There was a huge shock at Newmarket on Sunday as Billesdon Brook glided through the field to become the biggest-priced winner in the near 200-year history of the 1,000 Guineas.
Richard Hannon’s 66/1 chance came through from the ouside to win by one-and-three-quarter lengths, with jockey Sean Levey (pictured) guiding the filly home in a decent time under cloudless skies in Suffolk.
There were no such surprises in Saturday’s 2,000 Guineas, which was won by Aidan O’Brien’s son Donnacha on the 3/1 chance Saxon Warrior, who is now at 11/10 with Betfair to win next months Epsom Derby (odds-on elsewhere).
It was the ninth time in his career that O’Brien senior has claimed one of racing’s most coveted prizes, although the O’Brien trained favourite Happily could only finish third in Sunday’s 1,000 Guineas. Roger Teal’s 50/1 shot Tip Two Win was a length and a half back from Saxon Warrior in second with 5/2 favourite Masar third.
|All odds quoted are subject to change|