Yesterday saw a scratchings deadline for the first two Classics of the season, the QIPCO 2000 Guineas (Saturday 1st May) and QIPCO 1000 Guineas (Sunday 2nd May). The two Group One contests both take place on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket and are the first two races in the QIPCO British Champions Series.
The five-day confirmation stage and £30,000 supplementary entry stage for both races is Monday 26th April.
One horse that could potentially be added to the QIPCO 2000 Guineas field as a supplementary entry is Mutasaabeq, who was last seen when recording an impressive six length victory in a conditions contest over seven furlongs at Newmarket last week. Home-bred by the late Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s Shadwell operation, the Invincible Spirit colt is out of 2009 1000 Guineas heroine Ghanaati.
Trainer Charlie Hills said: “He’s in great form after his run at Newmarket, he didn’t lose much weight and he seems to have taken the race very well.
“We haven’t spoken (about supplementing him for the 2000 Guineas) yet, it’s something we probably need to talk about for the rest of the week and decide by the end of the week really.
“We’ll certainly see him in Pattern company next time, but I’m not sure where yet – we’ll discuss it with the family and go from there.”
QIPCO 2000 GUINEAS STAKES (Group 1) (British Champions Series)
A Case of You (IRE) 3 9 0 Gary Devlin Adrian McGuinness
Albadri (IRE) 3 9 0 Alsharq racing Jane Chapple-Hyam
Battleground (USA) 3 9 0 Mr M. Tabor, D. Smith & Mrs John Magnier Aidan O'Brien
Chindit (IRE) 3 9 0 Mr Michael Pescod Richard Hannon
Devilwala (IRE) 3 9 0 Amo Racing Limited & Arjun Waney Rbbalph Beckett
Ilza'eem (FR) 3 9 0 KHK Racing Ltd & Shaikh Duaij Al Khalifa Simon & Ed Crisford
Legion of Honour (GB) 3 9 0 Teme Valley Roger Varian
Lucky Vega (IRE) 3 9 0 Zhang Yuesheng Mrs J. Harrington
Mac Swiney (IRE) 3 9 0 Mrs J. S. Bolger J. S. Bolger
Master of The Seas (IRE) 3 9 0 Godolphin Charlie Appleby
Method (IRE) 3 9 0 Manton Park Racing Martyn Meade
Military Style (USA) 3 9 0 Mrs John Magnier,Mr M.Tabor & Mr D.Smith Aidan O'Brien
Mystery Smiles (IRE) 3 9 0 King Power Racing Co Ltd Andrew Balding
Naval Crown (GB) 3 9 0 Godolphin Charlie Appleby
One Ruler (IRE) 3 9 0 Godolphin Charlie Appleby
Poetic Flare (IRE) 3 9 0 Mrs J. S. Bolger J. S. Bolger
Prince Lancelot (GB) 3 9 0 A. Gilibert Fabrice Chappet
Sayf Al Dawla (GB) 3 9 0 Miss S. E. Wall Peter Chapple-Hyam
St Mark's Basilica (FR) 3 9 0 Mr D. Smith, Mrs J. Magnier, Mr M. Tabor Aidan O'Brien
The Rosstafarian (IRE) 3 9 0 Middleham Park Racing LXXXVII Hugo Palmer
Thunder Moon (IRE) 3 9 0 Mrs C. C. Regalado-Gonzalez Joseph Patrick O'Brien
Van Gogh (USA) 3 9 0 M Tabor/D Smith/Mrs Magnier/Mrs Nagle Aidan O'Brien
Wembley (IRE) 3 9 0 Mr M. Tabor, D. Smith & Mrs John Magnier Aidan O'Brien
25 entries remain
QIPCO 1000 GUINEAS STAKES (Group 1) (British Champions Series)
Alcohol Free (IRE) 3 9 0 Mr J. C. Smith Andrew Balding
Baby Alya (IRE) 3 9 0 Mr Jaber Abdullah Kevin Ryan
Dubai Fountain (IRE) 3 9 0 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
Fev Rover (IRE) 3 9 0 Nick Bradley Racing 43 & Partner Richard Fahey
Hello Me (IRE) 3 9 0 Martley Hall Stud Ltd. Joseph Parr
Lullaby Moon (GB) 3 9 0 Amo Racing Limited & Mr Charles Obank Ralph Beckett
Miss Amulet (IRE) 3 9 0 Mrs Doreen Tabor K. J. Condon
Mother Earth (IRE) 3 9 0 Mr D. Smith, Mrs J. Magnier, Mr M. Tabor Aidan O'Brien
Pretty Gorgeous (FR) 3 9 0 Mr John C. Oxley Joseph Patrick O'Brien
Queen's Speech (USA) 3 9 0 Mr D. Smith, Mrs J. Magnier, Mr M. Tabor Aidan O'Brien
Sacred (GB) 3 9 0 Cheveley Park Stud William Haggas
Saffron Beach (IRE) 3 9 0 Mrs B. V. Sangster, J Wigan & O Sangster Jane Chapple-Hyam
Santa Barbara (IRE) 3 9 0 Mrs.J Magnier/M Tabor/D Smith/Westerberg Aidan O'Brien
Seattle Rock (GB) 3 9 0 Mr J. C. Smith Sylvester Kirk
Snowfall (JPN) 3 9 0 Mr D. Smith, Mrs J. Magnier, Mr M. Tabor Aidan O'Brien
Star of Emaraaty (IRE) 3 9 0 Mr Teruya Yoshida John & Thady Gosden
Statement (IRE) 3 9 0 Ballylinch Stud 1 Martyn Meade
Teona (IRE) 3 9 0 Mr Ali Saeed Roger Varian
Thunder Beauty (IRE) 3 9 0 David K Kelly K. J. Condon
Vadream (GB) 3 9 0 Mr D. R. J. King Charlie Fellowes
About QIPCO British Champions Series
QIPCO British Champions Series showcases 35 of the UK’s finest Flat races, including three of the world’s top 10. The Series features at all of the UK’s most iconic Flat festivals, from the Derby and St Leger, to Glorious Goodwood and Royal Ascot, presenting unparalleled, quality racing across 10 of the country’s finest racecourses.
The Series exhibits world-class sporting action across five different categories – Sprint, Mile, Middle Distance, Long Distance and Fillies & Mares.
Five top-class races mark the climax of the Series on the Ultimate Raceday, QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday 16th October, where the world’s best compete at the nation’s richest raceday.
Put simply, QIPCO British Champions Series shines the spotlight on the best horses, the best jockeys and the best racecourses, so that millions worldwide can follow the finest Flat racing.
For more info on QIPCO British Champions Series and Day visit britishchampionsseries.com