2007 Irish 2000 Guineas

CURRAGH, IRELAND - MAY 26: Olivier Peslier (black cap) and Cockney Rebel lead the field home to land The Boylesports Irish 2000 Guineas Race run at The Curragh Racecourse on May 26, 2007, in The Curragh, Ireland. (Photo by Julian Herbert/Getty Images)Cockney Rebel, trained by Geoff Huffer and ridden by French jockey Olivier Peslier, started last year’s racing season with a surprise 25-1 win of the British 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. A few weeks later, Cockney Rebel went on to win the 2007 Irish 2000 Guineas as well.

In the 2007 Irish 2000 Guineas, Cockney Rebel faced a far smaller field than in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, making for a slightly less extravagant “swoop” to the finish line. Nevertheless, he now joins four other horses who’ve managed a 2000 Guineas double since 1985.

Second position in the race was taken by the hardy Creachadoir, trained by Jim Bolger and ridden by Kevin Manning. Creachadoir separated from the chasing group and gave Cockney Rebel a good fight from the furlong pole on. For the colt, the 2007 Irish 2000 Guineas represented his sixth outing of the season and his third inside less than three weeks. Ultimately, he didn’t have the power to take on the stronger Cockney Rebel, and came in a length behind the winner.

Third place went to He’s A Decoy and fifth went to his stable-mate Followmyfootsteps, both trained by David Wachman.

Duke Of Marmalade earned another double of sorts. After securing a fourth place in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, he secured another fourth place in the Irish 2000 Guineas.