grey Gatsby (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 6f out, tracked winner, joined winner 3f out, ridden to lead narrowly 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, driven and soon hung right, stayed on, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Toormore (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.

Bookrunner (USA) (9-2) 4th of 7, hd behind Charm Spirit (9-2) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Apr.

Master The World (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 30l behind True Story (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 1f 3yo lst stk (1) gd in Apr.

Ertijaal (IRE) 4-5fav (9-5) Dwelt, keen early, close up, headway to lead entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 7f cond stks (2) pol in Apr beating Passing Star (9-5) by 3/4l, 14 ran.

Outstrip 6-1 (8-10) Came out str,rallied, won at Santa Anita(USA) 1m 2yo Grp 1 (1) gd in Nov beating Giovanni Boldini (8-10) by 1/2l, 13 ran.