IRISH 2000 GUINEAS.
This is surely the poorest 2000 Guineas in a long time.
O’Bien has his usual battalion and he is sure to go close with one of them. Of his I prefer George Vancouver and think that he can run very well. I think he is the danger to VAN DER NEER. Hannon’s horse is a very easy going type who floats over the ground and he gets the fast ground that he craves today which should enable him to use his big turn of foot.
A change of gear is surely needed to win a modern day Classic on fast ground. That should eliminate the stayers like Trading Leather and Magician and one could argue the same for Havana Gold who is the only other horse I would consider capable of winning.
VAN DER NEER looks very good to me and can use his devastating change of gear to put the race to bed and George Vancouver can chase him home.
2 pts win VAN DER NEER at 7/2 with Bet 365 and others.