The Classics 2021 - Guineas, Derby, Oaks, St Leger
Classics 2021 ante-post portfolio
1,000 Guineas: A’Shaari 33-1
9th February 2021:
There is snow on the ground and temperatures at Triple G Towers are forecast to dip to -6 so naturally my mind has wandered to spring, Newmarket, and the Guineas, the 1,000 Guineas to be precise.
A'Shaari is in the Dirty Dozen this season, a chestnut filly trained by Charlie Appleby for Godolphin and tipped on here on her debut at when she won. She is by Dubawi out of Hibaayeb, a G.1 winning mare over eight and ten furlongs who was trained by Saeed bin Suroor from three onwards. She is a full-sister to the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf winner Wuheida, also trained by Appleby and a favourite of mine, and a winner in France for Godolphin Ophelia's Dream so the team know the family! Her win on debut was at HQ over seven furlongs and she won as she pleased with the form working out three of those behind that day in August subsequent winners. I think she is over-priced at 33-1 and have taken a bit ante-post in the hope she will come out and improve passed the likes of Pretty Gorgeous and Shale.