1000 Guineas 2007

NEWMARKET, ENGLAND - MAY 6: Kevin Manning and Finsceal Beo return after landing The Stan James 1000 Guineas Stakes Race run at Newmarket Racecourse on May 6 2007, in Newmarket, England. (Photo by Julian Herbert/Getty Images)
Finsceal Beo – Irish for “living legend” – won the 1000 Guineas 2007 in style, breaking the record for the fastest ever time recorded for the race on the NatWest Rowley Mile. Finsceal Beo, jockeyed by Kevin Manning and trained by Jim Bolger, came in ahead of US-bred Arch Swing by two-and-a-half lengths, at a time of 1m 34.94s.

For Bolger, Finsceal Beo’s impressive win made up for a disappointment when his horse Teofilo – ant-post favourite for the 2000 Guineas – was prevented from running the day before due to injury.

Jockey Kevin Manning said of Finsceal Beo: “She did it very easily and she would have won at any distance. The filly ticks all the right boxes and Mr Bolger has done a brilliant job.”

Third position in the 1000 Guineas 2007 was taken by Simply Perfect, trained by Jeremy Noseda.

For full details of standings for the 2007 race, see 1000 Guineas 2007 results.

Other Notable Finishes on 1000 Guineas Day

Dalvina, trained by Ed Dunlop, won the 2007 StansPoker.co.uk Pretty Polly Stakes by an impressive six lengths. In 2004, Dunlop himself rode Ouija Board to victory – also by six lengths – in the 1000 Guineas. Ouija Board went on to win at the Epsom Oaks.

In the Stan James Maiden, the two-year-old Achilles of Troy – trained by Aiden O’Brien and jockeyed by C Soumillon – earned an emphatic win, by five lengths.

Trainer David Nicholls had a one-two in the Group 3 Stan James Palace House Stakes, with Tax Free taking first position and Peace Offering coming in second.