Luxembourg bids for G1 Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes glory

By Andrew Atkinson

Newmarket, where the going is good, good to firm in places, features the Group 1 Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes and the Group 3 Betfair Palace House Stakes on Saturday’s eight racecard meeting.

Aidan O’Brien trained Luxembourg (3.40) is tipped each-way by in the 15 runners 2000 Guineas field, out to thwart strongly fancied favourite Native Trail, to bag the £283,500 winner’s booty.

Aidan O'Brien: Luxembourg (3.40) Newmarket Qipco 2000 Guineas.
Aidan O’Brien: Luxembourg (3.40) Newmarket Qipco 2000 Guineas.

Umm Kulthum (1.15) trained by Richard Fahey is tipped to land the Class 1 Betway Stakes over six furlongs.

Jumby (1.50) ridden by William Buick and Run For Freedom under David Probert are both tipped each-way in the 21 runners Betfair Handicap over six furlongs.

Clive Cox saddles Tis Marvellous (3.00) under Adam Kirby tipped each-way in the G3 Betfair Palace House Stakes over 5 furlongs.

NEWMARKET selections: 1.15 Umm Kulthum. 1.50 Jumby (ew) Run To Freedom (ew). 2.25 Dhahabi. 3.00 Tis Marvellous (ew). 3.40 Luxembourg (ew). 4.15 Tritonic (ew). 4.50 King Of Time. 5.25 Loves Me Likearock (ew).

Goodwood – Primo Bacio William Hill Fillies Stakes bid

By Andrew Atkinson

Goodwood feature the Class 1 William Hill Conqueror Fillies Stakes over 1m on Saturday’s seven racecard meeting.

Ed Walker trained Primo Bacio (2.40) ridden by Richard Kingscote is tipped to bag the £29,000 winning purse.

Primo Bacio finished ninth in the Group 1 Kingdom of Bahrain Stakes at Newmarket I October 2021, with a noted win at York in May.

Jack Mitchell rides Shamlaan (4.20) trained by KP De Foy tipped by to land the William Hill Handicap over five furlongs.

Al Azhar (4.55) trained by MP Tregoning and ridden by Jim Crowley is tipped each-way in the Knights Hill Handicap over 1m 1f.

GOODWOOD selections: 1.35 Alotaibi (ew). 2.10 Chef De Partie (ew). 2.40 Primo Bacio. 3.16 Moktasaab. 3.46 Super Superjack. 4.20 Shamlaan. 4.55 Al Azhar (ew).

Caption: Richard Kingscote rides Primo Bacio (2.40) Goodwood.