2000 Guineas LIVE: Tips and build-up as punters pour money on Thunder Moon and pre-race favourite Wembley drifts

RACING heads to Newmarket today as Flat fans get ready for the big one – the 2000 Guineas.

Templegate has given his rundown of the big race and revealed his big Nap – and his pick in every contest going on today.

You can read them here – and don't forget to check out his picks for the star-studded action in Punchestown too.

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  • Craig Mahood


    Our man Templegate is back but his big-race insight ahead of another busy weekend.

    He has picks for every race of the day here and has opted for a Godolphin horse as his BEST BET of the day in the big one.

    MASTER OF THE SEAS enjoyed the Rowley Mile when taking the Craven Stakes here last time. He quickened well despite traffic problems and stayed strongly. Trainer Charlie Appleby is in top form and he has more to offer.


  • Craig Mahood


    Punters can get £35 in free bets for Newmarket today with Betfair this week.

    The free bets are for new customers only and are available when you bet £10 on the first race.

    You will then receive a £5 free bet for each remaining race to the total of £35.

    CLAIM HERE & t's and c's

  • Craig Mahood


    The market this morning for the first Classic of the season.


    Thunder Moon 9/2

    Mutasaabeq 5/1

    Wembley 5/1

    Battleground 9/1

    Master Of The Seas 9/1

    Lucky Vega 12/1

    One Ruler 12/1

    Chindit 14/1

    Poetic Flare 16/1

    Van Gogh 16/1        

    Legion Of Honour 40/1     

    Naval Crown 40/1

    Devilwala 66/1

    Mystery Smiles 100/1

    Albadri 200/1

  • Craig Mahood


    Aidan O'Brien already has TEN wins in today's feature to his name.

    Wembley, Battleground and Van Gogh are his three chances this afternoon to make it 11.

    Aidan O'Brien
  • Craig Mahood


    The action might still be a couple of hours away but it's still a busy morning on the gallops.

    These shots taken a couple of hours ago!

    Horses on the Newmarket gallops
    Horses on the Newmarket gallops on Guineas weekend
  • Craig Mahood


    Good morning racing fans and welcome to Newmarket as Sun Racing takes you through the action from Guineas weekend.

    Today sees the first Classic of this season take place with the 2000 Guineas at 3.40 this afternoon.

    It’s a wide open affair with flip-flopping favourites even this morning – and some big drifters.

    Wembley for Aidan O’Brien was favourite first thing this morning but has been replaced by Thunder Moon for son Joseph O’Brien.

    Mutasaabeq had been backed in too but has just drifted slightly this morning.

    Plenty of money coming for the Godolphin horse Master Of The Seas – the choice for William Buick.

    That choice has sent the odds on the other horse from the yard, One Ruler, soaring to a now double-digit price having headed the market last weekend.

    Frankie Dettori says he is really excited for his ride later and believes he has ‘as good a chance as anybody’ teaming up with O’Brien senior with Battleground.

    Before that is another intriguing affair in the Group 2 over 1m4f.

    Sir Ron Priestley looks set to go off favourite as Pyledriver and Al Zaraqaan biting at his heels in this morning’s market.

    Templegate and Matt Chapman are back with their selections for today and we will have those throughout the afternoon as well as all the best betting offers to hopefully help land a few extra winners.

    We get underway at 1.15pm – build-up to follow!

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