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2,000 Guineas: Skardu 10/1 for Newmarket Classic after Craven win

| 21.04.2019

Unbeaten raider Skardu has been slashed into just 10/1 from 25/1 to win the 2,000 Guineas following an impressive victory in the Craven Stakes at Newmarket.

William Haggas’ charge was well-backed before the off and duly justified that support to make it two from two on the flat after backing up a 33/1 success at HQ in September.

That means the three-year-old is now behind only seven rivals for the 2,000 Guineas, which takes place on May 4th 2019.

Those adversaries include long-time favourite Too Darn Hot (9/4), Persian King (4/1), Ten Sovereigns (4/1) and Magna Grecia (6/1).

Royal Marine, who couldn’t quite find a gap in the Craven, remains an 8/1 chance, while the previously fancied Zakouski has been eased out to 14/1.

Meanwhile, Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes had this to say : “With disappointing runs from Royal Marine and Zakousi the odds suggest that Persian King could be Godolphin’s key horse for the race.”

View the latest 2,000 Guineas odds at Ladbrokes.

All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication



Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the UEA where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper. He supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Darts and Horse Racing are among his other favourite sports.