Bolger hails 2,000 Guineas favourite Dawn Approach as 'awesome'
JIM Bolger was in bullish mood about Dawn Approach as the unbeaten colt featured among 72 entries for the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 4.
Last season's European champion two-year-old, who now runs in the colours of the Godolphin operation, claimed six straight victories in his juvenile season, rounding off with Group One glory in the National Stakes and Dewhurst.
Asked how the son of his Derby winner New Approach has progressed during the winter, the County Carlow trainer said: "I've been asked that question regularly over the last three weeks and I've now simplified the answer to one word - awesome."
Also featuring in six possibles for Bolger are Dewhurst runner-up Leitir Mor and Autumn Stakes winner Trading Leather.
Aidan O'Brien's powerful team includes Racing Post Trophy victor Kingsbarns, the unbeaten Mars and George Vancouver, third in the Dewhurst and winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.
Clive Cox's Reckless Abandon is yet another unbeaten Group One winner with the Classic option, while Marco Botti's Moohaajim, his immediate victim in the Middle Park Stakes, could reoppose.
Morpheus, a once-raced half-brother to Frankel, and Kyllachy Rise are Sir Henry Cecil's two entries.