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Dawn Approach to face no more than 13 opponents in 2000 Guineas at Newmarket

Updated: Monday, 29 Apr 2013 15:49 | Comments

Dawn Approach will bid to raise the spirits of those in the Godolphin operation this weekend
Dawn Approach will bid to raise the spirits of those in the Godolphin operation this weekend

Long-time favourite Dawn Approach tops 14 colts confirmed for Saturday's Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.

The Jim Bolger-trained colt has dominated the betting for the mile Classic after ending his 2012 campaign unbeaten in six starts, culminating in an impressive victory over stablemate Leitir Mor in the Dewhurst Stakes.

Victory for the Dawn Approach could provide owner Godolphin with a little comfort after a torrid few days following the Mahmood Al Zarooni drugs scandal.

Leitir Mor is also among the contenders for the Guineas, with Aidan O'Brien having the pick of four from Cristoforo Colombo, George Vancouver, Lines Of Battle and Mars.

Richard Hannon appears to have a strong hand with Craven Stakes victor Toronado and last year's Racing Post Trophy second Van Der Neer.

Hannon has, however, taken out Craven Stakes runner-up Havana Gold.

Free Handicap winner Garswood is set to represent Richard Fahey, while Greenham third Moohaajim is Marco Botti's sole contender.

Correspondent, Dont Bother Me, Glory Awaits and the Henry Cecil-trained Kyllachy Rise complete the list of possible runners.

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