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The Newmarket Qipco Guineas marks the first classic race of the flat season - there is a total of 5 classics in the year. The 2000 and 1000 Guineas are both ran over one mile, however the 1000 guineas is for fillies only. The winners of both races have only ever gone on to do great things and some even to be top stallions. This is as we said the first of the classics for the year the last four years has seen Aiden O’Brien win at least one of the two races if not both, with the irish domination in mind we look at this years contenders.

2000 GUINEAS With Gosdens TOO DARN HOT officially and devastatingly out of the race our attention again is drawn to O’Briens pack again. We are still over a week out so runners are yet to be confirmed but we have a good idea of how the race might look. First horse that caught my eye has got to be ADVERTISE, who was 2nd last time out only to be beaten by TOO DARN HOT. Meade who says he has faith in the horse after a solid season last year has been aiming him at the race and we think has a solid chance, Frankie will ride him. Currently 10/1

Next we look at ALMUFTI, a horse trained by Hugo Palmer. Hugo has won the 2000 Guineas before in 2016 with Galileo Gold and will be hopin