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Camelot tops 2000 list

AIDAN O’Brien's ante-post favourite Camelot features among the 22 confirmations for the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday.

The son of Montjeu was a brilliant winner of last year's Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster on just his second career start and he has headed the market for both the Guineas and the Investec Derby during the winter.

The Ballydoyle team have two other possible runners in Power and Furner's Green.

Another fascinating contender is the John Oxx-trained Born To Sea, a half-brother to the great Sea The Stars. Jim Bolger's Parish Hall has arguably the strongest form in the race having won the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket last October.

Ante-post favourite Maybe is among 21 fillies left in the Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on Sunday following the confirmation stage.

O’Brien has three other possibles in Leopardstown 1,000 Guineas Trial winner Homecoming Queen, Up and Wonderful.

Lightening Pearl, winner of the Cheveley Park Stakes, could try to give Ger Lyons Classic glory while the other Irish-trained entries are Jim Bolger's Alla Speranza, David Wachmans’s Fire Lily and Kevin Prendergast’s La Collina.


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