Irish 1000 Guineas Betting Tips – 27th May 2018

Publish: 18.10.2018

Top Betting Tips

Laurens to win at 9/1 with Betfair

Clemmie to win at 6/1 with Boylesports

I Can Fly each-way at 25/1 with William Hill

Everybody at the Curragh has been working very hard to prepare the course for the coming weekend. Those who make the trip to the County Kildare course will be treated to some wonderful racing and the pick of Sunday’s action is the Irish 1000 Guineas.

Just like the Newmarket equivalent run earlier in the month, this is a Group 1 contest for fillies which takes place over one mile. Some of the leading contenders from Newmarket are in the field at the Curragh so here at we’ve gone through the options to pick out the best Irish 1000 Guineas betting tips.

Past Five Winners

2017 – Winter, ridden by Ryan Moore, trained by Aidan O’Brien
2016 – Jet Setting, ridden by Shane Foley, trained by Adrian Keatley
2015 – Pleascach, ridden by Kevin Manning, trained by Jim Bolger
2014 – Marvellous, ridden by Ryan Moore, trained by Aidan O’Brien
2013 – Just The Judge, ridden by Jamie Spencer, trained by Charles Hills

Laurens the Pick If She Turns Up

The 1000 Guineas at Newmarket has seen its fair share of big odds winners but Billesdon Brook’s win at the start of the month was something different. That a 50/1 shot could win a Classic means that some will be tempted to throw that form away but that is not a good move when assessing your Irish 1000 Guineas bets.

The highest rated horses at Newmarket generally found themselves inside the top five home and we expect the form to hold up pretty well with Laurens running very well at the Curragh – should she turn up.

Karl Burke wants his filly to step up in trip but her form is very good and he’s tempted to make the most of it. The going is set to be good at the Curragh which is another plus so take the 9/1 that Betfair are quoting on her chances.

Clemmie the One if Laurens Heads to France

At the time of writing, it’s not completely clear whether Laurens will head to the Curragh or compete in France this weekend instead. If Burke does miss the Irish 1000 Guineas, turn your attentions to Clemmie instead.

Aidan O’Brien’s filly caught the eye as a two-year-old and was one of the favourites in the ante post betting for the 1000 Guineas. Unfortunately, Newmarket just came too soon for Clemmie after suffering an injury setback but it’s all systems go for the Curragh.

Clemmie is a full sister to Churchill who won both 1000 Guineas last year so stepping up beyond six furlongs should be no problem at all. She’s also available at a very decent price of 6/1 with Boylesports so we recommend adding Clemmie to your Irish 1000 Guineas bets.

I Can Fly Set for Significant Improvement

Racecourse gambles are very tough to assess. Do you go with the knowledge that may have leaked out of a yard to try and get an edge or do you trust your reading of the race and avoid a horse who is being backed in way too short?

Those who chose the former approach at Newmarket were very disappointed with the performance of I Can Fly. Punters are clearly wary about supporting the Aidan O’Brien filly again as you can back her at 25/1 with William Hill but we’d recommend a small each-way bet at that price.

Simply put, I Can Fly ran well below her levels at Newmarket but that can happen with three-year-olds who have relatively little racecourse experience. I Can Fly can still improve into a top-class filly and while she may not win, a place is a definite possibility.

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