Irish 2000 Guineas Ante-Post Selection - 19/05/21

Curragh - May 21 2021
Curragh 14:20
2(10)

Battleground

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A P O'Brien
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 111
Days: 21

This weekend sees the first Irish Classic event of the season with the 2000 Guineas and we have come up with an ante-post selection for the race at a double figure each way price.

Battleground for Aidan O'Brien although needing to bounce back from his seasonal debut, still holds bundles of ability and looks to be overpriced in the market.

The son of War Front was an exceptional juvenile, needing his debut at Naas over 6f when a fair fifth, but after that went on to be one of O'Brien's best two year olds last season.

On his second start he went to Royal Ascot for the Listed Chesham Stakes over 7f and he revelled in the extra trip to get off the mark for his career.

He then backed that up at Glorious Goodwood in the Group Two Vintage Stakes, pulling away from a good field in the final stages.

He was saved until November for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf and finished a superb second behind a home runner, giving a superb run on his first try over a mile.

Having apparently wintered well, it was all systems go for the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket but only beating one runner home left a lot to be desired.

The three year old needs to bounce back in a big way but getting back onto slower ground is a positive and we are just hoping that run was too bad to be true.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
11/07/21DEA7VSft9-29
15/06/21ASC8GF9-03
01/05/21NMK8GF9-00
06/11/20KEE8Gd8-102
28/07/20GOO7Gd9-11

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