Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Horse Racing

Unbeaten Pinatubo heads a star-studded field of 15 for Saturday’s 2000 Guineas as Newmarket entries revealed

THE UNBEATEN Pinatubo is one of 15 entries for the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday.

The Charlie Appleby-trained colt enjoyed a perfect juvenile campaign, including Group 1 victories in the National Stakes at the Curragh and Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket.

Pinatubo heads 15 entries for the 2000 Guineas

He ended the season with an official rating of 128 – the highest since Celtic Swing achieved a figure of 130 in 1994 and 2lb higher than Frankel at the end of his two-year-old season.

He is set to be joined by stablemate Al Suhail, who was second in the Autumn Stakes at Newmarket, finishing half a length behind Military March, who is in line to represent Saeed bin Suroor.

The Andrew Balding-trained Kameko picked up Group 1 honours in the Vertem Futurity Trophy at Newcastle, while Ralph Beckett’s well-regarded Kinross is another leading contender for the home team.

Aidan O’Brien has a strong hand as his seeks his fifth win in the colts’ Classic in the last six years, and 11th overall.

Arizona, third to Pintubo in the National Stakes but closer to the red-hot favourite when runner-up in the Dewhurst, leads the Ballydoyle team.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

O’Brien can also call on Wichita, Royal Dornoch, who beat Kameko in the Royal Lodge at Newmarket, and New World Tapestry.

Others to note include Roger Teal’s unbeaten Kenzai Warrior, the Richard Hannon-trained Mums Tipple, who was a runaway winner at the Ebor meeting, Brian Meehan’s Cepheus, successful on his only start at Newmarket in August, and Hughie Morrison’s Kempton winner Starcat.

Quadrilateral is the star name among the 17 contenders for the 1000 Guineas on Sunday.

Roger Charlton’s filly did little wrong on her debut before really impressing next time out and then coming home strongly to take the Fillies’ Mile over the Classic course and distance.

Jessica Harrington enjoyed a superb season with her two-year-olds and is set to run Cheveley Park Stakes heroine Millisle, with Mark Johnston set to reoppose with second home Raffle Prize, who will be ridden by Frankie Dettori.

O’Brien has entered Love, Peaceful and So Wonderful.


Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Did you miss our previous article…

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.


Premier League

JURGEN KLOPP has been trolled by Fulham following his remarks over the Craven Cottage pitch. Liverpool were held to a 2-2 draw against the...

Premier League

LIVERPOOL are keen on a swap deal for Inter Milan star Marcelo Brozovic with either Roberto Firmino or Naby Keita going the other way,...

Premier League

THIS is the shocking moment a brawl erupted between Manchester United fans at Old Trafford. The scrap broke out as the Red Devils crashed...

Premier League

GEORDIES are the fattest fans in the Premier League, a poll found. Beer and pie-loving Newcastle United supporters have waistlines of 38½ inches on...

Premier League

ARSENAL loanee Nuno Tavares scored a screamer on his debut for Marseille, where he plays on loan this term. Tavares, 22, helped L’OM thrash...


KSI is due to make his huge return to the boxing ring to face rival Swarmz in London. The YouTuber’s original opponent Alex Wassabi...