1000 Guineas build-up LIVE: Dettori tipped to win after Poetic Flare springs massive 16-1 shock win in 2000 Guineas

POETIC FLARE landed the big one – the 2000 Guineas – on Saturday at long odds of 16-1.

Sunday is the 1000 Guineas, where Santa Barbara is the huge favourite.

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  • Sam Morgan

    1000 GUINEAS – build-up

    Morning all, it promises to be another cracker from Newmarket after Poetic Flare's somewhat surprise victory yesterday.

    You can read our man Jack Keene's report from live on the ground at the track.

    And don't forget to check out Templegate's tips for the big race – and all those in the UK today – right here.

  • Craig Mahood

    2000 GUINEAS DAY – A RECAP

    Favourite backers and Godolphin supporters were off to the dream start when Creative Force won the 1.15 by a length.

    It was a big win for apprentice William Carver in the next as he rode Andrew Balding's Bell Rock to an impressive win by over two lengths.

    Back to the Charlie Appleby and Buick combination in the 2.25 as Lazuli got favourite backers back on track.

    Sir Ron Priestley made every yard of the running in the 3.00 for Mark Johnston and Franny Norton to a comfortable win over Pyledriver.

    Then the big one. Wembley and Thunder Moon were the favourites earlier in the day before Battleground was smashes in from a big price to go off 9/2F.

    Wembley = 11th, Battleground = 13th and Thunder Moon =LAST of 14 and were nowhere near it.

    Master Of The Seas was backed in too and lost out in a photo finish to 16/1 shot Poetic Flare for Kevin Manning and Jim Bolger.

    Chil Chil took the next for De Sousa and another for Andrew Balding.

    Mohaafeth was the eyecatcher of the day, cantering to victory over some good sorts in the Listed Race.

    Before Crossford for Ryan Moore and Charlie Hills took the finale.

    All eyes on day two!

  • Craig Mahood

    5.25 NEWMARKET

    FULL RESULT

    1st – Crossford 7/2

    2nd – Longlai 17/2

  • Craig Mahood

    CROSSFORD WINS THE 5.25

    Another good performance to wind up day one as Crossford wins by a cosy few lengths.

    Drifted beforehand and there was concern this showing was too soon after his last performance but it's been a worthwhile trip to say the least.

  • Craig Mahood

    5.25 NEWMARKET

    FINAL FURLONG

    Still four in with a chance as they are spread across the track.

    Ryan Moore gets Crossford to a slender lead.

    Magical Land still saying on and Longlai won't go away.

    Crossford pulls out a little bit more in the shadows of the post.

    And Ryan Moore and CROSSFORD take the final race on the day.

  • Craig Mahood

    5.25 NEWMARKET

    Three furlongs out and Crossford goes towards the rail while Magical Land comes near side in the centre.

    It's still Longlai in front with Tornadic disputing.

  • Craig Mahood

    5.25 NEWMARKET

    They are off in the final race!

    Longlai and Forest Falcon into an early lead with Tornadic not far behind.

  • Craig Mahood

    GOING IN

    Loading for the 5.25 is underway.

  • Craig Mahood

    5.25 NEWMARKET

    At the post then for the finale.

    William Buick and Charlie Appleby had high hopes for a special afternoon.

    It is two wins for them so far, can they make it three on the favourite?

     

  • Craig Mahood

    FALCON HAS FLOWN

    Forest Falcon seeing late support to join Crossford as second favourite for this.

    Mark Johnston and Franny Narton aiming for a double on the card after Sir Ron Priestley's earlier triumph.

  • Craig Mahood

    CROSS CHANCE

    Crossford was second over course and distance just over two weeks ago.

    But Ryan Moore is wary of him being turned out so quickly after that.

    He clearly ran into one in the improver Bullace at Newmarket on his return, and he clearly shaped well for me there in second. A 3lb rise for a comprehensive defeat seems a little harsh, but he is a horse going the right way, with conditions to suit, so he obviously has a fair shout once again. Whether he would want it this quick, I am not so sure, but I liked him.

    Ryan Moore

  • Craig Mahood

    FINAL RACE

    Just the one race to go then on Guineas Saturday.

    It looks a competitive betting heat too, maybe we won't get the same cruising winner as we have just seen.

    Here's how they bet.

    5.25 BETFAIR WEIGHED-IN PODCAST HANDICAP

    Magical Land 9/4

    Crossford 11/4

    Forest Falcon 16/5

    Longlai 8/1

    Zwelela 8/1

    Tornadic 11/1

  • Craig Mahood

    BETFAIR NEWMARKET STAKES

    FULL RESULT

    1st – Mohaafeth 2/1

    2nd – Secret Protector 4/5F

  • Craig Mahood

    MOHAAFETH WINS BETFAIR NEWMARKET STAKES

    Now THAT was a performance and a half.

    It was good opposition too and he has won at a canter!

    *Checks price for the Derby* 👀

  • Craig Mahood

    4.50 BETFAIR NEWMARKET STAKES

    Jim Crowley hasn't moved as Mohaafeth coasts to the lead entering the final furlong.

    He's cantering clear into the final stages. A great performance as MOHAAFETH wins easily!!

  • Craig Mahood

    4.50 BETFAIR NEWMARKET STAKES

    Secret Protector the first off the bridle and is pushed along 2f from home.

    Inigo Jones under pressure too as Mohaafeth travels sweetly.

  • Craig Mahood

    4.50 BETFAIR NEWMARKET STAKES

    Ryan Moore takes Inigo Jones into the lead early.

    Four runners separated by three lengths at halfway.

  • Craig Mahood

    4.50 BETFAIR NEWMARKET STAKES

    And they are off!

  • Craig Mahood

    HEADING TO THE START

    The four runners are at the gates as loading will start shortly.

  • Craig Mahood

    CHANCE IS NO SECRET

    Our man agrees with Ryan Moore that Secret Protector is the one to beat.

    Good effort at this level here last time and longer trip will suit.

    Templegate

  • Craig Mahood

    MOORE HOPEFUL

    Ryan Mooreknows he is up against it, despite it being just the four runners.

    He also was impressed with Inigo Jones' win at Chelmsford.

    I think you had to be pretty impressed by Inigo Jones' Chelmsford win, especially with the winner going one better in admittedly an easy race at Ripon next time. He was given a mark of 94 after that, which will need to underplay his talents if he is to be winning this Listed race, but his half-brother to one of ours, Gabr, won in this grade and hopefully he is a colt going places. He is going well. This will tell us a lot more though, and I suspect Mohaafeth could be hard to beat after his win here recently. Secret Protector is the form horse going into the race, though. This is a good race.

    Ryan Moore

  • Craig Mahood

    PENULTIMATE RACE

    Two to go then on day one at Newmarket and it's a small field in this one too.

    Just four go to the start for the Betfair Newmarket Stakes for Colts and Geldings.

    4.50 NEWMARKET

    Secret Protector 5/6

    Mohaafeth 15/8

    Inigo Jones 8/1

    Percys Lad 12/1

  • Craig Mahood

    THE BETFAIR EXCHANGE HANDICAP

    FULL RESULT

    1st – Chil Chil 11/4JF

    2nd – Lord Rapscallion 20/1

     

  • Craig Mahood

    4.15 BETFAIR EXCHANGE HANDICAP

    Now De Sousa says go on Chil Chil and kicks a couple clear.

    Lord Rapscallion and Great Ambassador trying to go with him.

    But this race looks over as CHIL CHIL goes three clear and stays on well to win!

  • Craig Mahood

    4.15 BETFAIR EXCHANGE HANDICAP

    Chil Chil on the bridle 2f from home as the rest under pressure.

    Lord Rapscallion and Great Ambasssador staying on.

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