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Fifteen stand firm for 1000 Guineas

Updated: Friday, 03 May 2013 20:53 | Comments

Hot Snap looks set to go off as favourite for the 1000 Guineas
Hot Snap looks set to go off as favourite for the 1000 Guineas

There were no surprise omissions at the final declaration stage for Sunday's Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket, with 15 horses set to face the starter.

Henry Cecil's filly Hot Snap has been favourite ever since she blitzed the opposition in the Nell Gwyn on her seasonal return.

Second to her that day was Richard Hannon's Moyglare Stakes winner Sky Lantern, and the pair clash again.

Liam Nash and Kel Mansfield preview the weekend's racing including the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas


Hannon also has a strong second string to his bow in Maureen, winner of the Fred Darling at Newbury, where he beat Peter Chapple-Hyam's Agent Allison, who will renew rivalry.

French trainer Mikel Delzangles is no stranger to winning Newmarket Classics, having triumphed with Makfi in the 2000 Guineas a few years ago, and he brings over a serious rival in What A Name.

Aidan O'Brien runs the supplemented Moth and Snow Queen, while the Irish challenge is strengthened by Dermot Weld's impressive maiden winner Rasmeyaa.

Charlie Hills' unbeaten Just The Judge, who is owned by the Guineas' sponsors, has been aimed at this since winning the Rockfel in good style last October.

Ollie Olga, Winning Express and Roz all bring Group form to the table.

Celtic Filly, Diaminda and Masarah complete the field.

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