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Godolphin's Tawhid heads a strong British contingent in the German 2000 Guineas at Cologne on Monday

Updated: Sunday, 19 May 2013 13:56 | Comments

Saeed bin Suroor has had a productive weekend and he has strong claims in Monday's German Guineas
Saeed bin Suroor has had a productive weekend and he has strong claims in Monday's German Guineas

Godolphin's Tawhid heads a strong British contingent in the German 2000 Guineas at Cologne on Monday.

Saeed bin Suroor's charge won the Horris Hill Stakes at Newbury as a juvenile and while he only finished fourth in the Craven on his return, that form was boosted by Dundonnell's win at Newmarket on Saturday.

Mickael Barzalona takes the mount but Bin Suroor, who saddled Farhh to win Saturday's Lockinge at Newbury, feels his charge will benefit from a drop of rain, with the ground currently described as good.

"Tawhid needs soft ground to be at his best. He showed at Nottingham and Newbury last year that he is a different horse with some cut underfoot," he told www.godolphin.com.

"He worked very well on Wednesday and I am very happy with him, but the ground is the key for him."

Godolphin have won the race twice before with Pacino in 2000 and Frozen Power in 2010.

Tawhid is one of 11 declared for the race with his rivals including Mick Channon's Ayaar, the George Baker-trained Boomshackerlacker, Richard Hannon's Law Enforcement, One Word More from Charlie Hills' yard and Marco Botti's String Theory.

Local hopes rest with Global Bang, Limario, Mauriac and Royal Fox, while Henri-Alex Pantall sends Peace At Last from France.

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