2008 Result

2000 Guineas 2008 - Result

2008 Winner - HenrythenavigatorThe 2008 Two Thousand Guineas saw yet another win for the incomparable Aiden O’Brien Ballydoyle yard. This time it was the turn of Henrythenavigator, ridden sublimely by Johnny Murtagh, who touched off a top quality field that included New Approach the 11/8 race favourite.

New Approach led from the start and set a blistering pace, but Henrythenavigator managed to get the better of him on the line and won by a nose for a jubilant Murtagh. Stubbs Art was a surprise 100/1 third place and fourth was the John Gosden trained Ravens Pass, who was later in the season to deferat Henrythenavigator twice, including in the lucrative Breeders Cup Turf in the USA.

New Approach who had been regarded as a superhorse before the race, was to be beaten for a second time by Henrythenavigator in the Irish 2000 Guineas, but made amends by winning the 2008