Greenham Stakes Odds
Run at Newbury at the end of April, the Greenham Stakes is seen as one of the main trials for the 2000 Guineas. It attracts horses from the three-year-old Classic generation and is run over seven furlongs, but due to the stamina sapping nature of the finish, it is always a good guide to whether a horse will stay the mile.
Trainers regularly use the race for a Guineas trial and history suggests that the race has a positive outcome on the classic at Newmarket.
For those attending Newbury for the race, pick up some horse free bets on offer from some well known bookmakers, or take a peek at our horse racing betting guides, which can aid you in your betting on the race.
Mill Reef won the Greenham in 1971 before going on to finish second behind the superb Brigadier Gerard, and then went on to win both the Derby and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
Wollow was an exceptional Greenham winner in 1976 before winning the Guineas and Sussex Stakes amongst others.
The 1979 winner Kris went on to be second in the Guineas and then won the St James Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot before going on to record win five more Group One races.
Recent winners have also gone to have brilliant careers, including Dick Turpin (2010), Paco Boy (2008) and Red Clubs (2007).
But the horse everyone will remember in years to come will be the 2011 winner, the brilliant Frankel. Sir Henry Cecil's wonder-horse won the Greenham in a career which he went unbeaten, winning 13 races, all of which were at the top-level.
The 2012 winner Casper Netcher, unsurprisingly, failed to follow the same route as Frankel, and could only finish well down the field in the 2000 Guineas, but did go on to win the German 2000 Guineas for trainer Alan McCabe.
Next year's will no doubt attract one of the favourites for the 2000 Guineas again, with Richard Hannon, who has won the race four times, likely to run his best three-year-old in the race.