Thursday 22 March 2018

Aidan O'Brien trio stand their ground for French 2000 Guineas

Trainer Aidan O'Brien
Trainer Aidan O'Brien

Aidan O'Brien can choose from Adelaide, Geoffrey Chaucer and Giovanni Boldini in the French 2000 Guineas at Longchamp on Sunday.

Giovanni Boldini has the best form in the book after he was just denied in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, but the other two possible Ballydoyle representatives are still unbeaten.

Richard Hannon's Shifting Power intriguingly still holds an entry after he finished fourth behind stablemate Night Of Thunder in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday.

Powerful owners Qatar Racing could give End Of Line (Andrew Balding), God Willing (Ed Dunlop) and Lat Hawill (Marco Botti) the chance to shine in the Poule d'Essai des Poulains.

The unbeaten Muwaary is also in contention for the John Gosden team.

Karakontie is one of the leading challengers from the home team, with Galiway a worthy ally for Andre Fabre, who could also run the Godolphin-owned Decathlete.

The well-regarded Kiram and Salai remain in the hunt for Jean Claude-Rouget, with Charm Spirit, fifth in the Guineas at Newmarket at the weekend, among the 20 contenders at this stage.

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