Newmarket Guineas Meeting Preview. (Sunday)

Sunday 7th May 2023
Author: Jordan Yates (EvRacing_)

Welcome aboard to my Guineas Meeting Preview whIch is set to take place at Newmarket over the next three days for the first classics of the season. I’ll be previewing all of the action over the next few days at HQ so as ever, I hope you enjoy the blogs, and if you are having a bet remember to do it responsibly.

Kicking things off on Sunday and Day 3 is the 1:15 which is the Group 3 Gordon RIchard Stakes over a mile and two furlongs and I think Anmaat could be the one to side with here for Owen Burrows and Jim Crowley. He’s an ultra-consistent sort and signed off his campaign with Group 3 and Group 2 victories, he also goes well fresh and I think he could serve it up to the likes of Adayar here.

The 1:50 is up next which is a Heritage Handicap over a mile and six furlongs. This is really tough, but it could be worth siding with HMS President for Alan King and Rossa Ryan. He’s another horse who often gives his running and returned to the track with a fine second at Kempton last month and remains on the same mark. He’s not a stranger to a competitive handicap and could go well in this if getting a bit of luck in the run.

Moving onto the 2:25 now and this is the Pretty Polly Stakes which is a listed event that’s ridden over a mile and two furlongs. I think that this could go to Running Lion for the Gosden’s and Oisin Murphy, she’s developed into a very exciting prospect having won her last three outings consecutively in smart style. This requires a significant step up but she couldn’t be in better hands.

The 3:00 is the fourth race of the day and this is the Group 2 Dahlia Stakes over a mile and a furlongs. I’m taking a chance on Prosperous Voyage here for Ralph Beckett and Frankie Dettori. She’s the highest-rated horse in the race having won a Group 1 last season in the Falmouth Stakes when lowering the colours of Inspiral on the July course. I think she sets the standard here and if near her best could be tough to beat.

Next up it’s the 3:40 which is the big one in the 1000 Guineas, a Group 1 classic that’s contested over a mile. I find it hard to get away from Tahiyra in this year’s renewal of the race for Dermot Weld and Chris Hayes. She burst onto the scene last season with a five-and-a-half-length romp in Galway maiden last July and then followed up with a mightily impressive display in the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes when beating Meditate by over two lengths. She should be spot on for this and could well be anything.

The 4:15 is where we go to now and this is a maiden that’s contested over a distance of five furlongs. This is a guessing game, as all but one of the line-up are having their racecourse debuts. I think that One Point could be the answer though for Charlie Appleby and William Buick, who’s a two-year-old colt by the former superstar sprinter Blue Point. He could well be another exciting prospect for the all-conquering yard.

It’s handicap action at 4:50 over a mile and this is another tricky affair to get a handle on. It could be worth siding with Hectic though for Ryan Moore and Richard Hannon who arrives here after being narrowly denied in a competitive Newbury handicap last month. He’s been raised six pounds for that effort, which is slightly harsh, but he’s been contesting some pretty hot company in his short career and gives the impression he could be a bit better than this mark.

Signing off the meeting is the 5:25 which is more handicap action this time over a mile and two furlongs. This particular affair could well go to Lion Of War for Charlie Johnston and Oisin Murphy. He’s already had experience within handicap company having finished third on his last two outings at Doncaster and Musselburgh respectively. There’s almost certainly more winning to come from him and he’s got every chance of going well here.