Gustav Klimt to hand Aidan O'Brien more 2000 Guineas success at Newmarket

Saturday 5th May, 2018 - 3:35pm Newmarket - QIPCO 2000 Guineas

Flat fans are licking their lips at the prospect of the top class action on the level over the coming months, and the action clicks up a few notches on Saturday afternoon as the first Classic of the season takes place at Newmarket, as a quality field of colts line up in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas, which is the highlight of the day at 3:35pm.

  • Aidan O'Brien saddled Churchill to victory 12 months ago
  • Five of the last seven winners have been priced 4/1 or lower

Saturday - 3.35pm OddsBets
2000 Guineas   
Gustav Klimt to win    Best Bet 5/2

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Aidan O'Brien has a sensational record in this race having lifted the crown seven times since the turn of the century, and the master of Ballydoyle will unleash a trio of contenders in this year's event with Gustav Klimt (5/2 with Betfair) and Saxon Warrior (5/1 with Coral) two prominent figures in the betting for this fascinating contest.

Gustav Klimt was a very smart two-year-old and his win in the Superlative Stakes was a tremendous performance having found trouble in runner, while he has kicked off the season with a win at Leopardstown, but has a lot more to come on the track, and he could well be a real tough nut to crack, and if he continues his progression he has all the makings of a Guineas winner, and has to be the one to side with.

Saxon Warrior ended last season beating Roaring Lion (16/1 with William Hill) in the Racing Post Trophy, but has yet to have a prep this season, and he could turn into more of a Derby contender later in the season, and it could prove that Elarqam and Masar are more of a danger to Gustav Klimt here.

Mark Johnston's Elarqam is made to be a Guineas winner being a Frankel colt out of Attraction, and the son will aim to be a Classic winner like his parents, and at 5/1 with Betfair the Somerville Stakes winner is a player, as is Masar, who bound to victory in the Craven Stakes last time out, and at 11/2 with Betfair has to be a contender.

Each-Way Contenders

Sir Michael Stoute last won the 2000 Guineas in 2001 with Golan, but he will aim to break that long run on Saturday with Expert Eye, who is 9/1 with Betfair, and was lauded as the next star off the Freemason Lodge production line, but having flopped in the Dewhurst Stakes he was then beaten in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury by James Garfield, and that pair lock horns here.

James Garfield is 25/1 with William Hill here, and will fancy his chances of franking that form, but Expert Eye should come on for that Greenham run, and has to be a player here, while the abovementioned Roaring Lion is classy on his day, and has to be given a second look.

Of the others, Headway and Raid (botth 33/1) are eye-catching runners, but it could be a race dominated by the fancied contenders, and it's Gustav Klimt that can hand the Ballydoyle operation another Guineas success, and could prove to be a cut above his rivals.

2018 QIPCO 2000 Guineas Odds

Too Darn Hot
Too Darn Hot 4 5/2 9/4 3 5/2 3 5/2 9/4 3
Persian King
Persian King 9/2 7/2 5 4 7/2 5 5 4 4
Magna Grecia
Magna Grecia 9/2 5 5 5 9/2 5 5 5 5
Ten Sovereigns
Ten Sovereigns 5 5 6 6 5 5 5 5 6
Skardu
Skardu 6 8 6 9 7 9 9 7 9
Advertise
Advertise 11 12 12 12 12 10 14 12 12
Mohaather
Mohaather 12 14 12 12 10 12 12 11 12
Calyx
Calyx 10 10 14 16 12 12 12 12 16
Royal Marine
Royal Marine 16 10 14 10 12 14 10 14 10
Jash
Jash 20 16 16 16 16 14 14 16 16
Anthony Van Dyck
Anthony Van Dyck 20 20 20 20 16 20 20 20 20
Madhmoon
Madhmoon 16 16 16 16 20 16 16 16 16
Epic Hero
Epic Hero 20 - - - - - - - -
Line Of Duty
Line Of Duty 16 16 20 16 14 16 20 14 16
Zakouski
Zakouski 25 16 16 20 - 20 - 16 20
Royal Meeting
Royal Meeting 25 25 20 25 25 25 25 25 25
Set Piece
Set Piece 25 25 20 33 25 28 25 20 33
Sangarius
Sangarius 33 25 33 33 25 25 25 25 33
Kick On
Kick On 25 25 33 25 20 25 20 20 25
Phoenix Of Spain
Phoenix Of Spain 20 20 20 33 20 20 25 20 33
Urban Icon
Urban Icon 40 40 33 40 33 40 40 33 40
Momkin
Momkin 20 20 20 33 20 33 33 40 33
Mount Everest
Mount Everest 40 40 40 50 33 50 - 40 50
Shine So Bright
Shine So Bright 20 33 33 25 20 33 33 33 25
Magic J
Magic J 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50
Boitron
Boitron 40 33 50 40 33 50 40 33 40
Dark Vision
Dark Vision 40 33 50 40 33 33 25 33 40
Broome
Broome 66 20 25 50 - 33 25 25 50
Mohawk
Mohawk 66 33 40 66 40 66 - 40 66
Norwegian
Norwegian 66 40 66 50 33 66 - 40 50
Van Beethoven
Van Beethoven 66 40 50 66 25 66 50 40 66
Beatboxer
Beatboxer 66 50 50 66 50 66 - 50 66
U S S Michigan
U S S Michigan 66 33 50 50 - 66 40 33 50
Headman
Headman 66 40 50 66 50 66 50 50 66
Bell Rock
Bell Rock 66 50 66 66 50 66 - 50 66
Almania
Almania 66 40 50 66 33 66 - 40 66
Daarik
Daarik 66 50 33 66 33 66 - 40 66
Duke Of Hazzard
Duke Of Hazzard 66 50 66 66 50 66 - 50 66
Raakib Alhawa
Raakib Alhawa 50 50 50 66 50 66 - 50 66
Western Australia
Western Australia 66 40 66 66 33 66 - 40 66
Golden Jaguar
Golden Jaguar - - 66 66 33 66 - 66 66
Lord North
Lord North 66 40 40 50 33 50 - 40 50
Chairmanoftheboard
Chairmanoftheboard 66 66 66 66 50 66 - 66 66
Sporting Chance
Sporting Chance 66 50 66 66 50 66 - 50 66
Almufti
Almufti 66 50 66 66 50 66 - 66 66
Deal A Dollar
Deal A Dollar 66 50 50 66 33 66 - 50 66
Almashriq
Almashriq 33 33 33 66 33 33 - 33 66
Azano
Azano 50 40 66 66 25 50 33 40 66
Albuquerque (USA)
Albuquerque (USA) - - - - - - - - -
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Antagonize 66 40 66 66 50 66 - 40 66
Global Spectrum
Global Spectrum 66 40 50 66 33 66 - 50 66
Walkinthesand
Walkinthesand 33 25 40 50 50 66 - 40 50
Hello Youmzain
Hello Youmzain 66 50 66 66 25 66 - 50 66
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Kadar 66 40 50 50 33 50 - 40 50
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Thrilla In Manila 33 33 66 50 33 66 33 50 50
No Nonsense
No Nonsense 66 50 66 66 33 66 - 50 66
Great Scot
Great Scot 66 50 40 50 40 25 25 40 50
Dubai Legacy
Dubai Legacy 66 40 50 66 33 50 - 33 66
Confiding
Confiding 66 50 50 66 33 66 - 50 66
Circus Maximus
Circus Maximus 66 50 33 66 50 50 - 50 66
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Emaraaty Ana 33 50 33 66 50 50 25 50 66
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Arctic Sound 50 50 66 66 50 50 50 50 66
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Sydney Opera House 66 50 50 66 25 66 - 50 66
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Albuquerque 66 66 66 66 33 66 - 66 66
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Maries Diamond 66 66 66 66 33 66 - 66 66
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Victory Command 66 66 80 66 50 80 - 66 66
The Irish Rover
The Irish Rover 66 50 66 66 33 66 - 50 66
Guaranteed
Guaranteed 66 50 66 66 33 66 - 50 66
Tracker Saga
Tracker Saga 66 66 100 66 50 100 - 66 66
King Of Change
King Of Change 66 66 66 50 50 100 - 66 50
San Andreas
San Andreas 66 50 100 66 33 80 - 66 66
Watan
Watan 100 50 50 66 50 100 - 50 66
Kuwait Currency
Kuwait Currency 66 66 100 66 50 66 - 66 66
Name The Wind
Name The Wind 66 66 100 66 100 100 - 66 66
Major Reward
Major Reward 66 66 100 66 66 100 - 66 66
Arthur Kitt
Arthur Kitt - - - - - - - - -
Sergei Prokofiev
Sergei Prokofiev - - - - - - - - -
Legends Of War
Legends Of War - - - - - - - - -
Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace - - - - - - - - -
Walkinthestand
Walkinthestand - - - - - - - - -
Quorto
Quorto - - - - - - - - -
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66/1
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66/1
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50/1
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