Handicapper’s Blog: 2000 Guineas a tough race to level

07 May 23

First impressions are that it won’t be an easy race to level with total confidence with the ground softening during the day, the presence of 91 rated Hi Royal in 2nd, the 97 rated Galeron in 4th and the below performances of several fancied contenders, most notably the O’Brien pair of Auguste Rodin and Little Big Bear. More detailed analysis to be done later today, but initial thinking is that Chaldean performed to something in the 119/120 region, a mark that is comparable to recent winners of the race with the previous nine all being rated between 118 and 121.

Dominic Gardiner-Hill, BHA Head of Handicapping