2,000 Guineas Ante Post At totepool.com Handicap 1m

  • (4yo+, 1m, Class 6, 12 runners)
  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 39.99s
  • Off time: 14:08:22
Full result
Result 14:05 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Echo Of Lightning 2/1f
2nd 5 Mowhoob 12/1
3rd 12 Call of Duty nk 40/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (6) 44/09-78
Pink, Dark Blue diamond, sleeves and cap Buzz Law (IRE) 59
  • T:K R Burke
  • J:P Makin
  • Form: 44/09-78
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 60
  • Naps:
6 133 9-7 K R Burke P Makin 60 9/2
2 (11) 83437-6
Dark Green, Light Green stripe, Yellow cap Perfect Words (IRE) 11
  • T:Mrs Marjorie Fife
  • J:Shirley Teasdale
  • Form: 83437-6
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 60
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 Mrs Marjorie Fife Shirley Teasdale (5) 60 14/1
3 (3) 639063-
Emerald green, white hoop, yellow sleeves, emerald green and white striped cap Joshua The First 149
  • T:I Semple
  • J:G Whillans
  • Form: 639063-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 59
  • Naps:
5 132 9-6 I Semple G Whillans (5) 59 16/1
4 (10) 625-740
White, purple disc, sleeves and cap My Manekineko 67
  • T:J R Jenkins
  • J:Stephen Craine
  • Form: 625-740
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 58
  • Naps:
5 131 9-5 J R Jenkins Stephen Craine 58 14/1
5 (2) 36350-0
Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Mowhoob 8
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:G Lee
  • Form: 36350-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 57
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 J S Goldie G Lee 57 12/1
6 (12) 862103
Orange, dark blue stripe, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Bapak Pesta (IRE) 26
  • T:K A Ryan
  • J:P Mulrennan
  • Form: 862103
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2p
  • OR: 55
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 p K A Ryan P Mulrennan 55 9/1
7 (9) 34808-2
Pink, Dark Blue sleeves, Pink stars, Dark Blue cap, Pink star Echo Of Lightning 15
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:P Pickard
  • Form: 34808-2
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1h
  • OR: 54
  • Naps:
4 127 9-1 h B Ellison P Pickard 54 2/1f
8 (7) 5624-70
Red, White braces, halved sleeves, Black and White hooped cap Taxiformissbyron 29
  • T:I Jardine
  • J:T Eaves
  • Form: 5624-70
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0p
  • OR: 53
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 p I Jardine T Eaves 53 22/1
9 (4) 9-54548
White, dark green disc, sleeves and cap Cyflymder (IRE) 59
  • T:D C Griffiths
  • J:L Morris
  • Form: 9-54548
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-0b
  • OR: 53
  • Naps:
8 126 9-0 b D C Griffiths L Morris 53 20/1
10 (8) 457663-
Yellow, black chevrons, black and yellow hooped sleeves, check cap Midnight Warrior 214
  • T:R E Barr
  • J:D Swift
  • Form: 457663-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 50
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 R E Barr D Swift 50 7/1
11 (1) 8-41655
Dark Green, Maroon cross belts, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, Dark Green and Maroon quartered cap Mr Chocolate Drop (IRE) 52
  • T:Miss M E Rowland
  • J:A Mullen
  • Form: 8-41655
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 8-8t
  • OR: 47
  • Naps:
10 120 8-8 t Miss M E Rowland A Mullen 47 20/1
12 (5) 8788-79
Grey, emerald green and white quartered cap Call of Duty (IRE) 18
  • T:Mrs Dianne Sayer
  • J:Emma Sayer
  • Form: 8788-79
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 8-7b
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
9 119 8-7 b Mrs Dianne Sayer Emma Sayer (5) (ex3) 45 40/1

In depth

Verdict

A tricky opening to proceedings as none of these find winning easy. The vote goes to ECHO OF LIGHTNING who, unlike the his rivals, does have scope for improvement after just half a dozen starts and showed improved form on his first run for Brian Ellison when runner-up in an ordinary Newcastle handicap. His best form has come on the soft but he does handle quicker conditions. Bapak Pesta is consistent if hard to win with and should be in the mix while Perfect Words is not ruled out and will be all the better for an acceptable reappearance. Mr Chocolate Drop remains capable at a lowly level.

Formwatch

Echo Of Lightning 9-2 (8-0) Awkward start, soon led, headed over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Trixie Malone (9-4) at Newcastle 7f app hcp (6) sft.

Mowhoob 33-1 (8-12) Always behind, 12th of 16, 18l behind Flexible Flyer (9-4) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.

Call of Duty (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Always in rear, outpaced over 7f out, last of 9, 30l behind Geeaitch (9-7) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.

Taxiformissbyron 8-1 (8-13) Chased leader until led approaching final 2f, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 10th of 13, 5l behind Icy Blue (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.

Cyflymder (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden over 3f out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 12l behind Huzzah (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.

Midnight Warrior 15-2 (8-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 17, 5l behind The Blue Banana (9-0) at Beverley 1m app stks (6) gd in Sep.

Joshua The First 16-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Dubai Celebration (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.

Mr Chocolate Drop (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway on inner over 2f out, chased leaders 2f out and soon ridden, no extra final 100 yards, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Fleetwoodsands (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.

Buzz Law (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, no headway, last of 8, 7l behind Khajaaly (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.

Bapak Pesta (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Hail Promenader (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.

My Manekineko 7-1 (9-6) Dwelt, towards rear, headway over 8f out to chase leaders, weakened final furlong, 11th of 12, 12l behind Handsome Stranger (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.

Perfect Words (IRE) 25-1 (8-2) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 7l behind Piceno (8-12) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.