Both colts are included in a field of 14 for the first Irish classic of 2019, with Magna Grecia (Ryan Moore), one of five Ballydoyle runners, bidding to become the 10th horse to compete the Newmarket-Curragh 2,000 Guineas
"The Derby rather than the Irish 2,000 Guineas
is the plan unless there's a change of heart in the next week or so."
GAMBLING WISDOM There doesn't seem to be a standout star in either of this weekend's 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas
, but then horses can improve markedly between the ages of two and three much like wine, cheese and toddlers.
concern The master of Ballydoyle bagged 28 Group 1 wins last year and is bidding to land his ninth 2,000 Guineas
Winners of the UAE 2,000 Guineas
(G3) and Dewhurst Stakes (G1) respectively, Maftool and Belardo were the two noticeable withdrawals, leaving a total of 19 colts to face the starter in the first Classic of the British season.
Aidan O'Brien's colt has suffered a setback in training and the Irish trainer will aim him at the French 2,000 Guineas
on May 16 instead.
Winker Watson is available at 10-1 with sponsors Stan James for the 2,000 Guineas
, while stablemate Cape Amber currently trades at 9s for the 1,000 Guineas.
The plan is to take him straight to the Qipco 2,000 Guineas
He was introduced into the betting for the Irish 2,000 Guineas
at 14-1 by William Hill.
IRISH trainer Aidan O'Brien has a creamy rich crop of top two-year-olds, and runs 4-1 2,000 Guineas
favourite George Washington in the Group One National Stakes at The Curragh this afternoon.
Richard Hannon's Redback, third in the Sagitta 2,000 Guineas
, is amongst a sizeable British entry remaining in the French equivalent, the Poule d'Essai des Poulains, at Longchamp on Sunday.
did this horse win the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas
? VVFAKE news Which of the following statements is incorrect: a) Aidan O'Brien's first Classic success came in the Irish 2,000 Guineas
with Desert King in 1997.