Coroebus holds off Native Trail to claim 2000 Guineas

Coroebus wins the G1 2000 Guineas at Newmarket under jockey James Doyle. The 5/2 shot demonstrated better acceleration in the closing stages of the race to defeat the favorite and stablemate Native Trail, who finished second with Luxemburg finishing in the third position. The winner earned a prize of $625,000. Here is our G1 2000 Guineas recap.

The race was intense as in the last 400 meters eight horses were fighting for the trophy. However, it was at that moment when Coroebus showed his strength to resist the attacks of Native Trail and Luxemburg. Despite appearing to lose his balance a step before the finish line, Coroebus managed to hold ¾ lengths ahead of Native Trail, while Luxembourg was a further 1-½ lengths behind in the third position.

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Native Trail and Coroebus are trained by Charlie Appleby and owned by Godolphin. “It was always going to be a hard call for William to get off Native Trail. To get on Coroebus but James (Doyle) is an integral part of the team, for him to have his first English Classic winner is fantastic”, explained Appleby after the race.

Both James Doyle and Charles Appleby made it for the first time on the list of winners of the 2,000 Qipico Guineas. Godolphin becomes their 4th triumph, having won before in 1996 (Mark of Esteem) and in 1999 (Island Sands). In both cases with the team of trainers Saeed bin Suroor and Frankie Dettori. In addition to another victory in 2013 (Dawn Approach), this time with Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning.

Coroebus became the 49th selective G1 winner for his sire Dubawi, which is currently considered one of the best active stallions in the world.

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