2000 Guineas Race Preview

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The 2000 Guineas is the first classic of the 2008 flat season with a hot favourite in New Appraoch at the head of the betting market. There will be stiff opposition from a number of horses in Raven's Pass, Ibh Khaldun and Henrythenavigator. Make sure you check out this race preview.

The first classic of the season the 2000 Guineas comes up on Saturday with the hot favourite New Approach looking to give Irish trainer Jim Bolger his first victory in this classic. New Approach comes into the race unbeaten and won his last race last season, the Darley Dewhurst Stakes, beating Fast Company who is now in the Godolphin stable.

Next in the 2000 Guineas betting odds is Raven's Pass who is trained by John Gosden. Raven's Pass was just beaten by Twice Over who is now the Derby favourite by a mere short head. Raven's Pass has 3 lengths to find with New Approach from last year's Dewhurst form but the soft going was not ideal for him that day. Raven's Pass proved that on better ground he is in with a great chance at the weekend.

Next in line for honours according to the online bookmakers and sponsor Stan James is the Godolphin first string for the race Ibn Khaldun who will be ridden by Frankie Dettori. He is flying back from Dubai, where Godolphin winter their horses and must have a very good chance of success after his victory in last seasons Racing Post Trophy. Godolphin would love to get their season off to a flying start and this horse maybe a good 2000 Guineas Tip for Saturday at decent of odds of about 6/1.

Aiden O'Brien has a great record in this race and his number one selection for the race is likely to be Henrythenavigator, who is an 9/1 chance after a lot of support for the horse with the bookies earlier in the week. For those looking to have a bet the online bookmakers are all offering a 2000 Guineas Free Bet on the race.

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