The first two classics of the season, the Guineas are our first indication of which three-year-old horses are going to cement themselves as the leading prospects for the rest of the campaign. Although plenty of favourites have taken the contests in recent years, Billesdon Brook’s huge shock in last year’s 1000 Guineas proved that there is plenty of value to be had in the markets.
I’ve gone through the Guineas cards and found two horses who I believe can run mighty races, despite what the market may say! You can find all our horse racing tips on site, too!
Tom Dascombe’s Great Scot showed plenty of talent as a two-year-old, winning the mile Listed Ascendant Stakes at Haydock and capping off the season with a very good fifth in the Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster. He didn’t have the best of runs that day and stamped himself as a horse to watch on the back of that.
He was clearly desperate for a stronger pace when flying home in the closing stages of the seven-furlong Greenham at Newbury on seasonal return. A strongly run mile will play to his strengths and with the yard hitting top gear at the perfect time, he looks a massive price.
Progressive as a two-year-old for Shelia Lavery, Lady Kaya finished second to a reopposing Skitter Scatter in Group 1 company over seven furlongs before a very promising run in the six-furlong Cheveley Park at this venue. She was in the lead of that contest approaching the furlong but succumbed to speedier rivals in the closing stages.
She proved that a bigger stamina test was just what she needed when returning with a dominant Group 3 victory at Leopardstown over seven furlongs, where she effortlessly came clear in the closing stages. Stepping up to the mile should unlock further improvement and she seems to have been somewhat missed by the market.
Putting Great Scot and Lady Kaya together in a double pays 389/1 with William Hill, which is best priced at the time of writing. Both horses look to have massive chances for their respective classics and hopefully can provide us with a huge run for our money!