Newmarket

  • 15:50 Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes 1m

  • Winner £226,840 2nd £86,000 3rd £43,040 4th £21,440
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 35.84s
  • Off time: 15:50:55
15:50 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dawn Approach (IRE) 11/8
2nd Glory Awaits (IRE) 150/1
3rd Van Der Neer 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 711-4 Royal Blue, Yellow sash Correspondent 14
3 9-0 B J Meehan P Hanagan 92 150/1151.00
2 (11) 132S4- Dark Blue Cristoforo Colombo (USA) 203
3 9-0 p1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 112 10/111.00
3 (6) 111111- Royal blue Dawn Approach (IRE) 203
Course Winner
3 9-0 J S Bolger K J Manning 124 11/82.38
4 (2) 2165-22 Black, royal blue hoops, red cap Dont Bother Me (IRE) 20
3 9-0 N Moran Martin Harley 103 100/1101.00
5 (8) 3412-1 Red, Red cap, White spots Garswood 17
Course Winner
3 9-0 R A Fahey T Hamilton 115 12/113.00
6 (10) 412631- Pink George Vancouver (USA) 182
Distance Winner
3 9-0 A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 117 20/121.00
7 (4) 19344-3 White, emerald green epaulets Glory Awaits (IRE) 17
3 9-0 b1 K A Ryan J P Spencer 95 150/1151.00
8 (9) 4-2 Orange, purple epaulets, sleeves and cap Kyllachy Rise 14
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 50/151.00
9 (13) 32132-6 White, Purple stripe, check cap Leitir Mor (IRE) 14
3 9-0 pt J S Bolger R P Whelan 115 50/151.00
10 (3) 1- Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Mars (IRE) 292
3 9-0 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 9/110.00
11 (5) 1512-3 Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap Moohaajim (IRE) 14
3 9-0 M Botti A Kirby 116 20/121.00
12 (12) 111-1 Grey, maroon epaulets Toronado (IRE) 16
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-0 R Hannon R Hughes 121 11/43.75
13 (1) 112-1 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Van Der Neer 28
Distance Winner
3 9-0 R Hannon W Buick 114 20/121.00

Verdict

There have been some shocks in this over the years but it's very difficult to imagine anything but the unbeaten pair DAWN APPROACH and Toronado being successful. Jim Bolger's colt has done everything right and has always looks as though this straight mile was made for him so the Dewhurst winner, who is reported to have been sparkling at home, is taken to come out on top. Toronado was a very impressive winner of the Craven Stakes and though that race rarely works out well in the first colt's classic, he could hardly have done any more and his trainer believes whatever beats him will win. George Vancouver was behind the selection and Leitir Mor in the Dewhurst but definitely improved at Santa Anita so it's a surprise to find Joseph O'Brien on board Cristoforo Colombo, beaten a length by the selection in the Coventry Stakes. O'Brien also runs Mars, the very easy winner of his only start at Dundalk last summer. Richard Fahey thinks the world of the Free Handicap winner Garswood, who will need massive improvement to get involved but could be capable of finding it.