NEWMARKET, England — Walter Swinburn rode Sayyedati to victory in the 1,000 Guineas on Thursday, the third time in five years the jockey has won the opening race of England's classic series.
Swinburn held Sayyedati off the pace until the halfway mark before charging through on the rail to win the one-mile race for 3-year-old fillies.
Sayyedati, trained in England by Clive Brittain and owned by Mohammed Obaida, won by a half-length over Niche, ridden by Lester Piggott.
The winner went off as the second choice at 4-1.
Favored Elizabeth Bay, a French-trained filly, never got up with the leaders in the 12-horse race and finished eighth.
Wixon, owned by American businessman Allen Paulson, finished last.
"I have dreamed about this filly all winter," Swinburn said. "All the sparkle was there."