G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas

Classic Winner Coroebus Pleases Appleby Ahead Of St James's Palace Run

Classic winner Coroebus (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) is in good form according to trainer Charlie Appleby a few days in advance of a start in the G1 St James's Palace S. at Royal Ascot on Tuesday. The bay son of First Victory (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire) led home a Godolpin/Charlie Appleby one-two in the G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas with Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) second at the end of April. His final workout will take place on Saturday. "Royal Ascot is the Olympics of the equestrian field in Europe and I'm...

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Fahey Reveals Commonwealth Plan for 'Power'

Richard Fahey has revealed that Perfect Power (Ire) (Ardad {Ire}) will be aimed at the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot with the trainer of the opinion that the colt failed to stay the G1 Qipco 2000 Guineas trip at Newmarket on Saturday. Perfect Power, who won the Greenham S. over seven furlongs at Newbury on his seasonal bow, failed to cope with the extra furlong in the Guineas when seventh behind Coroebus (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}). However, Fahey said he believed a return to six furlongs, a distance at which...

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Guineas Glory For Coroebus

A Godolphin-Charlie Appleby one-two in Saturday's G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket seemed highly plausible, but as the dust settled on the sun-blessed Rowley Mile it was Coroebus (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) and not Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) who held the Moulton Paddocks bragging rights. Despite arriving here in his stablemate's shadow, the G3 Autumn S. winner received due respect and support at 5-1 attempting to navigate from the one draw on the far side. As the 5-4 favourite charged down the other wing with William Buick animated, Coroebus...

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The Return Of The Native

Since Charlie Appleby took up the mantle at Moulton Paddocks in 2013, Godolphin's fortunes on British soil have been back on the rise and there is no greater exponent of that trend than Saturday's G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas leading light Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}). The way Appleby's runners have been sweeping up the Spring's black-type contests so far this term is reminiscent of the days when Henry Cecil's Warren Place was at its height and provides further evidence that Ballydoyle has a heavyweight of mutual prowess to trade blows...

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Native Trail To Face 14 In The Guineas

Charlie Appleby will have to be sharp-eyed on Saturday after the draw for Newmarket's G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas saw his high-class pair Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) and Coroebus (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) on opposite sides of the track. William Buick's mount, the G1 Vincent O'Brien National S. and G1 Dewhurst S.-winning unbeaten champion juvenile Native Trail, was handed 15 of 15 while his G3 Autumn S.-winning stablemate is in one. Their handler was unconcerned about the draw on Thursday. "With the stalls in the centre of the track, being drawn 15...

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Angel Bleu To Wait For The French Guineas

Dual Group 1 winner Angel Bleu (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}) will pass on the G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas on Apr. 30 and wait for the May 15 G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains in France. Successful in the G2 Vintage S. in July, the grey earned a pair of Group 1 wins in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at ParisLongchamp and in the Criterium International at Saint-Cloud, both in October. The Marc Chan silkbearer resumed with a third-place effort in the G3 Greenham S. at Newbury on Apr. 16. Trainer Ralph Beckett...

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Native Trail Heads 19 in 2000 Guineas

Following Monday's confirmation stage, Godolphin's Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) appears to be the one to beat among 19 colts in Saturday's G1 Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. Undefeated in five career starts, the recent G3 Craven S. winner is odds-on with some bookmakers to provide trainer Charlie Appleby with a first victory in the Rowley Mile Classic. Appleby will also be represented by Coroebus (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), who will be ridden by James Doyle. Native Trail and Coroebus are among the top two choices for Saturday's feature in...

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Eydon Camp Mulls 2000 Guineas Option

The Listed bet365 Feilden S. hero Eydon (Ire) (Olden Times {GB}), emerged from his win in good order and is still under consideration for the G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas, owner Prince Faisal's racing advisor Ted Voute revealed on Wednesday. Although the Roger Varian trainee has been left in the entries for that Newmarket Classic, his long-term target remains the G1 Cazoo Derby at Epsom on June 4. "I went to see him on Monday and he looked magnificent, so I relayed that information to the Prince, who is still in...

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Perfect Power Will Go To The Guineas

Dual Group 1 winner Perfect Power (Ire) (Ardad {Ire}) has exited his victory in the G3 Greenham S. well and will contest the G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Apr. 30. Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum's colt will be trying the one-mile distance for the first time in the first colts' Classic of the season. "He's come out of Newbury remarkably well," Perfect Power's trainer Richard Fahey told www.sportinglife.com. "He had a light canter this morning and just in himself he's bouncing. He's tightened up. "I did feel there...

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Triple Time Will Miss Guineas After Setback

Sheikh Mohammed Obaid's Triple Time (Ire) (Frankel {GB}), a listed winner at Haydock last September, has sustained a setback and is no longer under consideration for the Apr. 30 G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. The colt ran third and second in a Leicester maiden and Haydock novice on June 1 and July 1 last year, respectively. He then graduated at the latter course going a mile in soft going on Aug. 6, prior to running out a 1 1/2-length winner of the Listed Ascendant S. at Haydock on Sept....

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Coroebus Guineas-Bound After Racecourse Gallop

The G3 Autumn S. winner Coroebus (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) made all three of his juvenile starts in Newmarket and he returned to the Rowley Mile on Wednesday morning for a racecourse gallop ahead of his intended start in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas. Ridden by William Buick and accompanied in his seven-furlong piece of work by stable-mates King Of Time (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) and Falling Shadow (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), Coroebus pulled easily clear of that duo as he quickened out of the dip. "That was just what we needed really,"...

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Guineas Hopefuls Out In Force At HQ

Classic aspirants were in action prior to racing at Newmarket on Tuesday, and G1 Darley Dewhurst second Dubawi Legend (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) is pleasing trainer Hugo Palmer ahead of the G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas on Apr. 30. The Dr. Ali Ridha colourbearer galloped a mile alongside stablemates Power Of States (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) and Battered (GB) (Foxwedge {Aus}), before edging away from them and crossing the wire five lengths to the good of the twosome, with Tom Marquand in the irons. The colt was last seen running off...

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