Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 15:50 Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes 1m

  • Winner £255,195 2nd £96,750 3rd £48,420 4th £24,120
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 36.61s
  • Off time: 15:52:57
15:50 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Night Of Thunder (IRE) 40/1
2nd Kingman 6/4
3rd Australia 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 211- PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Australia 238
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 117 5/23.50
2 (5) 1-4 maroon, grey armlets Bookrunner (USA) 30
Nag me
3 9-0 M Delzangles C P Lemaire 33/134.00
3 (6) 213-1 MAROON, WHITE spots, striped sleeves and spots on cap Charm Spirit (IRE) 30
Nag me
3 9-0 F Head O Peslier 113 33/134.00
4 (12) 21-11 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Ertijaal (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 9-0 W J Haggas P Hanagan 105 33/134.00
5 (1) 11-1 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Kingman 21
Nag me
3 9-0 J H M Gosden James Doyle 118 6/42.50
6 (4) 111- Light blue, dark blue hoop, sleeves and cap Kingston Hill 189
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-0 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 120 10/111.00
7 (7) 251-9 Light blue, red chevron, dark blue sleeves, white stars, light blue cap, red star Master The World (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-0 D R C Elsworth L P Keniry 92 100/1101.00
8 (3) 11-2 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Night Of Thunder (IRE) 21
Nag me
3 9-0 Richard Hannon K Fallon 109 40/141.00
9 (8) 1112-1 Dark green, royal blue chevron, armlets and cap Noozhoh Canarias (SPA) 34
Nag me
3 9-0 E Penate C Soumillon 116 22/123.00
10 (13) 12131- Royal blue Outstrip 183
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 C Appleby M Barzalona 117 25/126.00
11 (11) 11-1 Dark blue and white stripes, purple sleeves, purple and white striped cap Shifting Power 17
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-0 Richard Hannon L Dettori 107 50/151.00
12 (2) 1227-2 Light Green and Dark Green diamonds The Grey Gatsby (IRE) 16
Nag me
3 9-0 K A Ryan J P Spencer 110 66/167.00
13 (14) 111-1 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Toormore (IRE) 16
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-0 Richard Hannon R Hughes 122 15/28.50
14 (9) 11311- Emerald Green and White check, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap War Command (USA) 203
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-0 A P O'Brien R L Moore 119 8/19.00

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.