It’s Guineas day, and whilst we have a fancy in the big one, it’s a longer shot in the opener that most catches our eye…
The Daily Yankee:
NAP OF THE DAY: Breden, (1350 Newmarket), 1pt each way, 20/1 Bet365, Paddy Power
Favourite Sharjah Bridge has an obvious chance on debut but is so short there is value elsewhere. Breden was a useful 3yo for John Gosden, and was kept by him even though off the track til one run as a 5yo. Another 2 year break finally saw him switch to the small yard of Linda Jewell and he looked every bit as good as a 7yo. A really strong traveller he needs a big field and strong pace like he gets here. He ran a blinder on reappearance and has a great low weight.
Taurean Star, (1440 Goodwood), 10/1: Has always come good early in his campaigns, and looked very unlucky when 6th behind a few of these at Newmarket. Has a wide draw here which can be an issue, but as a hold up horse it probably means avoiding the inevitable scrum near the rail. Looks a decent price given he may have beaten some of those more fancied here with a clear run last time.
Masar, (1535 Newmarket), 5/1: The 2000 Guineas and obviously the O’Brien pair of Gustav Klimt and Saxon Warrior have to be feared given the awesome record of the yard in the Classics. Gustav looks the more likely, but they will need to be sharp to deal with Masar. He looked a notch below these as a 2yo, but his all the way wide margin win in the Craven is by some margin the best 2018 form. He may not be the best of these as a 3yo either, but this is his trip and his day and that can be enough against horses being prepped for a longer season.
Galloway Hills, (1610 Newmarket), 5/1: Only really got racing this year with a busy all weather campaign. Had a fitness edge when hampered and a little unlucky here last time. Can still rely on that fitness edge for a few more weeks, and champion De Sousa will want to make amends for the troubled run last time.
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