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Kentucky Derby favourite Orb reacts to his groom as he is washed down after galloping on the track during morning workouts at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Picture: Reuters/John Sommers.

Kentucky Derby favourite Orb reacts to his groom as he is washed down after galloping on the track during morning workouts at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Picture: Reuters/John Sommers.

Kentucky Derby favourite Orb reacts to his groom as he is washed down after galloping on the track during morning workouts at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Picture: Reuters/John Sommers.

ALMOST half of tomorrow's 2000 Guineas field at Newmarket are Irish-trained with six of the 13 coming from these shores, including the favourite Dawn Approach.

His trainer Jim Bolger is double-handed, while Aidan O'Brien will saddle three in a bid to follow up Camelot's win in the race last year.

After the jump trainers took Cheltenham by storm, now it's the leading players on the Flat in O'Brien and Bolger who will bid to take the first big honours of their season and Niall Moran has given his charge Dont Bother Me an optimistic declaration for the race.

Dawn Approach is 11/10 for Bolger and Kevin Manning, but Richard Hannon won't be overly impressed by those who suggest that the 2000 Guineas crown is bound for Ireland.

Hannon links up with Richard Hughes for Toronado's assault on Newmarket tomorrow and he has been well supported into 9/4, while money has also come for Garswood who has almost halved in price from 20/1 down to 12/1.

For those interested, it is 1/3 that the winner is Irish-trained but Dawn Approach is the selection, albeit rather short at 11/10. However, at a bigger price, take a each-way chance on George Vancouver, who is now 14/1 from 25/1.

George Vancouver's trainer Aidan O'Brien is 20/1 to complete the Guineas double over the weekend and Moth looks his most realistic shout of the three in the 1000 Guineas.

Moth was a winner at the third time of asking when winning on her seasonal reappearance at the Curragh last month, and on the back of that, convinced connections that she was worthy of a supplementary entry.

However, after the retirement of Frankel last season, nobody would begrudge Henry Cecil returning to the big stage again and with Hot Snap, both he and Tom Queally may do just that.

A winner of her two starts, Hot Snap won the Nell Gwyn at Newmarket three weeks ago and is probably a worthy favourite for the fillies Guineas.

2000 Guineas

Dawn Approach 11/10, Toronado 9/4, Cristoforo Colombo 8/1, Mars 10/1, Garswood 12/1, George Vancouver 14/1, Moohaajim 16/1, Van Der Neer 20/1, Kyllachy Rise 50/1, Leitir Mor 50/1, Correspondent 66/1, Dont Bother Me 100/1, Glory Awaits 200/1.

1000 Guineas

Hot Snap 5/2, What A Name 9/2, Just The Judge 5/1, Moth 7/1, Maureen 10/1, Sky Lantern 10/1, Rasmeyaa 16/1, Winning Express 16/1, Agent Allison 20/1, Snow Queen 20/1, Magical Dream 25/1, Roz 25/1, Ollie Olga 33/1, Diaminda 50/1, Celtic Filly 66/1, Masarah 66/1, Melody Of Love 66/1.


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