Talking Horses: Mutasaabeq can collect colts’ Classic in 2,000 GuineasSaturday 1 May 2021
Charles Hills’s colt lacks experience but stormed clear of a small field in a lightning-fast time at the Craven meeting
Aidan O’Brien has a record 10 wins in the 2,000 Guineas to his name already and has enough confidence in a three-strong team for this year’s Newmarket Classic to keep St Mark’s Basilica, the Dewhurst winner, at Ballydoyle while he waits for the French equivalent.
That feels ominous for the home team but while Battleground, Wembley and Van Gogh all have solid claims, there is no sense of a standout colt in the O’Brien squad, or in the race as a whole for that matter.
Goodwood 1.00 Master Milliner 1.30 Farasi Lane 2.05 Lilac Road 2.35 Azano 3.10 Lihou 3.45 Rebel Territory 4.20 RushmoreContinue reading...