We give you a roundup of the latest betting for the 2000 Guineas
We are just two days away from the 2000 Guineas. The excitement is building as we prepare for the first Classic of the season. Will Pinatubo confirm his superstar status, will the rest of the field have caught up with him over the break, will Aidan O’Brien win yet another Guineas? All these questions will be answered on Saturday, but let’s take a look at the latest betting activity in the meantime.
Pinatubo is still very strong at the top of the market, now a best price of 10/11. Indeed, in the last week, the champion two-year-old has taken 49% of bets for the race through oddschecker. Interest seems to only be increasing too, with a 53% share in the last 12 hours.
Arizona is next in the market, the Dewhurst runner-up has been well supported from double figure prices in recent weeks and now looks settled in the market at 6/1. In fact, in the last week the support for Aidan O’Brien’s runner has tailed off slightly. He has taken 4% of all bets for the race, making him the sixth most popular horse in the betting in the last seven days.
Interestingly, it is 33/1 shot Mums Tipple that has been the fourth most popular horse for oddschecker users in the last week. Taking slightly over 5% of bets for the race has caused a few firms clip their odds on him into 20/1, but 33/1 is still available on Richard Hannon’s colt.
The second most popular horse behind Pinatubo has been Kameko, who is now vying with Arizona in the betting. Andrew Balding’s runners have been in fine form since the resumption of racing, and the Vertem Futurity winner is being duly backed. He has taken 9% of bets for the 2000 Guineas in the last week, causing a few firms to clip him into as short as 11/2. You can still get a standout price of 15/2 though.
Kinross, who was sent off favourite for the Vertem Futurity, has been the third most popular horse in the market, taking 6% of bets in the last seven days. He is currently fourth in the betting, at a best price of 14/1. He has been solid in the market all week, with his impressive debut effort last season still in the mind of many.
Royal Dornoch has seen some interest at 33/1, and any Aidan O’Brien runner has to be respected. He beat Kameko by a neck at Newmarket in the Royal Lodge Stakes back in September, so he has shown he has plenty of ability.
Military March has also had a bit of attention, with 4% of bets for the race. He was available at 25/1 a few weeks ago, but is now a best price of 16/1. The Derby may be his main target, but the way he won the Autumn Stakes was eye-catching and he always looked like he would improve a lot at three.
The 2000 Guineas market is a hive of activity now, as the buzz builds for all racing fans. Pinatubo has been the centre of attention for many oddschecker users, with plenty unable to get away from the unbeaten Godolphin star. A few interesting moves at bigger odds are worth noting as we edge closer to Saturday, including Mums Tipple and Royal Dornoch. Will we see something special from Pinatubo in the 2000 Guineas? Possibly, but there is a long queue of contenders who will have other ideas.
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