1000 Guineas Newmarket Tips
Along with the 2000 Guineas, the filly equivalent for three-year-olds, this the first Classic race of the season, as once again Freebetshere.com brings you the latest free bets on the horse racing, as well as plenty of money back special opportunities for racing enthusiasts to persue.
Run at Newmarket, over a mile, the 1000 Guineas is run on the Sunday of the prestigious meeting at Flat racing's headquarters, which usually falls on the first weekend of May each season.
The 1,000 Guineas was first run on 28 April 1814, won by Charlotte, ridden by Bill Clift and owned by Christopher Wilson, and is regarded as one the most historical races in the world.
The race itself crowns the top three-year-old filly miler in Europe, usually the previous season's two-year-old form proves the best line to follow in terms of finding the winner.
Some of the greatest fillies to have ever graced the Flat turf have tasted success in the Classic. A total of 47 fillies have won the Guineas and then went onto taste success in the next classic, the Oaks, which is run at Epsom.
Furthermore, seven fillies have gone one better and added the final Classic to their CV in the form of the St Leger, which is run at Doncaster. Sceptre, successful in the 1902 1000 Guineas, remains the only winner of four British Classics outright, having also succeeded in the 2000 Guineas (fillies are allowed to run) Oaks and St Leger.
The 2013 renewal is, as always, likely to be as competitive as ever and there are some key trends to keep onside if you're planning on having a punt on the race. In the last 10 years, all of the winner had run at least twice as a two-year-old and had also won at a distance between six furlongs and eight furlongs.
Horses to keep an eye-on look to be the Godolphin-owned Certify (16/1 Ladbrokes) and Maureen (16/1 Ladbrokes), who is trained by supremo Richard Hannon.
This certainly is one of the more popular races at the Newmarket Festival and is sure to attract plenty of attention from horse racing punters, fans and enthusiasts alike. Make sure you are on!