Who To Follow On The Second Day Of The Guineas Meeting

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Newmarket - May 05 2023
Newmarket 15:40
Ryan Moore

Auguste Rodin

J: Ryan Moore
T: A P O'Brien
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 118
Days: 196

The feature event of the Newmarket card on Saturday is the first Classic of the season with the 2000 Guineas seeing 14 runners going to post.

We have picked out a win and each way selection and the win pick is the favourite Auguste Rodin who looks to be a serious animal for Aidan O'Brien.

A horse with a superb pedigree related to the multiple Group One winner Magical, he started his career off when second over 7f at the Curragh behind Crypto Force.

Seen three more times since that run he has gone unbeaten landing a Maiden at Naas in July and off the back of that went to Leopardstown and took the Group Two Champions Juvenile Stakes.

Last seen on heavy ground at Doncaster in the Group One Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes over a mile he made a mockery of the field to land the event by close to four lengths.

A horse who is versatile when it comes to ground could have a huge season and although maybe wanting further later on this season, he has shown enough to date to suggest he is the class act in this field.


Trainer To Follow - Charlie Hills

Trainer Charlie Hills sends a few runners to Newmarket on Saturday and could come away with a few winners and that makes him the man to follow.

In the opener he fields Vaynor in the 1m4f Handicap with the four year old looking to land a hat-trick off a low weight.

In the Howden Handicap over six furlongs he has the favourite Tanmawwy who was a very good second last time out and can go one better off the same mark.

Hills then unleashes Equality for his seasonal debut in the Group Three Palace House Stakes with the gelding holding some good form from last season.

The feature race of the day is the Group One 2000 Guineas and Hills has chucked in Galeron who he believes will run better than his odds of 100/1.

The trainer finishes off the day with Divine Libra in the lucky last who was a nice winner at Catterick when last seen and could follow that up.

Jockey To Follow - William Buick

The Champion jockey could have a special day on Saturday with handle of rides that are very prominent in the betting and that makes him the man to follow.

In the opener he teams up with trainer George Boughey on Stowell with the gelding having his second start for the yard since joining from John & Thady Gosden.

He again teams up with the Classic winning trainer in the next on Perdika who bounced back to form when last seen at Bath finishing second to the clever Happy Romance.

In the Howden Handicap he sits on the favourite Tanmawwy for Charlie Hills and he then goes back into more familiar territory riding for Godolphin on board King Of Conquest in the Suffolk Stakes.

Again, teaming up with Charlie Hills he rides Equality in the Group Three Palace House Stakes and then in the feature 2000 Guineas he rides Silver Knott who could be the each way value in the field being proven at the trip.

Buick then finishes the afternoon in the Class 4 Hanicap over 7f on board Striking Star that could be well handicapped off a mark of 83.