Pinatubo odds-on for 2,000 Guineas glory
Drew Goodsell | 20 May 2020
Three-year-old colt 5/6 to win at Newmarket
Despite uncertainty on when the 2020 Qipco 2,000 Guineas will go ahead, steady market leader Pinatubo has been backed in as the odds-on favourite to win the Group 1 flat race.
The long-time ante-post favourite has attracted some support for the colts’ Classic, with his odds being cut to 5/6 on from even money.
Arizona is the 7/1 second favourite for the Guineas win, with Al Suhail’s odds being trimmed to 16/1 from 20s.
Coral’s David Stevens said: “Pinatubo had been steady as the evens market leader for the Qipco 2,000 Guineas for a long time, not surprising given the uncertainty about the race’s timing, but following an upbeat bulletin from his trainer Charlie Appleby, punters have forced the unbeaten star into odds-on favouritism for the first time.”
Elsewhere, Quadrilateral still heads the betting as the 4/1 favourite in the Qipco 1,000 Guineas, with Albigna and Love the nearest challengers at 12s.
In the Irish 2,000 Guineas, Siskin still leads the way as the 5/2 favourite for success at The Curragh, with Arizona once again the second favourite to win at 7/2.
5/6 Pinatubo, 7/1 Arizona, 12/1 Palace Pier, 14/1 Alson, Kameko, Kinross, 16/1 Al Suhail, Military March, Siskin, Threat, 20/1 Earthlight, Wichita, 25/1 Armory, Mishriff, Royal Lytham, Victor Ludorum, Waldkonig
4/1 Quadrilateral, 12/1 Albigna, Love, 16/1 Khayzaraan, Millisle, 20/1 Alpine Star, Cloak Of Spirits, Daahyeh, Dark Lady, Raffle Prize, Tropbeau, 25/1 Born With Pride, Passion, Shimmering, So Wonderful, Spring Of Love
5/2 Siskin, 7/2 Arizona, 6/1 Mogul, Wichita, 8/1 Innisfree, 10/1 Armory, 12/1 Lope Y Fernandez, 14/1 Sinawann, 16/1 Agitare, Monarch Of Egypt
5/2 Albigna, 3/1 Love, 4/1 Millisle, 9/2 Alpine Star, 5/1 Fancy Blue, 8/1 Cayenne Pepper, So Wonderful, 10/1 Ridenza
All odds and markets are correct as of date of publication.