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2014 Irish 2000 Guineas (G1)

Date/Track:
5/24/2014, Curragh-IRE
Distance:
1 mile (Turf)
Age/Sex:
3 M
Time:
*Rank is current Power Ranking among all active horses, based on highest HRN rating. Rating is based on HRN member voting.
FinSilksHorse / SireRatingTrainer / JockeyLast Start / Next StartHRN
1st Kingman
Invincible Spirit
7.86
J. Gosden
J. Doyle
1st, 2014 St. James's Palace Stakes (G1) View Video
Jul 30 - Sussex Stakes (G1)
4-5
2nd Shifting Power
Compton Place
R. Hannon
R. Hughes
2nd, 2014 Prix Jean Prat (G1) View Video
Aug 1 - Thoroughbred Stakes (G3)
8-1
3rd Mustajeeb
Nayef
D. Weld
P. Smullen
1st, 2014 Jersey Stakes (G3)
6-1
4th Johann Strauss
High Chaparral
4.79
A. O'Brien
M. Hussey
4th, 2014 Irish 2000 Guineas (G1) View Video
30-1
5th Big Time
Kheleyf
J. Murphy
S. Foley
19th, 2014 Jersey Stakes (G3)
18-1
6th Great White Eagle
Elusive Quality
4.79
A. O'Brien
S. Heffernan
21th, 2014 Jersey Stakes (G3)
20-1
7th Michaelmas
Elusive Quality
4.45
A. O'Brien
C. O'Donoghue
1st, 2014 Conditions View Video
25-1
8th Dolce N Karama
The Carbon Unit
J. Shanahan
R. Whelan
4th, 2014 Maiden  View Video
100-1
9th Davids Park
Lucky Story
J. Murphy
W. Lordan
9th, 2014 Irish 2000 Guineas (G1) View Video
100-1
10th Fountain Of Youth
Oasis Dream
A. O'Brien
F. Berry
1st, 2014 Sapphire Stakes (G3) View Video
40-1
11th Obliterator
Oratorio
G. Lyons
J. Spencer
8th, 2014 Tercentenary Stakes (G3)
18-1
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Older Comments about the 2014 Irish 2000 Guineas (G1)...

Thinking my Irish 2000 Guineas super-fecta will look something like this: 1st-Kingman 2nd-Mustajeeb 3rd-Shifting Power 4th-War Command.
The field for the Irish 2000 Guineas isn't as deep as the English 2000 Guineas field was IMO, but still an intriguing race nonetheless. Kingman is likely gonna get ground much more to his liking at the Curragh than he got at Newmarket, and if John Gosden has him at the top of his game they're all likely running for 2nd place money. That being said, racing's a funny sport and should be Kingman be below par for any reason there's 2 or 3 horses in this field capable of giving him a fair old scrap. Dr. Dermot Weld's colt owned by Shadwell, Mustajeeb, was very impressive recently making easy work of some very decent older horses in the G3 Amethyst Stakes and looks very progressive. Richard Hannon's colt, Shifting Power, has done almost nothing wrong and his only loss to date remains his 4th in the English 2000 Guineas, and I also don't think you can summarily dismiss War Command's chances of getting a piece of this race. Aidan O'Brien 3yo have often in years past finished down the field at Newmarket only to come back and run strong races at the Curragh, and he certainly has enough runners in the field to attempt to play team tactics on Kingman. I think tactics will play a bigger part in the outcome of this race than they did at Newmarket, IMO.

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